I had a generous amount of time to read the blogs while I was holed up, and the more I looked, the more a question kept coming up for me.....
.....Are bloggers trend setters, or trend followers?
Since there are so many of us who are reporting on on our own design esthetics by way of "The Blog", how much is original inspiration? Do we fall in love with a trend because we see it in our mailboxes so often, or are we inspired to create new and different because we're tired of seeing the same thing all the time.
Case in point:
I began blogging almost a year ago. I did read a few of the popular blogs prior to starting my own, but for the most part, I was primarily interested in exploring what I loved about design. I think my earlier posts reflected that. But as I continued to expand number of blogs I read, I began to see that there were a few "camps" to which the blogs fell into.
1. Blogs who were written by designers and decorators like myself
2. Blogs written by design enthusiasts ( who maybe should be designers!)
3. Crafters and Etsy shop owners (I long to join that group as well)
4. Blogs that loved to combine design and fashion
I loved them all and the list of blogs I follow grew and grew. The more I read, the more I began to see that so many of them wrote about similar themes.
All white kitchens
Bohemian, Frenchy-lofty NYC apartment looks
Perch in NOLA
Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware
....just to name a few.
Which came first, the trend or the blog?
They say you should never ask a question that you don't have the answer for, and while I have an OPINION...I have no real facts to support it. But one thing I know for certain, the design pendulum doesn't swing small.....whenever something becomes oversaturated, we do a 180 and go in the opposite direction.
What do you think?
And what's next?
(Stenciled walls? Saturated color? Wallpaper? Shabby Chic and cottage? Maybe even florals!!)
You tell me....I'm dying to know?