In the race to possess the most fabulous home of the time, we need to anticipate what will be on trend in the future.
The perk of built-in furniture is that your life becomes integrated with the house - We move away from having objects that service us to having one home that gives us all we need. We aspire to have smart homes or homes that have such seamless finishes that they look ... well, unlived in.
This comes with a price; and not just a monetary one. Trends change so quickly now that the last thing we want is to consider undergoing a full refurbishment only a couple years after the last ...
All just you can have the matte finish instead of glossy
Here are some beautiful on-trend examples of built-in furniture today (depends when you're reading this post).
On the other hand, we can venture into the world of ... wait for it ...
You can acquire custom and bespoke pieces that make each room in your home unique. But these also come with a price tag. Yes, you know what i'm going to say - you need to adopt a Japanese lifestyle and own nothing - you must accept that you can no longer shovel your junk into a closed cupboard, and your whole wardrobe consists of white shirts and tennis shoes.
From now on, you must only own matching things and gently decline any gift that will ruin your carrara marble decor.
For those who can pull it off ... guess what! you can sell your bespoke piece as 'retro' next year when you decide to upgrade your freestanders for the matte finish. Plus you get to enjoy shopping each year.