It is rare that I buy new furniture. I buy new "old" furniture and accessories. Always have. I inherited many pieces of old vintage furniture and just continued to add to the style. I would say my home furnishings are a cross between Victorian funeral home "parlour" + BoHo-Chic.
I was doing "shabby chic" before it was "in style." Who knew? I don't throw away old perfume bottles or bath powder containers where "puffs" were used. French tapestries and old museum prints framed in gaudy gold frames are on the walls, and old "girly" looking wicker is in the bedroom with some classic art nouveau scattered around. It's me. I am not going to change, no matter what the "trends," state.
It's not to say that I don't check in with the trends, because I do. It's usually about curiosity. Sometimes the fortune tellers of trends will almost reaffirm that my surroundings are "cool," after all - along with bringing me an idea, or two.
|The Glamily Room|
|Rose Quartz Looking Glass Orbs (Decoist)|
|A perch for the cat or the fern (Interior Design)|
Whatever makes you comfortable and brings you peace. Comfy can still be attractive.