A New Design for Listerine

>>>This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you guys remember Christopher Lowell and his show Interior Motives? It was on TV waaay back in the late ’90s. I was probably the only middle schooler in the country who watched that show with such fervent devotion. I knew Christopher and I were soulmates when he mentioned on one episode that his perfect evening consisted of watching the biography channel while organizing his junk drawer.

Christopher taught me many things about interior design that still stick with me, like which ‘big-ticket’ items to invest in, the correct spacing between a sofa and coffee table (“Eighteen inches! What do you need all that extra space for, square dancing?!”), and he always, ALWAYS decanted bathroom products into prettier containers.

I blame Christopher for my compulsive toothpaste hiding habit. My husband loves this about me. (Not really).

So when Listerine asked me to check out their new ‘decorative’ bottles, I perked right up. My kids actually love using mouthwash, but because I tend to hide it under the counter, they forget it’s there.

So let’s have a look:

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Cute!  Currently, this is the ONLY decorative item in there.  The kid’s bathroom hasn’t made its way to the top of the Need-To-Decorate list of the new house yet.  So it adds a little splash of color and fun and encourages healthy habits too.  Could you ask more of a bottle of mouthwash?  I think not. Oh wait, it’s also the #1 dentist-recommended brand.  Overachiever Alert!

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This flavor is Fresh Citrus, my kids favorite.  Not too minty, (or “Spicy!” as my daughter describes it).

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Listerine also has newly designed bottles for their other flavors too: Cool Mint, Fresh Mint, and Arctic Mint.

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Pick ya one up today!  They are only available at Target and for a limited time!  Would Christopher Lowell approve?  I bet he would.  I’ll let you know when he finally realizes we are best friends and gives me a call.

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  1. Debra Lewis says:

    LOVED Christopher Lowell. The man was a decorating genius, and fun to watch.

  2. I am laughing my butt off. I don’t know which story I like the most, that you watched a decorating show as a middle-schooler or how excited you are about these Listerine bottles. THIS is why you’re my favorite blogger!

  3. It’s still just a giant ugly bottle of listerine. It probably still tastes like I imagine jet fuel would taste. But I still think you’re the best in all of blogland ;-)

  4. Heather M says:

    You are so funny! I have no idea who that guy is! But in a reference to your biography channel reference, I have to say that any time I see an autobiography or biography, I think of you!

  5. This is brilliant! I hear you on the toothpaste. I want either decorative, or just a plain white tube of toothpaste. I wonder if spray painting mine white would be going overboard? (Or maybe mod podge!) And what about toothbrushes? Do they always have to look so gaudy? Sheesh.

  6. Loved watching him and Lynette Jennings! My soon-to-be 15 year old daughter also loves DIY shows :)

  7. I also loved Christopher Lowell; just adored him utterly and loved his work. I saw these mouthwash bottles yesterday at le Target and they did make me stop in my tracks. I just thought, “Erm… Why?” lol The designs are cool if you like chevrons, and if the colors go with your decor, great. For me, it seems like overkill for mouthwash – maybe something that sits out on the counter, like a soap dispenser would be okay.

    Our mouthwash lives in the same cabinet with the toothbrushes. (Don’t leave your toothbrush on the counter. Don’t flush without closing the lid. Everything in the toilet bowl flies out as vapor 20 feet in all directions, and takes up to TWO HOURS to settle. My toothbrush lives behind a closed door away from that.)

  8. “Interior Motives” was the best interior design show ever. WHEN will we get re-runs or the ability to purchase a boxed set? I was living in the suburbs and hating our home (city girl, me) when Lowell taught me to change my environment. People come to our house (we’ve moved back to the city) and LOVE the decor. His encouragement and guidance changed the way I lived. I have his books, but I want his old program back!!!

  9. Nelly Jensen says:

    My sister Miranda and I used to watch Christopher Lowell. Loved him!

  10. OMG, I loved him too! I think we have to be about the same age then too, because I always watched his show and I think I was middle school/high school when his show was still on.

  11. Yes! Christopher Lowell! I watched him religiously, although I was a *bit* older than you were at the time… He was awesome. Remember the “lovely celadon green,” and the “warm honey color?” I always thought he was so sincere and genuine. Certainly very talented and so fun to watch.

  12. Yeah, it is still a big bottle of mouthwash. None of the colors would work for me. I also loved Christopher Lowell. Think I’ll google his name to see what happened to him. Oh, Lynette Jennings, too.

  13. You most definitely were not the only middle-schooler watching Christopher Lowell! Didn’t you love how he started every episode in some crazy costume, usually drag? I remember many of his lessons including no fear of large pieces of furniture or rich colors in small spaces, how to make a fabric covered headboard or window cornice, the dramatic effects of up-lighting, and of course the 18″ rule. Wonder whatever happened to him…

  14. I simply don’t want anything sitting out, definitely not a bottle of mouthwash, even if it is prettier. However, good for them to trying something new. Maybe it if costs the same as other bottles of mouthwash, one would grab this ‘just because’.
    Off to google Christopher Lowell!

  15. Yes! I’m sure that’s where I learned the word ‘cornice.’ And he was my first introduction to MDF. Ahhh, come back Christoper Lowell!

  16. Yes, he was super classy. He needs to release a box set!

  17. Wouldn’t that be great? I would love him to bring his show back!

  18. I want the original show! The combination of inexpensive, do-it-yourself instructions, and the psychological positive reinforcement was like nothing I’ve seen before or since on any of the home improvement shows. It lifted my spirits at a time in my life when I really needed the boosting.

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