The world is mine oyster

When it comes to interior design at Traditions Home, the possibilities are as endless as the drops of rain that fall upon the ocean, as the golden rays of sun that warm our hearts in Summer.

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Lake Skaneateles, New York

Pardon the hyperbole.
We are freed from the old-fashioned Victorian constraint and presented with an endless possibility of form and design – Mission, Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Traditional, Contemporary, Cape Cod, Prairie Home, Southern Traditional, Vintage, Rustic, Colonial, Shaker, and on and on and on. Why, I haven’t even begun to list the historical periods from Federalist to Chippendale and Sheraton stretching back to Jacobean.

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The traditional Piedmont sideboard

In Richard II, William Shakespeare has the Duke of York report, “… fashions of proud Italy, whose manners still our tardy apish nation limps after in base imitation.”In the play a Tudor topples an tyrant, King Richard.

Slavish devotion is in the past. For, “the world is mine oyster which with sword I will open,” Pistol retorts to Falstaff in the Merry Wives of Windsor, “A most pleasant and excellent conceited comedy.”

How do we choose?
We do.
And if you would like to discuss Shakespeare, his plays, or the many interior design styles, come by for a free consultation at Traditions Home in Wichita and Overland Park.

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An extraordinary dinner

Is your dining experienced ordinary or extraordinary?

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Stickley Modern Cherry double pedestal table (91-2053-2lvs)

 
The family gathers round the dinner table at meal time. I talk about a bad day at the office, mother does too, Billy says he forgot his homework and got in a fight, and Susy heard her best friend was talking about her at school.

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Stickley Modern boat-shaped table

Drama, that is what dining is, a Freudian session where we work out the day’s dilemmas and find common ground. Get it out, talk it over, and somehow things don’t seem as bad as they once did. And the weekend is always a day or two away. Let’s talk instead about Leonardo DiCaprio getting best actor when the bear was the better actor. Two and a half minutes of the bear doing all the mauling and Leonardo looking like a rag doll and saying “Argh” and “Arrr.” Who said the Oscars were fair?

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Stickley Modern oval table

There is nothing ordinary about a Stickley modern dining table. Begin with the fact that it is made of beautiful black cherry that comes from a North American forest. Consider that Stickley’s environmentally conscious philosophy creates more cherry trees for future generations than the past. Take the style of the double pedestal cherry table with silkscreen accents that spans an impressive 74 inches and extends to 106 inches.
“Extraordinary,” you say, and I say, “Doubly so,” since this double pedestal table has a hand-rubbed finish and comes in a choice of finishes from natural cherry to dark.

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Like the movies, no forests are hurt

 

Think it over and you will come to the same conclusion. Stickley makes the very best dining room tables in America. Stickley’s Modern Collection includes not only the stunningly beautiful double pedestal table, but also an oval style, a rectangular table, and a boat-shaped dining table.
Stickley – something to talk about, Stickley – always extraordinary.