I am not an elitist.
Perhaps a tad bourgeois. And by that I mean the urban way of saying it (boo-zhee). You can call me bourgeois. Some can mean it as an offensive term, but I take no offense.
I’ve been called that my whole life. Usually by people who live that gutter life. They are crabs. Always trying to bring anybody around them down to their level.
These past couple of weeks at work I have really been visualizing.
It helps me deal with my workday.
So in my visualizing, I decided to set up a registry at Pottery Barn. I’m decorating my dream house in my mind. I can’t access Pinterest at work and I hardly get data on my iphone at work. So I took it old school. If a site doesn’t have a wishlist option then I’ll set up a registry. So that’s what I did.
In decorating my dream house, I know exactly what I’m looking for. Like I know what table I want for the eat in kitchen. What table I want for the formal dining room. I’ve never had to buy a rug because I’ve always had carpet…but of course in my dream home it’s hardwoods which requires rugs. All of the rugs I like are extra pricey, as are the tables and other furnishings.
I am truly obsessed with this rug! I want it for the living room. I will be going rug crazy and I can’t wait to get the home in order to decorate it! I’m looking forward to the “stress” of decorating lol.
I have to have this table!! I see it and it makes me want to host a dinner party or have the family over for holiday meals. 🙂
So I asked my co-worker, why am I like this? Why am I so bourgeois? They said it’s because I’m used to nice things and therefore I expect to have those things now. I can agree with that. I grew up middle class and we had nice things. It wasn’t until my teen years and college that I realized more of the struggle, and have been in the struggle ever since. But that doesn’t mean that I still don’t like nice things. Nor does it mean that the struggle will continue.
I think furniture should be an investment piece. Like your staple furniture like your table set, bedroom set, etc. I’ve purchased cheap furniture before and got exactly what I paid for. Furniture is like shoes in that manner. You can have a cheap and cheerful dress that you only paid $15 for, but your shoes are $345. But those shoes will outlive the dress by 10 years. Same goes for furniture. You should be able to pass down the furniture you buy today to your child when they’re moving out on their own or getting married 20 years from now. They used to be called heirloom pieces.
When I was growing up I wanted Ethan Allen furniture. When I was older and actually looked at Ethan Allen and saw the price… I realized I won’t be having Ethan Allen furniture! Ha! Kidding…kind of : )
I am not an interior designer by any means. I’m not that creative. But I like nice things. So in my visualizing I’ve decided that my staple pieces can be more expensive. I want my furniture to last generations. But everything in the house doesn’t have to be high end. I actually would love to do High-Low projects throughout the home as I do begin to decorate. The accessorizing, decorating and organizing will be more on the budget whereas some of the larger furniture items would be higher end. Quality over quantity. Everybody doesn’t see things this way, but I do.