Why? Because to me the magazine exudes a cozy, homey, warmth. The magazine just invites you into it's homes and makes you feel like you belong there, having coffee or being served dinner. It is a great escape from reality. One can visit the magazine and believe one could achieve a home just as beautiful.
Joni Webb just did a post on her Cote de Texas blog site about rooms that were decorated in such a classical way that they are timeless. A good example is a home in Chicago, featured in the May 1999 issue of Traditional Homes magazine.
The furniture in the home was done in muted colors with a jewel box effect.
I just feel like I could plop down in the over stuffed settee and sip that cup of java. This home displays people's collections of all kinds. That is what makes it a real home and not just something that is staged!
That fireplace would go hand in hand with that java.
I cannot get enough of the orange/apricot color.
Imagine having your kitchen run the length of the back of your home. And at one end there is a sitting area surrounding a beautiful antique desk.
I like the open kitchen concept, white cabinetry and the skirted round table.
The dining room table is also round. The floor is limestone with terra cota inlaid marble. The drapes are hung opera style to allow light to come in through the transom and French doors.
|The guest bedroom has great built-in bookcases.|
So I ask you, doesn't Traditional Home magazine show off beautiful, inviting homes?