My friends I have a few areas in my home that I have been making great progress on. Alas, the weather has NOT been cooperating. Overcast days do not make for good photography. Until then I wanted to share with you a sweet home in which the 96 year old owner has not changed the interior décor since 1965.
When I first saw the entryway of the home I was struck by how fresh it still looked. Seemingly if you switched out the console table for one with simpler lines this could feel like so many of the rooms we see on Pinterest today with their brightly stenciled walls.
In the living room it would seem that the homeowner painted her brick fireplace even before “Fixer Upper” Joanna Gaines was born. The furniture itself reminded me of several rooms that designer Windsor Smith has done in recent years. Ms. Smith often includes a touch of pink in her designs. Also, talk about a “Pop of Color”! Those cobalt blue pillows do the trick.
Classic white cabinets always win! I also love the pretty light fixture. It would seem that updating utilitarian lighting with a "bit of bling” is nothing new.
Now both the Fashionista and my purple loving sister in law think that this room is perfect “as is”. I like to imagine that with just three simple changes one could totally refresh the space. Add in white hotel bedding, update the gallery wall and place a pair of aqua lamps on the nightstands and this space would be well on its way to a “bright and fresh” design.
If nothing else I think what we can take away from this home is this:
Classic design is just that –classic. Trends come and go, so invest in timeless style.
If you buy good quality pieces that you really love, you will only cry once.
This home truly made me stop and reexamine what I was doing in my own home.