When I made the decision to design my office a traditional style, my biggest concern was that it was going to look too old world. I wanted sophisticated, vintage, nostalgic, chic and refreshing. My furniture was all mahogany which made this room feel dark (not so refreshing). I wanted to have my furniture refinished to white but didn’t want it to look too shabby chic. I was treading on thin ice. It was a fine line between old world, traditional chic and shabby chic. I finally decided to go white on most of the furniture while adding hints of vintage details to maintain the nostalgic feel. It has worked out well so far. The journey continues to fine tune my vision but I feel much closer than I was 2 years ago.