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Is it Time to Take a Break from Reclaimed Wood?

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People getting creative with materials salvaged from New Orleans' historic structures is nothing new, but after Hurricane Katrina it seemed reclaimed wood—especially pieces in a particular swampy palette of blues, greens, yellows and grays—was everywhere, from art market wares to furniture.

New Orleanians continue to show off reclaimed materials in renovations, and sometimes it lends a nice rustic effect and honors the history of the structure. But in many cases, we think it's a little much—like a dose of "New Orleans" flavor that seems forced. What do you think: is this trend charming or overplayed?

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Are there any New Orleans decor or renovation trends that bug you? Let us know in the comments!