Look We Love: The New Traditional

Look We Love: The New Traditional

Nancy Mitchell
Aug 14, 2015
(Image credit: Traditional Home)

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.

(Image credit: Lonny)

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.

(Image credit: Domino)

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.

(Image credit: Coco + Kelley)

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.

(Image credit: Domino)

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.

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