Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dan Marty, I think I love you.



Let's discuss the most recent issue of Western Interiors. It's a hot magazine, let me tell you. I wanted to talk to you all about Dan Marty, and I am too lazy to scan photos to post here (bad blogger) so in googling around the interwebs, I found THIS fine blog, which has photos (some of which are posted here). Sigh. Loved the issue (mostly) and really, really loved his place.




HOWEVER, if you have a copy of the current issue, please turn to page 116 and check out that Colorado house and let me know what you think. Little shop of horrors, if you ask me. It's like when you spend your vacations in the high desert of, say, central Oregon and you go to the town of Sisters and you walk into that one place that's like a fake oldie timey general store and there are antlers everywhere and lamps made of animal skins. Just looking at it gave me a PETA impulse. I wanted to pour red paint everywhere not because I am a huge animal advocate, necessarily, but mostly just to make it all go away. Dear god. Michael Wollaeger, you wouldn't sleep there, and you know it. So don't mess with us, man. That's not western design, that's just a costume. Maybe the "most sought after designer in Greenwich" thinks this is what the West should look like, but I would guess most of us don't. Trust me. The lack of subtlety reminded me of THIS treasure.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous. He's pretty much waving his tufting abilities in my face with that chair.

'Yeah, I tufted and grew bored. Sue me. Next week I'll gild Lilly and you'll all clap.'

I cannot tuft. I barely tack. Pleating confuses me. My center wanders. That chair has three castors balanced against one naked foot.

Fucker.

RJ said...

Love the first room. The second one with that wall of antlers/horns makes me nervous. What if someone had a fight in that room and one of the combatants was pushed into that wall? Ouch.

The Union Jack chair...gorgeous.

Cote de Texas said...

you do know its their last issue. that's what i heard. it's merging with luxe. not sure it if true, but that's what I was told. not surprised. another one, bites, the dust.

Fabulously french said...

I love the first photo and the union jack chair is fabulous.

Alicia B Designs said...

Hey! Thanks for mentioning me! And yes, I almost lost faith in humanity when I turned to page 116. Horror Show.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Wow. I usually like a touch of antler, but sheesh - that wall is a tad morbid. Eeek! ;)

Anonymous said...

Western Interiors is going, too. Jesus fucking Christ. Now what?

Kimberly Julie said...

"Costume"... I have not seen the house in question, but that is the perfect way to describe outlandish "design". I like it.

marchesa.casati said...

Hmmm... I don't really love the Union Jack chair. I wouldn't be crazy about a stars and stripes settee either. There's something bumper stickerish about it all.

Antlers are nice but this is a bit much. Dead animals don't bother me. I'm still mulling over the perfect placement of my mounted deer head.

RJ, I had the same thought... antler room would be a great place to stage an action movie impalement.

LLove said...

ok i think im running to the bookstore to pick up Western Design.

Anonymous said...

Dan Marty used to have a gorgeous store on Beverly in LA. The store was set up like a house, with little rooms and vignettes. I could live in there! He has now opened a showroom in the PDC, which I am looking forward to seeing.

The 'Western' themed house is hideous...

Anonymous said...

western interiors is folding... who buys luxe magazine?? so sad.

Aaron said...

Yup, Western Interiors was bought by Sandow Media and will be folded in to Luxe. The current issue is the last.

It's too bad really. I worked with them once last year and they were a pleasure. I hope Luxe keeps Michael Wollaeger on board in some sort of editor position because he really knows his shit.

Decorina said...

I hate floor lamps behind furniture and lurch up from behind them. They look creepy to me - bad form, really.

Anne said...

I live in that town! (Sisters) and the store you are talking about could be one of two places but I agree they are both weird. One of them scares my 5 year old so much that he won't go in there! Seriously.

Lolo said...

Wall of Horns pretty much equals Wall of Hummels, for me. Not feeling it but I'm okay with that.

Rachel said...

Okay, first of all....NOOOOOOO! Why is it that all of the magazines that I like are going under??? Seriously. This sucks. I really really enjoyed this issue of Western Interiors! Well, except for the house in Colorado. I agree with you, it's like a costume that people think lodge-houses in Colorado must wear! It's awful, really, and I'm tired of seeing it.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED Dan Marty's house! I loved how he tied in red and blue to all the rooms without making it seem like a "theme". He did a beautiful job. And the patio rocks too.

But, boo.... if that's true about Western Interiors, I'm going to be sad.

Hanako66 said...

omg, that chair!

Kwana said...

Chair please. My life is really lacking.

Gretchen said...

I agree with Marchesa. The first room is ok but the antler room is not subtle and neither is the chair...what's with the string??

Siiri said...

HA! That comment about Sisters made me almost fall out of my chair in laughter! (almost, but I was saved by the chair pic, thank god). I could not agree MORE. I was thinking, "What an effing waste of antlers, which could be so tastefully placed all over the house, or at least regrouped!"

Jill said...

Please scan!! (:
Please, please, pretty please!

Anonymous said...

You are SOOOOOOOO right about the place in Colorado in that last issue.

I couldn't sleep at night knowing that was going on around me.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:34 PM:

A second medication may help.

Great gift! said...

Lovely items!

Little Lantern said...

I don't have that issue, but the room with all the horns? Not for me. At least, not in this lifetime.