Guest Picks: New Traditionalists
Traditional furniture, accessories and more get a fresh outlook with the injection of a few unexpected elements
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I recently moved from a 1920s bungalow where I was happily employing the modern cottage design aesthetic to a more traditional two-story with a hint of New England flavor — in North Carolina. I've since transitioned into being a New Traditionalist, a fusion of sorts that uses traditional style as its foundation and then mixes it up by incorporating some bohemian, modern and vintage elements. So this Ideabook is as much for me as it is for you. — Sarah from The Estate Of Things
The home featured in this picture exemplifies New Traditionalism.
Both modern and classic, we'll need a lantern pendant in our entry.
Whether you're storing firewood, extra pillows or placing your fiddle leaf fig in it, these seagrass baskets are a must in almost every interior.
So versatile, the ceramic garden stool is a great, quick accent table.
Blue and white ginger jars and ceramics are one of the key traditional elements we need to include in our space to strike the balance.
I like the fact that although this lamp is a neutral color, it still makes a statement with its shape and size.
What a beautiful chest. It is warm and traditional with an antique feel.
I like all kinds of glass hurricanes on mantels and coffee tables. This Ralph Lauren hurricane puts a little spin on the traditional hurricane design with a polished silver rim.
Horse images are so hot right now. They give off a classic, Ralph Lauren vibe.
I'd like to put two wicker or rattan chairs at a round pedestal table for games or conversation.
Inject some worldly flair and color into your space with antique suzani and ikat pillows.
Set up a casual breakfast nook with a marble topped Sarrinen tulip table.
I like a preppy striped rug in place of a natural one.
I love modern abstract landscapes in all types of mediums. They bring color found in nature to the space.
I'd love to put a bone inlay chest in a hallway or in a nook. Although its black and white color is high contrast, its natural floral pattern and material is a good addition to a traditional space.
Every space needs a mirror and I knew instantly I would want to go with a brass finish. This is a traditional brass finish fused with a modern lattice design.
To mix it up, pair some classic director's chairs with your midcentury tulip table.
Ideabook published on April 29, 2012.
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