A Little Twist on Southern Traditional

I have been sick for the last week.  Between the tissues, Nyquil, Advil sinus pills and coughing, sniffling, and sore throat, I have gone into hibernation.  It’s very rare, even when I’m sick to stay away from email, even for work but this has knocked me on my behind.  Today was the first day, I had the energy to pick up something to read.  I came across this article in Southern Living on designer Angie Hranowsky and a house she did in Charleston – I found it refreshing.  Southern interiors are not unusually my personal style.  I can appreciate them for the high quality furniture, textiles, etc., but it is usually a little more stiff for my personal taste.  What stood out for me in Angie’s design for a couple in Charleston is her traditional style with a little twist.

There is nothing like a porch.  I don’t understand people who have them and never sit on them.  I drink my coffee on mine, read books, or just want to enjoy the silence of the morning.   I love Southern porches especially this one with it’s high ceiling and oversized shutters with pillars.  Looks heavenly.  I could imagine growing old here. Porch

The living room below says classy and timeless with it’s formal look lightened up with interesting art which tied into the colors of the traditional carpet.  I love the quiet elegance of this room.  Formal without being over the top.

 Living Room

This was exciting for me to see a traditional table that you would normally see with matching chairs paired with Chinese Chippendale bamboo styled chairs.    Great use of color on the walls paired with abstract art breaks up the room that could normally feel stale.

 Dining Room

An unexpected embroidered suzani found on eBay adds art, texture, and a pop of color to the bed.


Well it’s time for a dose of Nyquil.  Hope you all have a great night.


goodniteirene.wordpress.com said...

oh sister do you have my number (unfortunately in more ways than one).
1st i'm feeling your pain. day four of the flu. giant middle finger to the goddess of fettle for not protecting us.
2nd: southern style, porches, etc. nothing gets me popping like a grand savannah style home. drippy moss trees, heavy scented magnolia in the air, ladies with paper fans. i'm such a sucker.
meet you out on the whicker with my coffee cup?

Karen said...

I saw this Southern Living feature and while I tend towards a more tailored look this home seems so fresh and young while not appearing funky. (hate that word and what it usually represents in decor!)

I agree with you on the subject of front porches, some of the homes in our neighborhood, that have been remodeled, have great front porches with large, comfortable chairs to enjoy the outdoors and a calm view of things.


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