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Style Guide: Traditional

There’s a reason that so many Southern California homeowners enjoy traditionally styled rooms and furnishings. These interiors boast a timeless blend of symmetry, classic patterns, and subtle color schemes. This foolproof design style can feel familiar and comfortable – like coming home. This look takes its inspiration from the past; it reflects classic European décor, including British Colonial revival, 18th century English, 19th century neoclassical and French country. The old world lends refined furnishings, gorgeous textiles, dignified colors, and a sense of order making this beloved style easy to live with. Traditional style can be combined with other interior elements to …

The Eclectic

Creating a space that has an eclectic feel requires both courage and the right combination of design elements.  Often, you need to establish what your end goal is before you begin picking out individual pieces for your room, so that you can maintain a look that is interesting and beautiful.   Below are a few examples of some kitchens, from House Beautiful, that infuse just enough eclectic design with traditional elements. Points of Interest This kitchen maintains a timeless look by keeping the colors soft and simple, while the chandelier and servers on each side of the sink add a unique …