New Traditional

New Traditional

We love the past but also love the comforts of modern life.  New Traditional interior design is rooted in the English Country style, with its matched sets of furniture, saturated colours, multiple patterns and heavy layers of window treatments and accessories.  But modern life has changed how we use our spaces and what we expect from them.  New Traditional style is known by it’s formal furniture with more comfort, sleeker form and personal touches.  Classic seating silhouettes in a much larger scale than norm and the freedom to mix finishes and periods.

When designing a New Traditional space make way for such colours as sage, jade, sky or aqua blue, wheat and white mixed with chocolate brown for contrast.  The introduction of neutral hues in New Traditional style doesn’t mean washed out and boring.  For more eye-catching accents try citrus hues.

In a formal entertaining space add casual elements such as an over sized coffee table where you can set your tea tray. Then get rid of the old rug and choose a modern one that is monochromatic, has an over scaled pattern or is textured like sea grass.  Any fireplaces should be updated and made a feature.  Possibly by using a cast stone slip system to update this functional focal point.

The images below are for inspirational purposes only.

Rooms with fewer contents let the possessions on view make a larger impact.   There shouldn’t be more than four matching items in any one room.  A pair of lamps is great, a pair of chairs is perfect, but then mix it up.  Combining furnishings from different periods does make spaces feel more timeless.

New Traditional
New Traditional

Rooms with fewer contents let the possessions on view make a larger impact.   There shouldn’t be more than four matching items in any one room.  A pair of lamps is great, a pair of chairs is perfect, but then mix it up.  Combining furnishings from different periods does make spaces feel more timeless.

New Traditional
New Traditional
New Traditional