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Three questions:

Exactly how many decor blogs are there devoted to stylists concocting fetching vignettes using only black and white elements, (with judicious nods to black's perpetual wannabe brown)?

When did the trend take hold for chic black pumps to be featured prominently in interior layouts? Is the idea to imply the homeowner just walked in, dropped the Barney's shopping bags, kicked off her JImmy Choos and collapsed from exhaustion in her Finn Juhl settee?

How long before people realize that while plywood brings a certain utilitarian chic, high/low frisson to photos and Arch school graduate projects, in reality they've just done up their kitchen in a material that feels, smells and exudes "cheap"--which is why it should never show its face outside a toolshed?

27 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJared Hayden

1. 3457

2. 2007

3. 2 months

27 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Margaret - LOL

1. never enough

2. i prefer converse, hunters or anything rick owens.....but yes. gotta show you have chic footwear as well as furniture.

3. not sure i'd use plywood for kitchen cabinets (except in a cottage) but i frankly think plywood and pressboard is underrated.

27 Oct 2013 | Registered CommenterKiM

One question:

How long before snobby "designers" stop their self-important preaching about what is and is not acceptable in our own homes and quit using sarcasm and mean-spirited soliloquy to shame us into feeling cheap and tacky for finding beauty in simple finishes and materials? All of the above images have something interesting and beautiful to share. By the way, being rude is "cheap and tacky" in it's highest form.

27 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

There is a difference, Jenny, between expressing a general boredom and exacerbation when it comes to interior design trends and directly attacking someone for their views. Shelter trends take a lot longer to fall out of popular favor, after all. Whether or not you feel targeted is a result of your insecurities and not the opinions of others. The only one making aggressive statements here is you. So take that into account while you secretly loath the exposed plywood you chose because you were tempted by Apartment Therapy posts and glossy shelter mags.

- Shane

27 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShane

Dear Jenny,

Please calm yourself. First, I'm not a "designer", just a fan of this site and someone who loves architecture, design and creativity. I'm also not particularly snobby or mean-sprited by nature. My post was meant in the spirit of fun, humor and satire. This is, after all, a decorating blog--we're not discussing homelessness, inequality or a cure for AIDS here. I too love simple finishes and all things honest and beautiful, but I also get a kick out of occasionally lampooning pretension and faddishness masquerading as originality. I truly apologize if I shamed you into feeling anything--especially cheap and tacky.

27 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJared Hayden

Jared I thought your post this morning was hilarious and I just wanted in on the fun....much of what you said is true which makes it all the funnier! Keep up the commentary I'll be reading!

27 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Honestly, other responses aside and with all the respect to everyone's opinion, I just love this post because it gives me more blogs to explore and follow for inspiration so thank you so much for that! (I am already following half of them so the rest were right up my alley! :)

27 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaterina

I'm with Jared, Margaret and Shane. Every reader post does NOT have to be "oh my fav house yet" or "when can I move in" lol

27 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLea

Go Katerina! Way to stay on point :)

28 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShane

Oh, thank you so much! /D

28 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaniella

Take it or leave it people, it's the beauty of the internet, either you like it or don't, but as always unless you have something nice to say, DON'T.
Someone has put their time and effort into these posts, images and blogs, someone has also put their time and effort into the materials they've chosen (whether you like them or not) and someone has put their time and effort into staging the photos (yes we all know they're staged) so perhaps just maybe we all might try remembering that whilst it's not all our taste it IS someone elses home or work that you're reducing to a sarcastic comment, funny or not.

29 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

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