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My name is Eteannette. I am a Saratoga Springs, NY based interior designer sharing all things interiors with a side of lifestyle. I hope you find something that tickles your fancy. Sign up for my newsletter at 
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Design Style: Modern Traditional

Hey YOU!

You’re back. That makes me happy. How did you like Round 1 of Ettie & Co. favorite styles? Are you a California Casual lover or feeling like it’s a little too hippy dippy? Are you attracted to a more traditional, shaker style design? If so, this post if for you! Mama loves her some modern traditional. It’s one of those designs that you just can’t go wrong with. It’s timeless, infused with personality and in the correct home, feels right.

The importance of knowing your design style is critical. Whether working with a designer or doing everything yourself, your design style leads you from concept to completion. Join me as I dive into my favorite design styles. My hope is that they serve as a springboard for your next project.

Design Style: Modern Traditional


  • Clean lines
  • Neutral Tones: Whites, Grays and Creams (hubba, hubba)
  • Quaint and Subtle Details
  • Bare Walls
  • Shaker Style Furniture

I love this style. It is similar to farmhouse style but has a subtle uniqueness about it. Modern Traditional requires a seasoned style-it can’t be pulled together from one stop at a big box store. It also speaks to a beautiful minimalism. Less is more.

Emily Henderson Design Trends 2018 Simplified Traditional 1
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Emily Henderson Modern English Cottage Tudor Living Room Reveal3
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Emily Henderson Design Trends 2018 Simplified Traditional 44
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Is this style right for you?

  • Do you find your closet filled with vintage or prairie style dresses?
  • Shoes? You’re probably reading this barefoot.
  • Do you find yourself longing for peace and quiet in a silent room filled with clutter? Wait. Is that just me?
  • Is your favorite furniture store usually a flea market, Craigslist or your grandmother’s attic?

If you love this style, you may also love these Instagram accounts and sources. I for one can’t get enough.


website: https://us.olliella.com/


website: https://christydawn.com/


Keep checking in over the next few weeks as we take a closer look into my favorite other styles: farmhouse and traditional.

Be sure to check our last post on California Casual design.

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xoxo, E

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