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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Your thoughts please

Shots from the 2009 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, opening April 17th. Click the photo number for more information about each room.

#1 - Bunny Williams living room

#2 - John Ike's bedroom

#3 - Jamie Drake's living room

#4 - Donald F. Schermerhorn's bedroom

#5 - Juan Montoya's living room

#6 - William T. Georgis' "panic" room

[The New York Times]

27 comments:

nkp said...

All in all, blech...and that's not me clearing my throat. I'm not all that into the colors and I just don't get the overall aesthetic.

But hey, if they want to throw the disco ball my way when they dismantle the fun house, oops, I mean "show house," I won't say no.

Sol Kawage said...

gosh. Why? Why? I have good taste, but I don't have the 4K to get an egg chair. THAT'S NOT FAIR.
Every one of these rooms cries THE HORROR!!!! THE HORROR!!!!!!! (yes I?m quoting Conrad, I'm too freaking awesome)

g. said...

4-6 my favorites, but not making me weak at the knees...

balseiro said...

don't think any are that great...

susieq said...

Wow -- thanks for the sneak peek. But, the rooms just aren't dazzling...

Decorina said...

Well, nothing in that house really does much for me. I liked the colors in the first living room until I paged down and saw the brown furniture. Ick. I usually don't care for any shade of blue, but quite like the turquoise blue there.

The rest are just awful, with special note to that man-eating headboard. Nightmare inducing I think.

Jennifer said...

the headboard in #2 scares me a little.

hello gorgeous said...

John Ike's bedroom looks like someone is about to be sacrificed.

Or an old Brady Bunch episode from Hawaii.

pillow mint said...

the only one i half-way like is #4.
The rest? they feel beyond forced.
am i missing something?

erin@designcrisis said...

Hee hee, I like the man eating sacrificial bedroom! At least it has some personality. The rest of the rooms are the same old, rehashed shit we've all seen a billion times -- too stuffy, too formal, too contrived. Not that they aren't *nice*, but come on? Is this really the best of the best?

Oh, and the Panic Room is too weird even for me.

David said...

I really really like Jamie Drake's living room.

House of Slappy said...

Two words: Bo-ring!

Daine said...

Loved them all except for that awful lion headboard.. I dislike shades of purple but that bed looked comfy! Who doesn't like a panic room with a fire place?

Raina said...

Hello Balseiro and welcome to this deliciousness!

Awesome Sara said...

i'm not digging the pics. i dunno what it is about them, just blah.

Alicia B Designs said...

HMMM some are weird, some look great. I'm so excited though because I get to be a volunteer this year! I'm sure I'll just be walked all over and/yelled at BUT WHAT A THRILL!
can't wait!

Raina said...

Miz Alicia, you will be blogging about your experience I hope.

Designers' Brew said...

File this under "things I never imagined would come out of my mouth," but I really like the Jamie Drake room.

sherri said...

yukko.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Bits & peices I can dig.
I love the upholstery on Bunny's chairs (as I have it myself..) and like some of the things in there - but just not together. The scary head board IS scary but i think its kinda perfect for display show!
I quite like Jamie Drakes room, but want to change his lamps.
No thank you for the purple except I will have the painting (bet I could whip that up myself quite easily!!)
Juans' room perhaps more interesting at a different angle as usually velvet diamond buttoning/ tuffting pushes my buttons.
And then finally the panic room, -is it called so as induces panic & fear into people?
Apologies for my verbal blah - I have the flu & don't have an edit button in my world right now!!

Raina said...

3M, from Wiki: "A safe room or panic room is a fortified room which is installed in a private residence or business to provide a safe hiding place for the inhabitants in the event of a break-in, home invasion, or other threat. Safe rooms usually contain communications equipment, so that law enforcement authorities can be contacted."

But in this case, I would agree with your assessment.

drollgirl said...

CRINGE. i hate them all, but i could do something fun with ike's bedspread. :)

karly / design-crisis.com said...

Oh snap, I know I commented on this earlier. I hate when they don't show up. Let's all imagine it was very very funny. Hmm, what did I say?

I don't remember, but I know I don't really like any of these rooms, they just all seem to be trying too hard.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Panic room - yeah I saw the movie! But if some crazy dude was breaking into my house, this panic room wouldn't really be soothing the nerves!!

pillow mint said...

just caught another look at room #1. I hate it.

Lee said...

I would be so damned scared to go to sleep in the bedroom designed by John Ike. Just creepy!

hmstrjam said...

the artwork is horrible! aghhhh even the george condo hmph!