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12 Deadly Decorating Sins

Are your room designs suffering from a few old habits? It may be time to change your ways Full Story
     Comment   March 31, 2014
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elkeriver
These are not "deadly sins". Just personal dislikes and opinions. Decorators-- the same people who pushed granite, animal skins etc. etc. Do what you love. Don't be a slave to "trending" or "not trending".
There is beautiful granite and beautiful white kitchens, and beautiful (and practical) built in appliances and beautiful neutrals and beautiful suites of furniture (my husband's office is proof), there are dining rooms that need no other function because they are used daily as such. @society--you are not the world's worst decorator--that would probably be me the anti-decorator!--feel good about your home!
March 27, 2014 at 4:20pm     
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derkacs
Interesting article, but I have to disagree with #7 (among others). I find beige soothing and tranquil. Yes, beige does make me smile. On the other hand, I find grey depressing. Personally, I think today's decorating suffers from "the plague of grey."
March 27, 2014 at 6:02pm     
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runswithpoodles
Number 3 looks like a cramped and awful place to cook! I can't imagine trying to assemble my ingredients on that tiny counter for even a simple stir-fry. And Number 7, beige, especially green-based neutrals, say to me, "Relax, you're home."
March 27, 2014 at 6:23pm     
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jonathan3
Interesting. I still wonder if the human brain of one individual actually sees color differently from other people. I love a color palette that is easy on the eyes when I am relaxing at home. The tomato red cabinet is nice in a small picture, but I don't think it would be easy on the eyes every day. I love the perspective of this article--break the rules, make your own decorating choices to suit your own tastes and needs in your home.
March 27, 2014 at 7:34pm     
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jeanstryker
Two things tend to make me groan, "Oh, here we go again with the decorator touch." Everything all white, and (sorry) animal prints. Wait, there's a third, the bad decorator touch: multiple crazy collections of fabric prints that have no common thread, in terms of color or style or geometry or anything. Like leopard with floral chintz and bold geometrics. It's not "fun" or "playful" to me if it makes my eyes hurt.
March 27, 2014 at 7:52pm     
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