I have to confess something, I really cringe when I hear the word, “trend.” To me that immediately signals the downfall of something I’ve probably liked for years that will now be everywhere, saturating the market, and I will be eventually worn down to the point that I fall out of love with it a little bit. Now, let me clarify… trends are fun, but I personally have more fun experimenting with them in fashion. To me putting a trend in your home for the sake of a trend is a little too permanent. Being a designer and design blogger it can be difficult/annoying to watch your beloved suzani be commercialized to the point of a sale rack at Target (not that I don’t shop the sale racks at Target). So when we talk about trends it is definitely a love/hate kind of thing!
Interlocking links or chain link is an example something I have always liked that now seems to be everywhere (but right now in a good way). I love it because it is such a simple design with humble origins yet it has become iconic (Thanks to Hermes and Chanel).
The Chaine D’Ancre pattern from Hermes has an underlying equestrian feel.
Lauren Conrad carries a classic Chanel bag with the signature chain link straps.
Chunky chain gold jewelry is an accessory staple for me (J Crew bracelets).
This link “motif” has been around a long time. I LOVED these windows at St. Peter’s in Rome.
This ingenious D.I.Y. shelf was showcased in the late Blueprint Magazine but I found it here.
These slinky chain metal curtains add amazing texture to this sleek room.
These bath mats are a pretty literal interpretation.
Bedding on sale from Pottery Barn.
Glass Links chandelier from Z Gallerie.
Nate Berkus used a lot of chain link in his collection for the late Linens N’ Things.
A favorite mirror from Mecox.
This neutral pillow is great if you want to add just a hint of the pattern.
Nordstrom “Etched Key” Vase.
I leave you with the immortal words of Billy Baldwin, “Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”