By JOHN FOLDING
Trends in interior design are a lot like trends in fashion. Today's hot look will be next year's "what was I thinking?"
Consider bluejeans, a classic since Levi Strauss introduced them in 1873. Now consider bell-bottom bluejeans - a classic gone very bad. So how do you avoid making the same kind of decorating faux pas?
It begins with knowing what you want. What colors do you like? What kinds of fabrics? What about furniture? Big and fluffy or minimal and streamlined? These are the questions you should begin with.