Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Show No Fear


You know I’m a house junkie who reads decorating mags like porn. Sometimes, however, I get sick of how seriously the decorating world takes itself.

If I have to read one more time about how someone, “fearlessly mixes patterns and colors” or “fearlessly uses spray paint,” or “fearlessly” shops at thrift shops and designer showrooms, I’ll scream.

Fearlessly? Seriously?

We’re talking about decorating, not Darfur.

17 comments:

Sabrina said...

I never thought about it but your right 'fearlessly' is over used.

I laughed the phrase reading decorating mags like porn. Oh, that rang a bell with me.

purejoy said...

i love decorating mags. but my own home?? yikes. i have an entire wall that is bare because i have no idea and no guts over what to do with it!

Christy said...

AMEN sister!

WM said...

People who take themselves to seriously make me laugh.

But not in a good way ;)

WM said...

oops that would be "too" . Good think i don't take my spelling too seriously.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

SO true! What exactly is fearless anyway? Are there decorating militia that rove around putting quirky decorators in concentration camps. Ridiculous choice of words. I would suggest "unapologetic" - that still has some panache, but doesn't imply a life or death situation.

Christen said...

Ha ha- too funny! I love your phrase about decorating magazines being your "porn". I would definitely say that looking at travel sites I can't afford is my form of pornography. I oggled this site about a Tuscan villa for like twenty minutes today: http://www.rentvillas.com/PropertyDetail.aspx?Catalog=12799
:)

♥Aubrey said...

Ha...that's a good one. They act as if it's the word of the month. Or it's better than water.
~Great post~

Maggie May said...

I think the same things.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Yesterday, I fearlessly informed the hunky 20 year-old Lowes dude that I want to order white berber carpet.

White? With 2 kids and a dog? Never decorate while under the influence of an estrogen surge.

I'm not feeling so fearless anymore.

Madge said...

ha. i love this. you are right. they act like every one is such a decorating rebel -- yet so often it's pretty much looking the same.... and i am so not a decorator -- but love the mags

Tracy said...

Me too with the decorating mags! Funny thing is...in THOSE magazines the cost of financing their crazy whims are probably FEARLESS in terms of them spending $10,000 for an ugly paint job and another $10,000 for a sofa. Sad!

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, SNAP.

You are so right.

[tee hee]

:-D Anna

Shawn said...

What are you talking about?

I, for one, am totally fearless in all I do!

I just tried a new brand of toilet paper only last week....

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I enjoyed reading your blog....

I am new to the blog world and loving it.

Hope you will stop by and read about out latest Disney trip.

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

I like your last line...so true!

Heidi said...

Oh, this is all kinds of awesome. I laughed. You're right - fearlessly really is overused.