As an interior designer, I often find myself merging households. For younger newlyweds it’s a bit easier because they haven’t had as much time to collect objects for the home. Couples who marry later in life often come to the table with two full households.
My last couple had completely opposite tastes. He liked clean contemporary lines while she was a collector of antiques. I melded the two styles together through the use of neutral wall colors and clean lines on the bookshelves on which she could display her antiques, including a set of gorgeous Tiffany lamps.