hunting lodge chic

Trends that are SO Over

by Kate Franco on January 2, 2008 · 1 comment

20over.3.jpgThe title of this article makes me laugh a little. Sure, a trend by definition is completely overdone, but SO over? That’s a little harder to pinpoint. For one thing, Designer trends can take years to trickle down to us, “the masses,” at reasonable prices.

So, SO Over for designers is not SO Over for mainstream America. Secondly, I firmly believe that style is NOT about trends. It’s about personality and individuality (read my philosophy here.) You like what you like – that can be influenced by trends, but you’re certainly not dictated by them. Nonetheless, I read a great little article on a site that I am really digging on lately, More Ways to Waste Time.

Trends that are currently SO Over include:

  • Antlers
  • David Hicks-influenced design
  • Suzanis
  • Cowhide rugs
  • Flatscreens over fireplace (seems odd that this is a trend…isn’t it a practical hanging place?)
  • Ironic takes on “hunting lodge chic”
  • Over-the-top Baroque modern and Hollywood Regency style
  • Green products – like bamboo sheets (shouldn’t this be a staple of modern design?)

Anyway, check out the whole article on More Ways to Waste Time (great photos!), and the original NY Times article.

**Photo by Raeanne Giovanni-Inoue for The New York Times**

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