"Not since the 1950s have women devoted so much attention to the minutiae of kitchen towels, bathroom grouting and indoor plant trends..."
Thank you Lisa for bringing this article to my attention. This raises the question - obsessing over decorating or is it really an issue of self worth? It cuts open a rather large cross-section into how obsessive we can get over the details of our own homes. Do we feel our homes don't measure up to pictures in magazines? Are we more likely to show pictures of our home or projects instead of pictures of ourselves? (You can bet we are)
The author suggests the core of this issue may be self worth and wanting our homes to look picture perfect even if we ourselves don't. Very interesting. We may not be able to control our bodies or our looks, but we can get that perfect look in our homes (if we just obsess about it and spend some bucks or go DIY crazy)!
Admittedly, blogging has lead me to obsess more than ever over decorating my own home and all the staging details and I've been a decorator for decades.
What do you all think?
Other supporting stats from this article - "Home decor is the No. 1 industry driving growth on Pinterest and, according to an April 2012, report, Pinterest draws more traffic than any site other than Facebook and Twitter." (Phew...it's not just me!)
My friend, Phyllis, was recently guest posting at High Cotton Style where she said that he husband has threatened to stage an " Pintervention" and that is the funniest thing I've heard in a long time! And so true! I've often gotten looks from my husband like I've been abducted by internet aliens, but I mention it's for decorating, like it's OK.
But, for me, it's not OK to spend 4 hours at a time in front of the computer and ignore the world around you (after 8 hours at the computer for work), not to mention what it is doing to my neck!
And... when did we start thinking "my house isn't perfect enough to have people over?" or "I can't ask them over until I do a major cleaning!" ?
PEOPLE ARE HUMAN just like us, and we are losing site of what is important.
FACE TO FACE interchange is what's important.
(my latest wire figure for the yoga studio)
Have a great week, and let us know your thoughts!
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