Nov, 2009 Contest: Has your decorating style remained the same over the years or has it changed? If so, how?

Congratulations to our contest winner!
Nancy Chance of Arlington, VA

Although my style hasn’t changed my decorating budget has because of the recession. I’ve always been cost-conscious and over the past year I have found myself trying to fix up what I have instead of buying new pieces, more than ever. For example, instead of reupholstering a pair of chairs I had them slipcovered. I wanted to buy new lamps but settled for new shades. I’ve found that this approach has been a good thing. Not only have I saved money but I actually like the way these projects have turned out and no longer feel as though they are just temporary fixes.