Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tradition ~ Not Forgotten

Russell Versaci said it so well when he paused and said, "Tradition has never been forgotten in the South ... because we revere our heritage as a living tradition rather than a dead end."
But in design we are forever evolving, we respect our history while embracing our open 21st century living. It's the contrast, the tweaking that turns something expected into a wonderful surprise.

We take the classics of yesterday and combine them with the contemporary of today, making the dance a lot more interesting . I like to think of these as "New Classics ~ New Traditional."


Can anyone tell me who's Traditional Interiors we are enjoying today? She is a fellow Tennessean ... aka RMS fatirenedecorates, (which was hilarious when you know what a classic beauty she is. ) aka gollum http://www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ Best selling author http://www.michaelleewest.com/content/index.asp Yes, it is my friend Michael Lee West.



13 comments:

  1. Well,I'll be.These,I guess are just angles we've never seen...Ann

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  2. I can tell the lovely home belongs to Gollum before you even revealed the answer. I have always loved and enjoyed her home...Christine

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  3. I suspected it was Michael's as I recognized the vignette arrangement in front of the window. (Do I get a prize?)

    Her home is so beautiful, and I agree that it a prime of example of 'new classic and new traditional'. -Brenda-

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  4. Vicky...girl you always do the best post..where do you find all these lovely pictures girl?? thanks for coming by and seeing little old me!! hope you have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  5. Linda/ "Mom..."March 3, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    ***** What a treat to enjoy some "eye-candy-pics" of the design talents of Michael~~~ She's also as lovely as her spaces, & has a divine, dry-witted sense of humor & unique personality, too! Thanks for the fun, Vicky-girl!!! Warmly, Linda *****

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  6. only words for these pictures, absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
    hugs
    janet

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  7. Well I recognized that livingroom in a red hot sedcond! Lol! Always one of my favorites from the first time I saw it! Thanks for sharing it again V. Vanna

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  8. You have a very nice blog =love all the beautiful photos!
    Carolyn

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  9. Hey girl...she sure does have one beauty of a home....always loved it! Hope you are having a great week Vicky

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  10. I've always loved her home. I covet her western painting in the first pic! The way the light flows across the room is beautiful! L~

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  11. Vicky, this is such a thoughtful, well written article. You were so sweet to do this. I deeply appreciate it. What is so amazing is how friendships have flourished over the past year. What a wonderful blessing to have you in my life.

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  12. Thanks for the nice comments; I appreciate them so very much!
    I hope you're taking Before and After shots of your daughter's kitchen, and I look forward to that post from you! (Is she remodeling or building, or???) See ya soon, -susan

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