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Hot Style: New Traditional

November 25, 2014

It's time to add a modern twist to traditional. Take a look at these rooms that make the classics feel fresh.

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From: Carey Karlan

Intimate Arrangement

Forget the dark, stuffy designs of the past. Today's traditional decor is softer with a contemporary — even eclectic — touch. Taupe walls provide a warm yet neutral background to this elegant living room, where a pair of sofas is arranged for intimate fireside conversation. Design: Carey Karlan

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Robin's Egg Blue

Hand-painted detailing on the walls combine with a geometric-patterned rug and ikat chair fabric in this funky dining room. Trim painted in a robin's egg blue balances the layering of patterns to keep the space fresh. Design: Katie Ridder

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Photo: Ben Rollins. From: Fernandez & True Interiors.

Modern Twist

This McAlpine Home imperial two-poster bed by MacRae Designs offers a modern twist on a traditional style. Design: Fernandez and True Interiors

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Romantic Vibe

Soft lavender gray and pink tones give the dining room a dreamy, romantic vibe. The brass chandelier adds a mix of midcentury modern and traditional elegance. Design: Jennifer Jones, Niche Interiors

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