Monday, November 10, 2008

It's kind of girly.



But I like it.

21 comments:

Ron Burgundy said...

I made that my desktop background months ago. (The wall of books, blown up.)

Love that bookcase for some reason.

I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.

veronica corningstone said...

Yes Ron. We know. You're kind of a big deal.

I'm 72% sure I love this.

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

i'd have to say that i'm 100% sure i love this. what a lovely, warm and bright space. i could sit there and work or read or dream for hours on end. gonna have to bookmark that one for my inspiration file.

vicki archer said...

nothing wrong with girly! xv

Kwana said...

I like it too. But I think I like Ron and Veronica's banter more.

Jules said...

I agree with Kwana. :)

I also like it, and I don't think it's very girly. Actually, I think it's a refreshing change to the more modern, masculine style that is everywhere.

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Those bookshelves are styled to within an inch of their lives - but jeepers they look good!
I think it is more country scandi than girly though ... either way, I dig it...

Anonymous said...

Good point, Emma, about the bookcases being art-directed. All form, no function.

But if you can afford to give up all that storage for arty tchotchke display, go for it.

Holly @ Maison James said...

Bookish, hi-end beachy and luminous. A bit of a retrained palette for me - my 2 dogs, cat and I could probably not hang there for long - but I like very much.

Anonymous said...

Stunning! Bookcase lust is a dirty little secret for me, so it makes the following thought extremely distressing.

Huge reader. Collected books all my life which has led to my bookcase lust.

For my birthday, my parents gave me a Kindle, this new electronic wireless book reading techno gadget. I was fully prepared to HATE it. I love books, turning the pages, all things tactile about books. This gadget is an insult to my page turning obsession.

But wait... I tried the damn thing, and I can't believe it! I fell in love with it. It is the most amazing little device.

If this gadget catches fire like the ipod did, will bookcases go the way of the media cabinets?

I mean shit... Since all my music is now stored digitally in my ipod, I no longer have any use for my media cabinet, which is great because I always thought those CD holder things were ugly ass pieces of shit. But what kind of harbinger is this for my beloved bookcase?

Anonymous said...

kindles might replace books that are all text, but they won't replace art books. You'll still need bookshelves for those. Plus the random pieces of art glass, pots, bowls, jugs, enamelware, busts, vases, miscellaneous eBayiana, etc., etc.

(Ha, you're right: CD towers were the worst.)

Anonymous said...

50% of the time it works 100% of the time.

Brick Tamland said...

I love lamp.

Stephanie said...

Ooh, I love it. Unfortunately the boy would veto that room in a microsecond *sigh*

joanny said...

White is back- - - -
In the late eighties and nineties we went all white now we are in the dark woods and granite look --- but there is still that quiet uncluttered light filled look of white on white... I agree more country scandi
it sort of easy "eye candy" your Collectables are easy to display when the palette is Nuetral
Love it myself --- but not sure with pets it would work.... Joanny

kym said...

the reason is the why this room is likeable is because of the all white floors, walls ceiling that evoke a feeling that the room is is floating in a cloud. pets like this, too, you just have to clean (but you do that anyway, right?). otherwise the room is boring. the bookcase is over-styled and the furniture looks Ballard.

Anonymous said...

The furniture is decent. (Ballard makes shlocky knockoffs of good designs.)

I have become a fan of "boring" rooms lately. I mean, if the alternatives are the kind of "interesting" (overworked) rooms that are mainly the result of the decorator trying to keep himself entertained and/or published.

This room seems liveable to me. Though I'd like to see the bookcase filled with real books rather than props.

thevintagechair said...

I like it too! Kind of beachy, but still looks studious and important (much like Ron Burgundy said)

Roxanne said...

So cozy! I want to stay all day and read!

ron burgundy said...

I love chair, too.

Britt said...

it's that ladder that does it for me...