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How To Mix New & Antique Interior Design for a Bold Modern Look

Let me introduce you to my grandmother, Becca. She loved interior design and antiques and the color pink. She built her forever home in the 1960’s with its wood paneling and terrazzo floors. We recently went through old pictures, and it reminded me of this mural she once had on her Dining Room wall. I have no actual memory of the mural. My earliest memories here are a pink textured wallpaper followed by a bold floral pattern that remains today. If I thought that there were any chance that this mural might be salvaged, then I would be removing that paper myself!

Mural Murals

Architectural Digest March 2022

The truth is that one of my favorite things in interior design is mixing old and new. There is nothing better than a reimagined classic and murals are back! Check out the cover of the March 2022 issue of Architectural Digest. It features Gwyneth Paltrow standing in her dining room. The walls present a large scale, grisaille scene that was perfectly executed by MJ Atelier. It is stunning and it is an impactful balance to the contemporary furnishings.

Chinoiserie Mural Murals

Michael S. Smith


Mural Murals Chinoiserie Grandmillenial

Paul Montgomery Studios

You can achieve the look without the worry of needing to find an artist because here are so many options available at a variety of price points. On the higher end, you will find de Gournay and Gracie Studio. The design is painted on wallpaper and the panels are laid out based on the exact specifications of your space. Wallpaper companies like Schumacher also offer stunning selections of digitally printed scenes that are sold in panels. You can also find a variety of mural designs online at The Mural Source. If you love the look, but are not ready to commit to it on a full scale, framed mural panels are beautiful and can provide the same look with more versatility.

A well-executed mural provides an impactful way to evoke personality and character into your home.  Loving a reimagined classic is one thing, but executing it is another. If you are ready to employ this bold classic in your space, let us help!

To find other murals that I love, check out my Pinterest board.

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