So, the blogosphere has been posting all these "Emerald is the new mustard" and "Chevron is so out" posts, and I feel the need to retaliate.
BITCH PLEASE NO THEY AREN'T.
Here are my feelings on the new "MUST HAVES" for 2013:
Statement: CHEVRON MUST GO.
Reply: NO. NO. NO. IT MUST STAY.
I want Chevron to stay. Why? Because I freaking love Chevron. Got a problem with it? Too, bad. I'm still putting it all over my house.
Statement: Houndstooth is the new Chevron.
Statement: Grey and Yellow is over
Reply: No it's not. Because I just did my whole freaking house. Sooooo, it's fine. Remember the table debacle? Please don't make me do that over again...
Statement: Emerald is the new Mustard
Reply: That's cool. I'm fine with that. I can rock some emerald, just don't make me get rid of my mustard.
Statement: Owls and Sparrows are Out/Foxes and Jackrabbits are in
Reply: Who gets to decide which freaking animals are trendy? Is there a committee I didn't go to? In the Wagner house, Owls and Birds will never be out. We used them in our wedding and we had them all over our house before it was cool. Call us animal hipsters I guess. It just happened to be convenient for when they were put all over the stores.
People, we each own our houses. Why do we have to do what some weird internet monster in the sky tells us to do? It seems like whenever someone I know comes up with a new and interesting idea, it explodes, everyone does it, and then the next thing you know, you look at a kitchen and you can say exactly what year it was remodeled.
I know if anyone wishes to achieve the "timeless" look that they should stick to antiques and traditional furniture, but to me, that doesn't say anything about a personality. I like pops of colors and weird custom things. I will be devastated if someone can look at my house and say, "Oh, pallets, she did that in 2012..." or "Gray as a neutral...so 2012"
We do not design around what is in (we do steal ideas from Pinterest and make them our own though...) and we get super bummed when cool ideas explode past the idea of them being cool anymore (granite counter tops anyone?). Maybe we are hipsters and we didn't know it.
Moral of this long winded story. Do what makes you happy. I will certainly keep decorating the way I want to, even if it is "out" (who even gets to freaking decide that?!) And I hope you won't hate it when I chevron all the things.