There’s a reason why some things never go out of style – they’re classic. Take Debussy’s Claire De Lune, or Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, for example. The former was composed over a hundred years ago, and the latter was painted half a millennium ago, but both are still praised for their beauty in 2017.

The same is true of traditional style interior design. It takes a page straight out of the old world book of 18th and 19th century Europe. Elaborately carved wood furniture, roll-top sofa arms, tassles, gilded finishes, chinoiserie, lace, and tufted details come together to create graceful and stately interiors. Lovers of this style tend to be attracted to consistency, comfort, elegance, and – you guessed it – tradition.

Think this might be the style for you? Take a look below to get some style inspiration!

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If these photos don’t speak to you, check out this post to learn about some other interior design styles!