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Moggit Girls: 5 Trends Gone Wrong

moggit - 5 trends gone wrong
Sure, we could do a ho-hum recap of the “Best Design Trends of 2010”, but we’re in the mood for something different, and Joy and Janet, the creative minds behind moggit are the perfect gals for the job. Their sassy, irreverent blog (tagline: the guilty pleasure of the decorating world) is one of our favorites, so in true moggit fashion, let’s hear from Joy and Janet and then let you vote on the worst of the worst!

Looking back on 2010, it seems to us that nearly everything was a ‘trend’. It seemed very trendy to be trendy. But if there’s one thing we love, it’s a good trend gone bad. And this year, there were a bumper crop of seemingly harmless trends that went off the rails…



1. WALL TO WALL CARPET: So while we don’t necessarily mind a good layer of soft, plushy wall-to-wall carpet under our feet (especially on the bedroom!) we do draw the line at installing carpets– and layering them– in a bathroom. Are people still really doing this?


2. NATURAL WOOD: Three words for this one, folks– Enough. Is. Enough. Maybe it’s a chick thing, but there’s only so much natural wood (or in this case– plywood) that we can take in one room.


3. GOING GREEN: We want to be clear, here. We’re definitely all for being eco-friendly. We’re all saving the planet. Heck, we’re even all for this whole ‘bringing-the-outdoors-in’ thing– all of which can be encompassed in this ‘Going Green’ trend, but just not like this.


4. ECLECTICISM: So here’s the thing– when you embrace eclectic as a design style, you really have to know when to say ‘when’. For us, eclecticism is all about showing off your personal collections, your unique and favourite objects and putting them all together in a way that just works. Can we just say it’s really, really not about doing this.


5. INDUSTRIAL CHIC: Industrial chic– it’s a trend that been around for a while, and shows no sign of slowing down. The very words conjure visions of ultra-cool lofts, fab floors, and beauty in the very functionality of it all. But we have just one question– if we embrace industrial chic, can we please just be comfortable while we do it?


Beautifully Found, and Fantastically Functional

Window TreatmentsPart of the fun of designing a space is challenging your creativity. Looking beyond the traditional design ideas we bring you this charming Window Treatment devised purely from ingenuity and impressive taste. Typical drapery rods can often be a daunting task to coordinate as they are as much a part of the window treatment design as is the fabric itself. The use of found or heirloom objects, in this case vintage-like doorknobs, puts a refreshing breath of new life into what could have been a typical window concept. They peak interest and become conversation pieces. And best of all the knobs themselves blend function with beauty and originality. What more could one ask for? The variations you could dream up for this concept are endlessanything from coat hooks to candlesticks, antique bicycle petals to nautical instruments. Customized window panels can be made to suit your unique hardware with little effort by a good fabricator or seamstress. Try your hand at this design concept next time you are in the market for window treatments, and see what amazing idea you’ll think up next!

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