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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Decorating Styles - The NEW Traditional

Example of the NEW Traditional Style
I have been reading recent postings on some of my favorite blogs and found a description of a "new style" that makes sense to me and one that I am clearly partial to - the NEW Traditional Style.  These bloggers are describing this as a personal mixture of the legacy of traditional design and personal freedom - I  like it.

I think this article perfectly explains the continued allure of traditional decorating and the new, fresh take on this style - link to full article - I liked the following excerpts:
Home decoration’s ageless favorite
The comforting elegance of grander times and the classic furnishing designs of gracious living converge into a traditional style that is clearly America’s most popular decorating theme. Based upon styling first popularized in the 18th and 19th centuries, Traditional decorating’s long history and survival comes from an ability to adapt to lifestyle changes. Avoiding signs of aging is Traditional’s rare hallmark.

Lots of freedom
You’ll be happy to know once some choices have been made about furniture pieces, the door to the Traditional home is open for lots of personal preference. 
The following images are great examples of the NEW Traditional style and show an artful mix of the formal and informal.  I can certainly visualize some of my refurbished pieces in these settings link to my website

The two bloggers that are discussing this subject are the following - they are interesting and I highly recommend following their ideas and inspirations!

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