I came across an article titled ’7 trends we’d love to see go’. These are some of the opinions of high profile interior designers and what they consider OUTS!
1 Homes that look like taxidermy shops. Enough with the wall of antlers and animal skins all over the floor!
2 Flat-screen TVs mounted so high above the fireplace mantel, you get a neck cramp before the first commercial break.
3 Home makeover shows that set unrealistic expectations about decorating a space. There are usually scores of people working behind the scenes whom you never see on screen. Plus, we’re firm believers that good design takes time.
4 Shallow sink basins that result in water splashing everywhere.
5 Outfitting a room top to bottom with reproduction designer furniture. We’ve seen too many homes filled with so much Eames, Bertoia and Saarinen they look like soulless showrooms.
6 The phrase “man cave.”
7 Watch any house-hunting program on HGTV and, chances are, granite countertops are on the buyer’s wish list. But with so many options now available – including recycled paper and glass products – our wish for 2010 is for anyone embarking on a remodel to think beyond the ubiquitous granite and stainless steel combination.
I agree with ALL seven. Time to move on to bigger and better!