Home Tour: Traditional Meets Modern in Washington, D.C.

front door paint Dark Night from Sherwin-Williams


Traditional homes with a modern twist will always be my favorite. So it’s no surprise this beautiful Federal style house designed by Lauren Liess completely captivated my attention. If you’re not familiar with Lauren’s work, she’s a fabulous designer, blogger, author and most recently an HGTV star!

There’s so many great takeaways from these perfectly styled rooms. In particular, the gorgeous modern lighting and the fun use of bold color in the kitchen. Not to mention the show stopping Cowtan and Tout wallpaper in the bedroom below. The print is called Botanique Spectaculaire (it’s the very same print we have on our family room chairs!)

Click here to see more of Lauren Liess’ beautiful design work.

Be sure to scroll through to the bottom of this post to get five ideas on getting this same sophisticated mix look in your own home.

PS: For even more home design and decor inspiration, be sure to follow The Zhush over on Pinterest!

photos by  Helen Norman for Traditional Home


white subway tile to ceiling with blue cabinets kitchen big brass pendants

mixed eclectic furniture layout family room style

bold orange chairs with bright art

ideas for artwork in your home

traditional federal meets modern eclectic interior design

cowtan and tout botanical wallpaper print

wall sconces in entry hallway

pair of barcelona chairs in living room layout with federal mirror over fireplace


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