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Monday, February 18, 2013

Lazy Monday poll


I just realized it's Monday and I didn't post a "Your Thoughts Please." We're knee-deep in travertine removal here at Casa de Cox, with new walnut hardwood floors arriving in two weeks.

So for those of you still on the sofa in your underwear because it's a holiday here in the States, I have a poll for you (fully-clothed foreigners are welcome to participate, too): 

What decor trend do you wish would go away forever and ever, amen? And what new trend are you loving?

(Wesley Bird "Dry Spell" pillow from Denver-based DENY Designs, $39-$69.)

27 comments:

Squeak said...

The decor trend I'd like to have disappear off the face of the Earth: Books with their covers ripped off, books covered in white or ivory paper and books with their spines facing inward on shelves. Uh-oh, I guess that's three trends. Sorry!

I don't know if it's a new trend, but I'm loving walls painted in dark, moody, atmospheric colours. Note the spelling of colours - that would peg me as a more or less fully clothed foreigner.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'll admit it. I'm still in my PJs. Seen too much ikat, chevron, greek key, brightly painted furniture, and antlers. Will never tire of gold metals versus silver.

David said...

I'm tired of that vintage mad scientist look. Anatomy charts, mannequin parts, taxidermy, god-knows-what found thing under a glass dome. Nests, eggs, bones, apothecary bottles and bundles of de-covered books soaked in tea and bound with twine.

Its a fine line between quirky and creepy.

Mama Ladykins said...

Shabby chic and its sibling, the already-mentioned mad scientist look, must go away. Two sides of the same coin to me.
I'll probably never tire of '70s glam, my love affair has been going on for decades now.

My Interior Life said...

Oh, gosh, this is hard. I know everyone's over chevron but it's hard for me to throw it under the bus as it's on the top of my blog still (hopefully not for long), and I do have some iterations in my home (ikat chevron - is that even worse??). I'm thinking the RH Belgian linen look has been around way too long. My new favorite trend is arrows. Think they're quirky and cool. I'll probably be tired of them next week, but now I like them.

Carol in Denver said...

Books arranged on shelves by color. I would be embarrassed to have my books arranged that way.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Antlers, antlers, antlers! Oh and fake antlers.

Kathy said...

Words words words.... On pillows, chairs... Anything. K

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

tired of these trends - taxidermy, peacocks, antlers, burlap

new trends - are there any?

Yes, I stayed in my pj's all day!

Rose said...

I think the world has too many beige walls.

RedOrangePink said...

White subway tile kitchens. Please go away now.

Honorable other mentions; white painted wooden floorboards, fiddle leaf figs, the phrase "pops of colour" terrariums, and lately, macrame hanging planters seem to be around again. No people, no. It was terrible in the 70s, it has not got any better with time.

Looking forward to all the other trends people are sick of. I believe last time you did this segment, lots of people brought up crocheted rocks! Thank goodness they seem to have gone now.

Cathy Wall said...

I am tired of white walls and furniture paired with bright, bold geometric patterns, so safe and easy anyone can do it. Add to that pallet art with words, yawn! And if you are polling, I am definitely in my PJ's!

court. said...

Brooklyn Hipster Antler Loft.

5th and State said...

well i got dressed yesterday and hauled myself to chicago's merchandise mart. my eyes bled at all the above mentioned and can we add industrial anything?!

new trend i saw..shagreen, have to say i loved it...for now

Sharon Brown said...

Where are you removing the tile from and replacing with the wood? Inquiring minds want to know.

Trends ... none, to each their own.

Raina Cox said...

Sharon Brown - The stone is coming out of the entry, living room and kitchen. It's original to the house and in terrible shape.

lucitebox said...

Six words that need to go away:
"Everything is going to be okay"

I mean, what if I want to have a hissy fit?!

Margaret said...

Obliterate: Birdcages

Proliferate: Un-decorate

Congratulate: Casa Cox

PP@pimpmybricks.wordpress.com said...

Oh, those bloody bus rolls. May they all be driven to their respective termini and tipped off a steep cliff.

Suzanne said...

White on white on white on white..... sterile hospital homes.

Oh, and while we're at it.... it fake "French" look. I'm pretty sure that French people do not sit on burlap and cover every surface with burlap. NIX that trend.

Nancy said...

Those comments are hilarious Raina. They pretty much take in everything. I have no more to add to the list except for possibly the run on abstract art that everyone is trying themselves these days and they are all looking alike!
xo Nancy
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Raina Cox said...

Nancy - I completely agree with you! I call it "water gun art" because of all of the drippage.

Modern Country Lady said...

Agree with all the above.I can't even stand the WORD burlap anymore.Midcentury with a couple of Eames chairs would ne nice enough for me.

Annie Smith said...

SO SICK of mustaches, arrows, and the "keep calm and ______________" statements. Also Chevrons. But I am happy to see that putting a bird on everything has seemed to finally die down.

gmjl said...

Annie Sloan and her chalk paint.

A.J.Barnes said...

sorry...but I'm not loving that new geometric pillow...

Bromeliad said...

Granny chic mid-century modern.