So I have been receiving the Restoration Hardware catalogue quite frequently these days, and I must say I am very conflicted about it. As much as I love their new, revamped design aesthetic, it worries me that this look has seen its day, that it is no longer on the cutting edge anymore if it is appearing all over every page of this catalogue, and certainly others like it. It is actually quite startling that almost every page of the catalogue looks exactly like something I myself might have designed over the years! I mean, I think it is wonderful that Restoration Hardware is bringing these beautiful designs to the mainstream American public, but does that then indicate that this whole design aesthetic is at the tail end of its “trend?” Does this mean that this style with its heavy focus on interesting architectural accessories- that once was so unique, chic and often hard to find in their original forms- has trickled down to mass merchandising and is no longer recognized as so inventive? Here are some images from the latest catalogue…tell me what you think about this conundrum!