Display unexpected pieces together for added interest.
Emma Reddington of Toronto design blog The Marion House Book loves photographer François Halard's mantel. "I love how he has placed seemingly disparate elements together to make something totally unique and interesting," she says. "This combination of a Moroccan Beni Ouarain rug, Senufo stools, an oversized gilded mirror and clean-lined fireplace is a lesson in how to layer objects and styles."
See more of Reddington's favourites in our photo gallery.