Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ah, yes.



I don't even know where to start.

Seriously.

I LOVE it. At first glance, it was so over the top, I thought, "The woman who lives here is the kind of woman who snorts cocaine off her pool boy's ass."

But upon further inspection, it's not "Donatella" enough, you know? There is too much humor here. For one - the black bust with the white turban. Yep - - look for it - - now you see it, huh? I mean, is it a vase? Does it have a flower popping out of it? (My grandmother had lamps like that dude and she was really serious about them. All the way to 1995, which was a little embarassing then.)

And then, of course, is the crazy collection of fabrics and patterns and colors and art. They eye can't stop on anything because it's a dizzy zoo with no focus. I think it might actually be a skill to create a room like that.

But the best part? The snake on the floor. Real? Fake? Either way, you win, oh decorator lady. Because if it's real, then you MIGHT actually be Donatella, all tanned up & bleached out, snorting cocaine off some hot guy's ass. And if it's fake - well, then you're the kind of person who walks around this hot mess of a room thinking, "Hmmm... what little something extra does this room need? Ah, yes. A funny plastic snake."

Ah yes, my friends. Ah, yes.

14 comments:

Suzy said...

I recognize that apartment...I think its actually in Melbourne, and funnily enough is owned (and decorated) by a guy (possibly a gay one, although not sure) - where did you find the pic?

Decorno said...

I was searching for images (on flickr) from Vogue Living Autralia. It was posted by MidcenturyJo of Desire to Inspire fame. (You have a good memory, Suzy!)

design - 59 said...

A. Can I just tell you how much I love your blog and the fact that you named it Decorno...finally someone who is obsessed as much as I am about Decor..it is my porn if that is such a thing.

B. Your blog always makes me laugh, you have the same humor as one of my best friends..

C. I love to "number/alphabetize" notes..

Keep up the great blogging!! :)

Decorno said...

Aw shucks... :)

Anonymous said...

I love this! I am so with you on the A or B commentary. Either way with the snake- it's just fabulous. OK- I just left dinner with my architect boss AND his family. awkward, pretentious, ... well, anyway I needed a little humor and here I found it. Thanks! love you, love the blog! Cheers!

Jennifer Ramos said...

This image is GREAT i saw it somewhere else and my heart skipped a beat, its amazing! I want to live there of course....dont we ALL???

Love ur blog, we should link up. Let me know and i'll add ya :)


Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'
www.madebygirl.com

Anonymous said...

Cocaine off the pool boy's ass.... Does life get any better than that???

melissa said...

Love the post! It was just the thing to make me laugh and start off Friday AM.

Also, anon #2 - awesome post.

Anonymous said...

Also, Donatella would NEVER allow bare-wood floors or white walls.

Anonymous said...

You rock! That is all.

adesignaffair said...

I love how you accurately describe what everyone else is thinking. Smile on my face for today. Thank you.

Meg said...

It is a great image, and the snake is hilarious (real or fake). But for all the busy-ness it gives the eye, once that table is cleared off (and look, it's not very design-y of me, but the whole "tablescape" line of thinking irritates the hell out of me), it is visually baroque-d out, but actually very livable, which to me is a mark of a pretty successful design. Thanks for posting it.

Decorno said...

Meg, I am so with you. The word "tablescape" bugs the hell out of me.

Mr. Ballbox's Satanic Rival said...

Fuck tablescapes, and fuck the ones that look like store displays.