Traditional Style interiors are comforting and classic. It is calm, orderly and predictable. Furnishings are
Classic. There is a reason why traditional decorating has thrived for so long. It promises warmth and welcome, and it delivers. Refined furnishings, mannerly textiles, dignified colors and a sense of order make this style easy to live with.
There are no sharp angles here – traditional rooms, emphasize curves and sink right-in comfort. Skirted pieces feel cozy. Cushions are plump, pillows are plentiful. Keep skirts tailored to avoid a dated look and choose neutral, textural fabrics to make an old fashioned sofa or chair feel of the moment.
In a traditional space, color doesn’t shout. Neutrals such as cream, beige, taupe and tan prevail, but deeper browns, reds, greens, and blues look fabulous in traditional interiors as well
Walnut, cherry , mahogany, oak – darker wood tones rule traditional style. Let hardwood floors shine: don’t leave them bare, but don’t obscure them with a rug that’s too big. Layer in wood furnishings that are in the same color family for a collected, yet still pulled together, look.
Traditional rooms are known for their beautiful finishing touches. Often millwork and plaster work bears strong detailing including venerable motifs such as egg-and-dart or Greek key and is painted crisp white or ivory.
Crystal chandeliers and sconces complement traditional elegance nicely.
Plaids, stripes, florals, toile and more – each has a place in traditional style. Feel free to mix and match, but stay in the same palette. No matter what, patterns in a traditional room should have a fundamental sense of symmetry.