In a recent Instagram post discussing design trends, designer Nate Berkus said, “I would never buy a sofa just because I need one. I’d eat Thai food sitting on the floor until I found the right one.” This really struck home with us because we literally ate Thai food on the ground of our screened in porch the night we purchased our home. Nate was talking about buying furniture and decor that YOU love, not what the trends say you should love. If you just aim for the trends, you’ll constantly be behind the times and you’ll be broke. The most important thing in design is finding what you love and being the best you and revolving your choices around that style. So put down the latest “This Summer’s Hottest New Couch You HAVE to Have” magazine article and lie down on the couch you love.
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Around the Web:
- The Miss America Pageant announced that they are officially ending the swimsuit portion of their event. I think it’s a positive step forward toward empowering women by not judging them on physical appearance.
- We’ve gotten some questions about keeping our new patio furniture cushions clean with all this rain and sun. These are the covers that we are using (they come in different sizes for couch – loveseat – chairs – and more!) and they are seriously fantastic and much cheaper than we saw in any store! Our cushions look great – except one is covered with dog hairs – CiCi’s favorite spot! The covers are doing a great job of keeping the hairs from blowing away when they’re not in use 🙂
- Do you have drainage issues in your backyard and want to turn that into a tropical beach resort? There’s a business making that possible.
This Week in Charleston Crafted History:
2016 – It’s Bed Time
2014 – Wood Pallet Herb Garden
2013 – Basil Thai Restaurant Review
Have a great weekend!
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