Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas!

Indeed, we are on a traditional style roll after the house tour of that traditional 1920s home by William Hefner and today’s Blue and White Traditional Design Ideas. In addition to the interior design inspiration, I also found a handful of home decor suggestions.

Blue and white traditional bedroom decor may make you a believer in wallpaper! Design by Markham Roberts. #bedroomdecor #blueandwhite #traditional #wallpaper

Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas! Design: Markham Roberts.

All of the accessories are under $100 and options which can truly finish the decor in a room. You’ll notice the bulk of the inspiration here today is from the brilliant portfolio of Markham Roberts.

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Blue & White Traditional Interior Design Ideas!

Accent Pillows

Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas! #livingroom #blueandwhite #windowseat #traditional

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The Glam Pad

Pretty Blue Wallpaper

Dressing area with blue and whit wallpaper and Venetian mirror. Markham Roberts. Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas! #blueandwhite #dressingroom #traditional

Markham Roberts

Indigo Blue Walls

Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas! #indigo #blueandwhite #interiordesign

Indigo walls! Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas!

Carmelite Candle, Old Mossy Walls

Simmer down now..the box is blue! Cire Trudon Candle

Blue and White Kitchen & Dining Rooms

Kitchen with Parisian style bistro bar stools. Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas!Markham Roberts from May 2011 House Beautiful.

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Dining room with magnificent ceiling and traditional decor. Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas! #diningroom #traditional #blue

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Markham Roberts

Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas – Blue Plates

Traditional decor and country cottage style sun room with red, white, blue. Beadboard walls and casual feel with blue and white plates hung on wall.

Savvy Southern Style

Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas – Blue Prints

Galbraith & Paul Lotus Wallpaper in Dining Room. Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas! #diningroom #traditional #blue #wallpaper #arch

Galbraith & Pal Lotus Wallpaper

Galbraith & Paul Lotus Wallpaper. Megan Bachman Interiors. Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas!

Mean Bachman Interiors (Galbraith & Paul Lotus Wallpaper)

Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas! #traditional #wallpaper #blue

via My Kentucky Living

A mix of blue prints and leopard. Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas!

via Lynn Chalk

We asked Markham Roberts and other AD100 honorees like Kelly Wearstler and Miles Redd how to decorate a unique kitchen. See their answers now.

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Breakfast Nooks & Dining

Amazing Blue and White Traditional Interior Design Ideas! #kitchen #dining #blue #traditional

Markham Roberts

Farmhouse Style Breakfast Nook with a White Plate Wall and French Linen Curtains by Plum Pretty Decor and Design. #breakfastnook #settee #farmhouse #frenchcountry

Plum Pretty Decor

French country traditional style Breakfast Nook with a White Plate Wall by Plum Pretty Decor and Design. #breakfastnook #frenchcountry #plates #farmhouse

Plum Pretty

One of my favorite Markham Roberts rooms!!!!

Timeless and tranquil bedroom decor with blue by Markham Roberts. #bedroom #blue #beams #traditional #rustic

Markham Roberts

For more pretty decor, don’t miss the bargains here: Shop Memorial Day sale at Houzz and save up to 70% off!

What say ye regarding blue, white, and traditional? Do you live with a lot of blue at home?

For you die hard blue and white design lovers, I have some archived goodness for you.

Blue and White Kitchens

Blue and White Cottage

Farrow & Ball Light Blue Kitchen

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

Personal Reflections: Traditional Interior Design

Traditional Style

What is Traditional Interior Design Style: This design style is neither trendy nor stuck in the past. First, traditional style honors the past by incorporating antiques, and beautiful print fabrics with a timeless feel. Secondly, traditional interior design style relies upon comfortable furniture with clean lines, familiar silhouettes, and symmetry. Thirdly, a sense of order and calm arise from classical design choices and familiar decor elements. Finally, comfort is a priority for traditional interior design, and it informs all of the decorating decisions for traditional interiors.

Traditional Origins

How Did Traditional Interior Design Develop? Traditional style developed as a result of furniture designs, interiors, and decor hailing from the 1800s and earlier in European countries. Warm wood tones and rich colors associated with elegance and comfort are associated with traditional decor. A neutral palette or tone on tone is also widely celebrated. Prints such as damask, plaid, paisley, stripe, and floral are all commonly embraced for home decor fabrics, furniture, curtains, pillows, and bedding.

Endurance of Traditional Decor

Why Does Traditional Interior Design Endure? Timeless and traditional style works because it has stood the test of time! There is a warmth, a refinery, and a sophisticated sense of history and context. Rather than push the envelope or experiment, traditional leans into the tried and true. Still, there is a wide range of creative interpretations for traditional interior design style! Traditional interiors can be exciting and fresh without the influence of the latest and greatest new fashions on the runway.

Design Elements Traditionalists Love: First, antiques with a story and pleasant lines are important in traditional design. Secondly, hardwood flooring in warm, rich tones is a popular choice. Thirdly, traditional furniture tends to be more comfortable and formal. Furniture details such as claw feet, carvings, medallions, tufting, gilding, and fluting are often present. Fourthly, traditional fabrics tend to be higher end as they intend to stand the test of time. Specifically, linen, velvet, silk, and leather are traditional choices for textiles. Finally, in terms of silhouette, traditionalists admire Gustavian, Queen Anne, Classical French. Chippendale, Sheraton and historical furniture styles that continue to be relevant today.

Achieve a Traditional Look

Traditional Interior Design Eye Candy: First, traditional style often honors architectural elements such as crown molding, arched doorways, French doors, and transoms. A modernist might deem the same touches traditionalists admire as elements that are too busy or too ornamental. Traditionalists are rarely minimalists! Secondly, symmetry is honored in traditional interiors. It’s not unusual to see a pair of sofas in a room, equidistant from a focal point such as a fireplace.

Traditional rooms feel balanced and harmonious, and there’s a sense of “the expected.” Thirdly, there is often an elegance factor in traditional interiors that may be absent in other design styles such as country or modern. Traditional charm is rooted in more formal sensibilities than informal ones. Therefore, you will find more refined details in traditional decor choices. For example, tassels and decorative trim on drapes or pillows, carvings on wood trims, heavy wood trims and architectural moldings, paneling, formal china and glassware, silver and gold objects, bookshelves and built-in window seats, etc.

Harmonious Interiors

Create Harmony in a Traditional Style Space…Previously, symmetry was addressed and is an important factor to establish a sense of balance and harmony in a traditionally designed room. Additionally, prints and fabrics are matched thoughtfully for balance. While a traditional space may include some contemporary furniture or art, the majority of the pieces, antique or reproduction, will hail from a common era to avoid an overly eclectic or less harmonious result. Traditional rooms will be graced with a softness derived from elegant and sumptuous fabrics and also classical curves from furniture, mirrors, moldings, and accessories.

Traditional Elegance Deconstructed

The Role of Understated Elegance…Care is taken in traditional style interior design to avoid excessive formality or garishness. Too much metallic, heavy drapery, laquer, mirror, pattern, gloss, or ornate finery can undo the charm of a balanced traditional design. So too can the wrong fabric and upholstery choices lead to overkill. An understated elegance can be achieved when there is a pleasing proportion of shiny with matte, formal with less formal, and bold with subtle. Additionally, mid-range color and muted tones work best in most traditional interiors, as opposed to bright, dramatic, or bold color schemes.

Are You Traditional?

You May Love Traditional Style… Firstly, if you love history, are sentimental toward days gone by, and adore old movies, traditional decor may sizzle your bacon. Secondly, traditional may be your thing if you enjoy classical beauty, classical music, and classical art. Thirdly, if you have a comfort level with a degree of formality and appreciate order and symmetry, well…you sure sound traditional to me. Fourthly, if you love turning the pages of a real hard copy book in your hand and have no clue as to what paint color is trending? You may love traditional style.

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6 Comments

  1. May 24, 2018 / 9:44 am

    Hi Michele,
    Nothing says summer like a blue and white room! You had me with the sofa loaded with b&w pillows. Happy Memorial Day weekend almost!

    • michele
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      How true…blue skies and blue sea – bring on summer, baby! Happy Thursday, friend. 🙂

  2. May 24, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Of course I loved all these décor ideas because I’m in love with blue & white!

    • michele
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      It’s such a classically beautiful pairing! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  3. May 25, 2018 / 3:04 am

    Oh, I love blue. The best part is, I can use your decor ideas for my new house.
    White and blue combination is great for summer, but I am thinking of mixing more colors like green, pink and yellow with white for each room.

    • michele
      Author
      May 25, 2018 / 9:26 am

      Music to my ears, and congratulations on the new place! 🙂

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