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Friday, July 11, 2008

OK Sybil

Um, what is going on with Pottery Barn? An email arrived this week with the fall introductions and their look is all over the place.

Hollywood Regency? Check.
Faux bois? Check.
Owls? Check.
Streamlined contemporary? Check.
Josef Frank-ish textiles? Check.
Scandinavia meets Asia driftwood-colored casegoods copied from Crate and Barrel? Check.
Talk about the Three Faces of Eve approach to product mix. Not to mention being a bit late to the party on all six counts. When the Bastion of Suburban Decorating embraces a trend, it may be time to start looking elsewhere. Damn, and I really like faux bois.

Look for brass and smoked glass in 3,2,1...


The Nerdy Fashionista said...

I think the Frank textiles will be classics forever, fortunately, and the same with that lovely limed gray finish. Hollywood Regency, though, I would like to see held under the water till the bubbles stop.