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Shark and Olive is curated by a Portland-based creative, painter, and art enthusiast. Shark and Olive features finds that represent a never-ending celebration of art, architecture, design objects, and furniture.

Traditional and Modern

I enjoy mixing traditional and modern pieces in a space. And often my favorite room in homes is the living room - a perfect space to mix and match.  Whether the space acts as a neutral backdrop to the furniture or the opposite; mixing traditional with the modern results in comfortable (perhaps bohemian) luxury with clean lines, neutral tones, and vivid patterns. A home in Russia features a timber interior as a backdrop for a neutral sofa and patterned textiles. Fergana by Patricia Urquiola for Moroson is an entirely wood framed sofa with comfortable cushions. The large cushions display delicate weavings which draw on traditional and modern techniques. The sofa is intended to be placed as an island in a space, rather than pushed up against a wall.  The Goddard Sofa is a fabulous example of combining traditional and modern elements that result in a contemporary shape with a refined feel. True understated luxury. Or the Abel sofa from BDDW. Impeccable craftsmanship with blackened cast bronze legs and wool herringbone fabric.  All of these sofas embrace traditional and modern aesthetics.