Is Traditional Your Style?

I think a traditional decorating style wears many hats today.  It seems to have gotten lighter and brighter and simpler.  I'll show you some examples in this post.

I found an article in Architectural Digest titled, "7 Classic Decor Elements Every Traditional Home Should Have." Those seven elements are molding, gilded mirrors, curtains, crystal chandeliers, antiques, cane-back chairs, and marble mantels.  Click on the image below to read the article and view more images. . .

What do you think of this twist on traditional design?  I haven't been in many homes with this elegant style of decor, but it is interesting to see the different elements he would include and see photos of rooms containing them.  I don't think most of us would live with this much "elegance".

I found an example of a traditional style that is much more down-to-earth and doable for family life. It is from Studio McGee, who was featured in the last post.  

Click on the top image above to be led to the post that shows this lighter and brighter version of a traditional style. . . They show before and afters, which give a very clear picture of how much lighter traditional style can be.  See what you think of this fresh version of traditional style.

Below is another home that was renovated with an updated traditional style.  Click on the larger image below to see this home in Chicago.

Believe it or not, this is their closet above their master bathroom.  Look at the photo of their master bathroom carefully and you will see it above!!  

Believe it or not, this is their closet above their master bathroom.  Look at the photo of their master bathroom carefully and you will see it above!!  

Can you see yourself living and loving homes like these?  It's fun to give you one more style to think about.  Click here to see their home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles and you will see the 7 elements mentioned in the above article in the updated traditional design of that home - a gilded mirror, crystal chandelier, molding, curtains, a mantel, wicker chairs, and I believe there are some antiques. 

We hope this inspires you to create a home you love.  A transformation can happen in small and simple steps and there are lots of places to purchase home decor that is reasonably priced.  Inspiring change can be made without big ticket prices.  That is our favorite way to shop.  One secret we use is visiting high end stores or sites on the internet and then going to discount stores to find almost the exact same look!!  FUN AND REWARDING!!

We hope this gives you a lot of inspiring things to think about and you enjoy looking at different decorating styles to find what makes you smile.  Remember. . .only you can know what you love and that adds so much to this world and the lives of those who know you!!