Traditional Living Room Mixes Old With New

Designer Shelley Rodner mixed old furniture pieces with new style in this traditional living room.
By: Barbara Ballinger
From: Shelley Rodner

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Before

Before, sofa was repositioned to open up the bank of windows.

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After

A small living room required careful editing; all the furnishings were existing, but Rodner removed some tables.

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Mirror, Mirror

Fun, accent mirrors with concave design add a nice focal point rather than a conventional mirror and “balance” out the wall.

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All the Trimmings

The green painted walls and draperies—both new choices—came about because of the neutral colors in existing furniture.

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Mixing Old with New

Previously owned side tables earned a spot in the midst of the new design.

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The Royal (Window) Treatment

Traditional green draperies added a pop of color to the neutral space.

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Cozy Up the Fire

The existing fireplace mantel was retained but the hearth was added a year before.

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