The other day I was doing one of those deep cleanings in my bedroom....you know the kind where you don't clean so much but just start throwing stuff out cause it feels cluttered.
I have a basket that holds all of my old Cottage Living magazines. It is a big dust collector cause it's not like I root through there very often.
I grabbed them all up.... put them on my kitchen counter where they would later head to the recycling container.
My thoughts were "why do I need these....I can find everything online now plus they are outdated right?
Of course my ADD kicked in and I happened to see something on one of the covers that made me start looking through it.....and that was the end of my deep clean.
So much for that. Anyway here is my point.
I came upon a 2008 issue which included Chaffee Braithwate's small Atlanta home and thought.....dang it is still revenant today.
Ghost chair...check [you have to look hard for this but it's there].
I mean this could be published today.
Black and white kitchen with no upper cabinets...yep it's still happening in design land.
When I renovated my own kitchen 20 years ago I decided not to have any upper cabinets. I'm no design genius but it felt less "kitcheny" to me.
I also opted for white cabinets....and neutral backsplash. The granite is a whole other story but hellwillfreezeoverbeforethatgetschanged. Or so I have been told.
Do you remember seeing this bedroom? Brownish/gray color....with white? Color can always be added.
We have wicker and botanicals. Pretty classic.
These are my botanicals which hung in my LR for 10 years. Yes...something actually stayed that long. Call the design police.
I recently moved them last year to my guest room.
And in this bathroom....look to the paint color list to the right. How often have you seen a favorite room with BM Revere Pewter and BM Wickham Gray?
You probably are't going to believe this but I have 2 of the same sinks in my master bathroom which I picked out in 1993. This picture was taken about a year after we moved in.
I have updated a few things over the years....frameless shower door...
Added some antique mirror but I still love my sinks.
Believe me I love a good trend as much as the next person....but I am very careful when it comes to things that are expensive to change.
The good thing about classic decor is that it will save you in the long run.
Black, white, gray, wicker, seagrass, bell jar lighting, ticking fabric, slipcovers, blue and white, chrome, white subway tile, white cabinets, antique rugs, white curtains, black iron hardware....the list goes on.
If you don't have a lot of money like me....then go safe and add a few trends along the way to freshen up!
OK....need to wrap this up because we have an appointment with a financial planner. I would sooner have somebody pull all my nose hairs out one by one. You know that hurts and makes your eyes water like crazy.