Monday, February 1, 2010

43 comments:

The Countess of Nassau County said...

no likey.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

notice the toilet waste pipe (white plastic tubing) going through the middle of the room to the right. whats that about?

R said...
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R said...

I know! I know!
The Golden Girls redecorate, right?

timelesshome annika said...

wow
Annika

Amy said...

yuck.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Looks like someone vomited furniture and it all landed in this room. But as long as the owner is happy w/ it, I guess that is all that matters (provided I don't ever have to look at it again). Xo, SL

Anonymous said...

WTF . . . exposed PVC waste pipes?

Anonymous said...

Is this a test?

Sol said...

why this person has a womb chair, an artichoke lamp, AND such horrible taste? I would request the immediate confiscation of those beauties.

slag said...

Boudoir living room? No thanks.

AppleTree said...

Delicious

my favorite and my best said...

i would sit in there and have tea with you.

rebecca said...

I've never understood artichokes. On the plate or on the ceiling.

I love the colors, and I never like pink. This room feels alive, in the best way.

Cybill said...

There are elements of this I love, like the chinese screens and the hot pink wall colour in the background. There are some elements that are a little off though, the artichoke light doesn't seem to go and what the hell is with that column made of plumbing parts? Is this Betsy Johnsons house?

Sacheverelle said...

That light fixture was inspired by viewing processed hair under a microsope.
http://www.hairdressersus.com/micro/Image5b.jpg

Decorno said...

I love this light. In my old office, the building had these in the entrance, and I was so excited to come to work and be greeted by four of them every day. In this room? Not sure. But I still love it.

A M F D said...

I would LOVE this room if I knew it belonged to some feisty eighty year old that had put it together over decades. If it were to belong to, say, Rachel Zoe, I would have to throw up.

katiedid said...

Actually, I have more of a problem with the bench coffee tables. If you block them out of the picture, the rest of the room seems to make sense.

Looks like a loft, hence the pipe...but could have been made into a column, huh?

The Zhush said...

hmmm, I'll take the pouf, the couches, the ceiling fixture and the flowers, everyone else, thank you for your time, you can go. NEXT!

mary said...

The screen against the hot pink is fantastic. Everything else.........

Anonymous said...

The Artichoke Light, designed by Poul Henningsen. Sold by Louis Poulsen. One of the Greatest Hits of 20th century decorative arts.

Penelope Bianchi said...

No likey here! LOVEY!!! I want to sit down in there! And talk to people!!!

You and Mrs. Blandings! (for starters!)
so comfy! and other sitting areas all around! LOVE LOVE the "porphyry pink" (Farrow and Ball) walls....with the shocking pink chair!

LOVE LOVE!!

That room is my idea of a really welcoming and warm and cozy and comfortable way to live!

Pretty divine! I give it an A+!!!! That room makes me want to come in and feel comfy!

LOVE!!!

Penelope

Smaxie said...

There is a lot going on in this room and I think that some pieces work together seamlessly while others rub. The Artichoke pendant, the beams, and the columns are transcendental for me. I like the (essentially) neutral palette with vibrant splashes of pink and green complimented by comforting sheepskin and glamorous gold. Altogether – not my style, but it's visually decadent and enjoyable to look at nonetheless. I just bet that at left is a glorious infinity pool overlooking a breathtaking landscape. Sigh…I can’t say that I’d mind a weekend here!

sarah no one said...

There is a lot going on in this room and I think that some pieces work together seamlessly while others rub. The Artichoke pendant, the beams, and the columns are transcendental for me. I like the (essentially) neutral palette with vibrant splashes of pink and green complimented by comforting sheepskin and glamorous gold. Altogether – not my style, but it's visually decadent and enjoyable to look at nonetheless. I just bet that at left is a glorious infinity pool overlooking a breathtaking landscape. Sigh…I can’t say that I’d mind a weekend here!

Anonymous said...

Was this room published in a magazine or newspaper? I'm curious who and why they thought it merited editorial?

doug said...

who puts glass tops on Nelson benches? it's like a couple with completely different tastes moved in together (she had frilly pink Victoriana, he was all MCM) and this is what they ended up with. and an exposed waste pipe.

Anonymous said...

knick-knack hell is previewed on the coffee table. don't care for the clothes draped on the screen. otherwise, love. i'm with rebecca. normally i don't like pink, but this one works.

Arched Brows said...

Wow Decorno, the comments are merciless.

I adore it, it has genuine personality. Like a good friend, there's parts you really like and parts you say, "hmmm...I can overlook that, the rest is nice to be with..."
And a little bit of tacky can be far more interesting.

What I especially appreciate is that is seems to reflect what the owner is like, not some decorator.

Anonymous said...

It's using three different kinds of posts/support beams/columns, especially so close together, that bug. One black, one white, one PVC?

Doug: Those aren't Nelson benches. But agree about the glass.

MoreSkinnyDays said...

This could be turned into "Nice but not my taste" if the coffee table and its piles of stuff were replaced with a gilt Asian coffee table similar to the side tables hiding on the left side. And the toilet pipe must go.

Anonymous said...

Is this a boutique or something? A Valentine's day color palette? I agree with other comments: I can deal with most of it, except the benches used as table (that was the first ugh that caught my eye) and the un-identifiable shape of that white pipe

Lynn said...

I can't help but like it -- I agree with Penelope, I just want to curl up and have some fun conversation, preferably with whatever grand dame lives here, regaling me with sordid stories from her youth. I'd go with an airier chandelier and different coffee tables, agreed.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Very interesting........these comments. And all comments on a few blogs......(a few blogs)

Having been a decorator for decades......(4) ; I overhear decorators......(or "designers") talk to their clients in showrooms!

I read many comments on these blogs that sound exactly like the things I have heard in the showrooms.

There is "practice"....as in what works!

And "theory"....that which "sounds good" but will not work.

re read these......and you will see many of each! You in the business read these.....and decide what is what!

I can only predict that the "practice" people will have a viable business that people will always need........(creating a home and a nest)

And the "theorists" will be railing against how unfair it is that they have "Great ideas" and "somethingorother" was against them....otherwise they would have been successful.

It has always been such.

Penny

Fascinating!!

Penelope

Lolo said...

It belongs to one of the Hilton sisters (hence the need for the waste pipe) and is packed with family heirlooms.

sydney said...

this room is a hot mess!

Condo Blues said...

All I see is the Artichoke Lamp. All I want is the Artichoke Lamp. I ignore everything but the Artichoke Lamp.

And that makes me happy.

callenwo said...

it looks like the back room of an upscale furniture and design emporium, and I am thinking those two dresses hanging on the screen are there on consignment.

Anonymous said...

Penelope:

What?

John said...

I hate the hanging fixture...need some crystals to make me happy.

I like the fact that the room looks comfortable. I could see the person living in this space having an exciting life. I imagine every piece of furniture and nicknacks having a history to it and probably a good story.

I like spaces not dumbed down by designers.

Lisa Hunter said...

It looks like a Betsey Johnson store, or like a Lower East Side punk got rich and bought a big loft. I think it's fun.

Tampons and Ramen said...

The obvious choice in a pink room would be a crystal chandelier, which would've pushed the room over the edge. The artichoke lamp adds an edge I like. I too, was a little thrown by the bench tables, but the glass adds a great shine that works. I likey. I'd have to wear a lot of perfume to be in there. Have a martini in one hand, a foo-foo dog in the other...

Anonymous said...

Who said this reflects the owner and not a decorator? Honey, this is ALL decorator!