A modern-day take on
traditional decor tones down the formality of this classic style. Featuring many of the main elements of traditional style (an Oriental rug, dark wood, and landscape paintings), this room feels airy with light colors and sleek lines. Patterns commonly found in traditional decor--plaid, damask, stripes, and floral--dot the space, but don't overwhelm it. For a subtle nod to traditional style, decorate in pairs. Notice the pairs in this room: arm chairs, candlesticks, and end tables.
Looking to add a dash of formality to any room? Incorporate traditional window treatments; like the swag seen here; crystal chandeliers, and arm chairs into the space.Photo: Gail Barley Interiors