Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ENOUGH.. ONE MORE CHAIR IN TRELLIS AND I WILL….

……GO CRAZY.

I think I have had enough of chairs wearing trellis for the time being, regardless of the color. I know it is a trend, but does trend mean to keep using a certain fabric until every surface is covered with it ? Browsing around I see that anyone that wants to appear “trendy” and with good taste slaps a chair or a cushion with a yard of trellis and that’s it, eureka, they found the key to style. Do we need to conform to a trend to be “stylish” ?

Trellis Black

trellis pink  Trellis Grey

Remember during the “beautiful” 80’s when the patterns below where used in every house to achieve the above mentioned result. High Style !

80's a 80's b

14 comments:

avant garde design said...

soosooooooo funny! i too cannot (actually i've never liked from the beginning) stand trellis designs. and yes!! everyone us using it, and everywhere, as some sort of "i don't know what else to do so i'm going to just to with a trellis pattern" cruch. thanks for saying and thanks for stopping by my blog, so happy because it's allowed me to find yours. great post ;)

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

:)
Thank you, love your blog and already a follower.

Raina Cox said...

Remember Waverly's Ivy in the early 1990s? It was EVERYWHERE.

*shudder*

1x1000 said...

Thank you for saying this! And what about those GHOST chairs! HATE THEM!

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

1x1000
Ahhh the ghost chairs. But that is for another post. Touching those is almost a religious no no

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

I just reuhpolstered a chair in a lavendar trellis. And it's pretty. But I also thought to myself, 'I'll never do that again'. haha. shoot. Good thing the client doesn't know about the ocean of trellis out there right now hahhaah. She loved it, and it's actually really pretty hhaah.

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

I am sure your chair is beautiful Julie , it is only my sentiment towards the fabric. I am also sure the client loved it, we, in the design world, see things differently, we are too involved than clients are.

La Boheme said...

Oh mine, this is a great post! I am so tired of people re-using the same thing because it is too hard to come up with something new! Sadly, many times people love it because that is what they see everywhere so it is up to us to gently "introduce" new things :)

eclecticrevisited said...

amen..trellis is nice but overbought...which sucked the life out of something sort of nice...
maureen

kathi said...

I have to agree again.........trellis pattern........... I don't understand why it's everywhere..........maybe everybody hates it and they just use it because they think everybody else loves it............does that make sense?
Best.......Kathi

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

I also agree with you Kathi, people sometimes use trends thinking that everybody wants them, and I also think designers tend to blindly go with choices of other designers they believe know what should be done and have better judgement.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I totally agree with you about trellis. Also, I am so sick of seeing the blue and grey colors that lots of people are using now, which has been popular for quite some time. I have gone from blog to blog and it is all over the place, even in very expensive houses and by high dollar designers. Give us back more traditional and more color.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I want to murder it. But it doesn't want to die. I picked out a dots fabric a while back to upholster some crap in, now its spreading like a virus. I'm getting rid of it. I being overly dramatic?

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

Bri, go for plains that way I guess we will never feel that they are spreading like viruses :)