For example, I would describe Versailles as traditional...which I LOVE.
Perhaps "traditional" in a modern context translates to understated elegance. If so, then Williams-Sonoma Home, more than any other major retailer, has really embraced and shaped the new traditionalism. To me, their product line epitomizes modern elegance and I think that buyers young and old can relate to their offering. Their furniture, in particular, is timeless and can usually be made more or less current depending on the fabric/finish selected.
From William-Sonoma Home's site, this room illustrates what "traditional," in its best sense, means to me. I love that transitional pieces are used in the stately setting to update the space and make it feel more livable. It seems warm and comfortable but still feels classic and not trendy.
These pieces were used...when taken out of the context of the traditional room they look much more modern, don't they?
|Fulton Zebrawood Mirror|
What does traditional mean to you? When you use it to describe a room, is it a positive adjective or a negative adjective?