Resurrecting the Design Around This Threads
How do y'all feel about reviving the Design Around This threads? For those of you who weren't around for the DATs (it's been a while), please see About the Design Around This threads.
When we last visited our intrepid DATters, they had just completed their 21st topic, Bold Patterned Tile. On the list for upcoming topics were:
Interesting tile (we can do this one over and over)
Marmoleum graphic series
Commercial Kitchens/Restaurant Supply
Defining the Home
Spanish Colonial Revival
Mash-up house (what do you do with a house that is already a mash-up of styles, like a Mission-style Queen Anne)
Starting from clothing fashions as your inspiration pic, design a kitchen that suits the era/mood/style
Black & white kitchens
Unusual colors (Colors you don't normally see in a kitchen)
All neutral kitchen
Ikea kitchen (all Ikea?)
Mail order kitchen
Home Depot kitchen
Define the People
Mid-life crisis bachelor (or cougar) pad
Rabid sports fan wants to decorate in team colors
Presentation Strategies that Can Be Combined with Other Choices
This/Not That (Good taste/bad taste, works/doesn't work)
High/Low (same look, different budgets)
I'd really like to do a fashion-inspired kitchen. Fashion has popped up in individual kitchens in a number of the DATs--Pal's Marilyn kitchen in the Art thread, menswear inspirations in the Pink thread, the portrait-inspired kitchen in the Tudor thread. I seem to recall that some folks didn't see the connection, but there wasn't really a connection between art and kitchens and we made that work. Also, I don't just mean current runway fashion (although that works too), I'm thinking of fashion as in clothing trends over time from Zoot suits, to Jackie Kennedy's pillbox hats and pearl, to bell-bottoms and tie-dye from the 70s.
But, as always, this is a collaborative process, so weigh in with your votes on a topic.