The New Classic Home

Modern Meets Traditional Style


Designer Paloma Contreras’s guide to pairing traditional style with modern design to create classic interiors with a touch of glamour and an infusion of color


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Paloma Contreras


How do you design a space that successfully mixes traditional and modern elements?

In New Classic Home, Designer Paloma Contreras demonstrates how to successfully pair seemingly disparate pieces to create harmonious, timeless, and balanced interiors. Contreras walks readers through her four main techniques-Color, Texture & Pattern, Scale & Proportion, and Tension-and shows how to bridge the gap between modern and traditional.

With spectacular photography and personalized design tips, The New Classic Home divulges how to blend vintage pieces into even the most contemporary settings, highlight favorite elements of any architectural style, freshen classic silhouettes, and create layered, interesting spaces that always include an element of modern surprise with a touch of elegant antiquity.

Additional information

Weight 1348 g
Dimensions 22.8 x 26.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 26 October 2023
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by India Hicks
Dimensions 22.8 x 26.3 cm
Weight 1348 g


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Paloma Contreras is an award-winning interior designer, shop owner, and author. She has been repeatedly named to the prestigious ELLE Decor A-list of the top interior designers in the world. Her first book, Dream Design Live, was published by Abrams in September 2018. Paloma is known for her modern take on traditional style, gravitating toward classic silhouettes and timeless pieces paired with a touch of glamour and an infusion of color. Paloma is also the proprietor of the curated home goods store Paloma & Co and recently launched a lighting collection with Visual Comfort & Co. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Fabian, and young daughter, Margot.