One of the things that completely enamored me with Fu-Tung Cheng was that his first concrete countertop was done 25 years ago, and just 3 years ago it was feature in Better Homes & Garden Kitchen Edition. How many countertops are THAT timeless.
You always hear when brides are planning their weddings that it should be timeless. You don't want to look back and pinpoint the exact year your wedding took place by the color of your bridesmaids' dresses or the shoulder pads in your dress. The same goes for your home, a timeless approach to key pieces can save much frustration down the road when you want to cry at that black and purple suede coach and black bear foot rest (ooops!!).
So as much as I love the thought of a white couch (yeh, with 3 dogs!) and other strong colored, fun pieces, I head in the direction of more timeless, natural beauty and I have found a few great ideas lately.