My boyfriend and I have recently purchased a retirement home near a lake. We will move into it upon his retirement in about 4 yrs. It is a small 1200sq ft cottage. Because of the small space I want to keep the furniture and decor light and simple. Not too much clutter. The problem is his apartment is now furnished in a Texas theme with rustic furniture. That is what he likes. My style is more tropical/cottage. I like rattan and lean toward white, sand, blue, green & yellow colors with greenery.
How in the world will we be able to bring those two styles together in a tasteful manner?
The problem is his apartment is now furnished in a Texas theme with rustic furniture. That is what he likes.
That's not the problem!
The challenge is thinking that you can't mix. This one's easy. You're talking about mixing John Wayne (rustic, Texas) with California (rattan, sand, greenery). His Texas style has its roots in the old west, where California is. There's an organic connection here. The trick is to keep the dark colors as accents, not as the base colors; keep the base colors light (like you like them). Keep the paint light. Add light pillows/accents to make up for the dark and rustic. Hope this helps.
Could answer more specifically if you have photos.