Tips for Mixing Modern and Traditional Decor

Look for some refined design inspiration? A�The Darryl Carter Collection for Milling Road, Washington DC designer, Darryl Cartera��s A�is the perfect place to look. If you are mixing modern and traditional decor this is a great place to start.

According to ,Washington, DC, based Darryl Carter, “No two homes should ever be the same. ” He goes on to say, “This is the foundation upon which Milling Road has built its design philosophy. It wasA�clear from the first meeting that Carter was the designer to continue the Milling Roada��s avantgarde style to furniture design.”


1) Don’t be afraid of brown furniture. A classic brown piece adds a sense of warmth to any modern room and sideboard is a beautiful choice.


2) Black and White are classic color combinations, that look great mixed with modern and traditional pieces. We adore everything about this black and white settee paired with the modern console.

3) Tufting is always a classic look to add to any home. A�With a unique shape of this sofa has a modern feel that is perfect for a comfy but stylish piece for any living room or even bedroom sitting area. Paired with a unique throw this is a piece you should add to your next design project.


4) A nesting table is always a classic piece to add to a home and this modern take on this classic item is perfect for a condo or townhome. Pair the white with a deep color like this leather ottoman.


5)Love shiplap? This is the perfect inspiration to add the tradition of shiplap with modern pieces. These matching pair of Porter Sofas is a look you should replicate in your family room and your guests won’t want to leave.


6) Adding a little brown and brass adds warmth to any bedroom, this semainier piece is a great addition to any modern bedroom. Paired with clear table lamp, this room is the perfect inspiration you need forA�Mixing Modern and Traditional Decor!


Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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