it's just funny how things change...i laughed at myself last night when i was laying in bed looking at House Beautiful. i fell in love with a house done by betsy burnham (love her) and i actually liked the window treatments that at one time would have made me cringe. i think they are so classic and peaceful....i would never have suggested something like this for a window treatment two years ago; maybe not even two weeks ago. but staring at this picture made me realize how my taste has evolved and how everyday, i learn something new about my style and love for design....i can't wait to see where i am in twenty years...probably loving the swag and jabot look b/c you know, that's the thing w/ design everything old comes back in style (ummm hello, 80's fashion..did you ever think it that could make a comeback??)
Monday, November 19, 2007
my evolving taste....
it's so funny how your taste evolves over the years being in the interior design business. i started working in interior design back in college. i worked at a well-known design firm downtown for 7 years before taking the plunge (well maybe cannonball) into starting my own design company. now, it's safe to say that Charleston can be very traditional. it's a town surrounded by its love for historic preservation and we take pride our historic homes. so there was a lot of swag and jabots going on in window treatments...something that made me want to throw up (and still does make me a little queasy). i remember my boss laughing at me b/c i hated them so much! and balloon shades- oh my, those were just terrible....maybe it was the application of them in a lovely chintz or some stuffy floral. i use to think that osborne and little would always be my favorite fabric company and i would never grow tired of my Manchu wallpaper. granite was the best thing since sliced bread and that distressed wood was really a "hot" look...flame stitch use to make my skin crawl and contemporary was not even in my realm of thinking for design....
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Funny--just the over day I was wondering why I picked out the backsplash I did for behind the stove (and that was only a year ago)
Great post! I feel as if my taste has changed quite a bit over the past few years. I grew up in a contemporary home with contemporary decor, then I thought that French country was my thing when I got my own house, now I feel as if I am somewhere in between traditional and contemporary. Reading design blogs has certainly had an influence on me...it exposes me to so much more than just the standard magazines.
I completely agree with the notion re-discovering a window treatment you thought you hated! After growing up with my mom's decorating business in the early 80's and 90s and seeing THOUSANDS of swags, jabots, and balloons, I thought I would NEVER like them again. But I found myself checking the references in House
Beautiful on Betsy's treatment. Great post!
Very Nice And Interesting Post
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