On A Whim: Trendy Inspirations

On A Whim: Trendy Inspirations

Grace Shu
Dec 17, 2007
[Photo: The Holiday from Chameleon Interiors]

Sure, we all get inspired by a friend's house, or a great movie/TV set, or the latest issue of Domino. This weekend, we got hit on all three sides (a dinner party in San Marino, Cameron Diaz's home in The Holiday, and the latest copy of Elle Decor UK). After taking a moment to reflect on all the wonderful and ingenious decor ideas we saw, we stared grumpily around our home. It was time, the walrus said, to speak of many things: primarily, revamping our home style.

But before we pull the trigger, we're asking ourselves: how much of this redecorating is all a whim? After all, movies come and go, Domino will churn out another issue in a matter of weeks, and we're still regretting those blah nesting tables we got last month when we scratched this redecorating itch.

Some fashion experts advise us that style is about having smart basics and using accessories to keep the look up to date. This, they argue, allows us the freedom to experiment with trends without looking too ridiculous or spending boatloads of money on new wardrobes season in and season out. Do you think that's applicable to our homes? And if so, what are some of the home accessories that you change first?

P.S. If you, like us, are also inspired by Cameron Diaz's house in The Holiday, check out this post over at Chameleon Interior's blog where she shows us how to get the same look.

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