Traditional Design.

Traditional design at times can be a bit formal. Furniture pieces tend to have fully rounded arms, skirted bases, rich and at times heavy fabrics like damask and velvets.

Silks, cashmere and even linen fabrics play a role as well.  Tassels, tufting and claw feet are part of the classic design elements that add to the grace, charm and charisma of this style.  Camel back, Winged backed chairs, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Sheridan and French County are a few of the design styles closely associated with traditional design.  Architectural elements such as crown and base molding are a part of traditional design along with great moldings that surround doors and windows.

Beautiful hardwood floors topped with classic Persian or Oriental rugs play a big part in this style.  The rich colors mixed with wool and silk always add that perfect touch to any room.  Artwork with animals, botanicals and ornate frames are also associated with traditional design.

Christopher Porikos
Author: Christopher Porikos

Christopher Porikos is an Interior Designer based in the Los Angeles area. He has a background in Retail Visual Merchandising and is educated in interior design. His love of design spans from traditional to contemporary and his style can be as eclectic or clean as the project requires. His unique eye for design comes from his lifelong interest in architecture, history, sketching, painting and the arts.