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Furniture style and different types really range the span. I mean think about our history. The history of furniture and different types, span the whole history of the world. You have your more Traditional, which is usually found in the European countries, because you have your Louis XV. You have your pre-Italianate. You have all these different species. Then you come to America, which we started a lot sooner than you did in other countries.
So you have a lot of the Pilgrims and a lot of the early-American furniture. And then it goes into my favorite, which is Mid-Century Modern. You have the 60s, the 70s that are really coming back again, because everything old is new. And you walk into different people’s homes and you’ll find a little bit of everything. You have your Modern with your sleek lines. The arms are really sleek. There’s no ornamentation, which denotes that it’s Modern. You have your more Traditional, which have the ornate carvings. The ball and claw feet sometimes, if you want to go really Traditional.
Sometimes you have this new Transitional that’s going on. Now Transitional, you have a mixture of Modern and Traditional and what that means is that you have clean lines, so it’s not fussy. There’s not tons of pillows and things everywhere, but you have Traditional elements. So maybe you’ll have a little carving here and there. You have a little accent color on the pillows and the fabrics. So it’s a mixture of both worlds.
You’ll find that more prevalent today on the different TV shows, in the different magazines. You’ll see more of a transition in the furniture and the way it’s making it into the market right now. Just be aware of what you feel comfortable with. There’s really no wrong or right and you can mix your pieces. You can do Modern with Traditional. There is really no rules to it. The only thing you want to keep in mind is, if you have a lot of heavy pieces, make sure you do a couple of delicate pieces and vice versa. If you have delicate, make sure you throw in a nice bold piece. That’s really it, other than that your home is your own, and just make sure that you make it personal.