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What is Trendy by Luh McDevitt Madera

What is Trendy?





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very fashionable or up to date in style or influence.


I had a client a few years back who asked me to decorate her condo “trendy.” Everything she asked for just seemed foreign to me – white vinyl sofas, a breakfast bar instead of a dining table and chairs. It seemed like she was just trying too hard. Her original décor was all rustic furniture, so this was a real change. But I had hoped for something somewhere in the middle. I realized something as well, that even though trendy does exist, a person’s unique and individual style must be included in the look. In the process of wanting to be so hip, she lost herself in the process of design.


Photo Courtesy of the Magic of Design

Photo Courtesy of the Magic of Design

Her condo has since been returned to a semblance of transitional. The white vinyl sofa replaced with a soft, microfiber in a shade of gray. The breakfast bar is still there, but a few of her “trendy” accessories have broken and been replaced with some more traditional, homey items.

What is important with interior design is to have a space that says “this is me”, say it in a soft voice. Work with colors you like, add some pieces that make you feel happy and then find that one trendy piece your significant other would love and put that in a special place.



Remember trendy lasts two minutes, but traditional and transitional last a lifetime.

Qué es la tendencia, por Luh McDevitt Madera

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  1. un estilo o influencia muy a la moda o actual-


Hace años una clienta me pidió que decorara su condominio de acuerdo a la “tendencia”. Todo lo que pedía me parecía extraño: sofá de vinil color blanco, barra desayunador en lugar de una mesa y sillas. Parecía empelarse demasiado. Su decoración original era rústica, así que este era un cambio total. Sin embargo, mis expectativas eran algo más centrado. También me di cuenta que, a pesar de que la tendencia existe, el estilo único e individual de la persona debe incluirse en el estilo. En el proceso de querer estar muy a la moda, se perdió en el proceso del diseño.


Desde aquel entonces ella ha regresado a una semblanza de lo tradicional. El sofá de vinil color blanco se sustituyó por uno mullido de microfibra en tono gris. La barra desayunador aún sigue ahí, pero algunos de sus accesorios de “tendencia” se han roto y sustituido por algunos artículos más tradicionales y hogareños.


En el diseño de interiores es importante contar con un espacio que diga, en una voz muy suave, “este soy yo”. Trabajen con colores que les agraden, agreguen algunas piezas que les hacen sentir contentos y luego encuentren esa pieza moderna que a su otra mitad le encantará y colóquenla en un sitio especial.


Recuerden que la tendencia dura tan sólo un par de  minutos, pero lo tradicional y transicional duran toda la vida.

Luh McDevitt Madera

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Director of The Magic of Design Furniture and Interior Design in Cozumel, Mexico. As a client of hers once said, when they dig up Cozumel thousands of years from now they will find her imprint everywhere. Having touched over 1000 homes and condos in Cozumel, her design is throughout the island. Learning to navigate living as an expat and working on an island in a country with a different language has taught her so much. She no longer takes so many things for granted andloves the quirky island where she lives.
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