The new traditional look is about taking traditional shapes and combining them in fresh, new ways. By adding in one or two modern pieces, or combining goods from different eras, or just leaving a little bit of space, you can create a design that's refreshing and almost minimal, but still retains the grace and charm of the past.
Above: A bedroom from the Durslade Farmhouse flirts with genteel decay. The bare floors and minimal artwork give the room a more contemporary feel, despite the antique furnishings.
In this photo from Anthropologie, quirky accessories (like the antler lamp and shag pillow) give traditionally styled furniture a touch of the unexpected.
Modern shell chairs mix with antique pieces in a dining room from My Scandinavian Home.
How to do traditional without being fussy: embrace luxurious patterns and textures without overcrowding the room. Image from Desire to Inspire.
Black trim adds a welcome crispness to this bedroom from Desire to Inspire.
A quirky mix of antiques in a room from Traditional Home. Not overcrowding the space (and leaving floors bare to show off their natural beauty) helps traditional spaces and pieces take on a more minimal feel.
A beautiful traditional bathroom from Ensemble Architecture.
Grey walls and minimal artwork lend a calming feel to this space from Jersey Ice Cream Co.
Pieces from different eras come together harmoniously in a hallway spotted on Rue.
There's a lot going on in this living room from Domino, but somehow it all works. The color of the velvet sofa coordinates perfectly with the quirky wall treatment, and the settee and side chair are a nice complement.
A beautiful Brooklyn townhouse spotted on House of Bliss.
Antiques come together in a lovely London home from Design*Sponge.