New Traditional Design -- Guest Post From Classic Chic Home

Monday, January 9, 2012

(via The Homemade Home)
I am so lucky! Today I have Wendi from Classic Chic Home guest posting on New Traditional Design.  Like all of her posts, it is full of stunning images, most of which I've never seen before.  She has a real knack for finding images that are not over-used, and dare I say, original.  You'll love her blog, so read on, then go take a look:

The Perfect Imperfection of NEW TRADITIONAL Design

Thank you, Stacy, for inviting me to write a guest post for Conspicuous Style. I consider it a true honor to be featured here today.

Stacy and I both love the look of blending old and new, texture and tone, elegance and edginess.  The following images are all beautiful interpretations of New Traditional Design.

(Jan Showers)
Jan Showers has skillfully combined warm and cool colors to create a chic and sophisticated space that's ideal for day or evening entertaining.

(via The Beclaire House)
The juxtaposition of modern artwork, gilded furniture and an acrylic coffee table creates visual tension and interest in this elegant living room.

(Andrew Raquet)
A clever mix of pattern and color updates the traditional lines of this space, and perfectly reflects the youthful personalities of the homeowners.

(via Decor Pad)
This family room speaks to a love of classic design while still providing a sense of casual comfort with its light and airy decor choices.

(Bellacasa Interiors)
Elaborate architectural mouldings and an exquisite chandelier share space with a simple, asymmetrical mantel display. This unexpected mix tempers the formality of this beautifully appointed music room.

(via House Beautiful)
The rich and lustrous textures of velvet and satin feel chic and glamorous when paired with a bold zebra print and antique folding screen. Subdued grasscloth and sleek, black trays add to the room's eclectic elegance.

(via Better Homes and Gardens)
A simple sisal area rug, crisp white walls and unadorned windows provide the canvas for a clever mix of period furniture pieces. The result is a room that's packed with personality and style.

(via House Beautiful)
New Traditional Design is the epitome of perfect imperfection. While elegance and history still play a significant role, the overall look is light and open with a personalized mix of periods and finishes that speak to a homeowner's unique sense of style.

The beautifully composed look of New Traditional Design is both livable and attainable. I hope you're as inspired as I am by this fresh, new twist on an old and beloved decorating style.


Thanks again Wendi - it was great to have you here!
Thanks for reading!!

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The enchanted home said...

I am also loving the new traditional...its very clean, pleasing and welcoming without being too fussy or formal, maybe just maybe this means people will start using their "entertaining rooms" more often! Love the look, beautiful post Wendi and wishing you both a great day!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Love this look! It's what I'm trying to accomplish in my own home. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I like this look too~very effective way to edit your older things to update them.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Thanks again for the guest post, Stacy!
Have a lovely day!
~ Wendi ~

Kathysue said...

Wonderful post Wendi, I love the new Traditional style. I think Daryl Carter does an amazing job giving what some might deem as stuffy, he seems to make it fresh and new again.This post falls in line with a post I am writing right now, thank you for giving me more inspiration!! Thank you Stacy for having Wendi here today. She is a wonderful blogging friend and writer!!!
Happy Monday to you both,

Designed by Nature said...

Stopping by from Wendi's blog...it's great to see her featured here today. I love her blog, her style and her writing!! I'm now following you as well...any friend of Wendi's is a friend of mine!!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

The "new" traditional is something I can totally appreciate. I've always been drawn to contemporary but I love the fresh look of these new traditional rooms. Great post Wendi!

At The Picket Fence said...

Wonderful post and gorgeous photos! I too am trying to learn how to give my love of the traditional a fresh and updated feel. It can be hard to do but those photos prove it can be done! :-)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I am loving the soft pinks and turquoise. The one image above is gorgeous with the zebra ottomans.I am so glad to be back blogging. Looking forward to visiting your blog again.

eclecticrevisited.com said...

gorgeous style and I like that it's more fun and not uptight..it allows for more of ones personality to show through...
fabulous post, Wendi..

wicker outdoor furniture said...

I love the design of those rooms. How I wish I can make my place look as elegant as those shown in the pictures.

Anita said...

These are indeed a perfect home designs. I like the idea of New Traditional Design. It's indeed very livable. I would love to have a house that's composed of new and traditional styles.

bedroom furniture said...

I love these furniture. They looks very exquisite and elegant. The New Traditional Design is very compelling. I also love the lighting in the house. The lighting made the entire house an elegant one.

concrete perth said...

I love Jan Shower's design and concept. It looks very cool and warm. I like the idea of combining both properties. They made the entire room sophisticated yet very compelling.

Stacey Bourne said...

I love the concept and the furniture they're using. I looks very creative and classy. All in all, I love every details of this house.

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Louise Clark said...

I agree with the previous comments. I love the idea of the traditional style.

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million dollar makeover said...

Those are very gorgeous interior design ideas. I like the one from Better Homes and Gardens. Less frills with more beauty.

Daniel Lloyd said...

These designs are really amazing . Interior designing is my passion and i like specially traditionally and vintage collection.Outdoor furniture really became style icon for homes.