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Discovering Your Style: Traditional Design

Traditional interior design is just what it sounds like—a classic, warm, comforting, familiar home décor style that is rooted in the traditions of the past without being specific to any single time period. Traditional interior design hums along quietly in the background while more exciting, trendy, or decade-specific design eras come and go. Just because Traditional interior design was grown in the past doesn't mean it hasn't gone through revivals with the times.

Design styles spin-offs of Traditional interior design have been Grand millennial, Transitional, The New Traditional & Granny Chic. These hybrids have incorporated modern elements, contemporary pieces, bold colors but still mixing in antiques & vintage finds.

Traditional design is characterized by furniture & decor rooted in European design from the 18 & 19 centuries. A style that's classic, elegant & understated.



Explore Chinoiserie Design Elements

Popular furniture styles are Queen Anne, Chippendale/Chinese Chippendale, Rocco & Georgian.

Examples Below


So how do you achieve the Traditional Design Style?

Focus on symmetry & rooms with architectural details like crown molding, wainscotting, built in bookcases & tall base boards.

Explore here for stylish Traditional furnishings.

A Fresh Take On An Old Classic - The New Traditional

A widely popular accessory to pair in a Traditional space is the iconic Chinoiserie Blue & White porcelain. Sprinkle in pieces like ginger jars, bowls & lamps.

When selecting pieces think about style

& Character, they can add to your the images for awesome Traditional Style Savvy Finds

Add Traditional elements like wood finishes in medium to dark tones, color palettes of neutrals/subdue earthtones, light fixtures in antique brass, polished chrome/nickel, & black finishes.

Mixing In Old & New

Traditional design is a style that continues to remain warm, welcoming & relatable.

Other details to include are drapes, oriental rugs, wallpapers, oil paintings, large mirrors & the use of accessories play a huge role in completing this timeless design style.

Classic Detail Styling

Iconic pieces to swoon over!!!

If you feel an emotional connection to Traditional Design, you will be able to find products to achieve your dream home because this design style is always HOT! I have sourced a few gorgeous pieces to help you jumpstart today. Stay Style Savvy😘

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Leave a comment if this is your vibe. Hugs & Love

The Southern Girl

Chantée Lavette


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