Traditional Living and Dining Rooms With Touch of Whimsy

Traditional decor gets an eclectic update in this eccentric living and dining room.

Photo By: Julie Dodson

Photo By: Julie Dodson

Photo By: Julie Dodson

Photo By: Julie Dodson

Photo By: Julie Dodson

Photo By: Julie Dodson

Photo By: Julie Dodson

Photo By: Julie Dodson

Photo By: Julie Dodson

New Traditional Living Room

In this beautiful living room, traditional sensibilities unite different elements for a balanced whole. A mix of graceful lines, bold accessories and exquisite furnishings brings out the underlying drama in the space.

Graceful Doors & Windows

The living room has an innate beauty thanks to well-appointed architectural details. French doors topped with elliptical windows usher in natural light and add a subtle elegance to the space.

Refined Symmetry in Living Room

The living room boasts facing sofas with identical coffee tables. A refined symmetry keeps the design looking polished and not ostentatious.

Tastefully Layered Sitting Room

Layers of color and pattern are the key to the sitting room's charm. The furniture draws color inspiration from the abstract art, while the bold pattern of the area rug offsets the painting's free-flowing brushstrokes.

Pattern Play in the Sitting Room

While the abstract painting has a flurry of activity, the grid-like pattern of the area rug is a stabilizing visual force in the room.

Warm Neutral Walls in Eclectic Sitting Room

In the daylight, the room's walls are aglow. Both warm and soft, the creamy wall color is a beautiful backdrop for the eclectic furnishings and abstract art.

Sophisticated Dining Room With Traditional Chandelier

Designer Julie Dodson's client desired a space for entertaining clients as well as guests. In the dining room, a beautiful blend of whimsical wallpaper, jet-black drapes and traditional wainscoting creates a formal environment for business or pleasure.

Exotic Charm in Dining Room

Behind the dining table, an arched alcove houses an exotically grained sideboard and a pair of cobalt lamps. The abstract painting juxtaposes the printed wallpaper for a refreshing twist.

Accessorize to Scale

The striking finishing touches in the dining room match the personality of the space. Above the fireplace, a gold sunburst mirror calls attention to the head of the table.