Classics Never Go Out of Style So Don’t Splurge on Trends

Design Tip: Classics Never Go Out of Style, So Don’t Splurge on Trends

Like a classic black suit that never goes out of fashion, the same goes for your larger, big-investment furniture pieces. Unless you have unlimited amounts of money, dropping thousands on a bright pink sofa might not be the best choice for you!

As a rule of thumb, invest in the best quality (you can afford), basic furniture pieces to anchor your rooms, then build off that with more trendy and colourful accessories.

The furniture pieces in the photo are a perfect example of this practice. The big investment pieces in this room are the two sofas and area carpet. The mid-tone grey in these pieces can go with pretty much any colour scheme.

Weepers Living Room Angled Landscape

The coffee and end tables are family heirlooms. Originally purchased in the 70s, they were big investment pieces at the time, made of solid wood and of very good quality. We updated them with a bit of paint and stain to tie in with the rest of the décor.

The result: a classic room my clients will enjoy for years.

I’d love to help you refresh and renovate so you get the most out of your home. Let’s chat about creating a classic room that will never go out of style.


First rate! Barb listens carefully, reaches wide to find exactly the items that will make the finish special.

She’s patient, has a great eye for colour and fabrics and has exceptional attention to de… Read more

KMWest Vancouver
read more testimonials