Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Traditional Tuscan Asian

Tradition, Tuscan, Asian?  Yup, that's what I would call it!  My Mom and I couldn't be more alike in many ways, so it's amazing how different our personal decorating styles are.  I am a lover of all sorts of interiors, which is why I chose the profession.  I choose to surround myself in my home with vintage, worn, and casual things whereas my mom likes a more classic feel.

When my Mom and step-dad were building their new house, I was in college for interior design and working at a local high end furniture store.  They came to me to help furnish a few rooms.  My mom is perfectly capable of decorating her own home(I got my creative side from her) yet she usually asks for my input and we end up doing the decorating together.  While I was there todayI snapped a few pictures to share with you.  We also recently went to Home Goods, a.k.a. the best place on earth, for a few decorative accessories.

All of the furniture and the rug in this room came from the furniture store I worked at, the mirror from here, and most accessories were from Home Goods and things she already owned.  Window treatments made by yours truly.

My favorite part of this room is the amazing tray coffee table.  The 2 trays on the top are removable for entertaining.

This table in the entry is one of my all-time favorites.  It fits in gorgeously with the curved staircase.  The decorative items on top are a mix of high and low end that work well together.  The floral arrangement comes from NDI with a hefty price tag but can be a great investment because quality faux arrangements will last a very long time.  The other accessories are from Home Goods and can be easily moved around and changed out as needed.

These 3 rooms I am sharing are in the front of the house which are a bit more formal, but you can sort of see through the left and right towards the back of the house are the more casual family room and morning room/kitchen.

Window treatments again made by me.  I also recovered all the chair cushions and my aunt(who taught me to sew) upholstered the armchairs on the ends of the tables.  Silk rug from a rug store in San Francisco, and dining set from another local furniture store.

This last room clearly is the dining room which is where out of the three spaces most of the asian comes in.  It's hard to see in these photos but all of the art on the walls are gorgeous asian watercolors and prints.  The fabric on the window panels is a beautiful asian bird print but the linen and style of the treatment gives it more of a traditional feel.  We are a large family of 6 plus spouses so the spacious dining room is nice for holidays and Sunday dinners. 

So there you have it!  I thought it might be nice to share a bit more versatility from me for those of you who enjoy a more traditional style :)  I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my mom's house!