Monday, April 7, 2014

TRASH TALKING




I got a few comments about my "trash talking" on the last post so I thought I would discuss it.

I looked up the definition and these were some of the descriptions....

"a form of boasting"
"often used to intimidate"
"often used for humor"

Let me say this right from the get go.....it is never my intention to offend anyone with my words....now my decorating..... maybe :)



Sometimes my mood is more spirited or funky than on other occasions.  That is my personality and what makes us individuals.

We are all different.

You might be shocked to know that I often let it rip with some trash talk "in real life".  My Mom is cringing somewhere :)

I want you guys to know me on this blog...when I am sad, frustrated or feeling "spunky" so I have to be authentic.  I did change the wording after reading a few comments....but I am thinking I should have just left it.....cause those were my feelings at the time.

Hard to know.....but compared to all of the  problems in the world it's pretty insignificant.

So occasionally my "trash talking" side will appear....and my advice would to be just strap it on....cause I am keeping it real around here.


In other news....here is some pretty design porn for you.

Robert Brown Interior Design is based in Atlanta. His sophisticated clean lines and classic proportions have graced many pages in House Beautiful, Veranda, Tradition Home and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.

Since Robert is opening a retail store here in Atlanta next month I thought I would post some of my favorite images.

Photo by Amber Fouts


 There is magic in this dining room.  The trim on the window treatments and the rug had me right from the beginning.

This is an image that has floated around blogs forever...Love the Michael Devine fabric on the windows.


OMGthatblacksecretarymakesmeweak.

  Dark walls...


Can I tell you how much I love a round mirror over a mantel?  Period.

His style is very edited and layered....and I was about to say masculine but this room has a decidedly feminine feel.

I put together a board similar to the bedroom above...

Chair: Pottery Barn
Pillows: Etsy
Small table: Crate and Barrel
Curtain Fabric: Windsor Smith for Kravet
Horse Painting: Linda Donahue
Lamp: Crate and Barrel
Bed: Ethan Allen
Bed Side Table: Ethan Allen
Bench: Lee Industries
Sheets: Pottery Barn
Coverlet: Pottery Barn
Light Fixture: Circa Lighting
Rug: West Elm
Natural Rug: Pottery Barn

Look...about the cursing... as I tell my husband....you gotta love me the way I am cause it is too late in the game for changing.

Shadamnit





    









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84 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go Sherry! Love ya just the way you are!!

gina said...

I don't even remember what you said but I LOVE how you say what you feel. You always make me laugh and I'm always in awe of everything you do. Keep it up and don't change a thing!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Seriously? No one isied down and made to read your posts. I say let it fly if you need to.

The inspiration board is so cozy looking that I want to climb right into that bed.

Naz said...

I read your blog because of your feistiness and sense of humor most of all. Please don't change a thing because it's who you are.

My Notting Hill said...

I love your voice - don't change!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Sherry, I read your blog as much for your sense of humor and authenticity as for your amazing designs. Your "trash talking" always gives me a laugh. Don't change a thing!

Holly said...

I'm in the same boat as Kris...not only are you amazingly talented and I love to see your work, but I love that you show who you are and inject your humor in your posts. Rock on girlfriend!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Don't you change a thing girl! Keep it real.

René said...

I love just the way you are! Whatever you said in the previous post went right over my head. Keep keepin' it real.

Amanda said...

Don't you dare change a DAMN thing! Some people need to pull the stick out. When did we all become so fa-freaking sensitive?!?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gosh I didn't even remember what you said. :) Someone new reading your blog?? You have to be yourself and I have been told to write like you talk so just do it sista!

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

People just love to point a finger don't they? Good heavens, life is just too short to be so dang uptight. I love you - trash talk and all!

Abby M. Interiors said...

LOVED your last post and this one is even better. Just read it out loud to my mom as I was cheering you onward. Never change your perfect sassy self. Love you long time, xx

Jessie said...

I love the way you write and your sense of humor. You don't have to change a thing! Keep rocking, Sherry!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Melissa I. said...

Is it bad that I didn't even notice anything untoward? I guess that means we are kindred spirits in that regard. Just be yourself! You can't please everyone in every post.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Oh my gosh people get over it! Southern ladies cuss better than most- that's what makes us special :) Bless their hearts!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I love your sass! Don't change.

Anonymous said...

OMG I never realized I was clairvoyant! Comment early on (without reading other comments I SWEAR) that I loved your moth!

We are adults here folks. If they read you with any regularity they'd know your style. Every now and then you tell it like it is.

Folks, if Sherry is the biggest problem you have, God bless you! Some of us have had real trials and tribulations. She is not one of them.

Denise

Meg@OliverandRust said...

i have to admit your blog has given me a case of fabric-itis. defined as an overwhelming urge to change fabrics in ones home often because of new fabric options shown on design indulgence. case in point sanderson angel ferns. i enjoy your trash talking because it means your blog is still written by a human being rather than trying to blog to turn their words into a money machine. having a lot of men in my life (sounds dirty, not what i meant lol) i don't really even notice it but then some people can be quite prude-ish no?

Anonymous said...

Edit my comment to love your moUth! Was so anxious to post I didn't proofread.
Denise

Nichole said...

Ppppppp! I'm cracking up that you even had to have that conversation.. Oh geez.. Who doesn't know you by now!?!? Anyhoo.. I love both bedrooms the best, the fabric over the windows!!!!!! And that feminine, slightly vintage feeling ladies "parlor"!?? DEAD!!!

Simply LKJ said...

Love ya just the way you are girlfriend! As someone else mentioned, no one is forcing anyone to read your blog or any other for that matter! Thanks for keeping it REAL!

MappingKat said...

Good lord! People need to simmer. I read that post and when you saw this one, I couldn't possibly think of what you said that was so bad.

Keep on keeping on, girl. You are fantastic and if people don't like the real, they can move on.

My Interior Life said...

Seriously?! I had to go catch up on your last post to see what all the fuss was about. Then read those comments. It sounds like you cleaned up your words, but I'm not sure why design whore, rat's ass or crap need to be purified. It's not like you're spewing the f-word all the time. Some people are too prissy for their own good. Grow up, people.

Love you, Sherry, for always and forever. Long live Shadammit!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

This just goes to show how much alike we are...I didn't even notice trash talking or curse words in any of your recent posts?!?

Anonymous said...

Well said!

Beth C. said...

I beg of you...DO NOT CHANGE! You are awesome. Best, Beth C.

Vel Criste said...

Is it 'bad'that I never notice the 'trash talk'?! LOL! Blogging is usually a very personal way of airing out our thoughts and rants, so I never felt you were offensive at all! Stay authentic and true or else blogging will end up feeling a real drag!

Anonymous said...

If the flavor of your blog was "Sherry - Vanilla", I don't believe we'd check in as often. Be who you are; Say what you want; and keep on doing what you're doing.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

say what you want to say, and let the words fall out, honestly, i want to hear you trash talk! ;) seriously be you!

An Urban Cottage said...

I love a lady with a mouth like truck driver. I never put you in that category but I love ya nonetheless.

Jill Kinchen said...

I agree that you should have just left the last post as originally written. I found it hilarious and I'm a church-going, non-cursing, proper-language-in-public-only girl. I think your feistiness is a large part of the reason why people enjoy your blog. That, and your awesome style, of course. You've got to be you or what's the point?

Sara Lorton said...

I've always enjoyed your posts and the way you blog, it's wonderful to get to know your spunky personality through your writing. Keep it up, sister ;-)

shirley said...

Keep it real girl!!! I love your sense of humor as well as your sense of style!!!

Cyndy Aldred said...

Love the trash talk and love you. You tell it like it is and I so love the tongue and check. Don't change because someone else says that they don't care for it. Some people really have nerve.

Betsy Cobb Gordon said...

Sherri,
It didn't bother me in the least. Honestly, I laughed out loud and thought you were just being frank with us.
I adore your whit and if that includes a little trash talk that's okay with me!
Don't change for anyone!
Betsy

Anonymous said...

That is what I love about your blog your real I can tell as I would say I smell my own kind never apologize for being yourself.I enjoy you and your blog thank you and haters gonna hate.psssst whatev Karen sunday

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Girrrrrrrl--love it. Love the bag, love the shoes, LOVE the honesty. Preach on!!! And as for those images--sooo sophisticated (much more so than my pink and green--just being honest, hee hee!). Xo!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

a lot of things:

my favorite quote is "be who you are and say what you mean. those who mind don't matter and those who matter won't mind." truer words could not be spoken and im somewhat affronted anyone even has the cahones to critique that. then again, people do go around blogworld trying to police everyone so I guess im not that surprised. just as everyone else said, we love you more for it. the personality shines thru.

#2 - that michael devine fabric always kills me. oy oy oy

momtofatdogs said...

Wow as far as talking trash goes - it's YOUR blog. Nobody has to read it if they don't want to! Talk all the trash you want. By the way - if you ever want to talk REAL trash - holler. I work at a landfill. Yes. Really. I am even familiar with Georgia's environmental rules. (familiar does not equate to being an expert okay?) I love that oval mirror too! My house just isn't big enough to have all the goodies you tempt me with. (nor do I have the $$$ for it!)

paula said...

ha! you are perfect the way you are! need another atlanta meet up soon!

Cathy's World said...

Do people really have time to sit here and pick apart your words. WOW! You make me laugh and sometimes, in this great big mess of a world we are in. That means a lot! So don't stop being you. Your blog is fun and I am sure you mean no harm.

In other news....I am IN LOVE with that dinning room!

Lisa Schenck said...

I think you are hilarious!!

therelishedroost said...

THis design ho was so caught up with your design board that I didn't even realize you were trash talking- LOL I must admit I am always researching and finding so I definitely fit that description! OH well its all in fun! Best, K

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

ummmmm now I'm curious what did you say? all I noticed was your images and post!!

Kat Hertzler said...

Oh my word...you seriously crack me up. Love you, curses and all!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog regularly but never comment however I do want to say that I just love reading what you have to say! The design stuff is just the icing. Please don't shy away from the real you - otherwise it's just a blog like any other.
I'm for keeping it real.
Big Fan, Carin from Pennsylvania

Anonymous said...

This design WHORE loves your blog. Please don't change. There are plenty of prissy blogs out there for anyone who doesn't like your style. Haters gonna hate...

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

What trash talking? I must be immune. Did you watch Game of Thrones last night? There's some trash that I'm hooked on. Love your design board...and that pretty room with the daybed.

I thought you made a good point about the chevron...we have all seen it a lot...but we we everything a lot...and consider the centuries old zigzag floors in Paris. I'm recommending a China Seas zig zag right now.

Chatfield Court said...

Love your blog not only for the design stuff but because you always keep it real. You don't need to change a thing!
Kristi

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Anonymous said...

"Shadammit" Priceless!

Anonymous said...

Love your comments, content, and your so called "trash talking." Keep it up gurl friend!

Best-

Nancy

andresenjuhl said...

I look forward to your blog, don't change a thing!! I feel like I know you, sister ,

Lynn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I missed this completely yesterday. It was one of "those days".

I don't remember anything you've said that would offend at anytime. I come here because you are the real deal, Sherry. Keep on doing what you are doing. You are authentic in your work and in your words and I love it all!

janetd said...

I can't even remember what you said originally, but the revised version just doesn't sound like you. Stay true to yourself - that's we we love your blog! I look forward to your posts - they always make me laugh!

Sarah Krouse said...

lots of comments here already, so i'm sure you're getting the gist - but the reason i love your blog is because of your cheeky humor (+ your mad design skills, but we'll leave that for another day).

Myla Kaple said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE you just the way you are. Could that possibly be because I'm the same way? I call it a trait of a "passionate" person. Your sister from a different mister........

Angie Tyner said...

Sherry, don't change a thing....your sense of humor is the reason you are my favorite blogger....keep it up!!!!

Doreen said...

Sherry...your blog is my favorite and I love your humor not to mention your incredible talent. I just cannot understand what people where offended with.

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marooda said...

I love you and your trash talk! To the design whores!

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show your class (or lack of) when you insist on throwing in curse words in your writing. Just as you wouldn't let it fly when speaking with a boss, grandparent, priest, etc, the same should go with your blog. Your audience is a mixed group, so no matter how you may talk/curse around friends, husband, etc, you need to be a bit more sensitive with an audience of readers. It is just about being respectful & considerate. It's really not that difficult.
Funny how it's only the 'trash talkin' readers that want you to "keep it real". What's wrong with elevating yourself to a higher esteem?
Kat

Lisa said...

Love you just they way you are....real, funny, creative, and so much more. Thanks for keeping me inspired. Great design board!

Cindy said...

Oh for god's sake... Your "trash talk" is one of the best things about you! I'm behind on posts, so now i have to go read the one you got "scolded" for. Oh brother...

Cindy

Debra Phillips said...

i come for the design, i stay for your personality, stay true sheriky!
debra

Victoria said...

Your posts are so refreshing, due not only to your talent but your realness. I love reading what you have to say without politically correct editing or dilution. Do what you do, Sherry.

Judy said...

Oh brother. It's like Hilly Holbrooke from The Help stopped by with her posse...trying to coerce you into conforming to their narrow world view.

Sherry, you are so great, such a breath if fresh air. Your heart is solidly in the right place. Your work on the transitional living houses speaks volumes about you. I literally laugh out loud reading your posts. I am a huge fan.

Judy Brown

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Sherry the fact that you keep it real is my very favorite thing about reading your blog!!!! That and you can style a mean bookcase.

Carri said...

The beauty of this being your personal blog is that you can put your personality in it! If someone doesn't like it, they don't have to read it. I enjoy your blog and your personality!

Anonymous said...

We share a similar sense of humor. One thing is certain: never do I want to be too serious about life; I couldn't live that way. Love you just the way you are! Marilyn in Mt. Vernon, VA

Pura Vida said...

poopdity poopdity pants to anyone who doesn't like your shabam!

Elaine Cascio said...

DITTO to what they all say - love your blog!

Arti Iyer said...

I was not born in this country but this is home now. I have always felt that people place too much (unnecessary) importance on political correctness here. It has kind of rubbed on to me now!! Anyway, just wanted to say that I LOVE reading your blog as it is. Your humor is so refreshing and is also one of the reasons why I read it (besides of course your crazy talent). One day I will get you to design for me. Lol.

Love,
Arti

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Sherry we can always count on you to give us a good chuckle, and for that, thank you! Lighten up people!

Donna-s Lair said...

You let Anonymous people make you feel bad and so you changed your post???...OMG they are the ones that don't have the balls to show their names. Seriously..ANONYMOUS oh and one dt....anonymous in a closet.

Shelley | Crazy Wonderful said...

Don't change a thing, Sherry!!! Hearing you come out in your posts is one of the many things I love about visiting your blog!

Stephanie said...

I had to go back and re-read your previous post to see what you said...I couldn't remember. My mother-in-law had a name for "some" people..."hot house plants" :) Just be yourself Sherry! LOVE your blog - you make me laugh & you share your brilliance. I look forward to every post. Thank you.

LiveLaughDecorate said...

WTH? Your trash-talking hysterical madness is why I read your blog! Chile please. Don't edit yourself. It's your blog! Your space to be whoever the hell you wanna be. If they can't love you with all your warts, then they need to keep it moving. That is all.

Sarah S said...

Don't change a SINGLE thing. I love your blog because it is clear your real personality comes through. I have a feeling you are one of the funniest people I have never met. :)

angela | the painted house said...

I love your style, your humor, and your (rat)sass.

Tiffany said...

Really? I've been cussing since I was 10. Not that I'm proud of it, but the f word just rolls off my tongue so smoothly. It just feels so right I just can't quit it. Don't worry a thing about it. Just be who you are.

angela30114 said...

If you are offended you have all the control! Don't read the blog!!! Good grief!!!

Kacey @ SNM said...

Girl, this is YOUR blog! I love you just the way you are!! Those fucking haters can go elsewhere (haha). Well may not my blog.... Keep it up, I'm here to stay.

Mutha)$-&&/)/$er