It would be tough not to work out the changing trends in decorating; and as usual, those changing trends can not appeal to everyone. I surprise how many country dwellers can embrace the swing to the mid-century movement. It is actually a vogue change and looks to be on the alternative side of the design chart from country.
As a mid-century child, I was exposed to plenty of “clean lines” and “sleek, trendy styles” along with bright color combos. Like most, I only knew what I was exposed to in my small atmosphere, and I found the useful, but not particularly to my taste; who knew a child had such explicit taste? As I grew and was exposed to a lot of decisions, I found a lot of comfort in older additional traditional designs, much to my folks’ surprise. (See: “The Many Lives of the easy Hoosier Cabinet”; within the January 30, 2009, edition of the Country Journal.) I found therefore much to understand in the craftsmanship of Early American designs and recent European carvings, and I may see why styles modification. You’ll easily see the changes from the terribly baroque Louis XIV, to fewer frills Louis XV to the simpler Louis XVI; mind you these changes passed over generations, but change they did.
Now I appreciate the mid-century fashionable styles of my folks’ taste, and I understand why they gravitated toward that vogue. After all, they lived with the heavy, dark and carved mahogany designs that they grew up with. As our parents’ possessions became ours and we have a tendency to were faced with what to try and do with them, magically designs took another flip and became standard again. I am terribly glad we have a tendency to did not arbitrarily dispose of many fine pieces from our childhood, and can see them utilized today in new settings with new upholstery.
The recent hi-fi cupboard of fine walnut and handsome styling is now a beautiful credenza in my daughter’s personal practice; she receives several comments from interested guests. The trendy chair that the children used to call the “Jetson’s Chair” will soon be recovered in an exceedingly fashionable classic Greek Key style and once again become a classic iconic piece to be used and admired in the identical workplace.
Not all the styles of the mid-century will work in all settings, but several will be rigorously re-purposed and used with other designs of your selecting. If you’re a shopper on E-bay, you may see the prices of those pieces skyrocking, whereas the additional country items are taking a touch more of a back seat.
One factor you can count on throughout history is that styles can amendment, however smart craftsmanship is perennial. Yes, there are many knock-offs of lesser quality, but you’ll realize prime quality in all styles and will appreciate a well-designed piece, even if it will not suit your specific style.