By Cora L. Diekman

Published on March 22, 2016

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by Cora L. Diekman

Modern designs with traditional accents are having a moment. From classic decor to old-world antiques, the latest modern spaces include a pop of tradition for warmth, depth, and elegance. This classic French-inspired camelback chair epitomizes that trend. Accented by flat black nail heads, rich taupe linen, and a pickled oak frame, the vibe is upscale and yet neutral enough to play well with any style of decor.

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An ultra soft throw in a subtle pink hue has a traditional vibe, but would feel perfectly at…you know, home in any space. The color is a perfect match to Rose Quartz (Pantone’s Color of the Year) and is seriously HOT right now. Plus, a plush blend of cotton with a touch of cashmere ensures this throw is as comfy as it is chic.

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Candles are universal.  No matter what style a space is, EVERY home needs candles. Brass is traditional, but has also (along with copper) enjoyed a recent surge in popularity among modern designs, making these tiny tapers the most universal candle holders you’ll ever meet. Created by Williams Sonoma, these come in a set of four, and each holds a ½ inch diameter candle (candles not included).

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Modeled after the classic design of an ancient Greek urn, the Larissa Lamp proves that everything old is new again. The resin base mimics marble, ensuring that this timeless design is perfectly at home with other white marble accents that are all the rage in modern spaces today. 

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Florals are classic and timeless, and with colors as bold and bright as this lovely print, can invigorate any space, be it traditional, modern, eclectic, or anything in between. 

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A sleek black console is versatile in style and may even prove to be one of the hardest working pieces in the home. Use for storage, set up an impromptu bar, create a makeshift desk, or use it to display a gallery of framed photos. While traditional, the simple design is also universal and timeless, making this piece a must-have.

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Sometimes a space just needs a pop of glamour and WOW. This regal gold mirror with intricate detail would be at home in a romantic Victorian-inspired living space, or as a single dramatic feature piece in the simplest of contemporary designs.

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Stripes are timeless, which is why this rug is so versatile. Handwoven in India, this 100% cotton rug is available in a wide range of different sizes from 3 x 5 ft to 9 x 12 ft.

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Meet the ‘Jackie O’ of chairs – lovely, dramatic, enduring, and pure glamour. A wingback will never go out of style, especially in this beautiful goes-with-everything color. Slide one into your living room, and watch it WORK.

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Up your candle game with a pair of glass hurricanes, and introduce a bit of warmth (and timeless elegance) to your living space.

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Wallpaper is making a comeback in modern spaces, often done in bold patterns on a single accent wall. We’re loving that modern trend, especially when it incorporates traditional patterns like classic herringbone. This beautiful blue and white composition is the perfect juxtaposition of traditional and modern, making it suitable for any space. And if that weren’t enough, it was designed in collaboration with one of the country’s most historic wall covering manufacturers, and it’s made in USA.

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White on white is always en vogue, so no space can go wrong with these monochromatic cotton panels. A fringe of tassels add a subtle touch of romance, making these appropriate for traditional and modern designs alike. Plus, panels are reversible so that tassels can fall on inner or outer edges, depending on your preference. (Available in multiple sizes).

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An elegant chandelier is a good option if you’re looking for just a touch of traditional. This version with a champagne bronze finish and crystal droplet accents is the perfect combination of classic glam and modern metallic.