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Monday, September 6, 2010

Your thoughts please

The Wall Street Journal.

42 comments:

Mrs Woog said...

Like Laura Ashley and Snow White both threw up in here.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Sorry, but, Shoot Me Now.

houseenvy said...

Difficult to comment as am having more than a little trouble focussing on the image.

Sketch42 said...

When is this from?

If its new or newish - HORRIBLE. If its old, its ok.

Raina Cox said...

Sketch42 - It's from a current Wall Street Journal real estate lising:

http://tinyurl.com/27b7gdu

The house was purchased in 1987 and renovated over the following two years, which explains the bedroom.

But doesn't excuse it.

life, in small chunks said...

uh...no thank you.

mydesignchic said...

Too much for me...

ampersand-design.blogspot.com said...

I'm already sick, this just made me feel so much worse!

Sandy K

Coté Provence said...

horrible and terrifying!

etak said...

Help me... I'm suffocating

David said...

I just don't get how you can put a room together and then just leave it for 20+ years. I know people do it all the time, (well, likely not people who read La Lampshade) but I just don't get it. Hell, I'm usually tired of a bedspread after one season.

Robin said...

Achoo! The mere thought of the dust hanging out in that fabric ceiling (probably hiding a popcorn finish) would make me sneeze, but I am too dizzy from all the floral patterns.

It is hard to believe the guest bedroom is in the same house as that Master BR! Just switching out the horrible 80s bedskirt, comforter and shams for simple white matelasse would do wonders -- and for a fraction of the $35M sale price.

Jerry is a pretty famous ad man from the 60s, often waxing nostalgic in interviews about the Mad Men era and how the show is tame compared to what happened at his agency in the 60s. I'm guessing he and his wife feel the same about the Hamptons in the 80s and can't bring themselves to update their decor enough to sell the place.

Mandi Smith T said...

To borrow a phrase, "my eyes are bleeding."
mandi @ www.interiordesignmusings.blogspot.com

Topaz said...

They at least could have plumped the pillows if they knew a photographer was coming.

This looks to me like one of those overblown rooms that someone like Bunny Moss or Charlotte Williams does to great acclaim. It probably fits right in with the WSJ readership.

david john said...

i need to see that blue window treatment upclose!

susieq said...

Hmmm. Remind you a bit of a certain Devil's room? This is the blue counterpart to her pink floral nghtmare! And, Robin is right. I'm wheezing just looking at all that dustmite laden fabric. David John is right too. Demolish the entire room -- but give me those blue patterned/pierced shutters!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

I can't believe I lived like this in the 80's. What was I thinking? Well, I was a teenager but what the hay? Yikes! Hope they aren't allergic to dust!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I'm certain the bedding was purchased in the 80's. Completely overdone!

SPLENDEROSA said...

You see, this is what happens when someone "does" their home. It remans for decades, they never see changing styles or care to see changing styles. It's hilarious, but I thought it was from the 70's.
Can one even imagine trying to clean this?

Raina Cox said...

Ampersand Design - Sandy, I'm sorry to hear you're not well. Hope you're feeling better soon!

David - I've often wondered that, too. The room has good bones and some great pieces. It just needs editing. And a really good vacuuming.

Robin - If I feigned interest in the house, do you think I could ply Jerry with cocktails to hear some of those stories?

Mandy Smith T - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Topaz - I like your interchanging of those two names, because they are absolutely interchangeable.

Splenderosa - No, I cannot. Whatever moving company lands that contract is going to have to wear special breathing gear just to take down the bed's fabric treatments.

Raina Cox said...

Whoopsie! I forgot to say hello and welcome to mydesignchic. Hi ya!

longlist said...

Looks like it might smell of cats. I bet whoever's room that was LOOOVED it.

sherri said...

nope. no thankyou.

Robin said...

Raina - no need to feign interest in the house. Pour yourself a cold something and read away:

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=%22jerry+della+femina%22+%22mad+men%22

The story about the sex contests totally skeeves me out. Hello sexual harassment lawsuit.

Reggie Darling said...

Dead, suffocating, and full of dust mites.

my favorite and my best said...

everyone is right.
i think it's cozy and a place i would want to stay when i visit my grandma.
so long as she had that shit vacuumed and aired out.
i would never go in this direction in my own home bc it's just not modern but there is something to be said about it's david hicks-nancy lancaster-ness. i mean it's not in poor taste it's just dated.

Sketch42 said...

Doesnt excuse it, but still...

nkp said...

Yeah, No.

Punctuation Mark said...

not my kind of space... have a nice week!

Michelle said...

I can't give you my thoughts, they all just fucking ran away from home, b/c they said they refuse to live in a brain that makes them look at nasty shit...so I got bubkis.

The Down East Dilettante said...

this is trick question, right?

I'm with Mrs. Woog.

erin@designcrisis said...

Everything about the bed is wrong, but the rest... well, I see some potential there.

BTW, I'm not sure what is happening to me.

Raina Cox said...

Reggie Darling - Hello to you, Sir, and welcome to this deliciousness!

helent said...

Those cream bed drapes look like they could have come from the military hospital at Scutari - grubby.

tulpen said...

You know those pictures that you're supposed to stare at until some 3-D shit pops out of you? That's what this reminds me of...

Bromeliad said...

I need air.

Jessica said...

what I don't get is that the room probably wasn't cheap to do at the time and then the bedspread looks like it came from K-Mart and doesn't even "match"

kim at allconsuming said...

Lots of cats.
A crazy lady.
And one big hot fire hazard.

Oh, and also, my allergies are crying at just the thought of the amount of dust going on in there. Crying.

drollgirl said...

laura ashley EXPLOSION.

i might like it better if kittens or monkeys were shimmying up the upholstery and tearing it to shreds (as it should be).

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

I like the blue posts on the bed. And that's it really.

Yana said...

that room stresses me out so much.

Paul Anater said...

Didn't Marie Antoinette lose her head over offenses like this?