Decorating tip for the day: Using antiques successfully in a contemporary home is both a question of arrangement and a matter of style. Just a few well selected pieces can transform a room. You can mix an 18th century French commode with a modern abstract oil painting hanging above. This will bring warmth and softness into your home. Antiques offer incredible sophistication and unfaltering style to your home. The greatest gift an antique offers us is the role of becoming its caretaker.