Capturing The Gist Of The Traditional Style

The traditional style is one of those aesthetics that manages to capture the beauty of all the past ornate styles in a fluid and transitional manner. It can be a hard style to translate in small, modern spaces, but the Fifth Avenue Design team has done a wonderfully creative job in managing to articulate it. Further, we’ll be looking at the small ways in which they’ve incorporated this challenging style in a small-scale HDB setting.



1. Soft, golden hues

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Nothing can carry the traditional vibe as well as the use of soft, neutral color tones awash in beautiful golds. The gold enriches the overall ambience and adds a subtle grandness to the entire interior design scheme that is both understated as well as elegant. You can use champagne colored textures in glittery finishes or a simple pastel browns and tans to get this experience.



2. With the help of textures


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Choosing the right textures is extremely important when you’re emulating a contemporary traditional look in your interior designs. It have to be subtly ornate without becoming overwhelming. Marble grain accent walls or features are a great way to accomplish that. Similarly, shag rugs with a rich aesthetic and delicate patterns are also a good way to do so.


3. Relevant accessories

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While conventional traditional interior designs are characterized by ironstone China objects, ornate collections and artwork, this particular takes on such a style uses understated accessories to get the point across. From the occasional planter to the beautiful calligraphy artwork and elegant vases, the accessorizing for this traditional style interior has been carried out beautifully.


4. Using subtle classical elements

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Clean, minimalistic classical design elements adds an extra oomph to your traditional style home interior. However, make sure that your articulation of such features is very understated and sophisticated. You can go on and use narrow wall-beading or light tufting, but stay away from pilasters, Greek keys and egg-and-darts as they can seem a little too ornate and extravagant for simple HDB interiors.



5. Dual focal points

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You can also use dual focal points like the ones in this image to get a casual traditional look. The grand chandelier that tops off the overall aesthetic is simply the cherry on top. However, it is the beautifully patterned area rug that manages to capture the beauty of this particular traditional look fully. It grounds the entire aesthetic in an understated by eye-catching way.


6. With lavish finishes

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While emulating the classical look in a space like kitchen can be truly hard, the Fifth Avenue design team did a splendid job in capturing it well. The use of sleek and lavish finishes engages the eye and gives a underrated yet glamorous look to the overall space that emulates a slightly traditional look.

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