February 10, 2010

Last week I asked you if there were certain “decor fads” that you are getting bored with or just really tired of seeing. Some of you commented and I have to say that I agreed with some and disagreed with others.  I am not going to share with you what I disagreed with because I would never want you to feel bad.  Its totally your opinion and I get that.  The great thing about decor and design is everyone has different taste and different aesthetics that are appealing to them.
I want to give you options for each “trend” that has been expressed as over done.  Sometimes just seeing the same idea delivered a different way helps too.  So here you go….

{You said less white and more color} Here is a chic colorful room that should leave you not thinking white.
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{You said no to owls} Try decorating with Bee’s.
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{You said wall decals should be replaced with real art} What about using your own photography as a solution for wall art.
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{You said flag banners over windows gots to go} This heart garland is a fun option for replacing the traditional flag banners.  And it is so appropriate for this season.
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{You said Keep Calm and Carry On is heading on out} There are alot of great options if you still like slogan prints.  This particular one is my favorite right now.
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{You said you don’t like over decorating} What about under decorating??  So fantastic!
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{You said uniform style makes you tired and bored} Here is a example of an eclectic mix of furnishings, accessories and colors.  Not uniform at all.
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{You said whats the point of looking at dead animals} Live animals sure look cute in spaces!
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{You said rustic style is overdone} Modern wood and log pieces work well in a more clean space.
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{You said fake plants are dust collectors} You never can go wrong with live plants and fresh herbs.  Plus they make your air quality that much better.
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{You said matchy matchy is to traditional} Mix it up with wallpaper, a mix of colors and different periods of furniture design.
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{You said just say no to plate walls} If you still like a collection of one item, make a collage of pictures on a wall.
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via Living Etc, Etsy, numer Art, Little Jane St, sfgirlbybay, emmas designblogg, Style At Home, Ryann Ford, Design Year Book, Skona Hem, Boligliv and the happy home.

Comments

chelsea
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love this!

Annliese Scott
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lovin’ the herbs hung in little pots with the magnetic knife strips and shelves…such a great idea, especially for small kitchens.

Alisa: a pina colada
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What a great post with great ideas! Love it!

leslie
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

great post and awesome alternatives!
i like those magnetic knife strips, but they scare me a little. my hubby is a professional chef, so we always have super sharp knives. does anyone have one of these magnetic knife strips? what is your experience with them? i don’t know why i fear them so…

Natalie
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Awesome post. I like that you kept the tone positive and suggested new ideas. Do more installments of this post. For sure.

Paula @ mabel & violet
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gorgeous images and a lovely post. The first image looks like it has been designed by Abigail Aherne and I love the image displaying the eclectic mix of furniture, accessories and colours. That wall arrangement is perfect!

Ren
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

fantastic post- I love it when things come full circle-

kalah
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

great post kirsten! enjoyed reading it:)

Jenn
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

brilliant post! well done SG!!

Melissa Allam
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Beautiful! I love how you addressed each thought about decor and brought in alternatives here. I love that Spot Color print too!

Homewares
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This is excellent, thankyou for the inspiration.
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A Merry Mishap
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I really like this, Kirsten. I am also all for under decorating!!! Although, I think you sort of have to have the architecture for it, which I don’t. :(
Great post though!

ktrn
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Great post!

Ashley
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I love what you took from that post last week! awesome:)

sunny
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

you found some GREAT photos! I love that first one with all the color. I may be drawn to white rooms but there’s something joyous about color in a room!!

Jolleen
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kirsten…this is one of my favorite posts on your new website! :) Such great ideas…thanks for putting so much thought into it for all of us to be inspired by!

Adriana
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Great post Kirsten! I am loving the personal photos on the wall, especially lifesize. I saw a similar post about this but I can’t remember where. Loves it. Wonder how expensive it would be?

Cassandra
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What a lovely post and a very fantastic blog!

Krystle
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

really really great post.. (been reading your blog for a while now and this post just made me smile, it is inspiring in great blogging and great ideas)

Megan Thompson
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

our wall decors are always colored white, coz white is our favorite color and it looks good too*–

Keratin Hair Treatment 
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

we like wall decorations made of stuff toys and plastic trees”.:

Cowhide rugs… « The Farmer's Trophy Wife
Commented on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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