Saturday, June 15, 2024 Jun 15, 2024
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Friday Fun With Jim Williamson

This week, Jim talks karma, tips for St. Pat's, and pretty greens from Designers Guild.

It’s Friday. You know what that means: It’s time to hear from our friend Jim Williamson. I just realized it is Friday the 13th. I am not superstitious—he says with fingers crossed while throwing salt over his shoulder—but the date could explain why the dog did a number two on my new rug. (It really looked more like a numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5.) Anyone looking for a sweet, super cute but slightly neurotic dog can text me. He comes with a free-but-slightly-used rug.

The date could also explain why the recently repair roof is leaking in not one but four different locations. I just really want to crawl back in the bed. Of course, the fact that my new super soft and luxurious bed linens just arrived from my friend and founder of Tribute Goods, Karen Pulaski, has pretty much everything to do with the urge to return to my bed. These linens are as beautiful as Karen is, and she is pretty stunning. She is also super nice and does a lot of good things for other people. I, on the other hand, am not super nice. I know it’s hard to wrap your mind around that fact. It’s kind of like believing that any kitchen remodel will finish on time, all network shows are well-written, or that Downton Abbey will last forever. But I swear, I was once a nice person. At least I realize that I am less Ellie Goulding (universally acknowledged as a very nice person) and more Ariana Grande Latte.

I try to compensate for my “directness” by helping out various charities that benefit our local community. These may not be donations that will get a bridge or a marble plaque with my name in gold, but even the smallest donations can help make a big difference in someone else’s life. Hear that, Karma? I am trying to ensure my destiny in my next existence so you better not put me next to that mean, mean decorator with the bun on top of her head,  loves jazzercise, and told me to go to hell because a manufacturer was late delivering her sconce. Listen, I don’t build them; I just sell them.

But don’t let the gloomy weather or my mood dampen your pre-St. Patty’s Day celebrations. Get your green on, don’t drink and drive, and you should be fine. Here’s a tip: whatever you do, don’t drink a lot of green beer and then go eat sushi. Just don’t do it.

Here is something else that is fine and, appropriately enough, it is also green. It is your daily design inspiration, and it is courtesy of one of my all-time forever favorites, Designers Guild. From the Shanghai Garden Collection for Spring/Summer 2015, Tricia Guild shows you how green is done. I don’t know about you but I just love modern fabrics in an old chateau. It is so simple but so very chic.

So that is a wrap. Have a great weekend. Get your green on. Just don’t get it on anyone’s white furniture.