Pops of colour and new takes on on old designs immediately freshen things up in a new traditional space.
Whether it's a chevron pattern in oiled white oak or a herringbone done with a washed-grey skinny plank, what's old becomes new again simply by applying a different treatment to a classic pattern.
When it comes to wall treatments, it's all about using them to further that tension between modern and traditional. Whether that be in the wallpaper itself, as above, or in the contrast between the paper and other elements in the room.
Elte's Second Life rugs are an amazing example of new traditional design. A previously owned, threadbare Persian is redyed in a fun, bright, unexpected colour. They're a great way to add a touch of whimsy to any space.
Look for unique pieces that have some fun with a classic shape—a bent-arm chandelier recast in washed wood (not pictured), for example. Or achieve that contrast by pairing a more contemporary fixture like the chandelier pictured above with a more traditional wallpaper.