At first glance, this living room is by-the-book traditional, but a closer look reveals that the design drifts into contemporary territory. Staying true to the home's traditional architecture, the majority of the furnishings -- such as the wing-backed chair and antique side tables -- follow suit but transitional accent chairs and bookshelf accessories give the room an updated feel.
A flock of tiny owls nestled on a mantel brings a whimsical woodsy element and texture to a winter landscape above the fireplace. You even could leave up some of your greenery and berries for this post-holiday look assembled by Atlanta designer Ann Wisniewski.
A dramatic mantel soars above the fireplace in this traditional living room. Built-in bookshelves complement the mantel's design and proudly display the family's treasures. Accents of blue subtly unify the neutral space.
This screened-in porch maximizes outdoor living potential by using every nook for seating. Screens protects guests from bugs while a ceiling fan keeps them cool and comfortable when temperatures start to climb.
With its warm, inviting hues, this cozy kitchen is truly the heart of the home. Sleek, stainless steel appliances are an updated touch amidst the traditional cabinetry. Meanwhile, rustic painted cabinet-fronts on the island contrast with the delicate back splash above the stove.
Contemporary dining chairs covered with a geometric fabric pair well with a more traditional floral area rug in this breakfast nook. The nearly floor-to-ceiling windows flood the room with natural light, making the space feel bright and cheery.
This small dining table is the perfect balance of traditional and contemporary. The sleek glass table top reveals an interesting wagon-wheel design as well as the geometric dining chair pattern juxtaposed against the floral rug.
The architectural elements in this dining room result in a more modern take on a traditional design. Floor-to-ceiling curtains flank a contemporary-style picture window while a classic chandelier is suspended from an updated version of a tray ceiling. Paint colors on both the walls and ceiling also play into the present-day design sense.