Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A house can't have too many ________.


Fill in zee blank.

88 comments:

THE BRICK HOUSE said...

Young nubile men.

Decorno said...

YES. Go on.

colasensei said...

books. All those men would need feeding, and they'd make such a mess.

Anonymous said...

books!
and too much light!
and white!

s. said...

windows. comfy seating. storage.

columnist said...

hatboxes.

deeppurple&blue said...

green plants.. creative storage boxes n cane baskets of aaaallll shapes n sizes n hues.. perk color splashes and books

kris said...

Closets!

Tamisha said...

books, windows, good meals, bottles of wine, flowers, comfy seats, or friends.

Amy said...

PILLOWS!!!!!!!!! and books :)

Cristina said...

corners filled with crap.

however this makes room for naked twister.

Anonymous said...

Lube dispensers.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Friends and drinks! :-)

home before dark said...

Books, comfortable chairs, good lamps.

Anonymous said...

Toilets.

Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Junk drawers.
Bottles of wine.
Bags of chips.
Soft blankets.

Mrs. Limestone said...

__lights and/or windows.


__beautiful photographs of its owner.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Color- especially turquoise
Champagne
Freshly cut flowers
Laughter

Unfiltered Meghan said...

Bathrooms.

Sexy chairs.

Beautiful artwork or photography.

And Morgan, young nubile men FTW.

Miss Fig said...

Closets & windows & light !

GirlWhimsy said...

books!
colors!
hat boxes!
flowers!
pillows!
closets!
windows!
chandeliers!
art work!

Anonymous said...

Razor blades.

Laurie said...

Books, lights and bottles of wine

Anonymous said...

Batteries

Iheartfashion said...

Art.
Books.
Color.
Medicine cabinets.

David said...

Dogs. And someone to feed them while I'm hanging out over at The Brick House.

Anonymous said...

Quality linens...towels (bath and kitchen), sheets, blankets, napkins, tablecloths, etc.

Musette said...

Champagne cellars (filled, of course), closets (ditto) and comfy, serene rooms

ooooh! Ooooh! and The Rock, in a pair of boxers and a cute maid's apron, to do light housekeeping.

Uncle Beefy said...

Gays? ;)

lecaro said...

Book shelves for all those books.

And yes, you can have too many bathrooms. My ex just moved into a house with five bedrooms and seven baths. Ridiculous.

RobtW said...

Large windows ~ French doors ~ exterior doors ~ rooms with multiple aspects ~ high ceilings ~ exterior views ~ staircases ~ pantries ~ period details ~ bookcases ~ variations in room size ~ separate rooms ~ corridors and circulation spaces ~ working fireplaces

Maria said...

I say shoes and gays.

Amy said...

Rooms, books, shoes.

Travel Diva said...

Cozy Alcoves, Pillows, and Wine. Closets full of designer shoes and handbags would be nice too.

Anonymous said...

books, natural light, throw pillows and great sheets.

Anonymous said...

(much) help.

Cyn said...

Books, Booze, Color, Pillows, and Super Comfy Beds!

Susan W. said...

vignettes of packing to move

stephendrucker said...

A house can have too much of anything.

And I've been in plenty of houses with that could lose some books.

Anonymous said...

Hey Stephen Drucker:

Turn House Beautiful into a real magazine, with a real independent voice, and show pictures of houses with too many books, for example. I'd like to see a decor magazine brave enough to do the decorating version of "Glamour Don'ts."

RLG said...

Toilet paper and butt wipes.

That Other Jean said...

What Home Before Dark said. . .and closets.

Alicia M said...

Pillows and throw blankets!

Anonymous said...

Windows & electrical outlets! Or maybe popsicles in the freezer?

Diva Style said...

books, natural light, bars, flowers...things that make you happy! :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, please... did you see that magazine before Stephen Drucker took over? It's so much better now.

Plus, I wouldn't want to waste space in a magazine showing what people are doing wrong. Those examples are all over HGTV and in our own homes. I love that HB shows what people are doing right in their homes and interviews people to find out why they made certain decorating decisions.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Tequila.

And closets.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I suppose, "bottles of tequila" fills in the blank better.

Anonymous said...

Elsa hat boxes!!!

leni said...

windows with beautiful views.
books.
pieces of art.
rooms.
comfortable seats.
items that make you happy.

sol said...

windows

Anonymous said...

Maids. Seriously..I need one ASAP.

Anonymous said...

"I love that HB ...interviews people to find out why they made certain decorating decisions."

Reason no. 1: Gigantic budget.

Anonymous said...

secret stashes of weed.

Anonymous said...

window seats
pocket doors
built-in shelves/cabinets/storage

GL said...

Floor to ceiling windows with 180 degree 14th floor views of San Francisco.

Garden Lust

ks said...

Overflowing jewelry boxes.

red ticking said...

i like amy's idea... PILLOWS!!!! and i agree...white and our favorite... books upon piles of books... great post.

holly said...

PILES....
Piles o'______.

Anonymous said...

Pharmaceutical-grade cocaine.

Anonymous said...

schiaparelli......anything. duh.

Anonymous said...

Cat litter

(well, my house, anyway)

S. said...

books.
witty cocktail napkins.
things that are pink.
functional storage options.

Two Tall Girls said...

fireplaces, flower arrangements, seating, booze and friends stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Brownies.

Robin said...

Coffee cans stuffed with cash (large bills) hidden in all the walls.

Really, how cold you have too much of that?

Anonymous said...

What is a witty cocktail napkin?

Penelope Bianchi said...

Schiaparelli hat boxes! In shocking pink! Schiaparelli lingerie bags......also in shocking pink!

Books!!!! and more books!

(especially the old ones on decorating .......before there were very many decorators.........)

Penelope

Anonymous said...

gin, St. Germain and chocolate.

S. said...

witty cocktail napkins:

think square paper napkin that are at all corporate christmas parties next to the punch. you know them.

but on those napkins, there's a vintage picture of a little boy in a boy scout uniform on santa's lap saying "and I want an easy bake oven, best jazz of the 1930s, and white go-go boots for my GI Joe"

S. said...

http://www.shopatmoxie.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=sam&Product_Code=1528&Category_Code=104

Anonymous said...

little fix-it fairies who take care of pesky maintenance things during the night

i suwannee said...

windows. and cleaners of them.

HB is filling the magazine shaped hole in my heart. i'm nothing but pleased.

Elizabeth said...

Golden Retrievers
Closets
Kitchen Cabinets
Black and White photographs

Anonymous said...

If it were the end of the world:

Cartons of cigarettes.

Anonymous said...

i suwannee,

I see you are filling a need in House Beautiful as well; congratulations:

www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/best-sites/i-suwannee

Ana said...

laughs

DianaObando said...

Chandeliers!!! :)

Anonymous said...

books, lots of storage, good lighting, comfy seating, booze, chocolate and nubile young men who like to paint walls and build $hit.

Blog Author(s) said...

Handymen, bautiful built in bookcases and cabinetry, window coverings, storage.

Anonymous said...

Come on guys, you know this one. A house can't have too much ... STORAGE. No really, cabinets, bookshelves, boxes, credenzas, drawerers and drawer organizers, hooks for hanging ... storage. And it should all be beautiful and you can spend as much as you want on an item as long as it provides some kind of storage.

Kristen B. said...

spoons....my drawer never has enough. just for two of us, that is what is washed most. my fiance kills me with 4 cups of coffee a day and a new spoon every single time.

Kimberly said...

Sigh... today we just took 4 large bags of books to the used book store... and I recycled almost all of our old magazines. Now it actually like we don't read constantly (we both are avid readers) and I am wondering what to put on the shelves... and you all want to see books!

...love Maegan said...

that's such a great photo ...I happen to have far too many books and hat boxes.

Anonymous said...

bathrooms!

The Little Big House said...

storage!


-and light!

emily said...

tampons

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

fire alarms? just kidding. love this post.