Dissecting a Room: A Modern Traditional Living Room

Dissecting a Room: A Modern Traditional Living Room

Photo by Born & Bred Studio

How many times have you seen a really fantastic picture of a room? You love the color. The style is exactly what you’ve been trying to capture in your own home. But when it comes to actually transferring the inspiration into reality? Well, that’s where it gets a little tricky.

There’s nothing wrong with using someone else’s home or design as inspiration for your own space. After all, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!

There is an art to looking at a room and uncovering what defines it. Decorators are specially trained to do this. It is a skill you can learn, and with enough practice you will be able to look at that beautiful inspiration picture and translate it into a recipe for your own home.

Ready to get started? Let’s take a look at this living room that manages to successfully merge traditional and modern elements.

Architecture: One of the first things to pay attention to in a space is its architectural style. This room’s high ceilings, decorative fireplace, and jaw dropping crown molding set a very traditional tone.

Color: Plenty of whites on the ceiling and trim along with a pale gray walls gives this space a light and airy feeling. Accents of dark gray and brown through the curtains, fireplace, and flooring help to ground it.

Furnishings and Accents: If this room were empty, it would lose its modern edge. It is primarily through the furnishing and fixtures that these homeowners have captured an effortless looking blend of modern and traditional. The wire pendant lamp, unfussy furnishings, and casually placed graphic artwork add a dose of modern playfulness to the more refined surroundings.

This Room’s Design Recipe

Now that we’ve identified some of the key components that come together to make this space work, it is easier to see how you could recreate this look in your own home. It becomes a recipe. What are the ingredients in this particular design recipe?

  • Traditional style moldings
  • Painted walls and trim in white and light gray
  • Darker flooring and accents
  • Modern, unfussy furnishings and artwork

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