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Talk About Tradition!

Updated: Jun 20, 2019

Happy Friday!


This week we’re going to be taking a quick look at Virginia’s Style Quiz results and getting pretty in-depth, so bear with me! Virginia is my amazing lady boss and the founder of the Southern Institute of Faux Finishing as well as Spruce. Decorative painting and faux finishing have been her specialties for years! Here she is, pictured in the SIFF studio with Jolie Home’s Scott and Lisa Rickert.




Last week, I learned that my go-to interior style is Modern, which consists of a lot of neutrals and white, as well as pops of bright colors. I had Virginia take the quiz this week, and her result was: “Traditional.”


Traditional style incorporates the best of classic design with European style. With inspiration from 18th- and 19th-century French and Swedish interior design, you'll find this interior style in both Parisian apartments and provincial homes. Lightly distressed finishes and lots of colored Jolie Finishing Wax create a sense of patina in this old world style.


In other words, Virginia loves an antique but polished look. Her whole life centers around breathing nuance into older pieces by adding embellishments or new finishes. The Style Quiz really could not have been more right about her!


Here's the style inspo Virginia received:


Use Slate and Uptown Ecru to achieve this look.




Pure White and Gold Gilding Wax to achieve this look.