Currently I have several new clients who are my vintage “over 55”. Age, experience, confidence and financial factors, have brought them to where they are. Most are confident about their decisions and happy with their stage in life.
I am finding there are many common threads. They wish to update their homes so their décor doesn’t shout “old people live here”. They in turn want their home to be current without nodding to a particular era or trend.
Many have assembled good pieces that will continue to make up the fabric of their homes for the rest of their lives.
They are able to travel and want to display the treasures they have collected on their travels.
Most have the means to collect “real art” and want to incorporate it into the design of their homes.
They are tired of too much pattern. They have “been there and done that”.
Many have large homes and are thinking of downsizing.
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If they plan to stay in their current home they want it to be saleable should they decide to sell.
They want the décor simplified, they don’t want a lot of clutter, and they want to keep their accessories to a minimum.
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I am sure you are thinking…so what does one do? Style is not eternal (contrary to what my husband thinks). For someone who likes color this room is infused with a jolt of chartreuse while everything else is kept simple, a grown up version without looking granny.
Add pattern and color in small doses, texture is your best friend…
Kulman & Kravis
Timothy Whealon via song of styleblogspot.com
One of the single most challenges of my job is to gently encourage clients to assemble an "undecorated", and timeless look , while not forgetting the reasons they called me in the first place! Has your decorating style aged with you? I would love to hear about it.