Not Your Grandma's Traditional!

Not Your Grandma's Traditional!

Traditional furniture pieces are making a dramatic comeback, however, it is not your Grandma’s furniture anymore. If you think that having a few historic upholstery pieces means having a big, outdated, florid sofa and will make your room look like the Golden Girls set, or a using a traditional casegood will turn your room into Downton Abby; you are in for a big surprise.

Last week we talked about seeing Alexa Hampton’s collection with Hickory Chair, while at High Point Market. Alexa and Hickory Chair both have an incredible knack for making traditional pieces feel fresh and new, while still keeping the classic integrity of the piece. Here are a few things we noticed about Alexa’s collection with Hickory Chair.


BE Bold. Bold colors and patterns and fresh floral prints on a classic upholstery piece or even just the pillows, will take it from being dated to being extremely current. Check out all the fun and modern fabrics Alexa used to show off her wonderful, classic designs.

Mix and Match. A great way to enliven more traditional pieces used in a space is to mix them with some vivacious abstract art. Don’t believe us? Check out what the Hickory Chair showroom at High Point did with their traditional case goods.


So next time you hear someone say they like Traditional design, just remember it can be fresh, new and exciting. It is definitely not Grandma’s traditional anymore!

Happy Designing – By Design Interiors

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