In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Benjamin notes, "It's a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what's changed, is you."
When you live in a space day in and day out, you can become immune to it until one day, perhaps after a vacation, you come into your home and suddenly you realize that it no longer fits you. It's a little (or a lot!) more traditional than you are, more conservative and a little stale. Suddenly the yellow walls, instead of feeling sunny, feel aged and dark, the patterned rug is not quite modern, the coffee table a little precarious. This is especially true if you've been living in the same place for a long time. This year we're going to make some changes: read and declutter our piles of books, change up the decor in our living room, swap out a oval or a round Saarien table for the rectangular farmhouse table in our dining room. Take a look around your home. Does it reflect the you you are now or have you grown up while your living space has remained the same?
[image: Wendi's Pioneer Modern]