Trends I Defend: Concrete

You might notice I don't often talk about what is on or off trend here.  Thats mostly because I feel like almost anything - whether super new or seen everywhere - can be done well, when done right.   So rather than bashing what's out, I thought it would be fun to discuss some great trends (despite being oft seen) we can defend.

letter via wit & whistle / cooler via homemade modern / planter bar via the hunted interior

Today's spotlight is on concrete.  Cheap and approachable - its uses are endless.  I've never been in love with concrete countertops but when it comes to being used for home decor accessories, I'm a fan.

What do you think?  Are you sick of the hard stuff or do you love it?  Have you gotten your hands dirty with your own concrete project?  Please share it!

Do you have a trend you want to defend?


  1. I love that letter! I just did a diy knock-off of Restoration Hardware's Stone Garden Spheres, it was super easy!

  2. Ooo I like this topic! I agree with you - there aren't a lot of trends that I hate through and through (eh, maybe I'm totally over shabby chic), but I find I end up liking to work in a little bit of every trend I see. Plus, I think that people in blogland forget there is a whole world out there of people that don't pay attention to very much of this stuff and it can still seem new and fresh in their homes when others come to visit, even if you feel like every.single.blogger owns that Vittsjo shelf from Ikea (which I've just decided I like it and I'm buying it this weekend - who cares how many other bloggers own it!)

    My current crush is all things brass and gold...and mid century modern...would love to see posts on those trends!

    1. Thanks Kayla. It doesn't take much looking around my blog to know I'm a huge fan of brass and mixing it with silver and grays.

  3. I love the look of concrete! Maybe it's because I've always dreamed of living in an old NYC loft with concrete floors, brick walls, and exposed duct-work...

    At the moment I have the perfect spot that I'd like to work a semi large concrete planter into. We'll see if it happens

    1. I actually need a new giant concrete planter for a little tree I have in my front areaway but I haven't found one I really like. If you come across a good one, let me know.

  4. Subway tile...loved it for years and don't see that ending anytime soon!!

  5. Thanks for sharing our planter/bar. We love the functionality of it in our small space. I think concrete will always have a place in design... you can dress it up or down.

  6. Love concrete, but mostly in its raw state instead of sealed and polished. I saved like a kabillion dollars pouring my own concrete stoops leading out to my garden. qwikrete is almost foolproof!

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