Traditional Home Elevated by Architectural Touches

Exposed beams, arched doorways and other unique architectural touches give this traditional home lots of character. A neutral palette used throughout shared living spaces creates a welcoming ambiance.

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Photo By: Dan Piassick

Neutral Traditional Living Room With Exposed Beams

It's amazing the softening effect exposed wood beams can have on a room. Here, they friendly up this living room's formal traditional style.

Neutral Cottage Family Room With Fireplace

The neutral color scheme of the family room shows off the fascinating architecture including the inset fireplace and exposed wood beams.

Window Seat With Drawers

The family room offers up storage galore, courtesy of a long bank of drawers tucked handily beneath the window seat.

Neutral Traditional Open Plan Kitchen With Books

Filling the kitchen island bookshelf with a rainbow array of hues is a so-easy way to add a sunny pop of color to the kitchen's neutral palette.

Neutral Traditional Kitchen With Exposed Beams

Exposed wood beams and a wrought iron chandelier bring texture and warmth to the pretty kitchen. Pull up a barstool and keep the chef company.

Neutral Mediterranean Breakfast Room With Arch

The comfortable breakfast room takes a page from Mediterranean style with exposed wood beams, a wrought iron chandelier and a large arched doorway leading outside.

Blue Cottage Sitting Room With Striped Wall

The playroom has a decidedly sassy feel with bold graphic patterns and wide horizontal stripes sweeping across the back wall. A thin dark blue stripe outlines the larger turquoise ones, an unusual move that ties in with the denim blue sectional.

Neutral Traditional Craft Room With Chandelier

Crafters, meet your dream room. Drawers, cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling, a center's a DIY paradise.

Brown Victorian Powder Room With Dresser

This powder room feels like an updated twist on classic Victorian style with its delicate soft brown wallpaper and elaborate sconces. A handsome dresser is turned into a fetching vanity.

Blue Country Bedroom With Porthole

The guest bedroom is chock full of country charm: A porthole lets light into the niche where the bed fits just right. Cheery red and blue patterns decorate the bed linens, rug and accent pillows.

Blue Country Guest Bedroom With Ottoman

The sweet guest bedroom is kept from looking too kitschy with a fresh-feeling mix of fun patterns in red and blue.

Orange Traditional Girl's Bedroom With Window Seat

To help make this little girl's large bedroom cozy instead of cavernous, the designer added a seating area with a window seat and a canopy to the bed. Vibrant colors and patterns bring whimsy and fun to the space.

Orange Girl's Bedroom With Canopy Bed

To help break up this large room, home to a little girl, the designers separated it out into different areas: sleeping and sitting. The canopy bed helps anchor the sleeping space. Punchy colors add vibrant personality.

Orange Girl's Bedroom Window Seat

This little girl's room features a cozy, arched niche, a perfect home for a window seat. The hot pink seat cushion is a jazzy match with the room's orange walls.

Neutral Traditional Master Bedroom With Fireplace

This master bedroom is a study of carefully balanced contrasts: the light wallpaper in the bed alcove and the darker-hued walls in the sitting area; the texture of the sisal rug and the softness of the velvety upholstery.

Gray Sitting Room With Grandfather Clock

This sitting area is part of a larger master bedroom suite. The designers blended feminine and masculine feels by mixing darker colors and heavy lines with light fabrics and soft curtains.

Neutral Traditional Master Bathroom With Soaking Tub

Soft brown wallpaper in a damask print brings a formal elegance to the master bathroom. There's plenty of space for everything: a luxurious soaking tub, dressing area and lots of storage.

Soaking Tub and Chandelier

So decadent, so elegant, the master bathroom's tub has an alcove all its own, complete with crystal chandelier. Just add bubbles.

White Covered Porch With Fireplace

A huge covered porch becomes an easy, elegant outdoor living room, big enough to house a fireplace, tv, sofa and armchairs. A ceiling fan makes sure there's always a breeze.

Backyard With Pool and Brick Walls

A sparkling blue swimming pool sits amidst brick walls like a secret oasis.

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