Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Colorful and Traditional Southern Home

Thanks to Pinterest, I stumbled upon an old Traditional Home feature that caught my eye. Located in Richmond, Virginia, this home is loaded with chintz, buffalo check, toile, cheerful color, blue and white, and traditional southern charm. It is the style that first made me fall in love with interior design years ago, and it is the style I have recently re-embraced. With all of the chaos and ugliness in the world today, there is something so soothing and comforting about pretty, traditional design, and this beautiful home is like chicken soup for the soul!

A cheerful bright yellow floral and bird pattern sets the tone in the entry hall.

The homeowners enjoy entertaining, and their spacious dining room is often comfortably filled with friends and family, including six grandchildren.

Beautiful chintz draperies and a trellis-print rug grace the living room. 

The walls in the breakfast room are covered in blue and white toile. Buffalo plaid frames the windows, and a painted yellow corner cabinet displays a collection of blue and white ceramics.

Hand painted tile adds a pop of color to the all-white kitchen.

Buffalo plaid, toile, and chintz create a lively game room. 

The pale green master bedroom provides a serene refuge, and floral drapes add a romantic touch. 

No detail is overlooked.

Green and white sheers hang from an arched window in the master bath.

An inviting green and white guest room.

Cowtan & Tout toile wallpaper covers the guest room, providing a complementary backdrop to tufted slipper chairs upholstered in plaid from Scalamandré and a table skirt from Brunschwig & Fils.

This classic home is warm and inviting and so timelessly traditional. Do you love it as much as I do? To read the entire feature, please visit Traditional Home.

Architectural design by J. Charles Burton, interior design by Anne Page, and photography by Gordon Beall.


  1. OMG Andrea! It's GORGEOUS!!! Now that's what a house should be. I wouldn't change one single thing. This also makes me sad, because Traditional Home used to be filled with articles about houses like this. Now it's all modern, bland cookie cutter houses. Meh. Anyway, you made my day (again) with this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is my kind of home. Love all the detail. Echo the comment regarding Traditional Home and Veranda is lovely get really going to the 1% , still enjoying both but they have changed. I have enjoyed so many of your blogs, even though I do not comment on every one. I saved some to my decorating 'folder' Enjoy the rest of your day

  3. I totally agree with your first two commenters. This type of design is timeless. Both the magazines mentioned have become a huge disappointment.

  4. Love this house! I agree about Trad Home. I used to save every issue for ideas but now I usually throw them away the same day they arrive.

  5. This is how I decorated 15-20 years ago...and it appears to be timeless as well as still relevant today!

  6. I agree with Cynthia Lambert, it is just such a beautiful house and I wish we would see more like this one.


Thank you for your lovely comments. They absolutely make my day!

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