Designer Shapshot: Opposites Attract
February 1, 2012
By Paula Bodah
On his website, Michael Cebula says, â€œIt gives me great satisfaction to combine seemingly unharmonious elements into something that looks absolutely wonderful.â€
I thought it would be fun to see a few examples of rooms where Michael brought together design elements that, in the hands of a lesser talent, might seem discordant. As you’ll see, the results are delightfully harmonious. Michael was a featured designer in our January/February Perspectives department, showing us some of his favorite products for the master bedroom.
â€œIn this master bathroom, ornate eighteenth-century Georgian mirrors were selected as a deliberate juxtaposition to the stark and modern atmosphere created by matching cubic vanities and a bathtub fashioned out of a solid piece of travertine.â€
Photos by Mike Rixon, Rixon Photography, courtesy of Cebula Design
â€œThe client desired an Old World atmosphere combined with a youthful energy. In the hallway, we met that wish by bringing together a contemporary painting with an antique Italian console and sconces.â€