March 20, 2012

chiang mai and other bandwagons

 For a long time, I've wanted a couple of Chaing Mai Dragon pillows. I kept talking myself out of it, mainly because where have you NOT seen that fabric? When I saw an alabaster pair at the Woodyliana sale last week, I couldn't say no anymore. They came in the mail yesterday-- they're so bright and cheerful, I love them.

I'm normally not really into trends. I don't like things that go out of date easily. I'm not sure if Chiang Mai will or won't be out of style in a blink, but I do know I love these pillows!

How do you feel about decorating trends?

12 comments:

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

I love chaing mai and think it will last the test of time. There have been some trends that I've been too nervous to do because i thought they were too trendy, like chevron. Still on the fence and holding onto some fabric. At this rate, it will be out by the time I even use it.

eddielicious said...

Well, anything Greek Key has always been my favorite. And that has been around for 3000 years!

Meg said...

It's hard when you are so immersed in design and you see the same fabrics and patterns all across the blog world.
But I wonder, do all your friends and family know about the Chaing Mai Dragon craze? How about the chevron craze?
I think it depends on who you're decorating for. If *you* love the dragon and have for a long time, you should have it in your home. We decorate our homes for our families, I don't think they care that a fab pattern has been all over cyberspace! Plus, something like pillows can always be changed out in a relatively inexpensive way, right?

VictoriaArt said...

I'd say go with the flow! If you really love a trend, why not adhere to it? It's a trend for a reason, usually hitting the Zeitgeist....
Unless you have very pre-concieved ideas about your style, there is always room for a little NOW!
Nothing stays forever - maybe apart from that Greek key element....
If you would be afraid to follow some trends, you would end up stagnating, playful going around and picking "your" trends makes it your personal style!
By the way, I see so many trends these days, from vintage to steam punk, retro to French deconstruction, almost anything is submerged in trends....hard not to go with some. Even traditional/ classic has become a trend...
Enjoy these cushions, they are fabulous!

designchic said...

I adore the fabric and using it for pillows is the perfect place - not such a huge commitment if you tire of it down the road...love it!!

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

I still love Chiang Mai and have wanted it for such a long time! I think it will stay in style longer than some other trends, because it does have a classic look to it.

Leslie said...

I love the pattern! I think if you truly like something, it doesn't matter if it's a trend or not. Congratulations! :)

Melissa @ Rooms said...

I agree with decorating classically ( guess you could say) and not following all the trends to a 'T', but sometimes its hard not to follow some of them. I say if you love something go with it!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Trend Schmend! (is that a word?)
If you love it...use it. It is your space and should be filled with things that make you happy...regardless of what everyone else is doing. Those pillows are beautiful!

Lindsay Dugan said...

I love trendy things as long as they don't break the bank. If you don't spend too much and the item goes out of style in a couple of years - who cares :) LOVE Chiang Mai Dragon. It's so fun!

Annie @ House on Rene said...

Love this fabric and if you love it too that is all that matters! :)

mary straton said...

I sure hope Chiang Mai doesn't go "out" soon because I just saved enough money to buy some pillows for my bedroom! I tried to find some fabrics that would make a good substitute, but the colors in CMD just can't be beat!