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.