Two “Traditional” Spaces That Caught My Eye


I’ve been totally impressed with Traditional Home magazine as of late. It’s one of the few shelter magazines that I feel really has upped it’s game instead of losing my interest. And I think the word “traditional” in decor is no longer a dirty word for “hip” designers.  I predicted a while ago that traditional decor is going to have a big comeback in 2015 and these spaces are proof that we can take spaces and furniture of traditional design and mix them with more modern items to create a very interesting and layered look.

This month’s TH magazine has great examples of this look, especially this house designed by Summer Thornton. I LOVE the rustic modern vibe of it, and all the details that feel collected over time, not all bought in one swift shopping trip. And there is a cute story behind it too- the man who bought the home and was renovating it with Summer ended up falling in love with the previous owner’s daughter and they ended up getting married! Quite the meet-cute. :)

Those windows! The log holder opening (doubles as art!) SIGH.

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So many good things- that stove, the brass trimmed cabinets, the doors!

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I don’t know how people have glass front refrigerators- mine always looks like a hot mess inside. You’d have to only buy prettily packaged goods and put everything in cute glass containers.


There just too much goodness here. THAT FLOOR. Someday, I swear to all things holy, I will have a herringbone wood floor. I would have added a jute rug for coziness under hide rug , but other than that it’s simply awesome!



Such a nice mix of streamlined simplicity and antiques.


A cozy library/den.


The dining room takes a more modern tone- the grey grasscloth is lovely.



Love this bedroom shot. I’m sure some of you will really dislike having a taxidermy head next to the bed, but I think this all looks really cool and interesting- modern art mixed with traditional and industrial accents.


Such a pretty vignette.


The bathroom is also super cool.


This next space was in TradHome, Traditional Home’s online magazine. It’s a little house in California owned and designed by Jennifer Dyer. It is another example of modern traditional decor that I love.


Love this shot- the coffee table and sofa are particularly fetching.


A gorgeous bright white kitchen. Adding in the gilt framed art adds so much. Cover it up with your fingers and you can see how one small item can really make a room so much more interesting.



The dining area off the kitchen with a traditional table mixed with a modern chandelier, chairs and abstract painting found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market for $350!



Love the way the gallery style art turns this small hallway into a really interesting space!


The bedroom with french doors out to the patio and yard. A happy, light space in which she mixed blue and black (as you know, my current consideration for my living room).  I would have done a different rug and pillows, but each to their own, of course!


Love these details! That blue desk is insane. And the puppy. :)


This shower is bananas good. Stone slabs make a small stall shower something spectacular to behold.  Proof that going really bold and big in smaller spots works amazingly well.


The guest bathroom has a gorgeous sink and vanity! Bookmarking this for future jobs!


Such a quaint, amazing yard complete with a window (?!?!?!) and fountain with gorgeous mosaic tile.  And all that green. It’s adding insult to injury for those of us stuck in this snow storm!


Images via TradHome and Summer Thornton Design.











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