If you love antiques, classic art, formality and symmetry, the traditional aesthetic is your style.
Inspired by 18th and 19th century European décor, traditional furniture has deep roots in Great Britain with three iconic designers: Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Sheraton and George Hepplewhite.
Wingback chairs, claw-foot and button-tufted upholstery, curved armchairs, carved wood, and dark brown leather with exposed wooden frames.
Think highboys, breakfronts and display cabinets, cornice moldings, wood paneling and broken pediments or columns. Built-in cabinetry, a nod to earlier times, always adds charm and extra storage.
Tables, lots of tables. Nests of tables, drum tables, entryway tables with pedestal bases.
Elaborate candleholders, fine china, classic lamps and shades, vases, decorative throw pillows, mirrors, sconces, book collections and chandeliers.
Metallic accents of gold and silver add a regal touch.
Rich jewel tones of red, brown and green in florals, paisleys, damasks, stripes and plaids mix together to achieve warmth and dimension, hallmarks of the style.
Pairs. Almost everything comes in pairs. Sofas, chairs, end tables, lamps, sconces and accessories are paired to create a balanced space around an important focal point – often a marble or stone fireplace or piece of art.
Traditional flooring, like furniture, is generally made of mahogany, maple and cherry.
Celebrate Old World elegance with classic design elements that evoke a sense of understated luxury. Transform your cherished family heirlooms for contemporary comfort.
Consider upholstering those antique Queen Anne dining chairs in an oversized pattern of modern fabric. Or move that favorite weathered leather Chesterfield sofa to the mudroom.
Highlight past eras and design movements your way for a timeless style rich with history.