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Monday, March 23, 2009

Your thoughts please

Vogue Living Australia

18 comments:

Biba said...

I love the light, the floors nice too. The rest hurts my eyes!

GC said...
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Raina said...

Hi GC and welcome! I have the magazine and am referring to it. Underneath the console table is a what looks to be a glass mosaic pendant fixture and a small footstool. The screens are described as "floating," which I take to mean they are attached to the ceiling. And there is a painting hanging on the left screen.

Melafrique said...

one or two beautiful things in that picture and that bright colour on the wall and the clutter makes it difficult to appreciate the beautiful stuff.

hello gorgeous said...

Holy Cracker Barrel! Granny's quilt exploded!

*moggit girls said...

Woah! Hurts my eyes and my head. (could be remnants of that bottle of wine I polished off last night though)

Joy {and Janet}

Baglady said...

Shabby chic has gone too far. Looks like an explosion in a jumble sale. Even the LCW doesn't save it.

Andrea said...

Is this from a 2009 edition?

nkp said...

Edit, edit, edit...must remove those candlestick things from the console, they look like victorian street lamps to me, and say bye,bye to the mirror above the sofa and the art on the screen...too much is just too much in this case!

lucitebox said...

The person who lives here must have attention deficit disorder. (Sigh. I probably have it, too.)

This living space looks like it's meant for someone who is complicated and uncertain about many things in life. She doesn't know what to do, so in the midst of her confusion, she just adds more pillows.

Raina said...

Yep, Andrea, it's the most recent edition.

A little background: The guy that owns this NYC penthouse is an older gentleman, a copy editor and graphic designer. Anything mid-century is his.

He got himself a very young new Latino boyfriend and described the two-month long re-do of his place as the "Spanish Invasion." I think you can guess what belongs to whom.

The rest of the apartment isn't nearly so jumbled. I'll try to scan and post.

lucitebox said...

Suddenly, it all makes sense. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the place. I have dog walking clients who decorate kind of like this. It's mid-century meets Sri Lankan tourist meets outsider art collector. (They have great art.)

I don't entirely get it, but I admire the ability to just go with something that isn't seemingly very cohesive.

They have a lot of pillows, too.

karly / design-crisis.com said...

It's like the saying about jewelry: always remove one piece before walking out the door. In this case, they could remove 10. I'll take the black disco ball when they finally have their yard sale.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

After editing a few bits mentally - I'm totally digging it!

citysage said...

Does the taste of vomit in my mouth count as a thought?

No seriously, it's not THAT bad. I would never do it to my own house, but give me an eames plywood chair and a platner coffee table (name drop much, anne?) and I'm a happy girl!

susieq said...

Everything in the foyer, all the throw pillows, and the rug must go immediately.

ita darling. said...

I just stumbled across this and i just LOVE this look. Its raly really hard to pull off, but to me it seems extraordinarily balanced...i dont know if could do that, but i could move in for a while!

Raina said...

Hello Ita Darling and welcome! If you can get your hands on that issue (it's last month's), the whole thing is one lovely feature after another.