Am I the only one who loves Colonial Revival? Maybe it is because I grew up with it that it makes me feel at home. I also appreciate that it never went completely out of style from the turn of the century through the 70's. This means it is easier to find, I can mix decades, and keep the look fluid.
If you watch Mad Men you will recognize the Draper's home as Colonial Revival. Here is a quote that I liked from their set designer.
"Some viewers might be surprised that the Drapers "don't live in Eames-ville and wear Pucci clothes," Wells says. "But we are portraying a very realistic view of a time when we were not such a throwaway society, and buying furniture was a lifetime investment."
I love the contrast between the modern sleek office and comfy colonial home.
P.S. I tried so hard to get pics from sources other than blogs and then I just noticed I used the same ones as Atomic Ranch House! So even though I didn't get them there I feel I should give her credit for using them first.