Sunday, September 9, 2007

Cool rooms from this month's O At Home magazine.


I am showing you these since I am pretty confident you won't see them. Why? Because the cover of the latest issue of O At Home is so hideous, I am pretty confident you won't pick it up at the newsstands. (It looks like Laura Ashley got drunk and made sweet, sweet love to Maria Buatta, the prince of chintz, and gave birth to the room on the cover.) And that's where I, gentle reader, come in. This is the public service I continue to provide to you day in and day out. No need to thank me. I do it because it warms my heart.

Alright, these rooms aren't perfect. The story is about an uptight DC couple who needed to shake up their conservative living & dining rooms. So they brought in a stylist (which the article actually refers to as a "fluffer" which makes me think the gay copy assistant is playing a funny, funny trick on all the Bergdorf-blond editorial assistants. So clever! They'll never know a fluffer is a person who keeps a guy hard while waiting to shoot his next scene on a porno! Brizilliant.)

Anyway, I like the rooms because they aren't to matchy and they are a little funky. *Plus,* I don't know about you, but you can troll Craigslist here in Seattle all day long and find sorry little settees and chairs like the ones features and get them recovered and dress up your room in a cool way on the cheap. I also love that the uptight console/table thingy on the right side of the dining room is balanced by the acrylic console on the other side, so that symmetry is achieved not through matchiness, but balance.

Not to mention that massive gigas clam shell on the floor under the console. It's been on my wish list forever. I think I am about to break down and get one.

7 comments:

beachbungalow8 said...

luv the 'fluffer' name drop. no, no nobody 'got it' (but us naughty, naughty gals)

i bought this. bought it last night-point of purchase sale as i stood in line with salad fixin's in hand.

can't wait to lie in bed tonight and peruse.

Suzy said...

he he he, I do feel naughty now, knowing what a fluffer is...you can probably thank my husband for that...

Cote de Texas said...

ok Decorno, we've been here before! The hideous cover of the new O at Home is a bedroom at Charlotte Moss' new store. I did a blog about how beautiful it was. That's was makes horseracing, whatever the hell that means. You must hate Charlotte SO much!!!!

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Ack! Ok, I *don't* hate her. :) I swear! I have devoted two posts to how much I like her. I like the idea of her, her success, that she probably drinks Tab from a cut crystal glass and all of that. And if I could tag along on one of her trips to Paris, that would be the dream fulfilled my friends! But that room. All that floral. I just don't get it.

Brilliant Asylum said...

That cover was too cute for my taste, but I did like the photos you posted.

Sarah Jennings said...

I love your style decorno! Very entertaining post.

Iheartfashion said...

You're right; I would never have opened O. Thanks!