I don’t follow trends in fashion or home decor or electronics or cars or diets or, or, or…
And I don’t usually like what is trendy anyway.
I like certain colors and color combinations and sometimes they pop in and out of popularity, but never has the popularity merged with my need to buy.
I bought a huge wool rug for a song in 2007ish – normally I don’t go for stuff that looks like it came from stores like Ceramics Shed or Box and Bucket, but I like yellows and greys and greens and browns and of course wool, so I got it for our then large green and yellow dining room. But now it fits best in our living room, with brown furniture and soon-to-be yellow* walls. But we need curtains, and we need really wide curtains, so making them seemed like the likely option, so I ordered some fabric samples.
Then I went to the obnoxious store named for the thing at which you shoot arrows for something dumb and little and unavailable in our little town, and there were so many yellow and grey and ikat-like patterned things everywhere…
I don’t like that – I usually go against the tide – my home decor and self-presentation usually make people who follow trends cringe and look at me pitifully, and that’s the way it should be – I don’t like them, I don’t want to be like them. My car is from the ’90s and isn’t an SUV, shopping is not a hobby, I hate big-box-made-in-china-inflated-prices-for-low-quality-sh*t-especially-things-called-designer-but-just-generally-suck, and I know that in itself makes me a stereotype and stuffed in another big bag of the same folks, but at least it’s smaller one – a biodegradable, non-bleached, organic, waxed paper one perhaps?
In the end, I found cheap linen curtains that will have to do for the meantime, so I just ordered a little of the ikat fabric for some pillows.
*Oh holy hell, I can’t find a good pale mustardy yellow paint!!! They either look to lemon, or too grey, or too orange (I like orange, but the dining room is likely to be an orange variant) or shite under artificial light, or shite under natural light…
3 responses to “Trend cringe…”
just caught up on your blog. you’ve been busy. big congrats on the house!
Thank you! And it’s great to be out of the eastern ‘burbs of our old state too – we’re in a town that’s more like a neighborhood now.
Ceramics Shed, Box and Bucket. I am laughing so hard.