Sometimes I accompany Hoyt to his business school functions. And find myself standing in a circle with a bunch of people talking about equity markets. I smile and nod hoping someone will bring up a topic I can remotely relate to. ... or just hand me a drink.
Hoyt always assures me that if he were standing among several designers he would feel like an idiot too.
He usually doesn't care about house stuff and patiently plays along when I rearrange our rooms every 3 weeks. He pretty much keeps his opinions to himself and lets me do my thing.. which I am very grateful for! But he has to have an opinion- everyone has an opinion, right? So one night I tested him. (I'm in PINK) (Hoyt's in BLUE)
Want to play a game?? - me
... Not really.
Okay, what game...?
(I hold up my computer screen with this picture on it)
Love it. Except- I hate zebra rugs...
But I like that- ya know-headboard thing.....And I like those little lamps that stick to the wall.
Ok. What about this room?...
You can be really honest in this game. It's your personal preference.
(He glances at my expression, making sure it's truly safe)
The dog looks weird and the chandelier is ugly.
What about this?
I like wood. Wood's good.
I pretty much love anything with tons of wood and metal.
And did you seriously just say 'wood's good' ?
That's cool. I like red lamp shades.. I mean, who has those?? Can WE get red lamp shades? We can put it on that lamp-? (points to our floor lamp)
No, we can't do that.
Well whatever- OR we could get a green one to go with the-
No babe- let's stick with the lamp shade we have.
And what's so bad about that?
Fair enough. But I like it.
You know it's Chris Martin's dining room.
Well his dining room must be from 1972- from the TV show Dallas.
Really? I thought you wouldn't.
Well, the chairs are the same as the---I need more contrast!!
(looks at me with a smirk as he proudly uses his new design word)
The bed needs to be darker too. Contrast. YOu know how I love contrast..
I think you just like to say your new design word.
Me too. Glad we can agree on something. :)
(1) via elle decor (2) via veranda (3) via house beautiful (4) designer William Waldron, via Southern Accents (5) Designer Kathryn Ireland, via Veranda (6) via urban grace (7) designer Suzanne Kasler, via House Beautiful, photo credit: Frances Janisch (8) Badgley Mischka's kitchen, via Elle Decor, photo credit: Roger Davies