But instead of colorful, fantasy creatures gaily spinning around, I envision specific design trends passing through time.
If you stand in one place, you may see the chevron horse, the pallet-wood lion, the shabby-chic ostrich or the gallery wall zebra. In view for a while, until the next new-again thing comes around into view. Slowly pushing the other trends away until it’s time for them to circle around again.
But sometimes, I don’t want the trend to just quietly slip away. Sometimes, I take a big figurative leap onto the carousel and hitch a ride on my favorite design trend. Holding tight and refusing to let it go.
Case in point: The Sunburst Mirror
Even as I bumbled around through the years trying to find my decorating voice, my love/obsession with sunburst mirrors has remained constant. (The wide collection throughout my home can attest to that.)
So, it only seemed natural, it only seemed right, to add a sunburst mirror as the centerpiece of my Summer mantel. One in silver leaf, no less.
It’s a soft contrast to the white-painted walls, but it blends beautifully with the Beachy Gallery Wall nearby.
I didn’t do much, if any, styling on the mantel so the mirror would be the focal point. Just a pair of summery, blue lanterns and a duo of white-painted acorns.
So what about you? Do you tend to embrace the rotation of the “design carousel”, ready to welcome each new look? Or have you flung yourself upon a specific, fantastic design trend, refusing to let go?
~Gina (aka Miss Charming)
Sources: sunburst mirror/Gardenridge, lanterns/Marshalls, acorns/ancient, candle/Chesapeake Bay Candle