I love watching interior decorating and design shows. Anyone else addicted to HGTV?
My favorite shows are the renovation ones that walk you through a complete before and after update of a kitchen and family room combo. When I was growing up, my mom had a separate living and dining area that was out of bounds for us kids – she would only use the space when we had company a few times a year. The rooms were closed off with French doors, and inside you’d fine antique furniture, fine china, and breakable crystal figurines and vases. NOT a place for little kids to run around.
When my husband and I bought our house and started decorating, we knew better than to buy anything that was too expensive, had sharp edges, and littered with breakable knick-knacks.