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Is Your Home Decor Dated????
May 18th, 2009 7:39 AM

Do you wonder if your home is dated? Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the following professionals have their opinions on specific things that make a home look out-of-date. These are their opinions and are not meant to offend anyone who really likes the decor in the following photos.                 


LaMar Lisman, Lisman Studio, SLC

  • Anything "shiny brass" - hardware, lighting, etc.
  • Anything "beige" - contrary to popular belief, it is not neutral - it's just boring.
  • "Display" towers to showcase CD's, DVD's and video collections
  • Curio cabinets with enormous collections of Liadro or Precious Moments figurines. One or two can be charming...five or 6 annoying
  • Formica countertops - Laminates have come a long way,but tired looking laminate can make even handsome cabinets look awful.
  • Anything "Faux" (except fur and animal skin). Faux paint, faux columns, faux tile.


 Anne-Marie Barton, AMB Design, SLC

  • Different color carpets in each room
  • Old World decorating in general
  • Faux painted walls especially rag-rolled finishes
  • 30" high vanities
  • Busy Travertine tiles
  • Showers with decorative borders
  • Stained knotty alder cabinetry
  • 2 1/4" red oak flooring
  • Accessories that do not serve a purpose
  • Chair and halves
  • Metal cased shower doors
  • Fake leaded glass aluminum clad front doors
  • Decorative tile backsplashes - keep it simple
  • Armoires


 Sue Harman and Jason Wilde, Harmon Wilde Interior Design, SLC

  • Display jars of pastas, oil drowned peppers and dark vinegars
  • Interior water features -they may sound nice, but most splash.
  • Heavy, large valances
  • Themed decors, from "Gone Fishing" to "Cowboys and Indians"
  • Showplace rooms - You know the kind - living rooms with the invisible velvet ropes and don't touch attitude
  • Art niches at every turn
  • Bowls of dust-collecting potpourri. Keep the wood chips in the yard, not on the back of the toilet.



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