There are many different styles of homes from traditional to contemporary and everyone has their own style. Young professionals living in an urban condo might have a more modern style than a matured family living in a rustic old century home with a traditional feel. Whatever your style may be, there are many different fireplaces for you, here our product designer explains the true differences between them.
Traditional design perpetuates a visual look that has been established during several design eras through past centuries. There are many design periods that furniture design has moved through. They vary in design motifs, but generally remain ornate in nature. Today’s Traditional designs remain true in their historical appointments or they are manipulated to create a revived product while retaining a visual link to the past.
Our casual living style of today has created a furniture classification we refer to as “Transitional”. Gone are the ornate carvings and fru fru appointments. However, mouldings, panel relief’s and veneer inlays remain as design features. These elements afford a look that is relaxed but yet familiar to past traditional furniture collections.
Contemporary and Modern styles are the polar opposite of Traditional design. The heavy use of moulding and carvings give away to flat planes and clean edges. Glass, metal, plastic and other materials are introduced as construction materials that offer unique appearances or manufacturing techniques. The old adage “less is more” aptly applies to this group of products.