Mix n' Match

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This North Carolina retreat, designed by Nancy Warren, is a true study of mixing and matching. In the kitchen, a farmhouse table has replaced a standard center island and is surrounded by an eclectic blend of seating (stools, upholstered head chairs, and a bench), to make the space feel more like a room and less like a kitchen. Warren herself says, “I feel like I could move anything into another room and it would fit,” of her collage effect. Anyone who has tried mixing and matching their furnishings knows that it is not always easy and this residence is a beaming example doing it right.