Redone. Restored. Brought back. Revisited. Choose your own synonym for borrowing from classic style. Whether rugs, furniture or fashion, designers adapt traditional patterns in new colors, materials, finishes or techniques to suit modern tastes and to meet consumer demands.

Samad’s Kuma in Oyster from the Caspian Collection is a perfect example of such an adaptation in a new colorway. The reimagined Khotan from French Accents, which keeps true to antique weaving techniques, is modernized by “simplifying core patterns, colors and weaves.” Majestic Oushak from Harounian Rugs International (HRI) includes four classic designs from the company’s library of traditional designs—vibrantly recolored. 

Momeni’s machine-made, polyester chenille Afshar Collection features antique designs modernized with rich colors. While the power-loomed vintage Persian styles in Nourison’s Nicole Curtis Series 1 are machine-washable.

Call it new or modern traditional, the result inspires timeless interior design with staying power over trendy style.

“Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” BILLY BALDWIN

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