Color, texture and patterns are something to be celebrated, not something from which to shy away. Every well done New Traditional space needs a mix of hard and soft to truly shine. Instead of going the matchy-matchy route, try unexpected pairings like velvet with leather, or a soft floral with a masculine tweed partner for a look that pops.
The drama is in the details (and the layers)
We live by the mantra here, more is more. While clutter isn’t the way to go for a beautiful space, adding subtle finishes to your rooms is what gives it that oomph of style. That means introducing draperies over woven shades, wool rugs layered over jute and ruffles paired with micro welt to your spaces to give it that formal but lived-in feel for which this style is known.
New Traditional design can be done in many forms. Whether you like the dark and moody traditional side or lean toward the new spin of modern, there are plenty of ways to bring your personality into your home.