As a child, I never realized how fortunate I was to have so many acres of fields and forests as my playground. I thought of one particular wooded spot as my outdoor home. Who could fault decorating like this?
Sometimes I wish that interior decorating was as simple and timeless as nature. While Mother Nature may provide some seasonal differences, I've never heard anyone say that her spring needs to be updated or that her autumn needs a change. In my lifetime, I've seen appliances change from white to gold to avocado to black to stainless steel. Now I’m hearing that stainless has become passé. It’s not just furnishings. Flooring has travelled full circle from hardwood to shag carpet and back again. Wallcoverings have undergone similar transitions. I have always liked walls that have some texture to them, although I’m not fond of textured paint. That’s pretty to look at, but, like those popcorn ceilings, it is a nightmare to remove. Today’s wallpapers can provide the same effect, but are easy to remove.