January 7, 2013

New Traditional Sitting Area

I'm baaaaaaaack!
So I sat for over an hour at the computer last night at a loss.  I thought after such a long break from blogging that it needed to be epic and that paralyzed me. And then I decided y'all didn't care if it was awesome you just wanted something to look at for three minutes.  So here we are.

And I'm obsessed over this room.
Over the past year my style has been evolving into something very traditional.  There is just something so lovely about a collected space full of sturdy and classic pieces.  This space looks like a small sitting area at the top of the stairs.  Genius use of an otherwise awkward space.  I could picture myself cozied up on that settee drinking coffee and blogging or reading a magazine with a glass of wine.  Warm wood tones, gold fixtures, seagrass rug, tufted chairs, stacks of coffee table books, and buffalo check.  It's got all my current favorite elements.
Here's my version.  Do y'all like this uber-traditional look or is it too "mom's house" for you?


 shop the room

29 comments:

  1. I love that mirror!!! I would like the table better if it had a little more modernization. Maybe a base made of some sort of metal?!

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  2. While it's pretty it's def too mom house for me. But I know you're not surprised by that :) I do like the buffalo check.

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  3. I love this look! Very chic, comfortable and welcoming. Especially loving the buffalo check pillows-bookmarked those for my white linen chairs!

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  4. You know, I've been finding myself leaning to the traditional side lately too. Never too traditional though, but I do love some here and there! Those buffalo check pillows are so good it's scary! :)

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  5. I love that space too!! the couch is so cute, and so neutral!! Welcome back to blog land!

    Xo-L
    brunchwithlaura.blogspot.com
    (Formerly Simply Lowcountry)

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  6. Julia, I love it. Yes, the pieces are classic but it still feels fresh and youthful. Looking forward to seeing how you bring it to life. Happy New Year!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh, I'm happy to see you mix in a little traditional, but I do hope the old, funky, paint-her-own-artwork Julia won't totally fall to the wayside! We need a little funk in our lives!!!!

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  8. Oh la la - loving that room. Dig the mirror!!

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  9. Welcome back! I love the space too. Cheers!

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  10. Wow, you surprised me. I love the look, it's just not what I would have guessed for you. Fun...change is always good.

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  11. My style changes so much but I think it's great to have some classic pieces because I'd never get tired of them. I really love the idea of mixing super classic things like that mirror or the pillows with more modern pieces. BTW I'm dying over the pillows. Great board lady! xo

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  12. I just saw that spool chair at Marshalls yesterday, swear! If they had had 2, I would have bought them! And wow, I didn't even realize LNY existed anymore? Is it only online? Ours all closed in Atl.

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  13. wow love the use of that space! I love a traditional look as well

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  14. glad you're back. :) would love for you to see my take on the emerald trend. visit me sometime. Happy New Year + happy blogging!

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  15. Couldn't of said it better myself- we just want something pretty to look at, sometimes. ;)

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com
    p.s. I'm hosting an amazing ShopSeptember giveaway- if I do say so myself!

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  16. I love it! Traditional with a twist is my style. Perfect use of that space. Yes, I'd love to grab coffee when you are in Nasville to see ES.

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  17. if it's "moms house" then my taste is definitely moms house! i love it!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm 50-50 right now. I do like some aspects but it needs a few more rando's to make it more eclectic.

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  19. I LOVE it...not too Mom for me. I want my house to be comfortable and as you said with a collected look. I do not want the stopped at one shop and bought it all at once. I want it took like it took some time to achieve the look and that every piece was thought about.... handed down family heirloom, great consignment shop find or special purchase.

    It's classic and timeless!

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  20. I love it! My style is very traditional also. I need those sconces in my life!!

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  21. Always find your blog fun to read, however you've lately been starting your sentences with 'so'. Please stop, this drives me nuts.

    Thanks!

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  22. LOVE buffalo check and the mirror...not too "mom's house for me" although I probably would spice it up a bit with some funky pillows thrown in and some random pops of color!

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  23. welcome back! isn't that funny! i've taken a bit of a holiday break myself and I'm experiencing a bit of 'writer's block' too...i feel like I need some "EPIC" post to get back into the game when it really just needs to be a post gosh darn it! Anyway, I love this little sitting cove. So cozy and I'd sit up here and read or blog (or more realistically chase my little ones around and pick up their toys) any day of the week! love it!

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  24. PS, you can start your sentences with "so" all you want. Just sayin.

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  25. Classic pieces....I love it! refresh up with fun pillows or bold art, if it needs a "pick me up" but timeless

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  26. I say nothing wrong with a little traditional "look in your nook" ...nice and calm. This is very inviting!! xo

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  27. Sooo...I'm obsessed with it. You always circle back around to tradition...and I love that! I also love when you add your fun finds and new trends as well. Because that's you. Traditional, splashed with trend, covered in fabulous.

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  28. I love it. And I'm pretty sure you are, in fact, a mom.

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  29. Oh, that Unknown was me -- a tumblr interloper. (www.theviewfromvarnum.tumblr.com)

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