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4.26.2013

Design On A Dime 2013: 5 Design Trends We'd Deemed DOA Until DOAD


As if being in a room with the who's who of the New York City interior design scene weren't giving us enough life, this year's collection of perfectly curated vignettes (all for sale and for all for a charitable cause) also gave some quickly fading design trends new life. 

Until Thursday night's soiree, held at the ever-lovely Metropolitan Pavilion, we'd all but deemed chalkboard paint, typography and yes, even our one-time favorite, ombré, DOA.

But thanks to some creativity and lots of experimentation with design, we can actually see these techniques sticking around a while.



Chalkboard Paint
We stand corrected, Healing Barsanti, after seeing the whimsical yet elegant wall covering you created here. The Greek key, rope and modified chevron pattern keep it from going too far off the unconventional end, while neon accents totally take it there.


Typography
Two words for you, S. Russell Groves: #LoveIt


Monograms
Like its cousin, typography, we thought we'd had enough of the ubiquitous sort of self-loving design element known as the monogram. That is until we came across this red-and-black side table brought in by Rio Hamilton for NIEDERMAIER and serving up all kinds of custom-crafted love for the ladies who helped inspire his space.


King-Size Sectionals
Quick, name the last sexy sectional you've seen outside of a nightclub, a hotel lobby or Don and Megan's 1960s apartment on Mad Men. We'd been having a tough time, too, until this mid-century (and totally modern) gem, part of designer Antonino Buzzetta's vignette, caught our eye.

Okay, who are we kidding, this velvet number practically begged us to come hither. And no, we couldn't resist.



Ombré
Oh, ombré, always a winner in our book. But with everything from hair to nails to cakes incorporating the technique, our fanaticism was starting to fade. Thanks to Nickelodeon, however, we've remembered why we love ombré so -- classic, colorful, and one of the easier projects to tackle from our weekend to-do list.

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