Got Style? Part 2

Yesterday we touched on Contemporary Styles and today we are going to discuss Traditional Styles.  Traditional is symmetrical and formal. Most woods are dark, like cherry and mahogany. It does however mix well with lighter tones of wood and works well with textiles such as chintz, damask and brocade. A touch of leather in rich brown can add instant classic charm.

Which styles fall under Traditional?

Old World Estate…carved details such as leaves, flowers, and fruit. Also claw and ball feet.

old world

American Heritage….Some painted finishes. Spindles, finials and classical motifs.

american heritage

Expeditionary….Cleaner lines, fewer details. Touches of tropics like wicker, bamboo, cane and leather insets.


Tuscan Villa….lighter finishes. Textures include terra cotta, stone and metal.

tuscan villa

Hope you’re moving closer to the head of the class.  And if nothing else, it makes for great cocktail party conversation.  See you again tomorrow for Coastal Styles.

The Girls at Seaglass Salvage Market

(credit Furniture First)