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You believe traditions are put in place and practiced because they are effective. You have a sense of formality (ma'am and sir are part of your everyday language) and you never wear white after Labor Day. You appreciate symmetry and order over chaos and inconsistency. Everything in your home is properly placed from your matching wing-back arm chairs to your perfectly curated collection of classic novels, stacked orderly in your built-in wooden bookshelf. Symmetry is king. You know design is in the details and every detail is considered. You splurge on gilt frames and decorative accessories that nod at history. You love when a piece tells a story.

 
 
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  • European influence
  • symmetry
  • formal window coverings
  • gilt frames on art and mirrors
  • crystal chandeliers
  • silver candlesticks
  • built-in cabinetry
  • architectural details like crown molding, columns, wood paneling, tray or coffered ceilings
 
 
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  • Chippendale
  • Duncan Phyfe 
  • Downton Abbey
  • Traditional Home Magazine