The Style Inspiration Files.....Modern Decor

Tonight's post is in response to a request from a friend for "inspiration" for her new house.
My friend Kimberly just purchased a duplex with her fiancee and they are in the midst of decorating the living room/dining room. They want a clean modern look, with a hint of traditional style.

The Inspiration

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And here are my suggestions of a  few elements for a modern home.

The Dining Room

Sleek wood table with metal top

With this dining table, you can go formal with a white slipcovered chair..

Or more casual with a rattan chair
Painted a dove grey.

Or fun, like this zebra chair from World Market
Love the nailheads 

 I would use this lucite console as a bar.
I would add an antique tray to give it some glamour.

And add this pendant from Home Decorators above the dining table

The Living Room

They have a tan sectional, so I would add a modern coffee table 

Like this one from CB2

 or this lucite table, also from CB2

I would add this vintage industrial inspired console from World Market for the television

This rug from Home Decorators adds a bit of interest

These side tables keep things modern

With these lamps from Home Decorators adding a traditional element

 And pillows add a fun element and visual interest to the sofa

This venetian mirror from Home Decorators would add a bit of glamour