Classic With a Modern Twist

Another day that got away.  I rhymed, and I’m looking forward to the weekend.  You, too?

One of my favorite design “styles” to look at pictures of is what I call ‘classic with a modern twist.’  I think this is borderline Transitional, but I feel like a lot of interiors that truly fall under that category have more modern elements than I’m referring to.  I like a traditional room with one or two elements that are either starkly modern or just kind of hint at a modern feel.  That’s my jam.

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Here’s a little vignette that I love for all its traditional goodness, and then that artwork on each side of the mirror sort of throws you for a mod loop.  It keeps things interesting.

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I’m just a little bit obsessed with this bathroom.  The bones of this space are classic all the way — herringbone, molding.  The chandelier and faucet are also very traditional.  Arguably the only modern elements in this room are the sink basin and the fact that the entire room is black.  Yet the whole room feels like an exercise in contemporary risk-taking.  LOVE that about it.

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Here’s another bathroom that marries these modern and classic elements beautifully.  Lots of brass, which can honestly go either way these days, traditional wood pieces, and then the sink which lends itself to a more modern feel.

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Okay, THIS I love.  Like major.  There’s so much good here.  That desk is unbelievably beautiful — the pulls are really what I like the most about it.  But then there’s that chair.  Which is basically a klismos chair.  But it’s lucite.  This is the star of the whole vignette — and it’s see-through.  Amazing!!

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