Interior Design: How To Mix Traditional And Modern Decor

Designer Allison Willson of Sarah Richardson Design discusses how she renovated her home for her young family. See how she preserves the 1906 Edwardian semi’s charm with vintage pieces and modern updates for the perfect mix between old and new.

The home is largely traditional, but playful, contemporary accents liven up the rooms. A statement rug in the living room adds color to the neutral palette, while animal prints offer an unexpected dose of fun in the den. The kitchen features huge brass lights and marble subway tile, and the bathrooms follow suit with a similarly industrial aeshtetic. The most predominent color in the home is soothing grey, and when paired with the plush, comfortable furniture, it creates a space both kids and adults can enjoy.

50 Comments

  1. SunJung Ha on December 9, 2019 at 6:08 am

    😊

  2. Pamela Kilgore on December 9, 2019 at 6:09 am

    BEAUTIFUL. Gave me some ideas.

  3. Prime Captain on December 9, 2019 at 6:11 am

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  4. LARAXANH on December 9, 2019 at 6:11 am

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  5. Maria Vanegas on December 9, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Me encanto πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.

  6. Dianne Doucette on December 9, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Z

  7. Sarah 28 on December 9, 2019 at 6:12 am

    I love her choice of color. It’s warm, sophisticated and tasteful. She chooses a blondes colors, grey and light pink. I read that grey maximizes the light for a home in the northern hemisphere, where some times of the year can get dark. Although, where I live these homes would be many millions of dollars to buy and probably another million more to renovate and furnish. Spectacular home and taste, just a little hard to relate to, for the layperson…

  8. AB. B. on December 9, 2019 at 6:13 am

    How commonly done. The woman has as much talent as taste

  9. Dorita Benbassat on December 9, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Beautiful!

  10. Belle Vezon on December 9, 2019 at 6:18 am

    The bathroom remiendos me of being on the Eiffel Tower.

  11. Peter N on December 9, 2019 at 6:18 am

    And no TVs over the fireplace!

  12. stormsparrow on December 9, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Love love love your style πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  13. Christine Mainville on December 9, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!

  14. Kaur Decor Food Party on December 9, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Awwwwwwweeeeeeeesoooooooommmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  15. Jason Rothfeld on December 9, 2019 at 6:21 am

    I always wanted an older house. And last year I bought a 1929 Tudor style home. Its been more work and money then I ever imagined. Expect to have to replace electrical wires, fix broken fireplaces, replace windows, replace or fix leaky roofs, put in new insulation, replace plumbing (especially on 3rd floors) and fix radiators.

  16. truthseeker on December 9, 2019 at 6:22 am

    I absolutely love combining traditional and modern and this one looks great! A cookie cutter furniture store grouping living room or bedroom or whatever is "empty" feeling, and un-inspiring. IMHU,πŸ€”

  17. Kaur Decor Food Party on December 9, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Like like like

  18. Cathy collier on December 9, 2019 at 6:28 am

    This home has the feeling of a big hug ❀️

  19. DIY Momma on December 9, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Love this! I’m working on combing the old with the new in my house! New subscriber! 😊❀️

  20. Johnny Colorado on December 9, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Ugly

  21. Lucia Carenti on December 9, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Alcune cose non piacciono devo dire, ma L insieme Γ¨ veramente mloro bello Ma quello specchio a forma di sole β˜€οΈ appeso nella parete della camera da letto , dove posso trovarlo ?lo cerco da tempo ma non lo trovo… grazie β™₯️

  22. Beilul Fesshaye on December 9, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I love this … I wanted to see some modern and traditional home designs and i have … brilliant. Thanks for sharing

  23. Beverley Roberts on December 9, 2019 at 6:34 am

    What a beautiful home, even though you’ve used modern colours it still has character, tradition and feels warm and cosy. Brightened my day just watching your video! πŸ˜„

  24. Anie Hadi on December 9, 2019 at 6:36 am

    I live in Indonesia, tropical country, but I love to have a house with "fire place" and it sound funny for everyone….

  25. jean porter on December 9, 2019 at 6:36 am

    I think you did a fabulous job!!

  26. Wanda Boria on December 9, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Love love this decor

  27. Margaret Applin on December 9, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Love it!

  28. Mabel Tasi Meyie on December 9, 2019 at 6:43 am

    The best house I have seen so far

  29. cynthia Smith on December 9, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Stunning! Love the kitchen.

  30. Andrew Muscat on December 9, 2019 at 6:46 am

    What is the width of your kitchen? I love the idea of the island and table side by side but I am not quite sure we have the space for it

  31. Ruth Goddard on December 9, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Beautiful,but not practial for most people

  32. Sumida Ryogoku on December 9, 2019 at 6:47 am

    素敡ね!

  33. Sana on December 9, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Stunning home!πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ Beautifully designed… The rug, the fireplace, her spirit.. everything!β™₯️

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  35. Gina Reynolds on December 9, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I love it, even 3 years later 😊❀

  36. Chlarie Peace on December 9, 2019 at 6:51 am

    I love love your living room and the fire looks so cosy I would love a room like yours πŸ’πŸ°

  37. juanita arbelo on December 9, 2019 at 6:53 am

    I luv it! ❀

  38. Tandem Bicycle on December 9, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Good job!!πŸ‘πŸ½

  39. Random vids with Ari on December 9, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Nice house

  40. pinkbutterfly213 on December 9, 2019 at 6:56 am

    This video gave me so much inspiration. I love the tip of using vintage for adding soul to the home.

  41. patrick3870 on December 9, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Beautiful home …period!. However very feminish and there is nothing that reflects anything of the husband which is actually a shame. I just hope women would stop doing this sort of thing

  42. yushi911 on December 9, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Yeah gray. I know what is it. I love pink and girly color and my husband dark one: let’s go neutral with gray.

  43. T T on December 9, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Beautiful home. I just can’t afford it at the moment. 😊

  44. Jeffrey Segal on December 9, 2019 at 6:59 am

    The headboard or the mirror, not both. Other than that? Gorgeous.

  45. xyzllii on December 9, 2019 at 7:01 am

    This is how so many so called homes are these days. They all look like hotel lobbies and rooms. Could belong to anyone. No personal character.

  46. Lyricallynn on December 9, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Love this genre of decor…..Only thing I didn’t like was green art above mantle upstairs….detracted from room instead of enhancing……loved the spray of white flowers downstairs in center of table …..and all else! ❀️

  47. carol woodard on December 9, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Grand,livable and beautiful thank you for sharing.

  48. Angela Berni on December 9, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Although my taste is eclectic I do love this home.

  49. Annie Banana on December 9, 2019 at 7:05 am

    I don’t understand the off-centre TVs?… I’ve seen it in a few designs now and I’d legitimately confused as to why someone would want to do that. How uncomfortable would that be for someone who actually wanted to use the TV?

  50. sue she on December 9, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Love the den

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