I was having lunch with a good friend the other day and the topic of design came up. She has connections to one of the top home builders in the country and has great taste! She said she noticed that the price of antiques seem to be dropping, and if I felt the same trend. She also wondered if my younger clients were as interested in antiques as we are and as we were back in our younger days! I had to admit that most of the younger clients these days are internet obsessed and leaning towards trendy decor. "It does make me worry for the future of good design", she said. I had to agree!
As more rooms are being done via the internet and through popular interior stores we are finding that peoples homes are starting to resemble one another's. What happened to good old design balance? I find that trendy is fine in small doses or in paint color, but a whole room done in just new furniture just doesn't do it for me. How does one entice the younger generation to want and appreciate antiques again? Maybe its just a matter of simple balance! Also the yearning to have a space that really reflects your personality and that of your family's. SO, don't be afraid to scour your local antique store or thrift store. Hit some estate sales! If you find something you love don't worry about what your friend may think just buy it! You will be surprised how a few interesting old pieces in a cool new room can give you balance!
Credits: House Beautiful, Blissfully domestic, Dadka,CocoKelley,