(Closed) His idea of decorating.. vs YOUR idea of decorating…

posted 9 years ago in Home
  • poll: Does your fiance have questionable taste in terms of decorating?
    Nope, he could be an interior designer! : (6 votes)
    15 %
    It's average! : (20 votes)
    49 %
    He's into the bizarre.. and it shows. : (7 votes)
    17 %
    Haven't really thought about it! : (8 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    7526 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My Fiance has four LARGE teenage mutant ninja turtle statues.  They have to live in the basement.

    Post # 4
    Bee
    11824 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    His stuff actually sounds kinda cool!  Better, at least, than the Dude’s bobble heads and his massive collection of Transformers (yes, the new ones–every time we go to Target he has to look at the Transformer aisle!).  My solution is to suggest to him that he bring certain things to work so that he gets to enjoy them every day, but they’re not cluttering up our house.

    Post # 5
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    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I am so glad you mentioned tourist souvieners! his family is OBSESSED with getting random crap from everywhere they travel to and putting it up in their homes. I on the other hand am not into clutter piles and refuse to display crap like that. I am more into pictures of the trip in a book, on a shelf……..

    Post # 6
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    4566 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Bee collection? Those those suckers into a shadow box! They actually look really cool… couldn’t find a picture but I’ll keep trying!

    Mr. KM has asked for decorating rights to only 1 room- his study. He asked me to “be kind” in the bedroom and not paint it orange or some other obnoxiously bright color when we move in together!

    Post # 8
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    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    He’s into really “traditional” stuff. Boring in my book =]. Then i do my thing to a room (red, modern furniture, yet still practical, nothing too crazy, some neat lighting or art on the walls) and he’s like, “oh…this DOES look good”.

    He did want to paint our bedroom orange….and i said “no way” then he goes “light orange?’ and i said “oh you mean PEACH? What are we, 50 years old?!?!”

    He tries =]

    Post # 9
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    3124 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I think my man would like to put lots of crazy things in the house, but his urge to have the house be a comfortable, classy place for guests overrules that impulse.  He has philly phanatic dolls and sports memorabilia all over his work office, though.  Works for us!  

    Post # 10
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    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Hahahah, my FH definitely likes more modern styles (which often border on cheesy 80’s, think geometric patterns and sharp angles) while I veer more towards a more old-fashioned, vintagey aesthetic…I do consider his opinion but let’s be honest, I win the decision about 99% of the time…

    Post # 11
    Member
    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    He doesn’t give a crap at all. My kinda man! 🙂

    Post # 12
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    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    my guy actually has a pretty good eye for decorating but our asthetics are different. i like to have more overstuft chairs, warm and homey feeling while he is more into the minimalist look, sleek, clean lines. so combining to two will be interesting

    Post # 13
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    7052 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    T’s a very classic kind of guy.  He is literally the polo man in his 40’s.  He recently went out and bought for a dozen roses he got for me, a Vera Wang vase to put them in..that’s him.

    While he’s done fairly well with his “man cave” (*what I call his house until I get there), he knows that the decorating is my family’s deal.  My sis and I along with my great-aunt (retired designer and awesome!) will take the lead.

    T just wants things elegant yet very homey. A place not so elegant that you can’t take your shoes off and relax.  Or put your feet up on the coffee table!  I can’t wait for this time next year when the focus will be shifted from wedding to married life and the whole house focus on getting it right and it being reflective of “us”! 

    Post # 14
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    1260 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are similar on most things, but there was definitely at time where he wanted to display all his college things. He had this fiber optic lamp that I couldn’t stand. And then for the longest time, he just put it in the closet, but wouldn’t let me get rid of it! The worst was when he and a couple of buddies went to a shooting range in Washington for the day. He brought back one of those targets with all the bullet holes in it, and wanted to hang it in the BEDROOM! That poster now sits in our office, which is a decorator’s nightmare anyways.

    Post # 15
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    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My guy’s got a good eye for design — I don’t think he thought much about decorating a whole lot before we moved in together, and he’s sometimes surprised by what works, but he’s generally good. We’ve got a really similar aesthetic — clean lines, lots of books, classic furniture — so we’ve never yet had an argument about decorating.

    Post # 16
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    He is a typical guy. He wants black overstuffed leather couches, chrome and glass tables and lots of posters on the walls. I vetoed everything.

    Lets just say, he has no decorating skills. Which is fine by me. I love decorating.

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