Traditional Twist

After reading the premier issue of Trad Home last week, I started seeing tradition styles in a new light. I've got lots of traditional furniture speckled throughout my house.  Some of my pieces were hand-me-downs and some were picked up from Craig's List in a flurry to furnish our first apartment.  Even though they aren't my favorite pieces in my home, they serve as the base for all of my other decorating whims.  Here are some rooms with traditional foundations that update their look with modern art, accessories, textures and patterns. 

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Mirrors...

...are like jewelry for your home.  Position your mirror near a window or a lovely lighting fixture and double your impact.  The mirror will reflect not only the light, but also the image of the fixture or window.  This creates the illusion of two where there is only one.  I would like to have any of the mirrors below in my home. 

via Bahraini Diva

via Interior Alchemy

Isabel Lopez Quesada

Isabel Lopez Quesada

Isabel Lopez Quesada

via Not My Beautiful Home

via Not My Beautiful Home

via Not My Beautiful Home

via The Diversion Project

via The New Victorian Ruralist





via Not My Beautiful Home

White and Gold for Winter

The severe weather conditions across the globe announce that winter is upon us.  If you live in one of the earth's colder climates, you may look out your window this morning and see the sun's rays attempting to break through that thick layer of foggy white and gray.  Every once in a while a golden beam shoots through the frost and mist only to disappear as quickly as it came.  That moment of muted gold and white is today's inspiration. 

via Swoonworthy

via This Is Glamorous 

via Vogue

Belinda Merrie Photography

via Bijou and Boheme

via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Olsson + Jensen

Finola Inger

Rachel Whiting

via Home Sweet Home

via Sweet Sweet Life

Toast Christmas Catalog

Rachel Whiting

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