Friday, April 13, 2012
TRADITIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNS WITH A CONTEMPORARY FLAIR
Interior design describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an effective, active setting. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, liaising with the stakeholders of a project and the management and execution of the design.
So, my posts have been mostly about "transitional" interior home design from lighting to doors to ceilings to various styles. Today, I will share traditional designs for your home. The photos below represent traditional interiors with a contemporary flair.
Usually, traditional interior designs are typically evocative of classic European decor. Hallmarks of this style generally include deep wood tones, architectural details, and elegant furnishings. This style is quite versatile and can be combined with other interior elements to create a unique look in a room.
One of the most important facets of traditional interior design is the silhouettes, also called the lines, of the furnishings. And, architectural embellishments are widely used in traditional interior design. These can include elaborate moldings, beveled wood paneling, and intricate tile and wood floor patterns. Arches, columns, and built-in cabinetry are also frequent features of this type of design.
Rich wood tones are another key element in traditional interior design. Dark woods like cherry, maple, and mahogany are typically used in furniture pieces of this style. These are often carved and lacquered to give them a luxurious, elegant feel. Wood floors are also considered a standard for this decor, although tile and carpet are often used as well.
Enjoy the additional pictorial samples below and when designing your home please remember “less is more.”
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