Friday, November 14, 2008

December Elle Decor.


A preview for you.


Also... I want those lamps.

19 comments:

Erynn said...

Does anyone else wish there were SOMETHING holiday about the cover? It looks totally aseasonal to me, I mean, I love peonies, but not necessarily in December.

Jennifer said...

I have those lamps. Bargain on ebay, sister!

Anonymous said...

It's an odd choice for a holiday cover: showing a bedroom. Holidays are public, bedrooms, private.

In a private space, there's no obligation to reflect what's going on in the world, with Christmas colors or garlands or what have you.

Maybe the idea was to stick out on the newsstand, as one magazine WITHOUT the usual big green-and-red explosion?

Anonymous said...

the lamps look like anal beads. sorry, they just do.

Cassie said...

Buenos Aires? Is it like a SHOPPING guide to Buenos Aires? Cause I might buy that (planning to go within the year).

ACQUIRE said...

I sell those lamps at my store ACQUIRE in Boston. They are late 60s chrome lamps. I have a set of them (without the shades.) We do ship!

www.acquireboutique.com
*click on the blog to see pictures of them*

Anonymous said...

With all due respect to Acquire, those lamps are everywhere now.

Anonymous said...

whatever with the lamps. the sad story here is that elle decor is closing shop. no more. it is melding with met home. complain all you want about it, it was the best US interior mag. HG bit the dust now this. what is wrong with people? obviously bad taste rules as house beautiful seems to be staying strong. people like safe. thank you elle decor for rocking my world for as long as you did!!

Anonymous said...

"elle decor is closing shop. no more. it is melding with met home."

Completely false. I checked it out.

Anonymous said...

PS: If you want to track whether a magazine is dying or has died, go to:

www.magazinedeathpool.com

Anonymous said...

Now THIS is true: "O At Home" bit the dust last week.

Anonymous said...

suddenly I feel like everywhere I look I'm seeing reiterations of the anthropologie teal velour sofa - I loved the look initially (though my affection for anthro has since deteriorated - as expressed in other anonymous posts) - but feel like it's become the next over-used, over-exposed "look"

Anonymous said...

Sorry to disappoint you gloom-and-doomers. Elle Decor is not closing. Nor is it melding with Metropolitan Home. They have been placed under a publishing umbrella within the Hachette publishing company. As has been recently reported by Reuters and other news organizations: "Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (HFM U.S.) has formed the Luxury Design Group, which brings together the sales and marketing forces of ELLE DECOR and Metropolitan Home. The Luxury Design Group will become part of the global network of titles owned by HFM U.S.’s parent company Lagardère Active. This upscale network was enlarged in April 2008 with the acquisition of the Massin Group, the French leader in decoration magazines and publisher of its two biggest magazines, Art & Décoration and Maison & Travaux. Deborah Burns, VP, publisher, Metropolitan Home, will head the group as SVP, Luxury Design Group. She will also remain publisher of Metropolitan Home. Barbara Friedmann, Acting VP/Publisher, ELLE DECOR, has been promoted to VP/Publisher of ELLE DÉCOR and has been named Managing Director, Luxury Design Group."

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Dudes, I don't know about you, but I want to see the rooms as they are most of the year, not see them tarted up for the holiday season and therefore ruined for me for the rest of the year. If I want holiday decorating ideas, I'll go to Martha Stewart Living.

Anonymous said...

An Aesthete's Lament said "Dudes"!!!

Blair said...

I loved this cover and well actually the whole issue! But the cover is what caused me to think that siting in the car for 20 minutes after picking it up from the bookstore before I even turned the car one. I love that beautiful blue fabric with the pop of pink from the peonies!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see one magazine not pushing Christmas in my face. I've already had it up to my eyebrows, as the stores and the Christmas carols on the radio begin earlier each year.

Anonymous said...

It's just December, it's not mandatory to recognize any holidays. Do you think the whole USA or world celebrates Christmas and sprinkles it about every room? One place where it's not crammed down your throat! ONE! Thank you, Elle Decor.

Holly @ Maison James said...

I agree that the lack of holiday chotchkes and flavor is kind of refreshing.