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Monday, October 18, 2010

Your thoughts please



Home office makeover sent to me by Kate Banazi.
(Not Kate's house.)

Update: My preternaturally chic New York friend Molly just sent me a link to the rest of the house.

34 comments:

Leigh said...

My retinas feel assaulted. Do people LIVE there?

Mandi Smith T said...

An interior design exercise "in restraint" would have been helpful to this designer's career. As an aside, I am not sure what I would do without my weekly dose of "Your Thoughts Please." Please, please keep it coming! M.

helent said...

Is that the scalp of Marge Simpson I see before me?

Kristen said...

very interesting...could be a leeeetle much? i agree with the other commenter..really a little crazy for everyday life.

Appletree said...

If the lamp shade has feathers, it doesn't fit.

susieq said...

Kind of like somebody's been studying the Diamond Baratta look and trying her hand at it. And not quite getting it.



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my favorite and my best said...

i have serious problems with feathers in decor. i also have serious problems with turquoise.

Jen said...

This pop of color is amazing!! Turquoise is one of my favorite colors. Love the desk space too!

Oh and sweetie, have you added your city info to LOCATION CENTRAL yet? It's the blog where you find other bloggers in your area.
www.locationcentral.blogspot.com

The Zhush said...

Like Susie, I too thought Diamond Baratta immediately! I am in the minority here, but I think this is BIG fun, in a Jonathan Adler anti depressive living kind of way... Its an office, and now I am wondering what it's occupant does for a living? I bet this person is big fun as well!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Ya know, I don't hate it -- apart from the blinding carpet and those awkward peekaboo cabinets on the bookshelves. Considering it's a work space, I think a bit of excess and creative flair are encourageable.
Hell, I'm not even really a blue person, but I sort of dig the wild, Big Bird pendant too.

Cheers, Alcira

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

Sharon @ Real Estate Resuscitation said...

I think I'd want to eat a lot of sugary candy in that room.

nkp said...

I like the built-in tufted seating with storage, but otherwise this is a NO on so many levels. The color situation is just plain horrible.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Don't show this to any kids or they'll cry over the skinning of Cookie Monster.

Honestly, though, it makes me smile. It wouldn't be in my house and I think the blue is repeated a bit much, but it's fun.

The built in sofa looks really high compared to the rest of the furniture, though.

sherri said...

fire hazard?

skinning of cookie mosnster - bahhhahaha!

Sketch42 said...

Whatever the fuck that thing in that library is, its TERRIFYING! Horrible. HATE.

whitecabana said...

Three things I like in this space:
1. The extra long cabinets behind the desk.
2. Books organized by colour.
3. The white tray on the low & long coffee table.
-Jordana

dave said...

Jeannine beat me to half my comment, but here it is anyway: 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Sesame Street.

Paul Anater said...

That light fixture looks like Thing One and or Thing Two.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I believe a "sheeky-sheek" muppet resides here.

Three Owls said...

that is one jolly rancher...

hush said...

I find it offbeat and charming. I definitely like it in someone else's home.

phillip said...

PeeWee Herman all growed up!

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

The home is not pretty.

The rest of the house is equally 'interesting'.

Did you see the kids room???
http://www.interiordesign.net/slideshow/2010-Downtown_A_Love_Story.php?photoId=344682&photoUrl=/photo/344/344682-Murals_in_the_boys_room_are_by_Mark_Mulroney_who_s_represented_by_their_mother_s_gallery_Mixed_Greens_Photograph_by_Eric.jpg

sorry for the long link, but it made me gasp and laugh at the same time..

xoxo

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

I dont hate it. At least it has some personality.

Virginia Blue - Director Blue Fruit said...

Like the few brave souls who have dared to express delight above, I LOVE this! It is witty + stimulating and why the hell should all houses be so pretty and serious??? Made my morning much brighter!

erin@designcrisis said...

Cookie monster pretty much says it all.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

It's not exactly my taste, but I say "Bravo!" regardless. Life is too short to live according to other people's opinions.

Teri said...

What happens when your interior designer does LSD?

Raina Cox said...

Jen and Lisa Borges Giramonti - Hello to you both and welcome to this deliciousness!

The Down East Dilettante said...

My eyes! My eyes!

autrichenoire said...

I think I would make a lot of money if my negotiating room looked like that. Imagine people come in to negotiate settlements and find me in such a space. Defenses drop immediately and I proceed to commit daylight robbery on them!!!!(Insert malevolent laugh here)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It's certainly not your typical office...kinda weird, but I really like it! Vibrant, original and very practical for working.

Brandi said...

I hate it, it could work as a retail space or something but something is just off here.

kim at allconsuming said...

1. At first I thought it was some out there Japanese abode and that dead muppet they're using for the light fitting was some sort of Helly Kitty-esque anime object d'arte that was winking at me. Until I realised it was just a stray feather, desperate to escape the ignominy of it's current role.

2. Then I thought, so this is where Thurston Howell III and his lovely dim-witted wife Lovey lived prior to being marooned after the ill-fated three hour tour.

3. Then I visited the link to the whole house and saw the 'play room' and got scared.

4. Then I thought, fuck it. I hope if I ever have more money than God I decorate as I want rather than as I should and be done with it.

Onward!