It’s funny, that Chiang Mai Dragon fabric sure ignited a conversation last week. So much so that I had this very conversation via email with my client… Is it trendy or is it classic? And, is there really a difference???
Is something ubiquitous trendy or is it the opposite? Take trellis print for example, seen again and again in every arena from home decor to handbags to wallpaper and fabric; some may call it trendy. But this print dates back further than any of our birth dates, and is, in fact a classic print.
The same could be said for chinoiserie prints. Or pagodas and lanterns. Or tufted headboards. The list goes on and on. So, I agree, if I see that dragon many more times, I’ll scream. But 20 years from now, when my daughters argue who gets Mommy’s Chiang Mai Dragon pillows from the early 21st century, will that dragon seem trendy? I think not.