Interior design trends, like fashion trends, can come and go as quickly as a strong afternoon breeze.

However, like the “little black dress” there are design trends that stand the test of time. They don’t go out of style. They’re evergreen. They’re always beautiful and you can never go wrong if one or more are found in your interior spaces.

They’re, quite simply, good design and that’s why these pieces have been around for so long.

Take a look at these 10 pieces. You may already have one of them in your home or you may see one that you’d like to add into your design.

#1  GOURD LAMP

This lamp shade is iconic. If budget is a concern, you can even find them at estate and garage sales. Re-painting one in a high-gloss hue that complements the colors in your room, adding a band of fabric in the same color around the base of the shade and you have a “designer” piece that can add a WOW factor to any space.

#2  MIRRORED NIGHTSTANDS

Besides reflecting light, a mirrored nightstand offers a bit of old Hollywood glamour.

#3  PARSON’S TABLE

This table is a workhorse. It can serve as a dining table and can just as easily be used as a desk,library, or craft table.

#4  SUNBURST MIRROR

This is an iconic style of mirror. It’s available in many variations and this is one piece to splurge on. Buy a high quality one.

#5  BRIDGE FAUCET

This simple and elegantly styled faucet works with any design style.

#6  DRUM SHADE PENDANT

I love this shade because it can work beautifully in a traditional space as well as a very contemporary one.

#7 BAMBOO SHADES

Constructed as a Roman shade. Sometimes used alone as a window treatment, or with 2 soft fabric panels on each side of the window.

#8  STRIPED PILLOW

Every room needs a striped pillow. This classic design is always fresh and clean-looking.

#9  FARMHOUSE TABLE

Used primarily in traditionally designed rooms, this table can be the dining table or used as a kitchen island. The top can be wood, stone, or any hard surface. Legs can be left natural or painted.

#10  X-BENCH

This little bench works beautifully in pairs at the foot of the bed, under an entrance table or any narrow table. It can be used as extra seating when needed and doesn’t take up space. Prettiest when covered in a fabric that complements other fabrics in the room.

Until next time…

Blessings from my home to yours,

Nancy

Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around


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