Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Love it.


HERE.

One thing I love about Grant (other than his gorgeous apartment) is that as a blogger, he has a very unique way of name-dropping designers and general designerati without sounding like a self-aggrandizing turd. That makes it a pleasure to live vicariously through his adventures. Plus he's always so happy.

I would be too if my place looked as finished and pretty as his. So go see his place as featured in the New York Times, k?

13 comments:

Grant K. Gibson said...

You are just TOO TOO amazing to feature me on your blog! You have no clue how you just made my night.
I think that it is almost as good as being ON the New York Times. Thanks for making me laugh and smile reading your FAB blog! Come to SF to visit! Many thanks to you and for everyone for reading this article in the NYT. It is like a dream come true for me.

Grant

Anonymous said...

I was just complaining about the Domino-ization of decorating, and here Grant comes along to show how cool and energetic and likeable adult decorating can be.

Lolo said...

The definitive answer to "how much love should you give a rental?".

The landlord got a bargain.

terre said...

love, love, LOVE. too bad they took a pic of the presidio on such a dreary day...though that part of town can be the last to see light (lived in SF for a long time). but it's lovely. i came to appreciate the fog. anyhoo, i'm planning on stealing everything! what a wonderful, layered space.

Anonymous said...

So polished and yet so fresh...I could move right in.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous desk and portrait above. It's so no-tech, and that makes it all the more lovely.

Anonymous said...

Why can't I do that?! True talent.

Will said...

I guess I'm the only one that doesn't love this...it's nice, I suppose, but certainly not "fresh." it looks like grant's mom might have done, but seriously grant, do you want to live in what feels like a stuffed curio cabinet? all the prints and objects scream the same thing, there's no surprise, no fun. and it just reeks of decorator! don't get me wrong, i'm sure grant is a great decorator, but nothing seems personal. and maybe show some restraint--where would you put all those pillows if you actually wanted to sit down? god forbid the floor...?

Anonymous said...

there's no surprise, no fun

That deep glowing blue bedroom is a major surprise.

Grant K. Gibson said...

Will: It's a good thing that we don't live to together and you would HATE my house in person even more.
The good thing is that you live in your house and I live in mine. Thanks for your feedback and kind words- I really enjoyed your thoughts and point of view. Perhaps your place is available online for me to view as well- I am sure I could return the favor?
As decorno said about me- I am always happy- yes I am- and even you can't rain on my parade- but THANKS so much for trying!

Anonymous said...

This flat is fantastic and that portrait--amazing. I LOVE that bedroom and the layered look in the living room. Will, it seems there always has to be a Debby Downer on the comment blogosphere--thanks for filling the quota!

Will said...

Wasn't trying to rain on your parade, Grant. As you say, we just don't have the same aesthetic. I'm glad that you're happy in your new space. And no, my apartment isn't online anywhere--the thought is somewhat terrifying. i'm an architect, so the pressure to make it perfect and a reflection of my personality would be overwhelming. so kudos to you for your courage. but if it were and people were commenting about it, I probably wouldn't reply about raining on my parade to those that didn't like it...too much xanax?

Anonymous said...

"i'm an architect, so the pressure to make it perfect and a reflection of my personality would be overwhelming."

I'll relieve some of that pressure, Will. Skip the part about making it a reflection of your personality.