Today's home styles are a cross between yesterday, today and tomorrow. These styles are not our mother's limited versions. Those old styles still exist, however, the evolution of design creates no limits to the fusion of all those catch phrases that better explain the new ideas.
When discussing design, there are particular ideas that are shut down in a single conversation. When discussing the modern rustic look people often say, " I have to be careful to not look too farm house-like." Maybe more eclectic to cut the "country" edge. Or there is the, "I want the French look - not the old provincial style, today's provincial style". That's hard to pinpoint because in design, provincial means rustic or unsophisticated. So, each person has their own version of this because of the latest trends. There is no single "go to style" that is pure in the minds of all.
Influence now by designers and consultants, has become somewhat difficult. People are more exposed to many ideas and know the specific things they want to incorporate. There is more of a self-design sense than ever. It can hopefully help people come to realize what they truly want.
My true belief is... your house or apartment will tell you what is right for it. If you try to be overly trendy, it will come back in a few years and beg for an update.
Go classic, love your choices and honor your homes' style. Don't settle, but don't get caught up in the "I'll do nothing until I can do it the way I want". That will put the brakes on the evolution of a room. Buy into your ideas, bit by bit. Your house will thank you for a thoughtful, personal, growing design.
Joss and Main
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