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Traditional Home Magazine

I’m wrapping up another piece for the Boston Globe today, this time I’m showing some pendants and chandeliers. One that I’m including is the stunning Coral Pendant from Design Within Reach. I found this fantastic image on a blog called As I See It — the blogger makes a good point about this particular light because it really is hard to imagine it in an actual space outside of the DWR showroom. Seeing it here in this living room over at Traditional Home magazine really shows off just how lovely it is in a ‘real’ home.

In addition to that beautiful image, Traditional Home has a very inspiring website filled with large, full-color photographs. I’m not exactly a traditional girl when it comes to decorating, I appreciate these rooms and find many of them to have elements that I love. I can’t help feeling a little left out when I look at these rooms though, I don’t ever see myself living such a luxurious lifestyle but it is fun to peek in on those who do. Here are some of my favorite rooms for a little Friday inspiration. :)

And don’t forget to check out Marcia Cross’ chocolate and aqua velvet trailer on the set of Desperate Housewives at Universal Studios. A very swanky trailer!

(images from traditional home magazine and dwr)

Posted by decor8 in inspiration, lighting on June 27, 2008

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  1. Janet commented
    June 27th, 2008 at 4:20pm

    OH!!
    The living room with the striped ottoman. Bee U Tee ful!

    I love the mix of patterns and the bright colors. MMMMMMM!

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  2. Ashley commented
    June 27th, 2008 at 4:41pm

    I love the bright pink and green palette. It’s one of my favorites and I use it all the time in my designs. It’s so energetic and happy.

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  3. Kristan commented
    June 27th, 2008 at 5:45pm

    Omg, I’m loving the contemporary/design-y twist on the “traditional home”!

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  4. shayoa commented
    June 27th, 2008 at 6:07pm

    Love the outdoor “tent” looking porch room, with the lanterns and the fabric and that thing the doggie is laying in front of. I need that room!

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  5. Tracey commented
    June 27th, 2008 at 6:19pm

    I always find elements that I can use in Traditional Home, even though I am much more eclectic in my tastes. Sometimes one traditional item looks just as funky in a non traditional room, as a modern piece would. Thanks for the view!

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  6. vertigo commented
    June 27th, 2008 at 6:40pm

    i especially love how the pendant light is hung so close to ceiling.

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  7. Christine commented
    June 27th, 2008 at 6:48pm

    Wow…love the picture of the child’s playroom with that amazing light. My playrooms never looked a thing like that growing up!

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  8. kirstenrana commented
    June 27th, 2008 at 7:59pm

    I agree – sometimes there is a Traditional Home issue that has alot of good ideas and eye candy in it. Haven’t used it much in my work, though – it’s a bit too swank for most of my clients!

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  9. TOTART by MaritereCR commented
    June 28th, 2008 at 5:32am

    I need to say, you posted some beautiful pictures from Traditional Home. I agree with you when you say you do not consider yourself a traditional girl when it comes to decorating; I am much more contemporary/eclectic, however I found the colorful living room, the fun playroom, and the Ikat tablecloth beautiful! And yes, the coral pendant IS amazing, especially when it is turned on! Will have to save for one!
    Maritere CR

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  10. Holly commented
    June 28th, 2008 at 10:27pm

    How fun to discover this mention, thanks! It is amazing what the room does for the light, isn’t it?

    Love your name, it is the best!

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  11. Jenni commented
    June 29th, 2008 at 2:50pm

    Traditional Home is thinking a little out of the box these days. Those pink dining chairs are fabulous. Hmmmmm…I wonder if my sweet husband would sit in one? Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Anonymous commented
    June 29th, 2008 at 5:39pm

    Lighting really adds a finishing touch, and dresses up any room. We recently purchased a chandelier for our playroom, and it made a huge difference. Got a great deal too off of Table Five Designs, 15 percent off and free shipping using coupon code lighting08 We purchased the Chloe Sphere, it’s beautiful http://tablefivedesigns.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=1&sort=&filter_id=87

    Olivia

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  13. Jamie Pflughoeft commented
    June 30th, 2008 at 10:28am

    Oh wow! Those first 4 photos describe my style/tastes to a tee! I never ever would have considered my tastes to be traditional but if that’s what traditional looks like these days then fine by me! Thanks for sharing this. I may just have to subscribe. :-)

    Jamie ‘Cowbelly’
    Pet Photographer/wannabee interior designer

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  14. Maryam in Marrakesh commented
    June 30th, 2008 at 8:57pm

    These photos are fabulously inspiring (and not what comes to my mind when I think of traditional home)

    PS The Boston Globe?! Holy moly. That makes this Boston-turned-Marrakech girl very happy:)

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  15. projectecoart commented
    July 1st, 2008 at 10:48pm

    Love this! Thanks for the great pics. Beautiful and colorful!

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  16. design chick commented
    July 2nd, 2008 at 1:50pm

    I love that first light. I think it would be perfect in a modern entryway.

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