I tend to be very blunt and honest (it's a good quality and a bad quality of mine). Anyway, I do it and I mean no harm and of course, people can take it or leave it. I normally only offer this unsolicited advice when it comes to enhancing someone's decor, not completely overhauling it.
Take, for instance, when I said to my awesome hair stylist, Becky, "Hey, you know what that wall needs? It needs to be stenciled." She replies, "Okay, go for it!" And so I did. You can see it here.
Recently, I struck again. I was at a friend/neighbor's house and she has recently re-decorated her dining room, which looks fabulous, by the way. Another friend of hers, who happens to be a very talented artist, helped her pick colors and fabrics for the makeover. I was checking out the room and suddenly, out of nowhere, I say, "You know what would look fabulous? If you painted the backs of those corner cabinets a color". She ponders it for a moment and replies, "Yes, it would, let's do it!". I helped her pick a color and she put on her painting clothes. It turned out marvelous!
Here is the before picture.
Here is the after..
(It was hard to get a picture without the glare)
While I will probably continue to offer this unsolicited decorating advice, I have learned to never, ever offer my little sister any type of advice unless she asks for it! She is the best little sis in the whole world, but she would prefer to figure it out on her own and I completely respect that. Lesson learned.
Anyone else have this
annoying charming habit of offering advice, even when not asked?
Please say yes!