A Feminine & Formal Sitting Room - The Answer

A Feminine & Formal Sitting Room - The Answer

Janel Laban
Aug 19, 2010

Well, if there is one thing I learned from yesterdays Guess the Decade post, it is that some of you have very stylish relatives with similarly designed rooms to our subject space. Comments to that effect popped up a few times - go grandmas and MILs! But, to the matter at hand …

… just when is it from?

We choose this room because it is done in such a classic style - the individual pieces are ones that are design perennials - klismos chairs, a velvet ottoman, a silk upholstered sofa and ceramic garden stools. The items themselves don't point to any specific decade because they are ones that could and do show up in well decorated rooms in every decade.

The other thing I learned (well, actually already knew) is that y'all are hard to stump.

Because in this case, the majority of you (78 votes) were correct - it is a current design. It is a room done by Julio Quinones, one of many beautiful examples of his work that you can view on the website for his Dallas-based firm. The 90s got the next highest amount of votes (58), followed closely by the 80s (51). The 40s through 60s got less than 20 votes each, putting them well out of the running.

Some interesting comments from the original post:

It looks to me like it could be any time from the 1940's to now, so I guess that makes it "classic design" in my book! - eiw

the peachy colored drum looking stools tell me it would be 40s, possibly 50s. the klismos chairs have been brought out through various decades, so I don't think that's a good judge of decade. the art is very tasteful though...so really, it seems that the whole room is an amalgam of various decades. interested to see the result! - aprilheartsaaron

this is very now -- this room could be in an issue of elle decor this year - duckumu

The floral arrangement on the coffee table is very 2000s also... - kellylj

The variety of influences, ceramic garden stools, and floral arrangement all seem now to me. - ereuyi

The art, the bolder than the 50's-70's green in the library and the particular style of the brass coffee table say now to me. - dn

Thanks to everyone for playing along!


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    Image: Julio Quinones

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