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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bad trend 8( Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times )
Overly crackled, overstuffed, heavy Italian furniture: "It has to go. Our favorite thing to do with antiques is to reinvent them and give them some punch, like reupholstering chairs in chartreuse silk charcoal velvet or a punchy lemon leather."
-- Melissa Palazzo, Toni Smith and Marc Palazzo of the design firm Pal & Smith