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Timeless Elegance: Creating an Old Money Look For Your Home

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC BK659279 

Timeless Elegance: Creating an Old Money Look for Your Home


Embracing the old money aesthetic in interior design is about cultivating

a sense of timeless elegance and sophistication.


It's about blending classic elements with modern touches to create a

space that exudes understated luxury and refined taste.



There's a certain allure to the timeless elegance and sophistication associated with "old money" aesthetics.


It's an aesthetic characterized by understated luxury, classic design elements, and a sense of heritage.   As a Luxury Real Estate Broker and Interior Designer, I have had clients in the past, who have requested a traditional timeless “Ralph Lauren” classic look, or what you might call an "Old Money Look" which is trending these days.


If you're looking to infuse your home with the charm of old money, here are some key tips to help you achieve that timeless look.



Quality Over Quantity

Embrace the philosophy of investing in fewer, but higher-quality pieces for your home. Opt for furniture crafted from fine materials such as solid wood, leather, and marble. Look for pieces with timeless silhouettes and impeccable craftsmanship that will stand the test of time.



Classic Color Palette

Stick to a refined color palette consisting of timeless hues such as muted neutrals, soft creams, rich browns, and deep greens. These colors evoke a sense of sophistication and create a cohesive, elegant look throughout your home.



Traditional Architecture

If possible, highlight any architectural features of your home that exude old-world charm, such as crown molding, wainscoting, or coffered ceilings.


Embrace architectural elements that add character and elegance to your space.




Antique and Vintage Finds

Incorporate antique and vintage pieces into your decor to add a sense of history and heritage to your home.


Are you lucky enough to have inherited a treasured piece of furniture that has been handed down through your family?  


Look for unique statement pieces such as a vintage Persian rug, an antique chandelier, or a beautifully aged mirror to infuse your space with old-world charm.



Elegant Textiles

Choose luxurious fabrics such as silk, velvet, and cashmere to add texture and warmth to your home. Opt for drapes, upholstery, and bedding in sumptuous fabrics with classic patterns like damask, toile, tapestries, or herringbone for an air of sophistication.


Formal Dining Space

Create a formal dining area that exudes elegance and refinement. Invest in a timeless dining table and chairs set with graceful lines and rich finishes. Adorn the table with fine china, crystal glassware, and sterling silver flatware for an opulent dining experience.


Grand Lighting Fixtures

Make a statement with grand lighting fixtures that command attention and add drama to your space. Choose chandeliers, sconces, and table lamps with intricate designs and finishes like brass or bronze to evoke a sense of old-world glamour.


Personal Touches

Incorporate personal touches and heirloom pieces that tell the story of your family's history and heritage. Display family portraits, heirloom silverware, or vintage photographs to add warmth and personality to your home.


Formal Entertaining Spaces

Create inviting spaces for formal entertaining, such as a cozy library or a sophisticated living room. Arrange seating areas conducive to conversation, and adorn the space with tasteful accessories like books, artwork, and decorative objets d'art.


Timeless Elegance

Above all, strive to cultivate an atmosphere of timeless elegance and grace in your home. Pay attention to the details and curate your decor with care, focusing on quality, craftsmanship, and enduring style.


Take your time.  Don't rush it.  


You can create a home that embodies the timeless elegance and refined sophistication of old money aesthetics that you will love and enjoy for years to come.



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Joyce Marsh, Broker/Owner

Joyce Marsh Real Estate Company

386-299-8291   JoyceMarshHomes@gmail.com


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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Old money is the big money, so having an old-money look is something that I find to be extremely elegant, haha.

Apr 14, 2024 05:48 AM