Thursday, June 18, 2009

Don’t play with Matches


Image via Good Housekeeping

Oh boy talk about a room in a bag!

Today I’m off to see my SIL’s new apt. She moves in July 1st and has asked me to help her with the decor. Since this is her first apt it has turned into quite the family affair and I’m having to deal with a MIL that excitingly told me that the kitchen plates were peach and blue and how great it would be to paint the walls peach, and get peach and blue curtains, etc.

Ah deep breathes I tell you people. I burst out laughing told her I was going to blog about her and now everytime I pick out anything else for dear SIL I make a joke that I hope she likes it even though it won’t match the kitchen plates.

Do you have anyone in your family/friends that loves to match and finds it really hard to part with all the matchy-matchy?

Me and my MIL literally got into a discussion of a piece of art for the kitchen that contained red not matching the red coffee maker.

Deep breathes.



Blogger Lauren said...

heeheheheheh reallhy laughting outloud right now. i can't wait to see pics!! -- please you really do have to post. huge hug

My MIL is here right now & I have to say she's awesome with decorating because she trust me implicitly!! (I actually think she's my #1 fan haha)

June 19, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

oh dear; dare I mother! Bed in a bag lady.

June 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Lauren Jade said...

lol, that picture is a little sickening, thats more like a room in a bag...Good luck !

June 19, 2009 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

hahahah, im dying laughing- it sounds like my mother! Actually she is not that bad in that not EVERYTHING has to match, but she certainly loves matchy-matchy and it drives me up a wall.

I cant wait to see the pretty peach and blue room Camila :)

June 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

omg omg omg...this is where laura ashley went to die!!!!

June 19, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

sadly my mom is very matchy matchy. i try to get her to stop, but she's all about bed in a bag, with the matching wall border, lamp shades and picture frames. seriously... ick.

June 19, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger mrosev14 said...

I love not being matchy matchy. I used to think that it was a good idea, but I've gotten out of that...thank goodness.

That room looks like a comforter barfed everywhere!

I hope you have fun decorating with your Cousin.

June 19, 2009 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

yikes, matching is way overrated! good luck.

June 19, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Love Where You Live said...

Yes, my mother is into matchy-match. She loves blue -- especially those kind of powder shades. Blue everything. One day she comes and asks for help in doing "something different." Not wanting to push my tastes on to her, I get a bunch of paint swatches -- blue is included -- and tell her to tell me what she likes. it was a stack, with some different options pulled out for new consideration! She picked blue. cheers -s

June 20, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is the best title ever!!!! Yes, the matchy matchy with the ruffle-ruffle is waaay too much!

June 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Jessica Morris said...

I have a few older relatives that WERE that way! Not with colors, but with themes! One had a cow themed kitchen and there were cows EVERYWHERE. E.V.E.R.Y.S.I.N.G.L.E item was a cow. Cow soap dispenser, cow hot pad, cow cookie bowl, etc.
When I was 8 it was pretty much the coolest kitchen in the world :)
Now I can't even imagine living with that!

June 21, 2009 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger shi(f)t said...

holy tons of floral...


June 21, 2009 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Ooooh...tough road, this one!

I've been helping my aunt redo her guest bath, and she's been very into the hardware matching the vanity light, matching the shower curtain rod - I explained we don't have to be so strict in our coordination - the end, it's her bath, so like you say - I just breathe.

Good Luck w/ your SIL's apt! :)

June 21, 2009 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Maria Killam said...

That is so funny! Peach and blue! Love it :)

June 22, 2009 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Oh I can't wait to hear how it went!!!!

June 22, 2009 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger writing4612 said...

I also know some people like that. It's much more personal and fun to mix it up!

July 5, 2009 at 3:28 PM  

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