There is a certain look and feel that just oozes “old money.” These homes
are graceful and elegant with interiors that are timeless and beautiful. Far
from changing with each trend, these homes offer a sense of history that is
warm and inviting. Fortunately, creating a classic, “old money” home does
not require generational wealth. Anyone can create a home of understated

· Quality Matters – Ditch the big-box stores that offer trendy furniture
and accessories. Spend the time and money investing in pieces that will
last and never go out of style. Hand-crafted wood, leather, and marble
items can be found at high-end stores or antique dealers and will be worth
the price in the long run.

· Antiques and Vintage – Time spent in antique stores will pay off with
those special finds that lend depth to your home. Wonderful kilim rugs or an
aged mirror will add charm to any space.

· Formal Rooms – Most floorplans still offer separate “formal” dining
and living spaces, yet many families never use them for that purpose.
Carving out these areas for special use does not need to involve a special
event. Even a weekday family dinner is an occasion to stop and enjoy a
beautiful room.

· Family Heirlooms – Incorporate those special items from grandma’s
living room or the elegant set of China inherited from a great aunt. Tasteful
art, books, and décor can also add a touch of personal family history.

Most importantly, nothing is off limits. Add items that you love and enjoy.
Far from a cluttered, shabby, old sense, this kind of style embraces the
eclectic and timeless elegance of the “old money” crowd.