I firmly believe that you should mix it up when creating the design in your home. Who says you can't have modern and traditional in your home? Throw out all the rules and design your small space for you!
I have a mix of modern and traditional pieces. While the era and style may not be consistent, I use color and texture to blend these pieces together. I have a mirrored buffet and a modern-esque couch in the same room. To me, they work in the same space because of the silver tones in the buffet and the feet of the couch. Plus I placed traditional lighting near my modern couch and more contemporary lamps on the buffet and use flowers as color accents.