Friday, February 20, 2009

Just looking.

Visited good ol' Pacific Galleries today. Here's what caught my eye.



Seriously. I mean... come on. My fiance's mother has one like this - not quite as long - with grey-blue paint. It's something else. She keeps it in her kitchen. Love it. Can you imagine having a kitchen big enough for this along one of the walls? Dare to dream.



So crazy and over the top. Love. Have no use for them, but was happy to see them.



I'd like to give it new-ish handles, mirror the inside, and put all the booze and glasses in there. I love anything beat-up and needing a second life, so of course this called out to me.



This photo does it no favors, but the color - in person - was a real wow. Not sure what I would do with it. Maybe stock the booze on top and put silverware and napkins and such in the drawers. Or magazines. I am running out of places to store mine.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are all amazing. Definitely great to stock booze on.



-Chase

JJ said...

I imagine your next house with lots of sofa tables, cabinets, built-ins and armoires - all filled with and showcasing booze.

Anonymous said...

Ummm Pacific Galleries... I often wander it on Wedsnesdays. Are they going out of business though? Saw it on their website.

Anonymous said...

Like the faucet wasn't hideous enough. You decorate your HOME like the "shabby chic" dumps in Maine that my family rented before we had money.

PLEASE cancel your subs to the follwing "Lucky", "Domino", "BHG".

UGH I started reading this blog because of the Rachel Zoe comments. They were so funny that I cannot imagine you decoundering your HOME like this.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, yes, before Daddy became President of the hedge fund firm, we had to put up with shabby chic homes in Maine. Oh god, those were such horrific days. Let me use my computer to put up nasty Anon comments on decor blogs because that's what aristocrats do to peasants in 2009.

Smedly, please clean my browser cookies of all traces of this disgusting woman's blog. People should know my refined and sophisticated taste are given to blogs about Rachel Zoe, which I relish, not decor entries that celebrate "shabby chic."

-Chase

vicki archer said...

Number 1 - yes please. xv

my favorite and my best said...

swoon! there is nothing dumpy about any of those pieces. i also imagine, decorno, that you would not pair any of them with another shabby piece. b/c true taste is made out of old AND new ANON douchebag! curious to know what YOUR home looks like? and btw...money does not buy taste.

Anonymous said...

i supposed any one of these would look awesome it my house. funny thing about living in a small place is even when i do find the perfect piece, i have no place to put it (quite cost effective).

Lolo said...

I love the idea of repurposing the blue cabinet as silver and tableware storage. Yes on outfitting it as booze display. I got scolded by my kid when I asked her if she wanted to accompany me to the Booze Store.

There's something so much more beloved seeming about homes with furniture instead of builtins. I'm making do and trying to figure out how to work with my monstrously ridiculous amount of kitchen cabinetry. Tearing them out is not an option but there must be a way to make it all feel more organic. Gah, I know that I'm going to come to hate the overuse of that term but still, it fits. Matchy matchy is boring, both in clothing and in your house.

Bethany said...

The blue drawers are amazing. Love! I would use them to store my kids art supplies, paper, scrapbooking stuff, etc.

Anonymous said...

"before we had money" - - was my favorite part of your comment, Anon. I suppose you could have also written, "before we had class," or "before I realized I was an asshole."

All in good time, I suppose.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Anon February 21, 2009 8:52 AM should get a prize.

Anonymous said...

On the first piece, I'd put all the pulls in a plastic bag and staple to the bottom of the cabinet; they'll come back.

The only problem I have with Looong furniture is that it gets stuck in one place and you have to work around it. I left a nine foot wide chest on chest in my old house (offered it as an extra) when I sold. Nobody in the family wanted it and I didn't have room.

The piece in the picture has sliding doors. Those are always cool.

My only problem with the cubby drawer piece is that the handles look the same color - I'd want a dull distressed steel pull. I'd also keep it away from exterior walls - tiny drawers swell and shrink like a motherfucker.

The Rachel Zoe fan? Scratching its meth sores and wondering why the teevee cries.

Anonymous said...

I love both pieces, even the hardware, but the distressed paint on both look like an amateur sponge painting competition. It just doesn't look like either piece would have worn that way. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Ummm....nah. All a bit too 'shabby' in the chic dept. for this gal.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh
Hello Annon....if you have a blog, please share. I can only imagine how fab. it would be. Please post just one photo of your house, anonymously, so that we can see what great taste really looks like.
PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Chanel said...

rachel Zoe?? hmmm I do know who see is - but really she has a fan?
whoa- no ACCOUNTING for taste- how to look like a concentration camp fashion victim-- calll Rachel Zoe-- sorry she does not do it for me.
Decorno- dePORNO--- you rock!

Halfmad said...

Tell me how one cancels a subscription to a magazine that's no longer publishing.

Rachel said...

First of all, I love the faucet. I wish I could have one that nice.

And I too LOVE old and battered things, I think they have so much character! Plus, they just age and "wear" well. You don't have to worry about a little scratch here or there.
I'm so jealous of your fiancee's mother and that sideboard. How awesome! Yes, I shall dare to dream too.

Enjoy your time off!

purple area said...

Great inspiration, love the images!

Cathy said...

You know I love the most? That ginormous high top sneaker. Seriously! It's hilarious.

pve design said...

love well loved things like these.

Maison Luxe said...

hi there,

i'm sad that you have to leave on comment moderation for a post about what you saw at pacific galleries! is it just me, or do people seem extra crabby lately? sigh.

hope you're well :-) kelie

coco+kelley said...

i need to get down there! it's been too long.

thebubbreport said...

I'm stunned at these comments, and laughing to myself! "Before we had money"...wow, what a shocker that you are noveau riche DB! I never would have guessed from those gracious manners of yours...

I had to do a double-take at that blue cabinet, b/c I didn't realize the Converse was giant so it was throwing off the scale of it for me, I thought "how small are the napkins that will fit in there?"

Anyway, I LOVE that piece, the paint looks beautiful and I love the size of the drawers. It could even work on top of a table or counter if you wanted to show it off at eye level.

firesheep67 said...

Right on, Halfmad! Domino has already given up the ghost, but 11:17 pm anonymous is clueless on ALL fronts!

Swedish Century said...

fabulous. love everything about it.