AccessoriesOctober 18, 2017

Trends I’m Over (and What’s Replaced Them).

When you notice that every catalog and magazine and every other Pinterest pin has a specific trend shown over and over it’s probably time that trend rode off into the sunset.   Here are some of the looks I think need to be retired, and what you may try replacing them with.

OVER IT: BANANA/ PALM PRINTS

Done SOOOOO much and often badly, it’s time to find a new organic, botanical print to work with.


ALL ABOUT IT: VINTAGE FLORALS

Vintage inspired florals are BACK. Try mixing them with modern accents and graphic patterns for an “of the moment” look.

OVER IT: MACRAME ANYTHING

Not my jam, never has been. But it’s everywhere.

ALL ABOUT IT: WOVEN BASKETS ON WALLS

I love textural wall decor, and this look is more natural and timeless and less specific i.e.”hippie in the desert”.

OVER IT: AGATE ACCENT OVERKILL

A little dose agate here and there (bookends, etc.) is fine, but when its EVERYWHERE it looks cheesy.

ALL ABOUT IT: HORN ACCENTS

Horn and tortoiseshell look much more classic and natural but can also look super modern!

OVER IT: OVERDYE RUGS

Too much color, too fake looking. Eyeball searing, really.

ALL ABOUT IT: BLEACHED PERSIANS

Beautiful and antique-looking (many are made new to look old!) Click image for link.

OVER IT: OMBRE

So done.

ALL ABOUT IT: SOLID TEXTURES

Rich jewel tones is wovens (like grasscloth) and fabrics (like velvet) will always look gorgeous.

OVER IT: CUTESY/MOTIVATIONAL ART (IN ADULT SPACES)

In kid spaces this kind of thing works, in adult spaces it looks too juvenile.

ALL ABOUT IT: MODERN BOTANICALS

For a more grown up and elegant looking graphic punch try illustrated botanicals like these from Artfully Walls (click images for links).

 

 

 

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