Traditional Design – It’s A Classic

Posted on | October 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

“The best part of traditional design,” says Greensboro interior designer Jane Moffitt Beeker of JM Designs, “is that it never goes out of style.” Throughout the Piedmont Triad, Jane has artfully designed classic interiors, defined by their rich wood tones, elegant furnishings and architectural details.

Images Courtesy of JM Designs Anthony Clinton Photography

Jane suggests that when you “buy right” with traditional design, you will always have a treasure you can enhance or change as you go. It is in every sense, an “anchor” that holds a room together. One iconic piece of traditional design, Jane explains, is the 4-drawer chest. This versatile furnishing can go in a hallway, a bedroom, even a large bathroom. “I see the 4-drawer chest as what should be the first piece in every ‘furniture library’” says Jane.

Calm, orderly, and predictable furnishings characterize traditional design. They are strong without being overwhelming. The hallmark of traditional design is elegance and symmetry. Fabrics in a traditional design tend to be neither too shiny nor too textured, and colors tend to range from neutral to mid-tones.

In a previously published article on fabric, Alma Greene, of the designer showroom, A. Hoke Ltd, explained that the fabric companies continue to offer neutral colors for the base. They are also punching up the design scheme this season with more vibrant colors without giving away any style.

As with all design styles, details are important. Hardware and fixtures can make or break a traditional design. They deserve proper attention when an authentic statement is sought. “Be true to the classics and you will get the best end result,” declares Jane. “Invest in quality and you will have it forever.”

Greensboro interior designer Jane Moffitt Beeker is recognized for her ability to meld innovative concepts with classic details. For more than 25 years, her firm, JM Designs , has successfully added clarity to the vision of each client.

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2 Responses to “Traditional Design – It’s A Classic”

  1. Ellen Reed
    October 20th, 2011 @ 10:19 PM

    Beautiful images…..smiles

  2. Amy Vermillion - Martineau Vermillion Interior Design
    October 24th, 2011 @ 1:06 PM

    Very lovely!

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