Apartment Therapy is one of my favourite blogs for nosing around stylish peoples homes and picking up tips for my own interior decor.
I recently agreed to have my house photographed as my friend and ex colleague Rebecca (of the Futurustic blog) writes for them. I tidied the house within an inch of it’s life, made sure the teens were out of the way (in bed with hangovers probably) and gave Archie a good brush. I left Rebecca to do her stuff, we had a cup of tea and a chat and I thought no more of it, until she told me the pictures were on the site.
I was pleased with the way it looked, a true reflection of a messy family home – but I wasn’t quite prepared for the comments. Maybe we have a particularly loyal and nice bunch of readers (we do) but it surprised me that people feel the need to say negative (there are also lots of positive ones too) things about someone else’s style! After all isn’t personal style just that – personal!!
I actually find it quite funny that a few old stags heads could provide such controversy and it doesn’t bother me if the AT readers like them or not – I do and that’s all that matters. Since the shoot however, I have re-organised the kitchen shelves, but I did buy a huge stuffed Golden pheasant. In the words of my teens “haters are my motivators”.
Take a look at the tour here – and leave a comment, nice or not, I won’t take it personally, I promise!