I've always been more drawn to modern furniture and spaces, but lately some interiors with a decidedly more traditional bent have been catching my eye. It's a style that I think of as the New Traditional — more ornate, traditional pieces, but styled in a way that makes them fresh and interesting. The New Traditional look is all about rethinking old things and giving them new life.
Above: This room from (appropriately) Traditional Home exemplifies the look. Most of these pieces are quite traditional, but giving them a little bit of breathing room, and mixing in a single modern piece, with the lamp, allows each individual piece to shine, and ensures that the look is anything but stuffy.
The metal bed and ruffly linens in this bedroom from Lonny might read as precious in another setting, but here, mixing in a modern lamp, and keeping the rest of the furnishings to a minimum, makes for a beautifully serene space.
This living room from Domino manages to be both airy and cozy at the same time, mixing more traditional furnishings with a sprightly modern coffee table and accent chair.
In the home of designer Brian Paquette, spotted on Coco + Kelley, traditional Chiavari chairs are offest with a simple table. The rest of the furnishings are kept to a minimum to let the botanically-printed wallpaper shine.
This lovely, restful space from Domino mixes a traditional four-posted bed with a modern table and lamp and an Otomi coverlet. The room feels light and comfortable, but with a definite sense of history — the perfect blend of new and old.