Let’s take a minute and take a trip down memory lane; unfortunately, it probably is rather an embarrassing portion of the road! It’s a situation that we’ve all been through. For a moment in time, you think you have exceptional taste. Your wardrobe is fashionable and speaks to your unique personality, your hairstyle is flattering and easy to maintain, and your home decor is full of one-of-a-kind finds that your friends compliment and envy.
Now, fast forward a couple of years down the road, when perhaps your taste and personal style has drastically changed. During this phase, have you ever revisited this past life and thought, “What in the world was I thinking? Why did I think that looked good on me? What made me think that would be a nice piece for my home?”
It’s natural to expect that as people mature and evolve, their sense of personal style also often evolves right along with it. Things that once seemed stylish and chic to you might suddenly seem dated. While it may be tempting to just eliminate these items from your home and start from scratch, incorporating little changes into your existing decor is a great solution that both honors the past but recognizes the style you have today and could develop in the future.
That being said, your past taste isn’t always painful! Think back to the furniture that surrounded you in your childhood home, or the pieces that surrounded you during your frequent trips to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Whether it’s immediately evident or not, these things had a huge significance on you and how your personal style developed as an adult. We even have a feeling that when you got your first apartment on your own after your college years, you expertly blended some hand-me-downs with mom and dad with some estate sale finds you happened upon. This is a shopping pattern that can stay with you for life. By blending new items with old, highlighting treasured family pieces, and adding texture are quick and easy ways to transform any space while still honoring where you came from.
The items you want to fill your home with today might not be the same decor you once enjoyed in the past. After all, just like our taste in fashion, personal design style is an always evolving process; that’s why making small changes that reflect your newfound taste will make a big impact on your home. Gin Treadwell is the perfect place to visit when you want to refresh your home’s look in big and small ways. Call 310-435-1272 or contact us on our website to get started on your interior design project today.