February 23, 2021

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  1. Shelby says:

    These ideas are truly timeless! We are in the midst of deciding on some home colors and styles for our new build, and I am happy to have found this article on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lindsey says:

    Love the article!!! We are gutting our recent home purchase so I have a quite literal CLEAN SLATE to design the home of our dreams. I want to focus on timeless core features and pepper in trends in less permanent fashion.One question : metal choices in fixtures, which is the least “fad” choice for metals, and most timeless. I’m not a fan of the wildly shiny chrome options, and of course the gold and brass options catch my eye BUT, I want to create a home that won’t require updating (like at all would be ideal LOL).

    • Danica says:

      Hi Lindsey, such an exciting endeavor! I have found that chrome, bronze, black, and unlacquered brass tend to be the most timeless options.

  3. new says:

    Absolutely! 🌟 The breakdown of fads versus timeless design elements in this post is incredibly insightful. From the enduring appeal of white kitchens to the nuanced world of patterned tiles, each analysis provides a valuable perspective on navigating the ever-evolving landscape of interior design.

  4. Tt says:

    This post is great!! I’ve got one…..copper in the kitchen ?!

  5. andria says:

    I don’t think you can have this discussion without talking about color. I think often it is the color that makes something a fad. You can have a timeless pattern or subway tile in a trendy color and that makes it a fad. Look at the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Color is what largely makes the design seem dated to us. This also harkens back to the neutrals and white kitchens piece of your post. Thanks for the chance to opine:)

  6. Sescajeda19@gmail.com says:

    I really enjoyed this read and agree with a lot of it! I would love to read what you think on flooring and what kinds you find timeless or a fad!

  7. Branch says:

    Hi, Danica. Great post, very informative! What do you think about built in appliances that are disguised as cabinets, specifically refrigerators? Also, the trend toward very light plank flooring? Wall to wall carpeting is obviously out right now, but will it be back? Rugs of all sizes are obviously timeless (maybe depending on pattern, as you say), but where does wall to wall carpet fit into all that? Thanks so much for your insight!

  8. teresa says:

    What are your thoughts on black framed windows? Timeless trend or fad?

    • Danica says:

      White windows are definitely the most timeless option! In my opinion, black windows are a little more hit or miss. I think they can be timeless in more modern or industrial homes. But historically speaking, we don’t see a lot of black windows in non-modern homes which leads me to think that they may be a fad.

  9. Rachael says:

    New comment on an older post! Zellige tile, especially when placed vertical & herringbone patterns? Trends or fads?

    • Danica says:

      Hi Rachael! I love Zellige tile. It’s certainly trending right now and may fade out of popularity for a minute. But I don’t think this is the last we’ll see of it. In my opinion, the same applies to the pattern. Both may be trending, but I don’t consider those patterns a fad. Hope that helps!

  10. Rs says:

    Great article, I appreciate all the details and information. Thank you

  11. larch says:

    "I believe it’s a fad. And not because it looks bad, but because all design features – when taken out of their natural element – risk being a fad."
    This statement alone just made my design choices 100% easier!

  12. Emgubeno says:

    Thank you so much for the great insights in this post. We are getting ready to overhaul flooring, wall colors and the kitchen this year and I feel like this really validated what I was thinking.
    In regards to sticking with the original style of your home – I am struggling to determine what that is for our cookie cutter 1990’s built open concept home. Any suggestions on how to determine the baseline style of your home or am I kinda starting from scratch and need to add little elements of character where I can? Not sure if that makes sense…

    • Danica says:

      Hi Emilee! With cookie cutter homes, a lot of times you have the freedom to decide what you want the style to be. So just like you said, adding character is going to be the key.

    • jjboyer says:

      I have the same type of home. I looked at my area and region for inspiration. I’m in SoCal half way between San Diego and Palm Springs. So, modern Spanish and deserty felt appropriate which I love anyways.

  13. Alexandra says:

    Where is the lemon wallpaper from? It is gorgeous

  14. sabrina says:

    What about beadboard?

  15. shelia says:

    Great article

  16. clp says:

    What about this trend I’ve seen a lot in kitchens where the range hood is white, but then has an oak/wood trim around the bottom? Timeless or fad?

  17. ruty says:

    Love this article! You answered so many questions I had.
    Could you round up a couple of wallpaper options that would be considered timeless? 😊

  18. Erin says:

    Currently Picking out new pillows and curtains to update a room room with less monetary impact. I already purchased a rug I believe to more timeless(made the mistake of getting a chevron patterned one a few years ago, and regretted it🙄)But how do I go about finding cute pillows covers and curtains that won’t be immediately be faded out?!? My house is neutral tones and I’m realizing that I would like to add some pops of color.

    • Danica says:

      My personal preference is to go with neutral curtains (white or beige) and play with patterns and colors in pillows. I don’t worry too much about whether or not a pillow pattern is a fad because they’re such an easy swap when styles change.

  19. jenny says:

    I loved this post! Ive been thinking so much about this lately and sometimes my brain gets cloudy with all the different styles I admire! I love and completely agree with what you said about staying true to the original character of your home. I think that will always help to guide you into a successful and lasting stylized home!

    • Danica says:

      I 100% understand the feeling of liking so many styles and not knowing how to narrow it down. 🙂 So glad you enjoyed it!

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