Over the years, I've been fortunate to live and work right up the east coast of this great brown land of ours and even ventured south to Hobart for a year. But that was a long time ago.
Naturally, some places I liked more than others. Brisbane? Loved it. I felt right at home and even bought a house there, but eventually, I got transferred back to Melbourne.
Sydney? Not the place for me. I lived there for 2 years, and didn't really take to the city at all. Nice place to visit, etc....
...and so it is with some decor styles. I like to visit them but I really don't want to live with them.
Take Shabby Chic.
I like all of these little cabinets, but I'm afraid I'd want to paint them because to me, they don't look finished.
Sure Number 10 has more than it's fair share of "footpath finds" and other second hand bits and pieces...but I just haven't been able to bring myself to "distress" them after spending all that time painting and restoring the darn things.
It's the same with modern minimalism
It's stark and just doesn't look inviting - or warm. To me anyway. Too much emphasis on the style and not enough on the living.
I know everyone's different. My friend "G" doesn't like the idea of second hand furniture at all and she's is definitely not a fan of white. Her home is filled with new furniture and lots of colour...not a splinter of white wood to be seen.....
Is there a decor style you like visiting but wouldn't want to live with?