A celery striped bedroom could be considered neutral and natural with its comforting pale green color.
This Palm Beach bedroom, with celery striped classic fabric on the walls, is a excellent example of classic style. I noticed it as I began to flip through older magazines to find a post subject. So many room styles, colors and pieces featured in the articles and ads three to five years ago are still around today. Where were the trendy things everyone always talks about? It dawned on me that maybe my sources had more to do with being classic then trendy.
When decorating, I think we all strive for our choices to be classic – we want our selections to withstand the test of time, we avoid choosing things we believe will go out of style or tire of quickly. Is that even possible? In my opinion, each decade brings about a change in what we are drawn towards in decorating. I know my style has gone from rustic farmhouse country (handmade quilts, graniteware and yes, even a geese painting) to a more refined, traditional eclectic over the years. Now more cottage than farmhouse – but aren’t they closely related? For example, instead of my vintage gray graniteware decorating a kitchen shelf, they hold garden gloves and small hand tools in the garage. After being packed away for ten plus years, seeing them still brings me joy, and I’m so glad they were not purchased by anyone at our moving sale. How many times have you gotten rid of something, only years later wishing you hadn’t? I bet most of those items would be considered classic.
Let’s look again at the featured bedroom photo and what makes it a classic room. The cool celery color is considered a neutral, and is a natural, comforting color. Continuing the striped wallpaper on the ceiling gives it a tent-like appearance, creates a cocoon feeling and is a whimsical touch appreciated at any age. Mirrored dressers, act as oversized night tables, a classic item still going strong three years after publication. Actually, mirrored furniture can be traced back to the 12th century. Has it ever been out of style? Probably not. The layering of textures and patterns, framed botanicals, tufted headboard and crisp white linen pillows are always a fresh, dare I say “classic” touch. The wooden bench located at the end of the bed is another, as is the ceramic garden stool next to the tufted chair. Don’t you think this bedroom could have just as easily been designed in the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s?
So what have we learned; staying with simple concepts and clean lines, and surrounding ourselves with what we’ve been drawn to and collected for years will create an environment that evokes a sense of calm, simplicity and charm. Avoid trendy. You can’t go wrong with classic.
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