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Traditional Style

Traditional furnishings can hail from England in the 18th century, the French countryside, or even the exotic lands of the East. Among the most popular traditional styles today are 18th-century English, 19th-century neoclassic, French country, and British Colonial revival.

Colors - Peach and green tones are balanced with aubergine and tan for a slightly floral but unfussy palette. The colors are enhanced with bronze accents and warm wood tones for an inviting, comforting interior.

Windows - A tailored look takes over the windows with a formal swag and panel combination. The panels are gathered loosely with tasseled cords. Fringe accents the swag treatment, adding a design detail to the scalloped edges.

Fabrics - A small print on the pillow pairs nicely with the sofa's allover floral pattern. Damask is a good choice for a traditional interior because the weave creates both a dull and shiny texture that works well with a variety of trim, tassels and fringe.

Accessories - Still-life oil paintings, gilt frames and an emphasis on pairs lends a room a proper traditional feeling. To further the look, bring in a crystal chandelier, some silver candlesticks and fresh or silk flowers in a grand vase to accentuate the style.

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