I love trends. They keep fashion and home decor exciting. An “on trend” piece can bring a space to the here and now or an outfit from mediocre to modern. But I definitely have a love/hate relationship with the idea of everyone having the same thing at the same time. I’ve kind of coined my love for new things as a draw to what’s just peaking it’s head out from behind the curtain. She’s not in the spotlight yet, but you know as soon as she enters stage right everyone’s going to be entranced for the rest of the act and buying her CD in the gift shop after the show.
I love the fresh feeling of a brand new trend. What I don’t like is the old, tired, been-in-every-home-around-the-block or internet trend, and this kind of creates and internal struggle within me. I want to be forward thinking, but I also don’t want to be trendy. I want to stay true to my style, but I don’t want to have what everyone else has.
Enter the Parson chairs I picked up for a whopping $12. From the get-go I had animal print in mind. Ally’s put mine to shame, but I knew mine could look great in the print because the style is the same. I bought the chairs while we were in our first house, and we didn’t really have space for them, so I just held on to them all this time my husband loves when I do that. As soon as we got this house I knew they would make great captain’s chairs in the dining room. But they could also be office chairs too. Or remove the castors and they can go about anywhere. I still had the leopard print in mind because every room can use a little animal print but as the space started to come together I got nervous about the mix. Dark walls, an oriental rug and now leopard chairs, these had all become trends…it felt a little trendy.