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I was on a podcast yesterday about clutter and design and how to create a home that you love and in the middle of the interview, the host asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks.
How much input does your husband have on decorating?
I literally had to press pause and think.
Really? Truly? Just between you and me and this cup of coffee?
Not so much.
But he does have two requests:
1. It has to be comfortable.
2. No freshy decorating.
Decorating that’s freshy.
Like this fall kitchen decorating I just added yesterday.
With freshy decorating there’s freshy stuff on every surface. Like leaves from the yard and plates in baskets and cutting boards that have four friends and leather sleeves on your mason jars and the measuring cups used for display instead of for baking.
Things that look amazing on Instagram.
But that totally, literally, indisputably make absolutely no sense in real life.
I’m not sure exactly where he came up with that term. It just showed up one day. Actually I think the exact quote was, “Why do we have to have so much freshy decorating around here?”
I remember thinking…what? Freshy decorating?
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that referred to on HGTV before.
And I’m pretty sure there’s not a DIY Network show called “Freshy Decorators and the Houses That Love Them.”
When he first said it, I remember staring at him blankly.
Willing him to go on.
Willing him to make me understand.
Willing him to explain the almost inscrutable, yet oddly almost understandable term, “freshy decorating.”
“Can you explain it to me?” I asked him.
He just stared back at me and shrugged and said, “You know. It’s like when the decorating takes over the house. When there’s freshy stuff everywhere.”
Then he paused and stated with great dramatic emphasis:
“Seriously. It’s like nothing ever stays in the same place. I can’t ever find anything. And it’s all…well…it’s all so freshy.”
That’s what freshy decorating is.
And after that discussion I tried to unfreshy everything when I could.
When I remembered.
When I thought of it.
But sometimes when you least expect it, a little freshy shows up.
The other day I walked into the kitchen to find him searching frantically for a utensil.
He had a bowl of Cheerios and milk in his hand and he couldn’t find a napkin.
I simply walked across the room to the new basket I had bought for napkins and pointed.
“Here they are,” I said. “See, I put them right here under the counter.
He sighed the sigh of someone with a bowl of Cheerios who is married to a blogger with never-ending brilliant ideas.
“What was I thinking.” he said. “Of course they’re over here.”
And then he paused and smiled, “They had to go all freshy with the dish towels.”
Shhhh….don’t tell him, but I just moved the plates, too. 🙂
PS I wanted a little fall color in the kitchen to my fall kitchen decorating, so I had him cut the leaves from the yard.
I think he thought it was a little freshy.
But he overlooked it because it was free. 🙂