Jenny at My Favourite And My Best blog wrote a few entertaining (controversial?) posts last week about design trends she hates. Have you read them? The comments are hilarious - and so true!
I admit it, I'm guilty of some of these so-called design offenses (garland bunting? check. ceramic garden stools? check. gallery walls, chalkboards, and vinyl decals? check, check, and double check). While I don't think that these were bad design choices, I do agree that I am over some of these trends - and I fault all the design blogs out there for that! Blogs expose you to so many ideas but sometimes, one of those ideas catches on and you start seeing it everywhere. That can cause you to fall in love with the idea, but just as quickly learn to hate it.
Have you ever wondered if you bought something, or replicated an idea, or sought out a trend just because you had seen it so many times and it was ingrained in your brain as a design must-have? Would you have felt the same way about that object if you had just arbitrarily stumbled upon it?
Here's a few things I could do without:
- white ceramic animals
- ugly furniture that is still just as ugly even if you repaint it
- tea towels as decoration
- ikat fabric
- sisal rugs (so impractical - and itchy!)
- painted feature walls
- too much of one thing (like an all mid-century modern living room or all shabby chic bedroom)
- chandeliers with barrel shades
And some things I still can't get enough of:
- thrift and antique finds
- DIY anything
- white kitchens
- vintage looking bathrooms
- banquettes, window seats, and benches
- reproduction lighting
- little details - trim, wainscotting, nailhead trim, tufting
And since I don't like posts without pictures, here's a look that I don't think I'll be replicating any time soon... waaaaay too many coordinated florals for my taste!
Showtime House 2010
Tell me... what's on your love/hate list?