Love It and Leave It: Kyle Knight

Today’s Love it and Leave It guest post features Kyle Knight, owner of Kyle Knight Design. She has a keen eye for the trends, and is always posting an interior or product on her blog, Knight Moves, that goes immediately in my inspiration folder. Without further ado, her picks are below.


Jump for Kyle’s take on the trends:

Leave It:
Taxidermy: “I’m just not a fan of using stuffed dead animals, mounted horns, and the like to decorate. I prefer that all animals in a home are alive and well!”
Photos on canvas: “This trend came along with digital photography and I wish it would go away. To me, photos are meant to be printed on paper, matted, and framed. Canvas is meant for paint.”
Union Jacks: “I’ve never understood the glorification of the Union Jack in home decor…especially for anyone living outside of England. It’s too theme-y for me.”
Wall Decals: “I’m really hoping these have run their course because in most cases, they look tacky.”
Knock-offs and reproductions (i.e. fake Saarinen tables and reproduction “French” antiques a la Restoration Hardware): “Just like in fashion, the acceptance of knock-offs tarnishes the specialness of the real thing. I would love to see less cheap copies of iconic designs in the marketplace.”
Love It:
Indoor/Outdoor Fabrics: “Lifestyle-centric textiles will remain on the rise and we’ll get to choose from more designs and even better textures.”
Wallcoverings: “I think texture and/or pattern on the walls will just keep getting more popular.”
High-Quality, Made in America Goods: “I’m hoping that consumers, designers, and manufacturers will work together to make sure that America keeps producing top-notch home furnishings.”
Individuality: “Culturally, independent style is being celebrated and I hope that translates in interiors so that we see less copycat, cookie-cutter designs and more eclectic, unique spaces that reflect each homeowner.”
Focus on Original Art: “With Etsy, online galleries like Saatchi, and artist websites, people have access to reasonably priced original artwork, so there’s no good reason anymore to buy vapid, mass-produced wall art.”