We had a traditional chair rail with poplar paneling and picture frame trim on the bottom part of the walls. The upper walls were painted in a deep navy blue. We had a brass chandelier (not as fancy as this one,) along with an English looking huntboard. We had a wool oriental rug in our dining room though. Today the simpler rug is an example of the "new traditional" that is so popular.
Our dining room table is the same one we have now...a double pedestal style mahogany, with Chippendale style chairs. It will not be painted, as I still love beautiful cherry and mahogany wood.
Now that Traditional Home magazine has authorized me to use their photos we will have lots of fun looking at traditional style...in all of its flavors. That spells f-u-n for us.
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