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The New Traditional: Why Clean-Meets-Luxe Style Is Dominating Design

May 17, 2018

Tour a Georgia home where luxurious fabrics and pared-back cool offer a new take on traditional.

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Photo: Bloodfire Studios

The New Traditional

Atlanta designer Abbi Williams of Red Door Design Studio says her new favorite style is New Traditional featuring pared back design and a reliance on heirloom pieces but without the heaviness. "Don’t overwork the space," says Williams. "There is a confidence and sincerity to leaving a great mix of elements alone that truly represent who you are." To Williams it is all about "rich wood tones, decadent fabrics (velvets and silks)" and "beautiful ornamentation and details."

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Keep It Simple

Plain hooks to hang coats and white washed walls give this space a hip, minimalist aesthetic. "Leave the cracks and splits in the bead board walls," recommends Williams. "Don’t you dare fill the seams of the floor’s all part of the imperfection."

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Light Works

A dramatic statement light fixture commands center stage in this room, bringing drama to a relatively simple aesthetic. A fur-draped chair and velvet couches imbue the space with a sense of quiet luxury.

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Photo: Bloodfire Studios. From: Abbi Williams.

Cozy Cottage Bedroom

Simple but beautiful white curtains and bed linens are enlivened with a vintage blanket in this New Traditional bedroom.

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