Traditional Design in the 21st Century: #DesignLUX Examines Classically Inspired Design for the Modern Household

Hepplewhite.  Chippendale.  William & Mary.

Even as contemporary and transitional design aesthetics continue their rise in popularity among homeowners and designers alike, environments deeply rooted in tradition and regional heritage remain at the foundation of good taste and truly great design.  Be it the primitive and grassroots-influenced Spanish & Mission styles beckoning to California’s newborn years or the highly ornate and English inspired Federalist and Regency styles made popular during the start of this great nation, traditional design reigns supreme, continually reinventing itself through the innovations of designers, architects, and craftspeople as well as the outside influence of technology, method, and region.


Connors & DeLia Kitchen with cabinetry from Wood-Mode // © sandra kicman

Connors & DeLia Kitchen with cabinetry from Wood-Mode // © sandra kicman

I like to be buttoned onto tradition. The thing is to improve it, twist it, and mold it; to make something new of it; not to deny it. The riches of history can be plucked at any point.
— Philip Johnson
Steed Residence by Aidan Design // © aidan design

Steed Residence by Aidan Design // © aidan design


With an emphasis on bringing traditionally inspired design into the 21st Century, with will examine today's classic design aesthetic, sharing insight into the innovations and modifications being made that keep it functional and fresh.  We'll chat about our own personal definitions of tradition as well as discover the regionalism that defines traditional aesthetics while Wood Mode takes us behind the scenes of their own design studios sharing insight into how they too are keeping their traditional collections relevant for the modern family.

#DesignLUX | June 18th, 2015 | 1pmPT/4pmET
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