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These Are the Top Mid-Year Design Trends 2023

by Andrea Doxey June 07, 2023

These Are the Top Mid-Year Design Trends 2023

As we reach the midpoint of 2023, it's the perfect time to delve into the world of fresh-traditional design trends—a perfect blend of timeless elegance and contemporary flair. For those who seek a harmonious balance between classic charm and modern sensibilities, this year has introduced exciting trends that infuse traditional interiors with a breath of fresh air. So, let's dive right in and explore the mid-year update on the fresh-traditional design aesthetic that is flourishing in 2023!

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What's In

In With The New

  1. Light and Airy Color Palettes: Fresh-traditional design embraces light and airy color palettes halfway through 2023. Soft neutrals, gentle pastels, and creamy whites create a serene and open atmosphere. These colors serve as a backdrop to showcase the intricate details and textures present in traditional design elements.

  2. Streamlined Traditional Furniture: Traditional furniture takes on a modern twist with streamlined silhouettes. Embrace furniture pieces that maintain traditional design elements like curved accents or button tufting but feature cleaner lines and simpler profiles. This fusion of traditional craftsmanship with contemporary forms brings a fresh and updated feel to your space.

  3. Botanical Prints and Natural Elements: Incorporate botanical prints and natural elements to infuse a fresh touch into your traditional interior. Floral patterns, leaf motifs, and botanical-inspired artwork add a lively and organic vibe. Integrate natural materials such as rattan, jute, or woven textures to create a connection to the outdoors within your space.

  4. Mixed Metals: Add a touch of contemporary sophistication to your fresh-traditional design with mixed metals. Combining warm tones like brass or gold with cooler hues like silver or chrome adds depth and visual interest. Embrace mixed-metal fixtures, accessories, and hardware to create a dynamic and modern aesthetic.

  5. Updated Traditional Patterns: Traditional patterns receive a modern update halfway through 2023. Consider bold stripes, oversized plaids, or geometric interpretations of classic motifs. These fresh takes on traditional patterns inject a contemporary vibe into your space while maintaining a connection to timeless design elements.

Design: Sarah Bartholomew Design, Photography: Paige Rumore Photography

Design: Collins Interiors, Photography: Nathan Schroder

Design: Chelsey Hale Design, Photopgraphy: Lindsay Salazar

Out With the Old

  1. Heavy Ornamentation: As fresh-traditional design gains momentum, heavy ornamentation is taking a step back. Instead of intricate and ornate details, opt for more streamlined and simplified traditional elements. Embrace the beauty of classic design while allowing for cleaner lines and a more open and airy atmosphere.

  2. Dark and Rich Color Schemes: Bid adieu to dark and rich color schemes in fresh-traditional design. While they hold their allure, halfway through 2023, the focus is on light and airy tones. Embrace a brighter palette that reflects natural light and enhances the fresh and inviting ambiance of your space.

  3. Excessive Clutter: In fresh-traditional design, decluttering and minimalism play a role in creating a balanced and harmonious environment. Let go of excessive clutter and instead focus on curated collections and purposeful displays. Allow your space to breathe and let key pieces shine.

Design: Georgia Street Design, Photography: Dustin Peck Photography

Design:Jenny Martin, Photography: Platinum Creative

Design: M + M Interior Design, Photography: Aimee Mazzenga

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"If you love something, it will work.

That's the only real rule."

— Bunny Williams

As we celebrate the mid-year mark of 2023, fresh-traditional design continues to captivate design enthusiasts with its unique blend of timeless elegance and modern sensibilities. The light and airy colour palettes, streamlined traditional furniture, botanical prints, mixed metals, and updated traditional patterns bring a breath of fresh air into your classic interior. Bid farewell to heavy ornamentation, dark color schemes, and excessive clutter, and embrace the harmonious balance between classic charm and contemporary elements that fresh-traditional design embodies. Let your home reflect your personal style as you create a space that is both inviting and inspiring!



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