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Your Favorite Trend of 2009

As part of our Best of 2009 polls, you named converted barns your favorite trend of the year. Both outstanding renovations of existing barns and new designs inspired by vernacular barn style have been popping up lately, proving that the buildings aren't just for livestock. The other trends in the poll were all furnishing-related, be it a particular style like umbrella lamps or a type of handicraft like crewel embroidery. So it's interesting to see converted barns in the lead, because it suggests you all have an eye for architecture. The trend is both forward-thinking and reflective, which I think appeals to a lot of you who appreciate modernism as well as historical details. Read more about the trend in this slideshow!

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