Do You Have Your Parent's Decorating Habits?

Do You Have Your Parent's Decorating Habits?

Abby Stone
Sep 18, 2008

atla-091808-habit.jpgEarlier today we blogged rethinking our dining room. When we moved into our home, we set up the rooms to function as they were designed to function. Into the dining room went a large table and chairs. While at the time it seemed reasonable (my cousin and her husband crashed with me for the first two months and we ate dinner together every night), it dawned on us recently that habit had dictated our design more than anything else...

Looking at the two rooms side by side, we were a little frightened, along the lines of hearing your friend's catch phrases parroted by their children. You know it's inevitable but still, you're horrified when it happens (even more so when it happens to you). Having your parent's decorating style is one thing (especially, if your family has great taste in furniture). Realizing that you've suddenly developed that weird obsession of always having two candles on the table surrounding a bowl of fruit is another (very scary) thing. What about you? Which good and bad decorating habits have you inherited?

[image: Abby's Mom's Home]

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