Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Done or Just Getting Started…?

What a week!!  I had three kids to the doctor last Monday, I went on Wed. (well, Minute Clinic) and another one BACK to the doctor on Fri.  I never ended up feeling better and the wee-ist one was very sick all weekend, 104 temp, so back he went on Mon. to his doctor and I went  across the hall to my doctor.   After SEVEN co-pays and almost $150 in prescriptions I’m officially tapped!

So, as I laid in bed last weekend with a raspy voice (think transvestite), ear infection and the start of a sinus infection I was able to do a lot of blog reading.  I noticed on a couple blogs they posted about certain designs being “done”.  Over at LGN Jenny got a comment from a reader on a post she did about DIY Draper chests.  The reader commented about some designs being overdone, we’ve seen it everywhere…everyone’s doing it…

A couple days later at Black Velvet Chair Samantha posted about chevron.   She loves it but it’s been overplayed and overused over the past year…

So, it got me thinking.  I feel these are a few things that I think are overexposed, but yet I can’t seem to let go of wanting them somewhere in my own home…

Cowhide Rugs

closets - Zebra Cowhide Rug closet zebra rug orange boxes  closet  white & black zebra cowhide rug, fireplace, drapes and black crystal chandelier.

living rooms - Valspar - New Black - black wall lucite table vintage bar cart ikea barstools cowhide rug sunburst mirrors  living room. black

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Rattan Chairs


*DO NOT hate me, I am a HUGE fan of Jonathan Adler

X Benches

bedrooms - Faux White Crocodile Bench black twin headboards blue bedding turquoise blue bolster pillows white faux crocodile x benches white nightstands white gourd lamps blue tapered lamp shades white blue striped rug

living rooms - yellow crushed velvet ottomans x-bench stool blue gray settee orange velvet tufted French chairs stone fireplace brass nesting coffee tables gray rug gilt gold leaf frame gray blue orange yellow living room

bedrooms - upholstered headboard mirrored nightstand bedding pink velvet pillows pink velvet bedskirt bed skirt white tufted x-bench chrome base yellow ivory cream drapes yellow cream geometric wallpaper silver lamp bedroom1.  2.  3.

Ghost Chairs

dining rooms - Hilary White Liv-Chic Modern Baroque Pink Dining Room Lucite Chairs Mirrored buffet Chandelier Tufted Black and White Punk Love

Ok, I LOVE EVERYTHING about this room, just using it as an example…

dining rooms - Ghost Chair gray kitchen cabinets white glass-front cabinets farmhouse dining table glass pendants white drapes  Thanks to living

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Eames Rocker

nurseries - Eames Molded Plastic Rocker blue brown rug chest table art  child's room, nursery from  eames turquoise blue rocking

nurseries - ABC Love Print Kartell Ghost Chair Eames Molded Plastic Rocker Dwell Studio Robin Elephant Pillow Ikea Ludde ornate frame  eclectic

boy's rooms - blue Eames rocker blue rug abstract art bookshelves  Tamara Kay-Honey ~ House of Honey via Rue Mag!
 blue Eames rocker, blue

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White Lacquer Desk

dens/libraries/offices - Baker Chair blue velvet chair nailhead trim glossy white lacquer desk baby blue porcelain gourd lamp brown grasscloth wallpaper brown turquoise blue bedroom

dens/libraries/offices - lonny mag victoria lucite acrylic desk chair blue cushion glossy white lacquer desk  Victoria Thompson via lonny mag

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  I will admit I do replicate images I see in magazines, books and online  for my own home BUT although I’ve seen the images or styles quite a bit, my friends and family have not.  It’s all new to them.  If I referred to an Eames chair/rocker, they would not know what I’m talking about. 

I guess with any new home decor or fashion item it’s going to be in your face.  Are these the styles that are the new classics?  Are they already classics and are coming back into circulation?  I guess time will tell.

This is something that I’ve been seeing more and more lately that I think is going to be the new hot trend, although it's already been a trend in the 60’s maybe 70’s…

nurseries - Rattan Hanging Chair red wallpaper white dresser pink accents glass knobs glider white flower pillows white flokati rug toy blocks white gourd lamp pink red dress white gallery frames white roman shades adorable chic

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I say, don’t give up what you love and want to surround yourself with because you feel it’s “done”.  I will continue to decorate with styles I see in the print magazines, online magazines and blogs.   How else would I get inspiration?  No matter what styles you put in your home, it is all put together by you and in the end that’s what makes it your style!!

I’d love to hear what you can’t get enough of and what makes you want to throw up a little if you see it again…


Brandi said...

I poured through each and every comment when Jenny posted this on LGN. Such a good topic and yours are all spot on. But, like you said I still love them all! I don't think I'll ever get over Suzani or Ikat, I'm just a bohemian eclectic at heart. I'm sort of sick of seeing too much going on in a room ala Domino to the extreme. I'm more about subdued style and a hint of glam these days though. Maybe that just means I'm getting older!

karen @ our slo house said...

I also love Eames rockers; however, I'm reluctant to get one because they seem to be everywhere. (Different reasoning than "being overly 'done'.)

I will never be 'over' concrete counters. ; )

dulci said...

call me lame, but I love all these trends still.

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Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

So glad you commented on my blog, it lead me to yours and I love it! Great post.