Chevron is dead. By saying this, I know I'm risking being vilified on blogs across the country, where happy homemakers are busy writing about how they've made their spaces come alive by painting zig-zags on the walls, but it's time someone stands up and speaks the truth: chevron stripes are being overused and they've long lost their impact. Give it a few months and they will be as dated as antlers, Edison bulbs and old trophies as vases. Consider the looks below a glance back at history, study them and file away in the retro file for another day.
Julia Buckingham, a Chicago interior designer, created this kitchen for CS magazine's fifth show house. For a showcase home that's only open a matter of weeks, it's OK to be trendy. But if you try this at home, you will be living with the look for a long, long time.
This photo illustrates the epidemic sweeping the blogosphere: A mother-to-be grabs a paint brush, some blue tape and a gray can of paint and creates a chevron pattern on the nursery wall. A quick Google search will reveal thousands of step-by-step DIY instructions to make it possible. Here we have a nursery created by a New York interior designer and blogger for her own child.