4.29.2010

Design ADD~

I've finally put a name to my condition.
Design ADD.
And what exactly is Design ADD, you might ask? Well let me tell you a little bit about it...because if you are reading my blog, you may just suffer from it as well.


Ask yourself the following questions...


1. Do you enjoy a cottage style room as much as a contemporary space?


Image from Veranda

2. Do you enjoy reading Country Living and House Beautiful or Elle Decor equally well?


3. Do you love the thrill of the hunt regardless of whether you're thrifting, junking, shopping online or going to a design showroom?




4. One day do you want an all white room while the next day finds you in love with color, color and more color?





5. Could you redesign your spaces often?

Image from Alice Lane

6. Are you constantly tweaking your rooms?

Image via Sproost

If you've answered yes to 1 or more of these questions, you too may suffer from Design ADD.


My style is constantly evolving. A fact that is true for most people, I'm sure. But as I have perused my favorite decor magazines, books and blogs lately, I've found that I really love some very disparate styles. My house tends more toward a cottage look, although I've lately been incorporating some more contemporary elements. I like to call it Urban Farmhouse, but maybe Contemporary Cottage might be a better fit.



All I know is, I love Interior Design. It fascinates me. And if I have to live with Design ADD as a result, then I guess I will.



How about you? Do you have Design ADD?
Frugal Friday goes up tonight at Midnight. Can't wait to see what y'all have up your sleeve this week!

Image from Elle Decor


Have a great day~

43 comments:

Red Door Home said...

I am quite sure I have Design ADD too:)

KarenSue said...

Yes! I'm just so glad there is a name for it.

duchess said...

I definitely do & I'm starting to wonder if I need medication. ;)

Megan said...

I answered yes to everyone! That's so funny because the past week or so I've been trying to put a name to my decorating and came up with urban cottage!

~Megan

Cindy said...

I answered yes to every question. It feels good to know I'm not alone. Can we consider this our support group?

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Um...what if I answered "yes" to every question! :) Guess that makes me crazy for design! LOL!!

I really do like so many styles, and have found that I also combine design elements from different styles. It's just more fun that way!
Blessings,
Stacey

carolyn said...

Yup, I have it too. My number one issue is the colour thing ... one day I want everything white, the next I want to change everything to colour. Unfortunately, this means I tend to keep everything bland and neutral, but I'm trying!

MamaMia said...

Is there a support group for this condition?

Suzann said...

I absolutely have this!!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Got it.
-Trish

Julie said...

Do they have a prescription for this condition??? LOL

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Very funny. I sometimes get asked if I "do other styles"...from people who are considering hiring me. My answer is something along the lines that I like all styles of decor...when done right. I think that is the key, good design can be found anywhere in any style, drawing us in!
Janell

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

Well I'm glad I can tell hubs it's not my fault, it's the disease, the next time I need to redo something we just did! *lol*

Mandi said...

YES! That's why my house is so confused. Thanks for the pics, Wendy-- I'm ready to tackle a seriously huge guest bedroom project and need inspiration!

Elz said...

definitely Design ADD with a side of inability to decide!

The Starr Family said...

Oh the pictures... design ADD yes, but the pictures!@!?#! My lands, the pictures are certainly not helping my design ADD or my budget.

Patti said...

Like any new disease, I am happy to hear it has a name - I have suffered from it "forever"...I have always said that I wish I lived in a 30 room house so I could just decorate each room differently - but when I realized I would have to clean them all my senses got the best of me and I bought a sensible sized home!

melody-mae said...

Oh I love this post! I have some serious ADD when it comes to decorating! This reassures me I am not alone! =)

Frugal Home Designs said...

Guilty as charged! It makes the hubby crazy :)

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

Oh my goodness....i was just about to do a post about my ever-changing living room....I definitely have Design ADD! I just can't stop! haha.....I'm glad I'm not the only one :)
And seriously...I'm addicted to design/decor magazines. I love them all!

Noelleami said...

Too funny! Glad to hear I'm not the only one.

Angie said...

Hi my name is Angie and I have Design ADD. I don't care if they make a pill- i'm not taking it! ;)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Wendy, this cracks me up! And it's just want I need~ a name for my "condition"! The next time my husband asks me why I'm redecorating a room for the 200th time, I will just tell him it's because of the Design ADD! :) Oh well, if we have to have a sickness...I guess it's a good one to have!

I hope you are having a beautiful day!

kelley blake said...

What if I answered YES to all the questions? Do they have medication for this?...Or possibly we should all get together for a therapy session? Haha! Now that I think about it, I don't want a cure for this :)

Happy Nester said...

I answered yes to all the questions! Wow! I guess I definitely have Design ADD :)

GrammaGrits said...

Good name for it. I love to read the decorating/constantly redecorating blogs, but I wonder do they ever find contentment and enjoy things as they are for awhile? Their poor husbands and families!

angela said...

I have a severe case...and I really NEED that bench with the aqua metal legs at the foot of MY bed!!

LuLu said...

Yep!!! I have it.... is it treatable :) or do i just continue on.... one room at a time LOL {laughing but serious}
xo,
LuLu

fairmaiden said...

I most definetly have it!!!

But I have begun to say no to all those other designs that I admire and stick to what I know I will never ever tire of...a coastal white cottage...for I dearly love the sea and that is not ever going to change.

Life in Rehab said...

I said to my husband, "I really love the direction the decorating is going this time. It's the best makeover yet." He kissed my forehead and said, "You've said that EVERY time."

He's lived with my Design ADD for 20 years.

fspitz said...

I thought I was just indecisive. Thank goodness it's an "illness" and not just an annoying personality trait.

Jill said...

YES.I.DO....it is a terrible affliction....makes my hubby crazy (but secretly he love it too)...When people come to our home and compliment the furnishings, curtains, etc...my hubby always claims "we are renting it (them)"...he is soooo funny. Hubby always jokes that when he goes out of town, he can never come home after dark because he will bump into rearranged furniture!

Kolein said...

Yes, I have it!

And my husband has the other ADD. Wanna come over and see what a day is like here in our house????? LOL!

Mrs T said...

You just described me! I hate it! I wish I was just one style then maybe it would make decisions easier!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh I have got it too....BAD!!! I feel much better bow that you have put a name to it..hehe

arkie said...

Since it has a name, can we qualify for disability now? or have a support group?

Marina at Shabby Whites said...

OMG I have it too! Loved your post ;-)
~Marina

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I feel exactly the same way. :) Thanks for sharing. I was feeling like my design style was fickle. Now I know it's an actual condition. Whew.

Kristen said...

Oh my!! IS that what I suffer from?! One day I love a blog that's dedicated to WHITE and the next I fall equally in love with one celebrating color!! My family is moving into a new home next week...next week I say...color or white, color or white? The clock is ticking but I know the most important thing is that it feels like HOME!! Great post! Thank you!

Jennifer said...

I definitely have Design ADD. That's why I became an interior designer! That way I can do all sorts of designs + styles without having to pay for it myself. : )

Kerri said...

Hello, my name is Kerri and I'm a design junkie, and definite ADD sufferer. But I refuse to undergo any form of 12 step program or rehab as I'm having way too much fun! What a great post, and I know that I'm in good company here with my fellow
ADD junkies! K xx

Kathleen said...

Yes, I have it too. Thank you for giving it a name - I was beginning to think I was just nuts. ;)

I also have the color issue - one day I want my house all done in whites and creams and the next I MUST have color! My poor husband!

Great post!

mamabearstamps said...

I thought I was alone!!! LOL It seems all I see are perfectly one-way rooms and I'm not that way at all! Now, if only I could get my husband to see that ecclectic is OK! ;)