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<<I can tell you that darker woods are more "in" these days, but God only knows how long that will hold true. >>

This is off topic for this thread (sue me!), but this reminded me of an experience I had when I was shopping for my condo furniture. All my life I have been drawn to the colors of blue, shades of brown and cream. (I grew up in the desert of the Middle East.... I came to realize that I am drawn to the colors I saw there....)

Anyway, I was couch shopping and found a couch that I really liked. I was prepared to buy it. I looked through the fabric sample book, and found a plethora of burgandy & sage... very nice colors, but nothing that hit me as "my" colors. I asked the salesman if he had any other sample books and explained what I was looking for. He sort of sneered at me and said, "Those colors are not in fashion now."

I just looked at him... said I was planning to have the couch for a very long time and that the fashion would change. I was buying for MY home.... not some decorator's magazine.

I found my blue couch at another store. Six years later and I still breathe a sigh of relief when I walk in my living room. These are MY colors - the ones that give my heart peace and rest; the ones that make my house my home.

Get whatever color wood you like best. If the place you're looking at doesn't have what you want... keep shopping. Don't let "fashion" bully you into something that isn't you.

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