02 September 2009

while you were out...

so if you are visiting us today from habitually chic, you know that m21 is chic's in case of 'blog emergency' contact- essentially just making sure comments get posted- aka, making sure that you kids play nice in her space while she's gone on a much needed holiday. she was actually a tad nervous about having moi fill even that role- she knows how bossy m21 can be, and she didn't want me "rearranging the furniture" in her absence. well, as a fellow decorator, m21 would never DREAM of telling another designer how to 'dress their nest'- ok, that's a LIE- he'd redecorate another designer's space in a heartbeat if asked, but she didn't and m21 *did* promise her that he'd leave things alone.

but what m21 didn't promise heather is that he wouldn't ask her readers opinions about how her blog should look! so lets do a little informal polling shall we?

backstory: chic asked me to make her a twitter avatar recently, since i have some (very) rudimentary photoshop skilz and i owed her a favor or two. she specified the font, and that she'd like orange type, as it's her favorite color. so i gave her two choices, white on orange and the reverse. today, i'm expanding on that icon for two habitually chic blog headers for you to choose from! keep in mind, these will be on chic's simple white background, not our own tarted up choice of background color...

so join the fun and vote for either header, or just vote for maison21 to keep his grubby little hands off chic's nice things! (poll is in sidebar at right----->>>>)

lordy, she's going to regret leaving town- not even on the plane, and there goes m21, stirrin' up trouble.... if her cyber sitter is this untrustworthy, i hope she hid the keys to the liquor cabinet from her real-life housesitter!

ps- results of this poll are completely non-binding of course- it really is just all in good fun, and i certainly hope heather is a better sport then m21 would be in similar circumstances- i'll CUT the first peep who tries to tell me how to run my blog, ya hear? ;-)

10 comments:

Katie said...

I like #1 :) I love Habitually Chic but it could definitely use a facelift design-wise!

Carolyn said...

definitely the orange background...stands out more and easier to read.

ALL THE BEST said...

Nice work...from one tarted up background blogger to another!!

Grant K. Gibson said...

I love that you are the blog sitter!
It is just TOO cute!
I miss her already!

maison21 said...

i think i agree, carolyn! thx! only two wotes so far for MYOB m21, so i'm not feeling quite so guilty yet!

ain't nothing wrong with a delicious tart, ronda! :-)

grant, heather just texted me- she's through customs and on her way to her hotel, splitting a cab with an editor from martha stewart living. i'm so excited for her, i almost feel like i'm on the trip too!

Suzy said...

Lol - you are too funny. I actually kinda like the organge on white background. Very chic. Well done - hope Heather isn't too put out by your little poll...

I'm sure she's having a fab time though!

maison21 said...

suzy, i like the orange as a stand alone piece, but since her blog is predominately white, the white background would probably look better- she probably won't want either, but it was just for fun. i wouldn't have even done this post, but she did say to the world that i had been trying to get her to update her header (i have sent her a couple over the past year cuz i'm pushy like that), so i figured, cat's out the bag, might as well have fun!

speaking of cat's out of the bag, what's cooking on your side of the world? your FB comments have been a tad cryptic lately, but in an excited way- it would seem there is *somthin* going on over there! ;-)

Anonymous said...

#1

Easy and Elegant Life said...

I like the white background. Can a blog wear a white header after Labor Day though?

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I love the orange print on white background-very chic and fresh.
I think (as a little hint back to one of my favorite movies) - blog backgrounds, like gloves, should be either black or white. Name that movie and win a dollar!
ps. just my little personal opinion and nothing against any blog that isnt' black or white -just a little joke!