When I started blogging I wanted to make sure everyone knew how cool and 'down with the hipness' I was so I put 'modern' in my name. See above. You may have to tilt your head... I did it because I'm a 'modern'
girlchild woman/madame, enjoy the kind of 'modern' that usually follows the words 'mid-century' and wanted to be on the cutting edge of vagina jokes with my 'modern' comedy.
Well, I think we can agree those are all true. But I have realized over at my part-time job pinning things on Pinterest and zhushing up the olde ModSauce Ranch that I might be a bit more traditional than I realized.
|via Little Green Notebook|
|via Inspired Design|
In related news (not related to donuts - although I MOTHERFUCKIN WISH! - related to traditional interiors...), I finally hung some curtains back up this past weekend after taking them to the dry cleaners. Three months ago... And I realized "hot damn, I love curtains!" And truly modern people aren't supposed to like curtains I think.
I like them not only because I won't be forced to put on pants when I go into the dining room anymore (that really ruined my Sundays) but also because they frame a window and are just plain pretty. Also, the weather can be a real dick. Thermal shades really ain't cutting it here in the bible belt where Jesus's watchful gaze burns with the intensity of a thousand suns.
|Thank you, Instagram, for making my dining room seem cooler.|
Some ranchers don't need curtains but mine really does. It's the kind of house that is modern in thought but has crown molding. Perhaps it has a small personality disorder as well....
|Nuevo Estilo via Full House|
Also nice curtains in here. And table. And appropriate number of decorative accessories to make this "traditional."
You know what other traditional-esque things I like?
|Brooke Shield's apartment in AD via Coco Cozy|
|via Apartment Therapy|
It's also virtually impossible to find a nice bergere - let alone a pair - at my local junk stores. So weird, right?! That's another reason I like them - they belong in pairs because they are friends with each other. Who doesn't like friends? If you buy only one it's like adopting one sibling out of a family and WHAT KIND OF HEARTLESS MONSTER DOES THAT????!?!?!?!
|I think I've blogged this before but I don't care. But I forgot where it came from... source?|
Look at those curtains AND settee!! Sex on a stick. In front of a window. But they can do that BECAUSE OF THE CURTAINS!!
|from Bijou and Boheme|
|Rue mag. I think...|
|I don't have the source for this either... ??|
|source? I'm sucking at blogging today, y'all. Sorry.|
But I will admit to loving bedskirts. Ruffled, pleated, tailored or any combination of those things are good for me. I like tall beds (I prefer standing to get out of bed not rolling onto the floor first like a drunk hobo waking from a platform bed) and super tall bedskirts are necessary for hiding my junk. They also hide the fact that Charlemagne has destroyed the lining to the box springs while playing hide and seek. DESTROYED.
Hello, architectural moldings on the wall. I love you too. I'll stand on a bergere and make out with you. The bedskirt can watch as long as there's no puddling involved.
But I think I prefer my traditional with a little edge. There's still grasscloth on the walls (not at my house - I'm still recovering from removing the old wallpaper from 3 years ago) but there's a fur rug on the floor with some brass legs on that table and that's pretty damn nice. Maybe even a whimsical headboard if I'm feeling drunk one day.
|Gubi catalog via Solid Frog|
|Jackie Astier via Design Crisis|
Or 'traditional with an edge' kinda like when Traditional Home magazine interviews RADICAL people in the back of their magazine as to why they're traditional with their insane wingback chairs in their LOFTS for chrissake!! Can you stand it???!?!??! Remember when they interviewed Jesse James and he explained he's traditional because he fucks anti-Semites on button-tufted camel back sofas?
I could have sworn that was what he said... I want less edgy than that.
And maybe less edgy than this:
Zoinks! Just some light Japanese bondage with your antique chair. No big thang. But I would buy a dozen if they were bergeres, of course. Another reason they come in pairs is because they're doing kinky things with each other all the time. DUH.
|awesomeness by Kennedy James via Design Milk|
BUT NO DONKEYS ALLOWED!!!
They're a pain in the ass to clean up after.
(Apparently I'm on the cutting edge of vagina jokes AND donkey puns!)