Traditional interior design takes influence from 18-19th Century European design, with a heavy emphasis on French Neoclassical. A traditional home includes styles from the British Colonial Revival, 18th Century English, and French Country. Traditional design celebrates symmetry. All design elements – from accessories to support columns – are symmetrical to create a focal point.
Traditional Furnishings and Accessories
Antiques with European influence and curved lines are a hallmark of Traditional design. Traditional furnishings are a mixture of comfort, luxury, and history, giving them timeless appeal. Oil paintings, tailored window coverings, plush textiles, and small floral patterns are classic and will never out of style.
Natural Stone in Traditional Design
Natural stone is paramount in Traditional design and authentic, natural stone is key. Louis XVI cladded entire rooms and courtyards of the palace of Versailles in marble and quartzite. From there after, designers in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe began to incorporate marble and quartzite into their opulent home architecture.
Traditional Molding, Edge Details, and Support Beams
Crown molding and ornate edge details on the countertops are small details that will instantly make any design feel more Traditional. Looking up to the ceiling you may find wooden support beams -reminiscent of French Country Traditional – or a coffered ceiling to add dimension and appeal.
Built in cabinetry with gold or brass knobs and accessories are trademarks of Traditional design.