Tuesday, 22 April 2014


not orla kiely that's for damn sure

They removed Orla from the kitchen. I asked them not to, but they did anyway. Now, instead of fabulous walls I have bland magnolia walls. MAGNOLIA. Do I look like a magnolia type of person to you?

The shame.


  1. oh no!!!! Not Magnolia!!!!! The girls' boarding school I used to work at was all painted in Magnolia. Every year when a dorm or common room or bathroom would need refreshing, we'd ask the painter "Could we have something lovely and bright and cheering?" and we'd supply paint chips and ideas. Then we'd return from holidays and what would have - MAGNOLIA!!!!!!! And it has that slightly queasy hint of green, doesn't it. I swear the foreman (who was always responsible for this) has probably requested his coffin be painted in Magnolia!

  2. BWAH! He should be made to have one, as a penance

  3. I feel for you! in Ireland every single house is painted Magnolia... or so it seems! It's horrendous!! I keep hoping that one day soon I'll find the perfect house to move into without a trace of it. How difficult would it be to use white instead? so much nicer.

  4. I'm not so keen on white TBH, but I'd still prefer it to magnolia

  5. Eeeep! The horrors. What on earth where they thinking?

  6. I know! Right? *shakes head* ... some people just have no clue

  7. Just catching up here. An noooooooo! Landlords have no taste, clearly!

    1. Without wishing to sound dramatic... I think a little part of me died....

  8. Feeling your loss.
    But believe me, I live in Germany. EVERYTHING is painted white. Here it is considered daring to paint your place magnolia. I sniggered the first time I heard someone talk about decided to have a colour in their living room and it turned out to be magnolia.


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