Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Discuss.

33 comments:

Be the change..... said...

Whats to discuss without a picture of the hot Nick Olsen? I LOVE this color combination though!

Anonymous said...

Love the architecture the best.

("Be the Change"--you're not bad yourself.)

Anonymous said...

I like it, but heck, with that architecture and those windows....Ginny

Be the change..... said...

anonymous? i'm flattered! but i'm no comparison to THE nick olsen! But I love the architecture of this room too :-)

Anonymous said...

I would totally jump you, BTC.

;-)

Leslie/Miss Havisham said...

squeeee! preeeetttyyy!!!

Be the change..... said...

I'm not sure being 'jumped' sounds fun -isn't that like in a dark alley? 'oh no, not the shoes!' Props if you can name the reference.....

Anonymous said...

SATC, cute mugger stealing Carrie's MBs.

("Gimme da Blahniks!")

skywaykate said...

"What??!?"

"The Blahniks!"

Great room. Good bones make everything better!

Be the change..... said...

Omg, anonymous - marry me! And he WAS a cute mugger (as far as muggers go - but I do remember thinking when I first saw it 'wow, he's cute')
Decorno -is this the first marriage proposal in your comment section?

pati said...

I like it....The colors in the pillows and the red walls. Pottery Barn is affordable and I like this Seabury Sofa....

Anonymous said...

(Warning: I've been married seven times. But I have a good feeling about you, BTC.)

Elizabeth said...

Pottery Barn! Their new catalog layouts have improved, don't you think? But, it's still Pottery Barn.

Jennifer said...

Is this from Pottery Barn? I can smell Ye Olde Barn a mile a way.

maison21 said...

i think it's pretty great- pottery barn must have a new creative director.

i was going to do a post on the same thing actually, but since all 25 million of us got the catalog on the same day, you and the material girls beat me to it!

Be the change..... said...

Perfect, anony - you have lots of practice and low expectations!

I have to admit that I like certain things from the barn. For the basics I think it's great: I'll stand up for the barn, everyone is always knocking it.

Little Miss said...

How does one sit on a couch like that with so many pillows?

That's what confuses me.

Otherwise, not too stuffy, a touch too fluffy, but nice and colorful!

(Without looking like a toddler barfed their crayon colors all over the place.)

perchance said...

Baby steps, PB. Anyone can hire a talented set stylist. Fix the clunky proportions of your casegoods, then we can start talking. Oh, and no more nautical themes please. That bombe chest was hideous.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love the two lamps that they used. And the wall color is gorgeous.

Gerri Ward said...

What a room! The colors are the bomb I luv it, I luv it & I luv your blog too.

alissa said...

I'll be honest, I'm not a fan. Maybe its the giant plant. Or the lamps. The windows are fabulous - but not the red column shooting out of the middle of the couch. Its like I like all of those elements on their own, but all together its a jumble of too much.

Kelli said...

I must not have a trained eye for PB, because I never would've pegged them for this! The bright colors really threw me, but I like it!

Why does everyone hate "the Barn"?

Anonymous said...

maybe in part because it has the word "Barn" in it?

(A friend of mine calls Dress Barn "Dress Silo.")

Jane E. said...

I gues this is better than their recent Josef Frank and Schumacher knock offs...

s. said...

I like it but agree that there are far too many pillows on that sofa. One would have to hurl them all to the floor in order to be able to stretch out for a nap... Of course, without that fantastic architecture, the room might not appeal to me so much; it's hard to know for sure.

Meander said...

Oh I had to post about the barn's new look as well (especially because I'm always knockin it). They're comin up in the world you know. I still wouldn't buy anything from them but since my clients love that look. . .you gotta do what you gotta do.
I'm always one for TOO many pillows on a sofa.

Christine in DC said...

Frankly, the most recent PB catalog gave me a headache or something. Lots of distractions. I don't hate on the PB either...it just was too much.

jax said...

I like it; Pottery Barn is making moves, watch out now!

I understand the thirty million pillows on the couch because they are selling them, for a real couch two or three would suffice.

Anonymous said...

Funny, but isn't that the Seabury sofa from Pottery Barn?

Lyndsey said...

I think it's a mess.

Good "bones", yes; but, take away the "bones"... when should a design stand on it's own? I think there usually a reliance between the two, but I think this decor is a codependent in need of a 12-step program. Minus the lovely windows and strong lighting, it's not appealing to me.

Also, I don't want the plants in a room to give me nightmares. That thing in the pic is not just alive, it's ALIVE and coming to get you. When the plant dwarfs windows that large, it's a problem.

katek said...

I was happy to see this and a few of the other rooms in the new PB catalog. Nothing wrong with at least *trying* for better design! I agree with Maison21, the last two catalogs have made me think "new creative director."

becky from hatch said...

I hate when my coffee table has too much shit on it. That stuff on top will be knocked over in no time, and what's w/ the random antler? They also better be careful that the invasive bamboo doesn't root in the floors and create a bamboo forest in there in about three weeks time.

Patrick said...

What do I think of it (now that it's only a couple of years later)?

The narrow red wall is too severe. Soften it up with a pastel pink. Red is hard. Pink is more forgiving and easier to work with. I'm fine otherwise, too-many-pillows and all if that's your speed, which reminds me: an ex-boyfriend once said to me "looks like a Pottery Barn phase" when referring to several recent purchases I made and decorated with in the early 2000s. I took that to mean "go easy on the PB" and maybe just pick out a few pieces. But then I just dropped it altogether. All three of us broke up.