Timeless Over Trendy

Timeless Over Trendy

Hey there, fellow interior design lovers! In today's edition of All Things Design, we'd like to chat about the ever-evolving world of interior design trends.

All it takes is a few minutes on social media to see a constant shuffle of what's "in" and what's "out."

We've found many of our clients set out to find inspiration for a project, and see and endless parade of intimidating and often conflicting trends. This can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you're trying to stay within a specific budget. 

At Crewe & Drake HQ, we don't really focus on the trends. It's an excellent marketing tactic to influence consumers to buy all new everything, every year.

However, we think the most beautiful homes have a timeless, lived-in quality to them, and this is always our goal. Timelessness is the superhero of of interiors, really. 

So, while trends do their flashy dance and quickly exit stage left, timeless design radiates a classic charm that never gets old. 

For example, if we are sourcing furniture, the first step is to focus on the investment pieces that will anchor a room. These should reflect style, quality and craftsmanship, and we believe there is a way to achieve this on any budget. An added bonus: ensuring the investment basics are timeless allows a client's style to more easily morph over time without breaking the budget.

Once we've got the investment pieces locked, it's time to take another pass. And that's where we layer in trendy, vintage or more quirky pieces. This is also when we account for the very personal or treasured pieces our clients want to keep in their home. 

Oh, and guess what? This approach is more relevant than ever in a world where sustainability is increasingly important. There is nothing better than scoring a repurposed, re-upholstered or refreshed classic vintage piece. The character and craftsmanship of these rejuvenated pieces are impossible to replicate, by even the highest quality big box stores. (Tip: Keep an eye on our Treasure Shop, where you can often snag some great finds in this category.) 

Cheers to creating timeless, personal and beautiful spaces! 🌟✨

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