Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Yes.


HERE.

17 comments:

Tommy said...

I really love this post. The idea of schoolhouse/industrial chic has always appealed to me, and I think (if I had the resources) a summer home would be the perfect way to do it. That way, you wouldn't get tired of it. They also didn't go too literal, which is usually a good thing.

Thanks for sharing. I hope you're having a wonderful vacation.

Anonymous said...

It looks like it was decorated to be published.

Anonymous said...

I so loved this too!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, but this kind of decor is excruciatingly unforgiving of mess.

Anonymous said...

Merciful heaven, welcome back!

;-)

Anonymous said...

We (and I assume everyone of "us") want to hear all about our jaunt over to Itlay.....
We (once again, I assume everyone) missed you!!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this house. Perfection.

Alison said...

Say yes for Big Mats (read in Bobby Trendy voice)

leacro said...

Yes what? Yes to the design? Okay. Maybe, if you like that sort of thing. Yes to the crassness of identifying how much you paid for everything? Hell, no. And no to the notion that every precious artifact in your home has to have "provenance." And that you have to grossly overpay for simple items you could find much cheaper down at the hardware store.

And a big 'no' to the NY Times' notion of what constitutes a "modest" house.

Anonymous said...

leacro:

First, calm down.

"Provenance" refers to who OWNED the item, not who made it or how much it cost.

A pair of cheap wood salad tongs can have "provenance."

Anonymous said...

Like the house overall but found it unbelievably tacky to identify how much they paid for everything.

Anonymous said...

If I see one more old, fem queen pimping out his younger (and obviously indebted) boy toy to capture copy space in a major design zine I'm going to hurl like Linda-fuckin-Blair. Wake up old man - once the life insurance goes unpaid, you're history!

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:41,

It DOES seem like shelter mags have had a spate of them over the last 12 months or so, right? And it's always "So and so is the dean of architecture at So-and-So University, and the other guy is a taking a course in party planning at the New School."

Anonymous said...

LOVE seeing the prices of things. Love it. It's helpful to me as a consumer.

Shelter magazines would be so much more useful if they included this information. (Are you listening, Marge R.?)

Courtesy is not a consideration. Information is.This is journalism, not a dinner party.

propriatress said...

dang, I just wish I could get Those Prices for my stuff at my antique/vintage shop in TacomaLowRent,Washington...
(and welcome back!)

thomas said...

very nice space.

reclamationdesign@yahoo.com said...

Wow, I didn't think the article and the space itself would cause such controversy (duhhh, I guess). Anyway, I really love this place. I am moving into a new apartment and this is the feel I am going for. And I have the pieces to pull it off, albeit at thrift shop/much lower price points (though there is the the daybed that cost like $4000 after having it upholstered -- oops was that crass). Maybe it's not for everyone, but I am super neat and organized and I only care for furniture I can put my feet up on, so this place is for me. The article gave me confidence to go ahead with some of the ideas I have for my apartment, and it also gave me ideas for things I hadn't figured out. As for their giving the price for everything, the publication asks for that. You can always get the look for less, but sometimes you may want to spring for something you really can't afford (people still do that don't they?)