One of my old friends from high school just got re-married. She and her husband are both in high-paying careers, so they have spent the last year or so having their dream house built. She just sent me pictures of the house, room by room. I remember her style as being classic and just a little bit cluttered. Her new house, though, is very modern and spare, with clean lines and trendy color schemes. All of the bedrooms have modern platform beds and she actually has someone who comes in to care for her orchids and other houseplants, which is why they all look so perfect I asked if they were real. The pictures reminded me a lot of something you would see these days in Architectural Digest.
I love her house, but where she put chrome, I would have put wood. Where she used lime and fawn, I would have used moss and cream. My taste is just a little more soft and lived-in. Of course, my style this very minute is 100% storage unit chic. I am living with a minimal number of my belongings at hand.
Congratulations on your new house, Dawn. And, I wish you the best on your marriage.