• By Jacqueline Hosford, ASID

The tyranny of design trends

Cliches of 2017 Trends (already)

As I work day in and day out with clients, I often hear many of the same things about trends in interior design and decorating: “What styles are in these days?” Or: “My friends all say concrete counter tops are the rage.”

Mind you, these are folks who are attuned to style and taste, and it’s no fault of theirs that they want something that’s not “yesterday,” and that reflects modern sensibilities. Yet, I often want to ask them—in fact, I do ask them—what they really want in their redesigned and refurnished homes. Is it something that impresses today but could just as well be discarded in less than 10 years?