|Februaury 2009 World of Interiors|
Let's define trendy. Trendy, in my mind, means something on the new side of fashionable. Something hot but not in every home catalog.
In the photo above, furry floors aside, I see nothing trendy but it strikes me as very fashionable.
This disparate mix of the untrendy, somehow as a group becomes the trend.
My family room has some uber-trendy items like the laquered tray but the mid-century Brno chairs with the Eastlake dresser are an odd pairing, just the way I like it.
I took this photo after a small coup of a conversation with my 16 year-old daughter. She is finally coming to the conclusion that its more interesting to be original in decorating than choose matching sets, which she has always done.
This fine line between mainstream, trendy and fashionable and the individual perceptions of where they lie have been on my mind lately.
Sure, its fashionable to mix up pieces of different eras and quality but hasn't a touch of eccentricity always been chic?
Once a group of tastemakers decide that something is fashionable, isn't it too late?
How unfashionable do you have to be to be fashionable?