Oh no we didn't...

Monday, July 11, 2011

New week so fun new series. I figure we all see the glamour shots of decorating, why not look at some of the real and ignored areas of our homes? You know, the things you have no idea why you ever bought, or areas you need to sort out and get around too, DIY disasters and those ridiculous impulse buys that you regret later. I think we all fall victim to a design faux pas now and again so lets start to share. Sometimes they are temporary and sometimes you get stuck with them for a long time. Now I have had to live with one design faux pas for the past 10 years.  Our sofabed. Yep, I don't even remember why we bought a sofa bed, but we did and purely based our decision on function not form.  The fabric, the shape and the colour drives me bonkers so as a result it sits in our unfinished hodge podge of an office.  Definitely a design 'what was I thinking?' moment, its ugly and does nothing for the room and I doubt even recovering it will make it better. In fact, one night in a moment of despair I emailed Michael Penney for help (that's how sad and desperate I got, and no, no answer yet, poor guy must be just too stumped to decorate around it). Even though it looks 'meh', one thing for sure is you can definitely take a wicked nap on this baby.
All those cushions....yuck. 
Dear Readers.....I will be taking a short hiatus for the next little while as I'm in full on family wedding mode. Plus I really feel like I need to disconnect and just enjoy the moment. But don't despair, I have some terrific bloggers lined up to guest post for me this week. You have no idea how thrilled I am that these terrific ladies actually said yes and will share some of their "Oh no we didn't"gems with all of you. Enjoy!


lisaroyhandbags said... [Reply to comment]

yup, we all have had a few of those "off" moments! Good luck with the wedding :)

amy walters said... [Reply to comment]

Fun! Like the concept of this new series! Can't wait to hear from your guest bloggers. Have a wonderful blogger break! It's much deserved ;)

christine {bijouandboheme} said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I love this idea for a series - we all have some 'why oh why' pieces:) Good luck with the planning- so exciting!!

Maggie @ Okay, now what? said... [Reply to comment]

Great idea for a series! We could all share a story or two I'm sure. Enjoy the wedding.

tina / half of what I say said... [Reply to comment]

I feel that I had the exact couch at one point, except not in sofa bed form. And in white, imagine the stains my two boys inflicted on that when they were toddlers. It was horrendous. And I had a matching love seat!

Enjoy your break!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said... [Reply to comment]

Great series idea!!! Enjoy every moment of the wedding fun!

Sumana said... [Reply to comment]

Enjoy the wedding and be pretty :)

travelkate said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun series! We had a very similar sofa bed in our home that was part of my husband's bachelor furniture (it was an eye sore but it sure was comfortable :) Good luck with the wedding!

Carol@TheDesignPages said... [Reply to comment]

That's awesome that you've created this series. We certainly do all have those monsters lurking:)

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