A sea change has occurred in design and decor. We have moved from an obsession with old world European to a clean, American style. No more fake castles and French chateau vibed decor in the middle of the good old USA. Today, designers are embracing a look that feels modern and traditional at once. Below are some of the best examples of the new decor style that is beautiful and perfect in homes today.
The more ornate the better? Gilt, gilt and more gilt? Design has moved away from opulence to elegance.
Working with traditional lines, designers and home decor brands and reinventing classics with a sleek, streamlined look. Not space age modern. Just clean and fresh.
There is still shine in the new transitional. But instead of gilt, the look involves straight lines with no curves and matte brass or silver.
Goodbye Ketchup and Mustard
Even colors are becoming cleaner. Muddy gold and red, the colors of our favorite condiments, are being replaced with cooler blues, neutral gray and strong navy.
The colors for paint and soft furnishings feel fresh and light filled. Much like the simpler, less ornate transitional classic decor itself.
If you are thinking of remodeling or updating, consider the new American focus in decor. And leave the faux chateau in Europe.