Bad design trends we hope die in 2009
Toss the heavy brocade curtains and warm up that industrial kitchen. The experts weigh in on the worst in home decorating.
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We asked more than 20 design pros to identify the decorating trends that are coming to an end and what household objects should get kicked to the curb in the new year (or, better, donated to charity). Here we present some of the nominees, starting with the kitchen. Says accessories designer and retailer Kenneth Wingard:
"Please, in the kitchen, no more granite countertop. It came into vogue in the 80s, and it makes a place look dated instantaneously. I am pushing for an orange Formica comeback. If you dont think you can pull that off, then honed white marble is always beautiful, soapstone or poured concrete looks great in rustic homes, and Corian gives a simple look that does not dominate any room."