Hi. My name is Carolyn, and I’m an addict. If I’m honest with myself I know that my addiction began when I was just a child spending hours decorating Tuesday Taylor’s Townhouse and Barbie’s Summer/Winter home. My college roommate shared my addiction, and we would spend the first few days of each school year decking out our dorm room. Of course, we were new to the fix and short on cash so our “décor” wasn’t much more than a life-size Bob Marley poster, album covers doubling as wall art and a foam futon.
The older I got, the harder it was to quit. The advent of HGTV and monthly magazines delivered to my door made it impossible to kick the habit. Candace and Sarah were always around to give me a fix.
I was keeping the addiction under control… just making small cosmetic changes here and there, but a few months ago, my husband (the enabler) agreed we could move forward on a total remodel of our master bathroom. I spiraled out of control… logging countless hours in Blogland with the likes of other addicts. Velvet and Linen, House of Turquoise, Things That Inspire, The Lettered Cottage …. each encounter fueling the addiction.
I can’t fight it anymore. I'm hooked. So I’ve decided to embrace it. From now on, I'll be feeding my addiction with my blog, Sweet Chaos. I’m hoping I can help other addicts, and together we can be open and honest about our addiction to design. J