Friday, April 1, 2011

Comfortable Traditional

I always wondered what is my design style for my house.  I know what it is not.  Modern, shabby chic, french country.. although I do appreciate all of those when done right.

I thought modern traditional, southern traditional and then yesterday on a blog I stumbled across I was party surfing and a decorator called her style comfortable traditional.  Hey, that might be me.  I have had people say our home is so comfortable and I have a lot of antique pieces.  See what you think.

See above picture ~ Front door entrance brick, plantings ...traditional
Unusual wood table ... comfortable

Bar set out to welcome guests.... traditional
first, second, third stenciled on drawers... comfortable

traditional china cups and saucers sitting comfortably tossed on each other

traditional kitchen cabinets so Oohlala painted comfortably

comfortable dinning area in kitchen with traditional ladderback chairs

Monet framed prints next to comfortable apron collection in the laundry room

traditional silk floral arrangements next to the funky black and white Italian restaurant scene

comfortable corner, mixed with the anitque family table

Ooops, no explanation, blogland made me do it.

traditional silverplate tossed out on a tray comfortably

Antique pitchers and creamers on a brand new made to look old chippy little stool

Fresh flowers on logs next to fine china and crystal, makes my heart warm

Twas the night before Christmas plate, mixed with Fitz and Floyd pieces tradition all the way

Funky new cottage ceilings, with traditional crown molding

Traditional mirrors, with fun bells and ribbon

Flowers always make me feel comfortable and even better in little traditional creamer atop a piece of battenburg lace cloth.

A pond, what backyard is complete without one

So stop by anytime for a comfy cup of coffee in this oh so traditinal cup - not mug
Ladies dainty lips need the slim edge of a cup

What do you think? Comfortable Traditional, I like it!

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  1. Yes, Lori, I agree. Comfortable traditional.

  2. I like that term. It sounds inviting and gives you the freedom to incorporate a lot of styles. The picture with the silverware looks like something out of a magazine!

  3. How wonderfully "comfortable" your home looks, Lori!!! I ♥♥♥ every inch of it. Its YOU, totally.
    Some of these shots I've missed seeing so I was glad you've put them up again.

    I had to laugh at your comment "blogland made me do it" LOL I can SOOOO relate. I don't think I've ever done so much spray paint or rearranging before I discovered blogging. ;-)

  4. I like that definition! It suits your home. Very warm, comfortable and inviting. Thanks for the mini tour!

  5. That looks like the perfect description!!

  6. Lori,
    I think that's a great name for your beautiful the cottage style ceiling and I'm so jealous of that awesome pond!


  7. Yes, I think your style is definitely comfortable traditional! Not at all stuffy, some fun stuff added in~I like it!

  8. I believe your style must be "welcoming", because that is one of the dearest, warmest posts I've read. I love your home. Thanks for sharing. :)

  9. It's definitely comfy and welcoming! I have struggled with defining my style too, and finally decided who's STUFF I LIKE. That's the best home style ever! Thanks for sharing your style with us!

  10. Lori,
    That is super cute! Yes, comfortable traditional is a perfect description. Love this post. Thanks for linking it up!

  11. Fits you perfectly. Traditionally comfortable...I'd like to stop for a cup of tea!

  12. Good morning Lori!~ Not only comfortable, but very warm and inviting. I love this little tour put together. I don't think we see enough of your great style and home. Not to mention your lovely color choices are always fun too!

  13. HI Lori, I agree Comfortable Traditional but I absolutely LOVE LOVE your cottage ceilings!! Thanks for taking us on this great tour, I just became your newest follower and would love it if you followed me back. Have a great weekend, Martina

  14. Lori, I like your style, and I fell in love with something in the first picture. That little table. Oh, how cute! Is that wood or is that faux wood? I adore it. Lots of other things I love, too, but that caught my eye first.


    Sheila :-)

  15. Hi Lori! I love your pretty home and I like that term - comfortable traditional! Perfect.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. Really enjoyed the tour!

    Your front door and porch area look so amazing. So welcoming to anyone who enters.

    Love the way you have accessorized and you have some fabulous occasional tables in your home.

    So glad I stopped in tonight.

    Starview Sonnet

  17. Lori- I see your smiling face all over my favorite blogs, so I came over to say hi! Yes, I think "comfortably traditional" would term your style. It's not stuffy traditional and it's not cutesy. It's comfortable and cozy. I LOVE the ceiling you installed! I'll have to investigate some older posts of yours.
    :-) Sue

  18. Love your home, Lori! Very comfortable and welcoming! You are able to mix styles so well. Thanks for the tour!

  19. Just popping over from Poppies at Play. Love seeing your beautiful place without having to leave mine.
    Thanks for the tour.


    Gg - Notes on the Journey
    #3 (Kitchen tour from my vintage Chicago apartment)

    ps. I would call it comfortable, traditional and beautiful.

  20. Such a welcoming home! Such great accessory pieces. Love it! Thanks for linking!

    Poppies at Play

  21. I like that-Comfortable Traditional-I have not been sure what to call my style for a long time but that just may be it. Your home is lovely and very comfortable looking, thanks for the tour.

  22. I'm not sure what my style is. I love French Country. But I wanted to show a little of my own culture too. And I am not too into pastels or florals. But I sure dislike clutter. So I am trying my best to get rid of that in my home.

  23. Coming to you via A Bowl Full of Lemons. Traditional comfy...I think it fits! Beautiful home :)

  24. Comfortable Traditional... I LOVE IT! I'm still trying to figure out my style - I posted a few pics of my house for the Home Tour as well! ;)
    ~Prairie Story

  25. Pretty! I love the idea of putting all the cups and saucers in a box!

  26. What a beautiful home. Would you mind answering a quick question. How do you get that scripted writing on your blog? I use Live WRiter for posting, but the fonts are limited. Peggy from PA

  27. Your home is truly lovely, and it definitely appears Comfortable Traditional. I'm not much on the whole label thing, but I took one of the "Find Your Style" quizzes in a decor book that I have. The "experts" say my style is Comfortable Formal. Personally, I think our home is Comfortable Eclectic & that suits me just fine! Thanks for a wonderful tour.

  28. Very comfortable Lori. I love your home and your collections. Those tea cups are adorable. I am so glad you joined me today.

  29. Thanks for the tour! You have a beautiful home.


  30. You need to come to my house and spice it up. I need your artistic opinion. You do great work with your own home.



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