Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hot design in a cool climate

Looking through Traditional Home: TRADhome online (launched last week) I found beautiful and wonderfully updated traditional interiors. Not all speak to me, but there were many I liked.

Particularly this home in Minneapolis got my attention. 
California transplants Dana And Steve Alpeter found brilliant ways to warm up the new shores they found themselves at and used vibrant hues to raise the temperatures.

The Alpeter home in Minneapolis

Lot's of California flair.

I love the floor in the indoor/outdoor sitting room.

Light filled rooms with great and unexpected color combinations.

A show stopping settee!

I love the two tone curtains and the use of these light fixtures. 
The gray sisal rug grounds the space beautifully!

The light green has been used as a back splash and throughout the house.
A great way to unify spaces.

The result:

A wonderful traditionally designed home, filled with
great fabrics, amazing colors, and comfortable furniture! I feel, the categories of home decorating are fluid and what once felt more like old school traditional home design has moved on to a new and livable style, geared towards young and vibrant traditionally based families with modern ideas about their homes.
The pages of Traditional Home reflect this!




  1. Hot colors! Love that settee-

  2. I am in love with the green in all of these designs. That off-sage, tangy sort of green? Don't know the name for it, but oh, how I love it!

  3. Really adorable designs of the stuff and furniture.I like most the great color combinations of the interiors.....
    I found some innovation from this blog to decor my home and garden area......
    i will follow this blog in future for gathering good knowledge about outdoor and indoor designs.
    Garden Furniture


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