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    cluttercore

    Ok I think this cluttercore looks horrible. I can accept one can be cluttered without being messy, but it all seems even more work to pull that off, and it still looks horrible to me.

    https://www.architecturaldigest.com/...d-tiktok-trend

    However it did link to a related carnival core article, the pictures made me smile with an inward laugh, more than I expected some housing interiors to ever do. So I like it but I'm not sure about to live in, or that I could pull it off. And I don't put much money into decorating anyway, mostly thrifted. But it made me smile. The pics are not cluttered AT ALL, just kinda wild in the decoration.

    https://www.architecturaldigest.com/...e-design-trend
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApatheticNoMore View Post
    Ok I think this cluttercore looks horrible. I can accept one can be cluttered without being messy, but it all seems even more work to pull that off, and it still looks horrible to me.

    https://www.architecturaldigest.com/...d-tiktok-trend

    However it did link to a related carnival core article, the pictures made me smile with an inward laugh, more than I expected some housing interiors to ever do. So I like it but I'm not sure about to live in, or that I could pull it off. And I don't put much money into decorating anyway, mostly thrifted. But it made me smile. The pics are not cluttered AT ALL, just kinda wild in the decoration.

    https://www.architecturaldigest.com/...e-design-trend
    Just say no to “cluttercore.”

    But “circuscore” I can get behind because I love fantasy decor!

    But this photo from the article is not circuscore, I might call it “Excesscore” or
    certainly “ “Fantasycore,” and it is a copy of one of my all time favorite rooms, Diana Vreeland’s red womb room. I made a copy of it in my very first house in green floral. Oh how I love a tented ceiling!

    One of the best decor stories for my neighborhood is from the gay man down the street who made a gold lame’ tented ceiling in his dining room, gathering the center with a cock ring.

    from this article:

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    Diana Vreeland’s room:

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    I have to say that neither style really speaks to me, but cluttercore is the worst!

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    Me neither.
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    Nor I. The cluttercore looks more like a way to organize "collections" of stuff than actual miscellaneous clutter.
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    Yuck. I hate that cluttercore!!! My mother collected figurines and covered every tabletop with them, and she had this cool room divider with little cubes and each cube had a figurine.

    That was OK, but the photos in the article are horrible!!!! I couldn't live like that. I started "collecting" houseplants and even those are taking too much space.

    As fore the carnivalcore, It's fun, but I also wouldn't live there either. Although that green room with the wallpaper was somewhat appealing.

    As far as "c---core" goes, I do like cottagecore as long as it's not too kitschy: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/...is-cottagecore
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    It’s all awful!! Plus as I have come to realize the more stuff you have the more cleaning you need to do because otherwise everything is full of dust and really looks horrible. The older I get the less I like cleaning.

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    I thought "cluttercore" might be right up my alley, but my mess is way more organic than these examples. I'll never be a Scandi-minimalist, but I agree with those who opine that this is exhausting.
    Last edited by JaneV2.0; 5-18-22 at 1:19pm.

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    All of the spaces shown are really interesting! The carnival home is FUN. As the stuff in them is not mine, not collected/found/curated by or for me, I would not want to live in any of them! But there are elements in them all that I can really appreciate. Sort of "nice place to visit, wouldn't want to live there!". I am more of a decorator voyeur - I love looking at other peoples curated home settings. Personally, after lots of introspection, I have determined that at this point of my life I'm a more-is-more person. My own stuff ebbs and flows depending not on what is trending, but on what I see, love, and can afford. I buy plenty of stuff, knowing that I'm going to live with it only for a while, then will try to get someone else to pay me a lot more for it than I paid. So far, it's working pretty well! Thanks for the links, that was a fun visit to other people's stuff!!

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