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The New Traditional:

Why Clean-Meets-Luxe Style Is Dominating Design

Tour a Georgia home where luxurious fabrics and pared-back cool offer a new take on traditional.

The New Traditional

Atlanta designer Abbi Williams of Red Door Design Studio says her new favorite style is New Traditional featuring pared back design and a reliance on heirloom pieces but without the heaviness. "Don’t overwork the space," says Williams. "There is a confidence and sincerity to leaving a great mix of elements alone that truly represent who you are." To Williams it is all about "rich wood tones, decadent fabrics (velvets and silks)" and "beautiful ornamentation and details."

Photos by Heather Fritz

Keep It Simple

Plain hooks to hang coats and white washed walls give this space a hip, minimalist aesthetic. "Leave the cracks and splits in the bead board walls," recommends Williams. "Don’t you dare fill the seams of the floor’s all part of the imperfection."

Photos by Heather Fritz

Light Works

A dramatic statement light fixture commands center stage in this room, bringing drama to a relatively simple aesthetic. A fur-draped chair and velvet couches imbue the space with a sense of quiet luxury.

Photos by Heather Fritz

Plain Jane

Simple but beautiful white curtains and bed linens are enlivened with a vintage blanket in this New Traditional bedroom.

Photos by Heather Fritz


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