Color, color and more color! This spring, we’re ready for an “eclectic refresh” of traditional style that keeps things playful and vibrant. In the design world, we’re seeing a trend towards a modern classic style that includes plenty of luxurious details. Color is making a bold return to design, from sofas and textiles to wall treatments.
Inspired by this palette shift, we revisited our original “Cheery Traditional” style, a timeless aesthetic featuring fun and colorful prints offset by refined textures and modern touches, evolving it into a look we call Traditional Remix. Warm neutrals such as ivory, champagne and sable are the baseline of this newly updated style, accented by rich, saturated colors including lagoon blue, persimmon orange and moss green.
Combining the classic Rowe aesthetic with a clean, modernized style, this look draws inspiration from past and present. Tufted upholstery and floral patterns get modern when paired with sleek brass accents and contemporary artwork. Traditional Remix takes Cheery Traditional in a more maximalist direction, pairing increasingly colorful patterns with heavier textures and darker, warmer neutrals, for a look that’s sure to inspire for spring!
Ready to try a traditional remix of your own? Start with the classics, building on luxurious neutrals and timeless silhouettes like our button tufted Kirkwood Bed or Brooke Chaise. Then get ready to go bold, punching up your existing look with a vibrantly colored wall or an outrageously patterned wall covering. Finally, layer in heavier textures and darker, warmer neutrals, creating a dynamic aesthetic that bridges the gap between past and future!
Pro-Tip! 3 Ways to Remix
- Fresh spin on classics – Make a statement with a traditional elements like tufted upholstery, nailhead trim and graceful turned wood legs. Fresh modern fabrics and contemporary artwork bring a current element that ties this transitional look together.
- Rich neutrals – Ivory, champagne and platinum lend a luxurious sheen to this style, and provide a subtle compliment to brighter colors.
- Colorful highlights – Unexpected bursts of cobalt, moss, blush and amethyst give this style its modern edge. Saturated color makes a splash in plush velvet solids as well as vibrant floral patterns.
Get This Look! 3 Designer Remixes
Brooke Sofa | Design: @mollybasileinteriors Photo: @margaret.wright
Our Brooke Sofa looks crisp and clean here in white, accented by punchy animal print pillows and a playful, vibrant modern art piece. Gold accents add a hint of shimmer and opulence, without weighing down the space. Pops of cobalt and ultramarine help to unify the room, though the overall effect is light, bright and airy. A massive wood coffee table in a rich, deep espresso adds heft and presence to the room, which was designed by Molly Basile Interiors.
Kirkwood Bed | Design by @francisinteriors. Photo: @edwardcarusophoto
Deep blues make another cameo here in this space designed by Francis Interiors, where a neutral palette is highlighted by bold, eye-grabbing cobalt blues, gold, and caramel-hued burl wood accents. When classic comfort meets cutting-edge restraint, a Traditional Remix is born! Our Kirkwood Bed looks elegant here in a deep, contemporary charcoal, perfectly balanced between old world glamour and moody modern chic.
Macy Sofa, Pate Chair, Gigi Ottoman | Design: @foundbydomesticbliss Photo: @thisisnickaz
The Macy Sofa makes a bold statement here in stunning navy velvet, complemented by jewel-toned throw pillows and a Persian-inspired traditional rug in modern spring pastels. A pair of Gigi Ottomans and Pate Chair in lovely muted eggshell and blush are a perfect fit for this fanciful office space. To complement the tufted textures and luxurious velvet of the seating options, designer Kristin Alber of FOUND by domestic bliss went for strong visuals in the form of gilded accents and a clean, classic marble-topped table.
Find it at Rowe & Robin Bruce
Kirkwood Bed – Our Kirkwood Bed frame brings presence and grandeur to any space, from the lavish button tufting to the tiniest detail of the nailhead trim. For those who love a dramatic bedroom, Kirkwood is destined for the spotlight.
Brooke Sofa – From a gently sloping back and pleated English roll arms to traditional turned wood legs, the Brooke Sofa from Robin Bruce is all about elegant lines and graceful style. This sofa’s timeless silhouette never fails to turn heads, whether dressed in an intricate floral print or a clean modern neutral fabric.
Brooke Chaise – Combining exquisite comfort and style, the elegant lines of our Brooke Chaise make her the perfect option for lounging. Whether she’s showcasing a traditional linen or a bold, attention-getting jewel tone velvet, this chaise is the showstopper in any room.
Pate Chair – The traditional barrel chair gets a modern makeover in our Pate Chair, whose sleek lines and effortless curves make it a perfect choice to anchor our Traditional Remix style. Slim, minimalist track arms combine with a deep, button-tufted seat and classic wood legs in this versatile accent chair.
Can’t get enough of this trend? Check out our Traditional Remix board on Pinterest for even more inspiration!