etting it right in staging a traditional home has everything to do with details. If you start with your large furnishings in neutral tones and transitional shapes, you can create an updated take on traditional just by adding key accessories, like lamps, rugs, art, vases and other decorative items. With a strong neutral backdrop, all you need is a palette of soft, muted tones of russet, sage green, linen, taupe and dark brown. Keep it simple, and be sure to add pattern in the form of Navajo or Kilim rugs, and texture in pillows and rugs, like sisal, linen and jute. This lovely Glendale, CA home is a perfect example of a traditional home that appeals to today’s modern family. The home is listed by Craig Farestveit of Craig Estates & Fine Properties. See the real estate listing here
Soft neutral colors prevail in this large living room featuring a brick fireplace. We put two off-white sofas facing each other on top of a sisal rug, then layered a colorful kilim at a slight angle over that. A round cocktail table in warm wood has a lower shelf for remotes and books.
The room boasts a cozy window seat which we accented with large burlap pillows.
Crisp white walls and vaulted, beamed ceilings are the perfect canvas on which to wash our muted traditional color palette.
A formal dining room is seen in the background. An antique marble-topped console table to the left holds a glass lamp with a burlap shade.
Four white slipcovered Parsons chairs pull up to a traditional medium tone wood dining table under a contemporary chandelier in this neutral space with an updated modernity.
Red-orange napkins pop against the white plates and woven placemats. Soft sheer accordion shades place the scene in a serene light.
A jute rug underfoot is the basis for a neutral color scheme of brown and beige in this family room or den. Modern lines on the sofa tie into the glass topped round cocktail table. An off-white club chair provides a cozy spot for reading or relaxing with a glass of wine.
Two maple bar stools pull up to a gray granite counter top in this updated kitchen. In the background, simple white cabinetry and a sculptural stove hood add a modern touch.
A guest bedroom in tones of white and blue. We carried the blue into all the details, like pillows, art and even book covers.
In a child’s bedroom, we used a great traditional go-to color palette of red, white and blue. But the tones are tempered, not too bright and are grounded by dark wood furniture, like this vintage child’s bed.