A little humour for Friday. This blog post, though from earlier this year, presents trends that are so dated it seems like a post from another time. Of course in my mind there are a few trends that I’d keep.
- The illustration of the pastel bathroom is alas one I like. A two toned pastel time capsule of the 50’s I believe should be preserved and worked around.
- Wicker furniture – those seem nice.
- The cat statue isn’t a design statement but a luck talisman originating in Asia
- Bird baths – well ornate bird baths may be out but I’m sure there must be some that are acceptable.
When interior decorator Ally Doman decided to settle down with her partner Evan in Queens they decided to make the flat their own. Great space!
This home features wallpaper and bold colours. Quite nice! Quite bold!
Only do so if you plan on making it home for a long period of time as the personal choices would not present themselves well to prospective buyers. Most/many/some buyers cannot see beyond a colour. I remember showing houses to a buyer and a room was green: “I like the house but the family room is green”. “It’s just paint can easily be changed”.
I’ve posted about feng shui before. I appreciate it’s principles, though I’m not very familiar with it all. And alas I sometimes find that what would be nice to follow but not possible. Here they state the bed should face the door, but not directly. If you have the choice then do so, but in some condos I’ve seen there really can only be one place for the bed. Hope it’s a good one! Haven’t I also read about north, south, east, and west placements according to your birth month. What happens when you are two with different months?
Another principle is the placement of mirrors vis-a-vis the front door. This one I have been concerned with. I was concerned about that as I have a powder room vanity mirror facing the front door – at first I’d keep the door closed but then did some research and found if it’s beyond a certain distance all is good.
ApartmentTherapy has put together a post on the meaning of front door colours.
Living Room from Realtor.ca proposes trends to watch in 2023. You know how I feel about trends, I tend to mostly avoid them, but hopefully not to the point of finding myself living in a time capsule. Amusing that in this post the pic for art deco seems more french provincial to me. Any other errors?
- Moody jewel tones
- Mixed wood tones
- Luxurious fabrics
- Bold statement stone
- Art deco
- Functionally designed mudrooms
- Intentional rooms and spaces
As you know I’m not a huge fan of trends. But one must have a certain sense of what is in and what is out otherwise one can find oneself in a timecapsule. Some good ideas here. Some house decor, some house design. Be careful when making house design decisions that are expensive and quickly dated. Plus of course some improvements dont increase the value of your home as much as you may think. Contact the Molly & Claude Team with any questions.
Last week I posted about cluttercore. Today I post about clustering. Clustering is an essential element of cluttercore. Now go display your collection. If you havent got a collection to display you’ve got work to do. BUT, here’s to me an important aspect: make it look collected not decorated. In order for it to look collected you really do need to find your passion and start acquiring items you love, sometimes it can take a moment. Perhaps this is a good moment for: it’s about the journey not the destination.