Trending Carefully

I long forgot about an interview I gave for (for which I am a contributor) where I spoke about the arc of a trend.  I love a good trend and am happy to jump on the bandwagon ~ In the beginning, beginning being the operative word, when it seems fresh and visually exciting.  After a trend has picked up steam, becomes popular, then knocked off, and you're seeing it on the shelves of big box stores, you know it's time to bale.  "To everything there is a season, a time to be born, a time to die."

Coincidentally I am posting about this again!  The ombre  post had legs.  We're still talking about it, but more as a cautionary tale.  Like most trends, a little goes a long way, and it's all in the mix.

I would consider the painting of the room above the equivalent to a fashion victim.  Too much!  Luckily the tile in the bath below is so beautiful, subtle, and speaks to the water outside the window, that it is more timeless than trendy.

In the example given in the article speaking about the chevron pattern ~ with antiques, animal prints, and timeless furniture, it looks thought out and gives a playfulness to the rest of the room

Carole Meyer

BUT mixed with additional loud prints and furniture that repeat the lines, it feels chaotic and kitschy.  You would soon tire of this environment and will have to spend money redecorating.  If you choose trend driven accessories that are easily switched out, you can have your cake and eat it too!

(sorry) Blout designs 

Like peplums, pajama inspired dressing, mounted animal heads, ikat patterns, popular color combinations, etc:  the problem with something that is so hot is ~ then it's not.

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