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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Your thoughts please

Elle Decor.

33 comments:

nkp said...

I think it would be greatly improved by removing that mirrored installation. Otherwise, it's a pretty fantastic space. The light fixture is to die for, as is that gorgeous textile spilling over the bed. I'm a huge Tolomeo fan, so love those. Perhaps breaking up the army of orange pillows or maybe just removing their smallest offspring in the front. Otherwise, very nice.

mypoliticalexile said...

I like it all, including the mirrors but the pillows look cheap in comparison to the richness of the other pieces. Perfect for a twenty something urban person.

Anita Davis said...

I absolutely love the light fixture and the window with it's deep sill! The black and white bed covering is gorgeous! I would probably do white Euro pillows and pick a different color for the throw pillows. (Maybe they seem wrong because, eek, are they poly-fill?!)
Wonky mirror-thing would have to go.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Get rid of the mirrors and I could get cozy.

Lolo said...

The mirrors, they're either too much or not quite enough. Perhaps if they were antiqued or something else that is laquered or reflective, like mother of pearl kind of effect.

Love the bedding, the light and everything else in there.

hello gorgeous said...

I LOVE that Sputnik light fixture. Great colors. Funhouse mirrors? Not so much. Although I thought I saw a different angle of this somewhere and it looked great.

Teri said...

The mirrors just aren't doing it for me. Am I the only one that doesn't want to see what I look like in the middle of the night and when I wake up- or you know ;)

I also don't like that you can see the reflection of the chairs right above the pillows. It hurts my eyes.

I am pretty sure that I deserve that light fixture.

The Shiny Pebble said...

those mirrors are harzadous and would be a pain to keep clean. Pillows are cheap. The bedspread has huge potential.

charmaine said...

I love the sputnik chandelier and the pattern of the bedspread( I prefer it tucked though). MIrror has got to go.

ChrisToronto said...

I'm with everybody else; LOVE the sputnik, like the bedspread, don't care for the mirrors (bad feng shui).

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love the mirrors! The chandelier although I'd like it to be chrome. The only thing I would change are those pillows....I'd do a different color - pink or turquoise or magenta. I love the sparkle that the mirrors add to the room. But they would be a pain to keep smudge free.

susieq said...

Those mirrors might look great in person. I kinda like the angularity against the bedspreads curves. Pillows look a little cheap. One dramatic bolster might be a better chaise. With all the bold stuff going on, I wish the stylist had removed the little dinky things from the window sill.

Keri Batchelder Hoffman said...

I would be afraid those mirrors would fall of the wall and smash onto my head.

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Love the mirrors... but would promptly move them to the foyer or living room. I don't mind the way they look aesthetically but think the reflection could be jarring. Otherwise all the soft furnishings, great... and when you tire of black, white and orange it's so easy to change. :)

David said...

Count me among the sputnik fans. I like the scale of the mirrored headboard thing, but not the thing itself.

Jill said...

Love the bedspread...those discombobulated mirrors MUST be bad feng shui! Like the pop of orange (wish it wasn't a solid)...love the purple flowers. Light fixture is cool...maybe a humongous baroque gilt mirror? Hmmmmm

ita darling. said...

Two words for the focal wall behind the bed "trading spaces" and no i am not drunk today. yet.

karly / design-crisis.com said...

You dudes are crazy, the mirrors are awesome. Everything is awesome, except the pillows. they are could be 1,000 times more interesting

Lolo said...

Okay, since noone else is crass enough to say it ~ those mirrors are only good if it's reverse cowgirl. Otherwise I would be more focused on what I look like instead of what I'm doing and well, nobody really wants to see their O-face while it's happening.

david john said...

i hope this house isn't in los angeles, or any other place in an earthquake b/c these people would be seriously hurt!

and personally, mirrors above or beside the bed are just bad! who wants to look at themselves first thing in the morning... not me at least...

helen said...

Gotta say bar the bedspread, which reminds me of those marvellous Marcel Wanders sofas, it is not good - in fact so not good there should be no duplicating it's butt ugly reflection 30 times over. Did the light come via the late Barbara Cartland's estate sale?

helen said...

http://fatgirlslikeniceclothestoo.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/babs2.jpg

Just realised that BC may be country sensitive so thought I might share this image

Raina Cox said...

Charmaine - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Helen - Holy Mary Mother of God (depending on your persuasion), that's enough to put anyone off the color pink until the end of time.

helen said...

and she was Princess Diana's step grandmother to boot - that may explain the wedding frock then

Ally @ FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I'm with Karly - I like everything but the pillows, especially the little ones. What I wouldn't do for that light fixture!!

Robin said...

I'm in the minority here but I like everything in the room, including the mirrors. This may be because I have a nice bedroom, lovely size, high ceiling, with north facing windows and I have been playing around with what to hang above the bed for 5 years. A merry-go-round of pictures and 1 mirror have hung there, and nothing looks right. I've been contemplating "something" that goes to the ceiling but haven't had the nerve. I should send you a pic and let your many readers weight in.

Raina Cox said...

Robin - Please do send a photo of your space. The Dumplings will solve your problem!

erin@designcrisis said...

No mirrors behind the bed. Bad design, imo. The bedspread/light fixture combo is stunning, though.

artluvr said...

Neal Small, people!! Those mirrors, if original, are worth a bundle. And I think they look great, although I'd maybe start them higher above the bed, if possible. Feng shui be damned!
http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_search.php?i_creator=Neal+Small

Orange is good, not just THOSE orange pillows.

Anyone have an idea as to the origins of the textile/spread? Fabulous!!!

Juliet said...

I'd like each thing separately, in different rooms! Maybe the orange pillows go with the light fixture some where else. Or keep those there, with large dreamy art in place of the mirrors and a bedspread high in textures as opposed to pattern.

p.s. Raina, I returned to Target and got more stuff!

Raina Cox said...

Artluvr - The bedding was custom made by Naeem Khan Home.

Juliet - What caught your eye on the second trip?

Chic Modern Vintage said...

I wouldn't have the mirror as a headboard, but maybe a fabric one the same height? Love the bedding and the orange pillows are a very nice contrast.

Jordana said...

I would keep the mirrored headboard (I LOVE IT!) and lose everything else. I'd use all white linens and keep the purple flower on the night stand.
There...my two cents.