There's nothing worse than having everything in a room be at the same level of quality. I've always liked the contrast of everyday things with rare or refined ones. In a strange way, too much fancy furniture in one place devalues the good stuff. -Tom Scheerer, Tom Scheerer Decorates
Why George Burns Loved Entertaining in His Beverly Hills Home
Warm tones and a 19th-century Gorevan rug unify diverse elements in the living room. A 19th-century English secretary bookcase is paired with an 18th-century English Chippendale armchair.