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I’ve never been a sizable fan of Fifth Avenue style

I’m a relatively new interior designer.

I spent multiple years in school reading about a bunch of interior styles.

I have some that I’ve enjoyed immensely (contemporary condo, old-world estate, Hollywood regency, cozy dollhouse as well as so many more). But there is a certain style—as well as I truly hope I don’t offend you—that I absolutely do not care for and that’s the Fifth Avenue Style. I recognize that Hollywood movies honestly adore the Fifth Avenue Style because it’s pretty easy to make sets out of. The Fifth Avenue Style is way overcrowded as well as makes it easy to add depth to movies. The Fifth Avenue Style also permits visual mediums to communicate opulence as well as decadence with the sets in the background. I easily get it. I really do. As a visual, Fifth Avenue Style creates a mighty strong image. However, when it comes to decorating a real residence, I fail to see how the Fifth Avenue Style has any place in an actual residence. Really think about it. Every single item in an official Fifth Avenue Style residence is harshly fancy, placed in random locations as well as is nearly impossible to have replaced. How people in the past absolutely lived in Fifth Avenue type residences astounds me. The Fifth Avenue Style is more like a museum than a true residence. And who would want to reside in a museum? Maybe you have a differing opinion of the Fifth Avenue Style. If so, please feel free to leave a comment. I have to tell you, though, I’m truly not a fan of this design. Especially today. Maybe for a historic residential tour, but that’s it.


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