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Traditional Style 132 Stories

What it is: From antique furnishings to floral-print fabrics, traditional style sometimes gets a bad rap as fusty and outdated. But that's missing the point. While it's true...
What it is: From antique furnishings to floral-print fabrics, traditional style sometimes gets a bad rap as fusty and outdated. But that's missing the point. While it's true...
My Houzz: Step Inside a Grand 1800s Victorian
Tom and Nancy Aldinger were happy homeowners living in Dallas with no intention of moving. Then one day in April 2006, a luxury real estate magazine crossed Nancy's desk that changed everything. "Once Tom saw the ad for this house, it was a done deal,"...
Kitchen Workbook: 15 Elements of a Traditional Kitchen
Traditional kitchens are defined by their details, and creating eye-catching detail is not just as simple as putting legs on an island. But whether they're Old World or Mediterranean flavor, traditional kitchens all share the same basic elements. Here...
Kitchen of the Week: Elegant Farmhouse Style on the Water
A downsizing retired couple realized their lifelong dream of living on the water with this home on the picturesque Rideau River near Ottawa, Ontario. And they wanted the decor in their new home to complement the views they loved so much outside. Because...
Houzz Tour: Redo Brings a 1720s London Home Into the Present
This historic home in the heart of London underwent a faithful restoration two years ago by architect and owner Chris Dyson. The property was built in the 1720s in Spitalfields, a former Huguenot district of London. The Huguenots were Protestants who...
Historic Stone Barn Now a Country Farmhouse Kitchen
Some barns are built in open country, surrounded by fields; others are situated next to a farmhouse so that valuable livestock or goods are close at hand. This 17th-century barn adjoins the home of Arran and Anna Stevens. Once the couple had renovated...
Kitchen of the Week: Renovation Honors New England Farmhouse’s History
“Clients who live in historic houses tend to be really intense and passionate. They love everything that’s wrong and right with their homes,” says designer Heather Alton. “Working with them is challenging but also a lot of fun.” These homeowners...
12 Ways to Add Farmhouse Touches to Your Bedroom
There’s something about farmhouse style in the bedroom that’s so inviting. It’s humbly comfortable, and the look has a simple beauty that makes us want to snuggle in and bed down for the winter. Here are 12 ways to get the look, whether you long...
Kitchen of the Week: Modern Conveniences and a Timeless Look
This Pennsylvania kitchen lives in a stone farmhouse that was built in the late 1700s, but it used to reside outside. “It was an old summer kitchen when the house was built,” says Kevin Ritter of Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry, a design-build company....
A Modern Kitchen Inspired by Edwardian Style
As part of a full renovation and extension of a Georgian country home, the designers at Artichoke crafted a kitchen in the extended area that complements the architecture of the original house. “We decided that actually a version of an Edwardian...
Houzz Tour: Much to Like About This Traditional Beauty
Interior designer Jules Duffy had a running start when it came to decorating this northern New Jersey home. “This is such a beautiful home,” she says. “The proportions of the rooms are absolutely perfect.” Not only that, but the previous owners...
12 Touches to Add Farmhouse Style to Your Dining Room
If you’re looking to add some farmhouse style to your dining room, you’re in luck. A few easy tweaks can lend the warmth and homespun charm of the classic look. For a modest or nonexistent budget, simple accessorizing can do the trick. For those with...
Houzz Tour: Traditional Meets Transitional in a Townhouse
These clients inspired interior designer Charmean Neithart to “just say yes” to everything. Whether it was fitting a bathtub into a tight master bathroom, getting a...
5 Classic Shaker Designs for the Contemporary Home
Shakers viewed simplicity and careful work as a form of prayer, which led to the design of beautifully pared-down furniture, revered to this day by modern and traditional design lovers alike. Officially called the United Society of Believers in Christ’s...
12 Farmhouse Touches That Bring Homeyness to a Kitchen
The overdone ruffles and plethora of hens in 1980s-style “kountry kitchens” may be out, but farmhouse details in the kitchen will always be in style. Even in the most contemporary kitchens, tiny details derived from the farmhouse ideal add charm and...
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