Great post! I am excited that traditional decor is making a big comeback. I like to consider my style to be traditional with a trendy twist (and lots of flourishes!). I see so many rooms online that look like catalog shoots where everything is new. I have always liked to mix old, new, handmade, inexpensive, and pricier items for the collected look. I love to collect and hunt for items. I even recently found a bust similar to yours that I am just gaga for. She just got a prominent spot in the living room after taking down the holiday decor. Happy New Year to you and your family, Erin! :-)
Finally, there is the small kitchen , a far-flung world from its richer cousins who always seem to bask under the spotlight, be a part of the grand cover story in every design magazine and the envy of millions across the globe. Let’s face it, not all of us can splurge on a lavish kitchen with loads of available space. Yet this should not stop you from either using gray or turning that modest kitchen into a masterpiece in its own right. The idea that gray creates a claustrophobic setting in small spaces is misguided, and often it is poor planning, clutter and bad lighting that perpetuate this myth.