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Is Your Home Decor Dated????

May 18th, 2009 7:39 AM by Mike and Susie Berra

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is in the eye of the beholder, the following professionals have their opinions on specific things that make a home look out-of-date.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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Posted by Mike and Susie Berra on May 18th, 2009 7:39 AM



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