However, I can now appreciate the experience as a wonderful & beautiful lesson in thrift. I never would have appreciated what I have now had it not been for my humble beginnings. It’s a part of who I came to be, and I suppose I should be thankful for that. Although, I still resent the neighbor down the street who started out with all the newest latest greatest and wasn’t ashamed to use it – shamelessly flaunting her beauties at her perfect cocktail & dinner parties. Resentful? Who? Me?
So what’s the most valuable design trick I came away from that experience with? It was the notion of taking what you have & using it to the best possible advantage. Not a new idea, but one that doesn’t get used enough. Taking advantage of the vast array of implements your kitchen has to offer is a great place to start. From the everyday china & serving pieces to the silver & crystal, it’s all fair game in my opinion. I mean, really, how often do you use most of that stuff? And placing it in a prominent place as part of your styling is an uber practical way to store it!
|A Blue Willow platter, ca. 1700, passed down to me. I cherish it’s family ties.|
Over the top, yes? I like!
This designer is using china as a true art form.
Oooh! Isn’t this house to die for? Sorry, I digress…
I have developed
an obsession, I mean, a passion for mid-century. I love the minimalist look and sleek lines. Oh yeah, it’s where I’m going!
Want to create a cohesive design for your home but are a little short on cash flow? What better way to do so than to place your oft’ unused serving pieces on the wall – things such as the bread & butter plates or saucers, the silver platter or even your flatware. The possibilities are endless. And it’s a design trend that can grow as your budget grows.