Keeping up With the Jones
Get in line! Stand up straight. Chin up. Eyes straight forward. No talking and don’t you even think about questioning what I have to say. Better yet, no thinking allowed or else.
These words bring to mind a post apocalyptic disaster where you can wear what ever you like as long as it comes in white and say anything you want as long as it’s behind closed doors so the authorities don’t hear you and cast your sorry butt into a holding cell for going against the establishment.
So what about trends in the bathroom are we just trying to keep up with the Jones or is there real merit in the opinions of the so called police of design and taste. Are the “trends” of the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s still hip today?
And what happened to the people that screamed into their bull horns to conform or be cast out as uncool, unhip, design challenged nerds.
They say streamlined edges, earthy colors with minimalist design and open spaces. But who are they and what makes them think they can tell you what to put in your bathroom.
Just because they like it doesn’t mean you have to. What’s wrong with a little bit of clutter because you want it all to fit into your small psychedelic straight out of the 60’s multi-colored rustic looking bathroom?
So what if your bear head rug clashes with your French diamond studded chandelier which just happens to be a great place to hang your used wash towels and undies to dry. Who’s to say you haven’t started a new trend called the “anti-trend”.
Following Your own Path
The “anti-trend” the trend for all those sick and tired of listening to brain manipulating, will sucking, media huggers, whose brains and egos are so big they have to prop up their heads in case they fall over, design moguls. Isn’t the best solution to zig when everyone else zags?
At least that’s what the marketing big wigs tell us. Unless you want to end up like just another lemming heading straight for that cliff of conformation, you’d better let your superior judgment take over.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so you don’t like my bathroom, well there’s a bush out back that you can use and be careful to avoid the roll of toilet paper that’s aimed at the back of your head on your way out!
I may not be design coordinated, and I don’t know which side of a wrench is up but I do know I live in a free and democratic society, where I can choose to live with my retrofitted water closet or get some modern design trending magazines and leave my individuality behind and join the rest of society with their beautifully designed luxurious spa like bathrooms.
Yeah, don’t get me wrong, I like those things too but don’t tell me what to do with my bathroom!
If I like it, I will use it. So go stuff your shirt or something, maybe that will be the next trend and I’ll go sit on the toilet with my Kitchen and Bath magazine while I mull over my next bathroom renovation project and I will decide what is hip and what is not.
Wow, check this out, a $35,000 Herbeau 071158 bathtub, that sure would look hip next to my brand spanking new all in one steam shower!