Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Pot Calling the Kettle Icy Blue


I think I have officially hit home improvement tv overload. HGTV has been my porn of choice for some time now, but I may have to find something more edifying to do with my evenings, because my old favs are starting to irk me.

I think there has been too much trickle down of design/decorating jargon into the general populace (present company included). This has led me to look around my house and lament that it is not “Designed to Sell,” even though we have no plans to move in the near future.

I start to wonder if each room has a focal point, rather than just thinking about whether it’s comfortable. And if I see one more Candace Olsen-decorated brown and blue (with old-Hollywood glamour accents) bedroom, I think I’ll puke. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not ask me in what hues I recently decorated my bedroom, family room, and office, just let me rant.

I guess I appreciated these shows more before we all became pseudo-designers and decorators. There’s just something irritating about watching a straight male tagging along with his wife on “House Hunters” exclaiming in wonder (and they always do!) about the “clean lines”,“crown moldings”, “trey ceilings” “open floor plan” and how the accent wall “really pops.” Blech. Maybe I just need a nap.

3 comments:

elowman said...

I feel your pain but my drug of choice is TLC... :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I've been finding myself doing the same thing with fashion since watching Project Runway - how many times have I ALMOST said that something would happen "organically". I know that it's not a specifically fashion-related term - but I've heard it several times from the designers, and it sounds a bit too pretentious for my everyday conversation...

Kacy said...

I feel the same way. It's like anything someone likes has "clean lines." What does that even mean, no ruffles? And, sorry, but dudes who are into design--you're gay.