Remember the pillows in your parents’ home? Of course you do. You saw the same ones for as long as you lived there. I know my mother so valued the “designer” at her furniture store that she bought exactly what was recommended when my parents moved us into our brand-new home. The burnt orange and bright olive nubby silk pillows were propped up on the moss green sofa and harvest gold club chairs. This all resembled a magazine layout anchored in an olive-green shag carpet with threads of black for depth. Luxury from the early 60s for sure.
That tableau remained stagnant for 35 years. (Yes, there were acrylic grapes in a coper bowl.) The mid-century furnishings were snapped up at the eventual estate sale and I had to shake my head when those pillows left under both arms of an antique dealer. Dollar a piece.
While I don’t expect you to change pillows with each season – although what a great visual refresh that would be – it MUST be time for you to rethink the accessories you’ve been staring at now for many, many months (okay, maybe years).
If you want to know if it’s time for a refresh, ask your kids or your best friend. Daughter-in-laws are pretty good at unedited opinions, too. Unless you plan to be buried with your belongings like the Egyptian Pharoahs, let’s try some upgrades.