Style at Home: Pretty and painted: A new way to look at wood furniture

Painted wood furniture is everywhere you look. (Handout/TNS)

For those easing into the trend, gray, white and even shades of blue are perfect for beginning your collection. (Handout/TNS)

Have you ever heard the saying, “you either love it or hate it, there is no in between”? People usually use the phrase when talking about something unconventional or controversial they adore (or loathe). While I believe things are rarely black and white (we all know I need more shades than that), I know I’ve used this “warning” while trying to get my friends and family to try out some of my favorite things, for example, the humble circus peanut candies (if you know, you know). It is a way to acknowledge that a taste or trend is not for everyone, and that passion is expected and even welcomed. Life would be boring if we all loved the same things!