What is it with some design elements looking outdated and out of style after a short while and others not?
The older I get, I find it more and more important to choose elements for my home that are not only versatile, with the ability of being used in multiple rooms throughout our home, but will also look good years from now. This candle holder, which I still love, is one of those elements I’ve had for many a year and plan on keeping for many more. Not only do I think it has a classic look that will last the test of time, but it has the versatility of looking good in varied rooms in our home with a number of design styles; kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, den, etc. and can be put with feminine or masculine decor. It can be placed almost anywhere in our home and be pleasing to the eye. The two questions I always ask myself while shopping, “Will I love this piece in years to come?” and “How many rooms will it actually look good in?”. I want versatility and longevity of my purchases!
What makes a design element classic and not simply a passing fad? That’s a little difficult to actually put into words. I always look at things from the past that I love, whether they be 5 years old or 400 + years old and examine the details and lines of them. Are those same details and lines found in my new purchase? And of course, as in all aspects of design, personal preference is a deep seeded factor that motivates our opinion as to whether something is classic or fad.
Happy decorating. Caprice~Cailin Design