Traditional Home

Spring 2022

Traditional Home magazine offers readers expert advice in decorating, furnishings, antiques, tabletop and gardens. Also find tours of exquisite homes, renovation ideas and collecting in each issue of Traditional Home magazine.

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from the editor

When winter days start to wear a bit heavy on the soul, it’s time to turn toward the promise of spring. The season of renewal awaits with bright days and even brighter possibilities—for ourselves and our homes. A sunny outlook threads throughout this issue. In “French Twist,” page 34, designers Eleanor Cummings and Megan Phillips took chic elements of Parisian style and translated them into a light, bright, sophisticated home that works for a young Houston family. This isn’t Louis XV’s French style. “Had we really stuck with the true French style, the interiors would have told a different story,” Phillips says. “Furniture would have been much darker and fabrics would have been heavier. We went for an American in Paris theme instead of one that took French style literally.” The…

4 min
movers & makers

WINDOW TO THE WORLD Wovn Home founder Davina Ogilvie’s global travels and childhood spent in Thailand triggered a passion for textiles. That passion inspired her to launch a custom window treatment and pillow company in North Carolina, where she fabricates Belgian-sourced textiles—exclusive to her collection—into goods that enhance sophisticated interiors. ART GOES SOFT Junior Sandler for Lo Home “A home without artwork is like wearing a cocktail dress without jewelry,” Junior Sandler says. The Florida-based artist brings a touch of spring to her canvases, delicately brushing on the daintiest flowers in bright and happy hues informed by her Palm Beach surroundings. Now her fresh designs are available on custom-printed fabric. In pretty pink, green, and blue, the fabric, used for pillow coverings or window panels, weaves seasonal color and hints of femininity into…

1 min
sunny delight

Sometimes inspiration calls from an exotic, far-flung locale—Marrakech, the Mediterranean, Mexico. Sometimes it speaks from your own backyard. That was the case in this Florida bedroom, a getaway that Chicago-based designer Summer Thornton created for homeowners who wanted to give their interiors the same sunny vibe as their outdoor surroundings. “Our palette for this project really began with all things citrus,” says Thornton, who included the space in her new book, Wonderland: Adventures in Decorating. “You can see that translated very directly in the Gracie wallpaper.” Underneath a soaring white-painted ceiling, Thornton wrapped walls in a scenic lemon-grove panorama that captures the mood of a tropical paradise. Then she plucked the yellow hue from the wallpaper’s juicy accents to splash on bright and bold cashmere draperies. Expanding on the delectable theme, Thornton brought in…

2 min
bring it on!

a certain lightness is supposed to accompany the arrival of spring: thinner jackets, delicate flowers, and sunlight that not only delights with its brightness, but also warms the air that gently wafts through newly opened windows and doors. This year’s design introductions show appreciation for the idea of lightening up for the season and still take a strong approach to style. Bold florals, animal prints, and curvy furniture forms prove that a not-so-light hand can achieve beauty. Using colorful patterns, especially delicate floral ones, during spring is certainly nothing new, but packing them into interiors for a layered look is a daring pivot from the neutral solid tones that elegantly swathed rooms of recent years. Set aside the pastels this year. Go bold, be confident, and know that pattern-on-pattern interiors will yield…

3 min
bright outlook

the frigid air, bare trees, and short days of winter have all the woeful makings of a sad country song. That’s why Nashville-based interior designer Roger Higgins can’t wait to hit the stop button on that tune and play something that proclaims the arrival of spring, its cheerful future, and its beauty. In Roger’s world, the joyful spirit of spring performs with more than lyrics on paper that align with a melody and pull on the heartstrings. His version of creativity puts color and pattern on display for a visual production featuring welcoming interiors that rival a field of budding tulips. For this gathering, Roger turned a wood-paneled dining room that he designed into a glorious environment to enjoy dinner and meaningful conversation with friends. “I WANT TO ENCOURAGE A NEW SEASON OF…

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organic elegance

the perfect melding of ingredients yields the most tantalizing creations in the kitchen, whether it be from the oven, the cooktop, or the room itself. “This kitchen is the hub of a Birmingham couple’s home, open to the living and dining areas,” designer Sean Anderson says. “A lot of gatherings happen here. I wanted it to be something special.” To find the perfect recipe, Anderson looked to the people who live here. “The husband is very outdoorsy while the wife likes a light and bright look,” he says. “I wanted to marry those two styles and visions into a kitchen and living area where they both feel at home.” Step one was to usher inside the same Alabama stone and wood used on the home’s exterior. “It’s true to the clients and who…