One of my favorite articles from the latest issue of House of Fifty Magazine is the article titled ‘Does Your Décor Tell Your age?’ written by Valerie Hart


In the article, Valerie mentioned how she shared a picture of her living room and a blogging friend of hers thought she was a “young 30-something chick”.  I found that to be quite interesting.  It made me look around my home and think about other spaces I’m drawn to.  Does my home tell my age?  Is it hip or mature?  I would like to think that it’s a combination of the two. 

Another part of the article that made me think about how I decorate my home AND how I think about myself being a young mother was a quote from Diane von Furstenberg.  She said “When I was young, I lived like an old woman, and when I was old, I had to live like a young person”.  I always think that because I have children I have to be more of a conservative woman.  I often see homes of other women my age without children and wish my home could be as chic as theirs.  I mean seriously, they don’t have to worry about juice mishaps and crayon wall art.  I also struggle with what’s appropriate in a home with children.  Like a bar


or a cream sofa

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Although I do have children, I hope that the way I decorate my home allows even a smidge of my youth to shine through.  I also hope that I don’t allow my age to determine how I decorate my home later in life.  It’s not about trying to hold on to being young, but rather not allowing your age determine how hip you can be. 



Be sure to check out the article in House of Fifty.  It really is a good readSmile


Tonia B. said...

Your space may not tell your age but my tell your 'age' in spirit and in your heart which is equally important.

Sing said...

Never really thought about that. But as I get older I find I like less "stuff" and more simple decor with bold statement pieces that have meaning.

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Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Thanks for sharing this article on your blog Lakeitha, I liked this article a lot! From all the examples Valorie included I think there's a case that decor is more free of ageism than many other areas of our lives!