July, 2000 Contest: What Is Your Favorite Decorating Style And Why?

Congratulations to our contest winner!
CM Sawyer of Trenton, MI

My favorite decorating style is eclectic. I cherish pieces of furniture that were given to me by my Grandmother, some I purchased at an estate sale, and a few things were bought new. The French country look has always appealed to me, but my husband has a more contemporary style, so we try to combine our tastes. We often pick up something on vacation, and on weekends I have a hard time passing up a good yard sale. The trick is to accomplish a completed look from our treasures and belongings, without looking cluttered and too lived in. With two small children this is often a difficult task.

So with an Italian marble side table, a French Provincial curio cabinet, and a Colonial revival secretary, as the main pieces in out living room, I would say eclectic describes my favorite decorating style.