New TraditionalPublished on March 9, 2016

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Photo by: MARK HOLLERON

Décor styles typically fall into three categories ‚ÄĎ traditional, contemporary and country. But as style evolves to incorporate a variety of materials and choices within the world of décor, the categories broaden.

New traditional is one of the most popular décor styles currently trending. In this style, traditional décor, with its leaning towards symmetry, classic furnishings and luxurious fabrics, gets a dose of modern. Adding contemporary furnishings and flooring choices, with a few glamorous touches, enhances this style and brings it into today.

New traditional is simply an updated version of traditional décor. It’s not to be confused with transitional décor, which combines the look of traditional and contemporary.

For this living room in Tamarack Homes Oxford model, designer Leonhard Vogt mixes traditional Louis XVI dining chairs and a classic bergère chair with a contemporary clean-lined sofa and chose a modern five-inch maple hardwood to create a stunning new traditional living room. The luxurious velvet fabric, traditionally patterned silk carpet and rich colour scheme all pay homage to the classic beauty of this timeless style.

Elements of Traditional Décor

Tone on tone colour scheme
Small scale patterns
Symmetrical, clean lines
Understated elegance
Dark wood tones


Mary Taggart

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