WHAT’S OUT

Drapery that puddles on the floor

Outdoor furniture that is “builder beige”

Dry-clean only fabrics

Home gyms

Shopping at malls

Wall-to-wall synthetic carpeting

Recliners, No-Swivels, yes

Bric-a-brac on the mantel

Heavy floral scents

Political correctness

Tuscan design style

Clutter

Stainless steel appliances

Kim Kardashian and Charlie Sheen

WHAT’S IN

Stained concrete floors

Drapery with hard break

Apple anything

On-line buying

Translucent anything

Upcycling clothing and furnishings

1960’s Redoux; Mad men, Pan Am TV series

Skirt-less sofas

Armless chairs

Tactile, texture, totally natural

Armani, no - H & M, yes

Red or bronze appliances

Linear aquariums between counter-top and overhead kitchen cabinets

Portiere (drapery) for interior doorway or threshold

Lamps and chandeliers on steroids

Austerity

Purple-gray-pink-orange-teal-blue-gold-brown-black-red

Metallic colors such as gold, silver, copper, bronze, and nickel

FOREVER IN

Black velvet

Steve Jobs

Gardening

Fresh flowers

Picnics

Ponytails

High heels

South of France

Chocolate

Bubble Baths

Angels

Soft Music

Plaids and Stripes

YOU