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It's All About Rich Moments, Enjoying Prettiness Indoors or Outdoors

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  1. JudithL

    Hooray! I’ve always loved tapestries, brocades, and drapes. I’ve never admired the use of jute or industrial-look furniture in the home. I’ve always been a traditionalist and have been waiting for recent trends in “shabby chic” and undressed windows to fade out. Making curtains and drapes has always been the first step for me when settling into a new home.

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      • JudithL

        Thanks. Making my own window treatments is the best way to get exactly the look I want on each window. I started with simple curtains and valances, then moved on to drapery, padded valance boxes, etc.

  2. Lori

    Thanks for sharing this – very interesting read! It’s hard to believe these trends are on their way out already but that’s how “they” get you to be a consumer and update your look all the time. Scary when you are renovating and worrying that what you choose now will be out of date very quickly. Love your mantel and the way you’ve captured the beautiful plates and roses with your pictures.

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    • janetlea62

      Lori, that’s the question. I don’t think things will change quickly if they do. I wonder how far in advance these changes are made. I would imagine when they are introducing a new look it’s a long time before the consumers see it.

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  3. Debby

    “I would prefer not to drink out of another jar in a barn.” Amen to that! Burlap, sisal, jute, and barrenness… no, thank you. College and early-marriage poverty are behind me. Why would I want that look in my life now?

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  4. Liz @ Infuse With Liz

    I always wondered why the jute and sisal rugs gained such much popularity. No one can deny how rough their surfaces are and other than adding texture to a setting they’re just a throw away. I agree with what they said about the Industrial Look although I’ve always thought it was fun- especially for the younger hip generation. Very trendy and then you have things that other’s don’t want anymore. I’m big on Traditional because it’s classic. I remember the big surge for all the white metals in the home…I rode it out and kept my bronze and brass. Eventually it all comes back around! Your mantel looks beautiful. Love all the floral impact you’ve given it.

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    • janetlea62

      Yes, the trend is all about texture and I suppose that’s why these rugs are popular. I see a whole lot of interest in the trends by many readers. There are many that are in the market for furniture, fabrics, etc. and they aren’t satisfied with the current goods available.

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