Monday, March 12, 2012

Keep Calm and Throw it Away

I hate these posters

Yesterday as I was heading out, I stepped into a box I had wrongly left on my garage steps. My foot slid from under me and since I was holding a toddler that I was intent on protecting, my other foot bore the brunt of the twisting fiasco.
All of that is just an excuse to post something grumpy and snarky! Just kidding I am not at all grumpy but my foot does hurt.
I thought I'd post a few trendy design elements that I am sick of or never liked to begin with.
Now if something I post is something you really like or have, please do not take offense. I invite all of you to tell me what you can't stand either and we all get to have our own opinion...blah. blah.
First, those damn Keep Calm posters. I reserve the right to create an embarrassing scene at any time I wish provided I shoulder said embarrassment. I don't let wall art tell me what to do.

Second, covered books. Nothing says, "I never read Great Expectations." like matching books. Yuck.

I know, I know, many of you think these are pretty...sorry.
Third is slipcovered Louis chairs I think they look silly.

Four, fake animal head with antlers. I just don't get it.

So what trends do you hate?


Cathy Wall said...

Kerry, you are killing me! I am so with you on the covered books and the Keep Calm posters! And while there is nothing that comes to mind as far as a trend I hate right now, reading blogs makes me feel that some things are completely overused, so I get tired of seeing them over and over. The reality is that if you walked into 10 homes in your neighborhood, you might see these trends once!

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Sorry to hear about your foot. Like my friend said when she threw the Happy Meal Toy away...I'll never step on THAT again! I agree with your choices..I am actually enjoying some of the sarcastic versions of the "Keep Calm" sign going around.

Kris said...

Not big on the Keep Calm signs either. I don't like fake or real animal heads of any kind..I don't think they do a thing for the walls except maybe scare kids! I beg do differ on the Louie chair, I like the slip cover look.

And as long as we are complaining, I really hate modern furniture. It is so cold and stark looking. A lot of people love it mixed with antiques but call me "nuts", I just don't get it or like it! LOL

An Urban Cottage said...

I think slipcover girl just slammed your Brno chairs.

The Pink Pagoda said...

Kerry you are awesome. Covered books are laughable, keep calm posters are so tiresome, (don't like message art ever) slipcovers look shabby chic-ish which is so over and so contrived and the antler thing has me baffled, too. I'm also very tired of Ikat and Suzani. I never liked either of them, but now I've really had enough. I've also seen enough peacocks. I'd better stop now because I could go on and on.

heather (love your space) said...

With you on all counts. This reminds me I have many an angry post half-written about books in decor!