Monday, January 14, 2008

It always comes back to this room.


Though Cottage Living published it months ago, I still think this is my favorite room ever, ever, ever. This room to me is total perfection: Refined, but relaxed. Smart, but not stuffy. Collected, but edited. It's a confident mess of a room and I love it.

(And speaking of garden stools, that zig zag guy is a pretty good alternative to the stools mentioned in the last post...)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like it because the fabrics are all solid; no patterns. That's downright brave nowadays, not David Hicks-izing everything in sight.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

God yes - yes! You know that scene in Stand By Me when everyone is vomiting? That's what the design world (and worse) blog world is doing right now... just puking up wave after wave of crazy Hicks/suzani/ikat/whatever prints.

It didn't occur to me that's what made this room worth loving, but I think you're right.

No imperial trellis here, my friends.

Anonymous said...

That should be the new logo of Decorno: "Fuck Imperial Trellis"!

Jennifer said...

when was this published? it's amazing, but I don't remember it

and hahahahahahaha imperial trellis ...!!!

Joslyn said...

stellar room...and (gasp) it will still look good in 10 years.

Anonymous said...

They should have used green Imperial Trellis in one of the party scenes in "Boogie Nights."

decorno.blogspot.com said...

I can't recall the original issue this was featured in... and they did a "special issue" I think around May/June last year that had this image featured again...

Kids Got Hitched said...

This room is beautiful. True, it (thankfully) lacks pattern, but makes up for it in texture. That's the real genius of the space. The watercolor-like paint job, the natural rug, the tonal stripe on the chair, the frame of the mirror (which looks textural in the context of the room), the ruched fabric on the other side of those blue shutters, even the big old plant/arrangement. Which, by the way, is that actually a potted plant or just a photo-styled arrangement? Because I would kill for something like that in my place.

Anonymous said...

A little too subdued but very C-L-A-S-S-Y.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it needs some foo dogs in suzani capes flying at each other.

Topsy Turvy said...

Anon & decorno - you're cracking me up!!!!
(But please don't visit my blog and tear ME to shreds!)
I've been having color angst about my own neutral interiors, but I think you've just helped me get back on track with my long-standing aversion to excess and fads.
I do admit to having shown a couple simple table skirts, though. :o

Anonymous said...

You monster.

Suzy said...

I agree, it is pretty close to perfection!

Anonymous said...

It's the sofa: the shape; the scale; the condition; the quality of the upholstery (dense, built up layers of batting and badger hair(?) on the back, dense feathers for the cushion); the heft and density of the cushion; the fact that the cushion is one uninterrupted plane; the quality of the fabric (silk? glazed cotton? or ?); the nailheads...it's spectacular, and makes everything else in the room look better. Can see why you return to this room for inpriration, pleasure and relief.