I recently published a post on CamilleStyles in which I posed the question “Is your furniture you?” And I mean all of it, including the questionable hand-me-downs and college-age Ikea purchases. Or maybe you purchased a perfectly good piece that was “you” at the time but now, your taste has evolved.
I have a hard time reconciling these differences in my taste as it grows and develops, but I found inspiration in a quote from Rue Magazine: ”the furniture you own should be a culmination of all the different people you have been at different points in your life.”
This quote struck a chord with me, and evidently a few others because they left some really thoughtful comments on the post (love it when that happens).
Here are a couple of my favorite thoughtful comments:
“Absolutely! I don’t think it’s humanly possible to switch all your furniture 200 times in your life (unless you are a Hollywood star, that is), to reflect your own personal evolution, evolution of your taste. And of course, there is also your significant other’s taste to take into consideration! So, I can only agree with that quote: all the furniture and things you’ve collected over the year, says something about you, your journey and the evolution of your taste. Unless something is really hideous or destroyed, make it work!” – Ivana
“Love this post, Cristina. You always give us something to think about… I like that many pieces of my furniture were handed down to me from family members. So I feel like my home carries not just my history, but theirs too. The homes I admire most always have furniture with ‘stories.'” – Jennifer Rose Smith
Food for thought as I continue to furnish my apartment. To read the rest of my Bring It Home post, and to see the home that inspired it, head over to CamilleStyles.com!