Sunday, February 17, 2008

Look ma, no David Hicks:


I blogged about it last month after seeing this happy photo on her blog, but now you can see a full-blown house tour courtesy of Apartment Therapy.

14 comments:

maison21 said...

decorno, you know i love you- but we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. while there are some nice elements (chandelier, wallpaper border, & good, if too abundant, arrangement of hanging art), on the whole i think it looks cluttered, and frankly, a little dirty.

"give me david hicks or give me death!"

oxoxo-

maison21 said...

uh oh- just reread my comment, and realized that i'll touch off a war with my "dirty" comment- i should have prefaced the "dirty" with the fact that because there so much stuff everywhere (i stand by the "cluttered"), that it looks like it would just be impossible to keep dust-free. i didn't mean to imply that the homeowners had trash and leftover food strewn about or anything. i'm sure they are very hygienic people.

apologies.

Anonymous said...

I agree with maison. It does look a little...gritty or something. Some of the pictures I couldn't tell if they were "before" or "after."

On the plus side, it looks very comfortable and friendly, like you'd have a good time visiting there.

paola said...

Gritty is exactly the right word. I loved the Vivienne Westwood print though...

Please no David Hicks.

Decorno said...

Maison... I know. It is gritty and dirty, huh? I like that it's different. All of these overly happy rooms with too much geometry is starting to kill me. I like the grittiness/hipster/art-y vibe. Makes me happy not everyone owns pierced porcelain lamps and zebra rugs.

I totally think this is a place I would like to slouch on the couch with a tumbler of whisky and shoot the shit with excellent friends. Friend who don't mind if you put your feet up. That's a good home.

maison21 said...

decorno, i think you are confusing grittiness with a great host! being comfortable has no correlation to dirt levels...

c'mon over to to my house- slouch on my couch, put your feet up on my coffee table (i do both, frequently). we''ll shoot the shit while you suck down your tumbler of whiskey (vodka for me) and when you get up from slouching on my couch, if you should happen to tipsily trip over my zebra print rug and knock over a pierced porcelain lamp- well, we'll laugh about it and have a really funny story to tell later!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, Dec.: The sloppiest/messiest/worst-decorated apts. are where you have the best times. I like this apt. very much for emanating that feeling of no-fuss, make-yoursellf-at-home generosity.

But I wouldn't want to live in it. There's something a little Peter Pan-ish/"I won't grow up!" about it that would depress me after a while. I'm an adult. I like Baker furniture and Tibetan rugs. What can I say?

Anonymous said...

PS: Not that this house is in any way "sloppy, messy, badly decorated." It's gritty and loose and improvised, are the words I'd use.

Anonymous said...

I like that it's 'gritty' and it doesn't look a bit dirty to me. In fact, it's possible this particular gritty actually looks fresh. What a concept! It's what a place looks like owned by people with individuality who live with what they love. I'll take gritty over "cookie cutter" any time. It's very brave old world mixed with hip and I love that. and that's what is fresh about it. It is arty, comfy, interesting and dare I say, well appointed with art! I would love to see more interiors along this line. Bravo! - Shelley

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this re-purposing and re-thinking of older objects/art/furniture is what Domino should focus in their "green" issues. Not new, ridiculously priced "green" bland furniture in boxy, boring rooms. Just a thought. - Shelley

Anonymous said...

Shelley, totally, totally agree...Except they wouldn't be able to get any advertising if their editorial content didn't have new merchandise.

But man, do those "green" issues suck. And their new eco-blogger's posts are DOA.

Anonymous said...

Anon: So true, I got carried away on my soapbox. Forgetting the obvious: Magazines are selling products for their advertisers, not their readers. :) I can just cancel my subscription of course! I haven't enjoyed the last few issues of Domino anyway. I agree with anon in that they should go back to the ideas from '05/06. They really were inspiring issues, every month. - Shelley

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

Shelley-- as someone who works in the industry, I can vouch for the fact that new green construction materials are hella expensive. Which makes the furniture hella expensive. Especially considering a great deal of it, at least the kind of thing they tend to feature in Domino, is made by very small companies working in places like Brooklyn (as opposed to cheap large-scale manufacturing in China or India). I'm not arguing that it's expensive, but I don't think it's fair to say the prices are "ridiculous" because they're not as affordable as a mass-market chain, know what I mean?

But for what it's worth, I do agree that simply buying used furniture is the greenest way of all!

Anonymous said...

I understand the economics of the situation Nerdy Fashionista (that sounds so funny :) ) However, it is my opinion still, that the products are "grossly overpriced" and am not convinced, are justified period. As the green movement becomes the norm, perhaps this will change. My point was and still is, that as a consumer, if I subscribe to a magazine, I have every right to voice what I would like to see more of...and that includes more price variety and creativity of the products styled for us, the consumer. This blog and many others are the venue where frustrated consumers can articulate what we are and are not happy with. Change begins with underground dialogues....sorry, but I'm of the school of "power to all the people", not just the priveleged, industry insiders. :) - Shelley