I’m a fairly new interior designer.
I spent a number of years in university learning unusual interior styles.
I have some that I’ve really enjoyed (contemporary condo, old-world estate, Hollywood regency, cozy dollhouse and various more). But there is a certain style—and I hope I don’t offend you—that I certainly cannot tolerate and that’s the Fifth Avenue Style. I guess that Hollywood films entirely adore the Fifth Avenue Style because it’s relatively simple to make sets out of. The Fifth Avenue Style happens to be overcrowded and makes it simple to add depth to films. The Fifth Avenue Style also allows visual mediums to communicate opulence and decadence with the sets in the background. I completely get it. I entirely do. As a visual, Fifth Avenue Style creates a rather powerful image. However, when it comes to decorating a dwelling, I fail to see how the Fifth Avenue Style has any real place in an actual dwelling. Think about it. Every single item in a proper Fifth Avenue Style dwelling is extremely overpriced, placed in random locations and is basically impossible to upgrade. How people in the past were able to live in Fifth Avenue style dwellings astounds me to this day. The Fifth Avenue Style is less like a home and more like a museum. And who would want to live in a museum? Maybe you have an unusual opinion of the Fifth Avenue Style. If so, don’t be scared to comment. I have to tell you, though, I’m truly not a fan of this actual design. Especially nowadays. Maybe for a historic dwelling tour, however that’s it.