Mixing different design styles can be a tad bit tricky, wouldn’t you say? A room can just as easily look collected as it can look ALL over the place. After visiting EQ3’s new San Francisco store front last week, we realized that there’s a simple science to making rooms feel uber modern but not cookie cutter. It all comes down to one very important {and proven!} theory: start with a classic design.



And what’s more classic than Herman Miller? Nothing. Herman Miller is to modern design what peanut butter is to jelly- they need each other. And just like the new swirl PB&J {already mixed in the jar!}, they are one. Starting with a classic Eames lounger is the way to make modern feel, well, modern, but also totally timeless. Your space will feel alive- rather than cold and futuristic. And after that, the rest is history!

As that living room illustrates, layering styles doesn’t have to be complex, nor involve a whole lot of stuff! What’s that mantra – oh yeah – keep it simple {stupid!}. Start with a classic Herman Miller piece {like the lounger or coffee table- that just happen to be on sale here!} and then bring in the edgier, yet still streamlined, details. An architectural metal arc lamp makes a soaring statement and is a classic in its own right. Smaller modern accessories like a sculptural vase {love this one!} and a geometric accent pillow stand strong next to it. And don’t forget a conversation-starting art piece – our decor secret weapon if you will!

If you happen to be itching for a more modern take on your home, you’ll be excited to learn that EQ3 is having a sale on a number of their classics, including this gorgeous plywood chair that we’ve had our hearts set on! You’ll def want to add these great deals to your shopping cart before we do! 15% off Herman Miller pieces ends June 9th!  – Bianca


Get The Look:

> Maple Mirror
> Metal Cast Floor Lamp
> Leather Magazine Rack
> Flirt Accent Pillow
> Shadow Vase
> Noguchi Coffee Table
Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
> Tessa Mod Shelf
> Framed Skull Art Print
> Copper Candleholder
> Grey Wool Sitara Rug

image via Domus Nova

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  1. Omg love the skull painting. It’s so chocolate sauce!!

  2. Do we have a source for the skull art in the original photo?

  3. Love this mix of old and new. Anything involving skulls is always fascinating too!

  4. Modern artwork and classic pieces of furniture go well together. I love the design in the photos!