If you are a hopeless romantic like me, you might tend to lean towards older pieces that have a story behind them, like a gilded mirror, a faded facade or ornate detailing. While I love the latter details (hopelessly!), I also do gravitate towards to clean lines found in Scandinavian design. This Parisian interior by Diego Delgado-Elias makes a case for both elements. The bare bones walls are made more inviting by an elaborate gold mirror, but left a bit subdued with modern furniture. So which do you perfer, old or new?