15 June 2010
Posted by Paul Anater at 6:00 AM
The online magazine ShelterPop ran a really, really great article on bad trends yesterday. The piece was painstakingly researched by Jane Dagmi and she interviewed a host of people who really know what they're talking about. One of those people was me.
As usual, I ran my mouth and no doubt offended even more people than I do ordinarily. I derided cheap, shiny granite; pot fillers; professional home kitchens for people who don't cook and on and on. I better get some traffic out of it because I may never land another retail client. Hah!
Anyhow, the conversations I had with Jane about her article got me thinking about the sort of thing I do for people. I tell myself that the designs I come up with will still look good in 50 years but I wonder.
So what do you guys think are current bad trends? How long will faux zebra rugs look good? What about platform beds? Or how about the Carrera marble I love so much? Every scrap of floor tile sold in my market these days is a porcelain tile that imitates travertine. How long do you guy think that will look good?
I kid myself and tell myself that bad trends are things that other designers design, but I know I've endorsed my share of bad ideas. So again, anybody want to call out some current bad trends?