The Slade Index

What's hot and not in Boston home design

By Rachel Slade | Boston Magazine |

From Sizzling to Frigid

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1. Bizarre Objects Under Glass

Brimfield bric-a-brac demands the museum treatment. Otherwise, someone may mistake it for genuine junk.

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2. Antique Books

Handstitched calfskin-bound volumes outclass those mass-produced hardcovers bought on Amazon.com.

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3. Teetering Vases

Handy rule: To avoid injury and accidents, the circumference of the¬†base must be larger than a Chihuahua’s head.

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4. Balls

Sayonara, year of the sphere. the hot shape for 2012? Tetrahedrons.

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5. Buddha Statues

This wandering mendicant now resides in too many dorm rooms to still be considered a sophisticated décor statement.

Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2011/11/the-slade-index-november-2011/