Refreshing without Renovation

How do we keep our individual style fresh and current without wanting a complete overhaul each time someone posts the new design or decor fabulousness to our favorite design board?  

Commitment…with flexibility.  Keep a consistent and classic middle line for the investment pieces.  The sofa in your living room, the bed in your master, the reading chair for Sunday morning.  These are the pieces that lend to simple, stylistic changes like new bedding, accent pillows and throws.  Easy changes, even seasonally as some of my clients prefer.

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Personality…but always personal.  The console you found at an alley consignment store, a set of Audubon books from your neighbors tag sale, a charcoal sketch of a loved one.  The items collected over time that make your home, well, simply put, yours.  These are invaluable and not necessarily high ticket items.  They are the pieces that play on your senses, they make you smile, remember, and feel like only that special item can.

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Living…without missing.  Keeping what really matters in check.  Our home is our nest, but it’s what comes in and out visiting this nest that matters most.  Children, family, friends – whomever you find flying through, it’s the memories that matter most.  There will inevitably be water marks, wine stains, and missing dishes to your once complete dinnerware set.  But, this is where life happens, try not to get so caught up in the perfection of the design that you miss out on the memories while they’re happening. 

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The random cut glass cordial turned dessert dish could become one your child’s most special memories to a cherished holiday festivity evoking emotions that no fabric throw pillow ever could.

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