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Monday, April 19, 2010

Your thoughts please

Tim Bjorn Photography via Desire to Inspire.

Tim Bjorn Photography via Desire to Inspire.

27 comments:

The Zhush said...

The older I get, the less "stuff" I want in my life...so the top image just begs me to edit all those things down...its too much for my eyes. However, the view going the other way, in the second image, really sits right with me. Especially the windows which appear to be overlooking the ocean!

ticklishfromadistance said...

The top image is just too much. Too much. I feel like either I am seeing one room that can hold the items from 11 homes, or some stylists version of heaven which is like one red shoe floating over a dining table with 8 plants on it, an animal skull, two books and no chairs. Ouch either way.

nkp said...

I have pack rat tendencies so I "get" it. But definitely, some editing is in order. I'm not crazy for them, but these are nice spaces. Dusting must be a bitch.

Things That Inspire said...

Aside from all of the stuff, I find it a bit boring to look at - kind of depressing colors.

Just added you to my blog roll - I am so lazy about updating the blog roll, and often use Cote de Texas' blog roll for my daily run through of blogs!

Naomi said...

there's a lot going on, but I still don't find it that interesting.

mb said...

I suspect the space is a lot easier to walk around in rather than look at. You know how that sometimes is? I want to edit the space though... lovely light.

mb from Dallas

nicole said...

I like that morrocan ottman. Other than that, not really in the first picture.
Also, I think the angle of the first picture doesnt help matters.

Pemberley said...

There is a whole lot going on here, but I don't hate it. Maybe it's not photographing as well as when you are in the space. The top almost looks like it could be a boutique with lots of inventory.

The Down East Dilettante said...

yeah, what they all said.

The second photo is good.

helen said...

Is that zebra erectus in the second image?

sarah, flourish design + style said...

There are a few things in those rooms I would kill for.

La Dolfina said...

Too much stuff... your thoughts?

Raina Cox said...

La Dolfina - The top photo was the first I saw of the house, and I mistakenly thought it was a home store.

A lot of the individual elements I like, but I'd have to take a leaf blower to the place after I selected my faves.

Raina Cox said...

Helen - Nah, he's just happy to see you.

Pretty Lovely said...

Hi Raina,

I left you a little bit of love on my blog today!

Hope it finds you well...

xx,
Samantha

The Shiny Pebble said...

Too much! Even for an all black and white room.

Petra Voegtle said...

The first room is just too crowded - there is no place where the eye could rest. How on earth will people keep this one clean?
I wonder how the rest of the second room looks like. Don't like the zebra carpet - there IS already enough going on in this room as well. Like the view in the second room very much though - magical - but only without that antlers of course. In my opinion a dreadful and morbid piece of decor.

Raina Cox said...

Things That Inspire - Thanks so much! I've returned the favor.

Pemberley and Petra Voegtle - Hello to you both and welcome to this deliciousness!

Pretty Lovely - You're a doll for thinking of me. Thanks for adding a little "sunshine" to my day!

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

HUMM. I'm torn again, on one hand it too much, and the on the other....

White Cabana said...

I would love to own one of those large glass-door cabinets one day...with those very large and fluffy tassels! One day...
-Jordana

erin@designcrisis said...

All that stuff is making me itchy.

Yana said...

where's.....the color??

LINDA from OEKE said...

I actually like the colour palette (in theory). Definately too much stuff. The cupboard on the side is geat. The couches are a bit .. hmmmm .. can't think of a word. Actually, I'll just stick with my 'too much stuff' comment.

Raina Cox said...

Linda from Oeke - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

SPLENDEROSA said...

Know what, I like the big openness of the space. I like large open areas. But, God bless this owner, they really need a closet for storage, don't they?

susieq said...

There's way too much stuff, but I'm a packrat like Nelya so I get it too. I'm thinking that it would be far more pleasing to BE in -- than it is as a photo. They needed a stylist to edit severely before the photo was taken.

Linenqueen said...

Monochrome, read 'boring'. There is always the difference between looking at a picture and being in the room itself. Those rooms are interesting. They are harmonious, and look comfortable. But focus, no. Partly that is the photographers fault. Or the setting may not be conducive to a focused picture or the editors just selected what they liked.

The word clutter comes to mind.

Thanks for the post. It is good to have a critical eye which you clearly do. Ann