Monday, January 27, 2014

3 trends that aren't trendy

I try really hard to steer clear of trendy things. There are a few things that I am seeing more and more that appear to be trendy yet have always been around.
I am not speaking of fashion that have "come back" like mid-century modern. Iconic or not there was a period where it was pretty uncool to be sporting a Broyhill Brasilia piece.

The ubiquitous blue and white porcelain is the first non-trendy trend that comes to mind. It really works in so many decorating styles and has been around (in the West) for hundreds of years.
It was never really out.

Equestrian themed fashion is easier to find lately but the hunt country interior has really never left.

Bunny Williams

The traditional and masculine style is one of my favorite.

The third trend that isn't, is Chinoiserie. It may seem redundant but the blue and white porcelain is sometimes just blue and white without a Chinois theme.
We certainly see a lot of this stylized Eastern look but it is a historically significant style that has never been gauche.

Mary McDonald
 
As I was hunting for photos for this post, it became apparent that all three popular and classic looks work well together.
 

Diamond Barrata Interiors
 

11 comments:

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

You are so right. All of this was in my Grandmother's home. How foolish I was not to take it when it was offered to me.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

I love these all so much now! I have to agree with Linda, I turned my nose up at all of it years ago when my mom was offering it up. Now it's like pulling teeth getting her to let me "borrow" pieces from her house :)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I just love the title of your Post! I had to read it twice to get it! Very interesting.

Pigtown*Design said...

Ohhhh. where are the shoes from?

An Urban Cottage said...

I agree. They're all classics!

Karena Albert said...

Forever looks Kerry!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You are right on my friend. I have some blue and white from my great-grandmother. All of those are time-tested classics.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Well said! Great post. Love that is all works together and has for hundreds of years! Have a great week! xo Nancy

Kimberly Lemmon said...

How smart are you?? I love all three of your non trends and I have some of each in my home! Happy Monday Kerry!!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Good point! I feel I just wasn't "educated" before - and therefore didn't appreciate it. I only knew how to look as far as the nearest Pottery Barn catalog to find "my style". I hope I've grown since then!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I agree with all of this completely. That dining room by Bunny Williams is one of my top faves. So classic and beautiful.