Matching sets and perfectionism

Are you a perfectionist? I am.

I love everything to match and co-ordinate. I love interior design.

But matching sets make consumers of us all – have you ever realised that?

Take a look at the secondhand towels and sheets and glasses at the charity shops – all discarded because they don’t match. Or maybe because they’re no longer “fashionable”, whatever that is supposed to mean.

No longer fashionable, so  most people would throw them out. But I think these "very seventies" are lovely.

No longer fashionable, so most people would throw them out. But I think these “very seventies” plates and placemats are lovely.

Now I wonder – who are these High and Mighty Powers that decree something isn’t fashionable? And what’s wrong with jumbling things up, a mismatch of colours and styles and textures?

What’s wrong with daring to be different?

I’m a perfectionist, but maybe I can cut the clutter – and the amount of stuff I feel like I need to buy – if I draw a line in the sand and say that this time a little bit of mixing is just fine.

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