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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Which is which?

Dumplings, it's time for a quiz about geographically-inappropriate interior design. Guess which house is located in Brittany, France and which one can be found in Denver, Colorado?







17 comments:

David said...

House number 2 is in Denver, nobody in France has a kitchen that large. The kitchen in the apartment we rented in Paris was only marginally larger than our powder room here.

Sharon @ Real Estate Resuscitation said...

Well, from your comments I am assuming the houses are opposite from where they "should" be according to the way they are decorated.

I LOVE the phrase - geographically-inappropriate interior design! I am adding it to the phrase that plays in my mind all too often - the Coach logo burning holes in your eyes - or something along those lines. I was in Nordstrom the other day and was unfortunately faced with a lot of eye burning.

susieq said...

"Geographically-inappropriate" is the best new descriptor I've heard!! Can't wait to throw it into casual conversation.

Sketch42 said...

Thats a pet peeve of mine! I know people that build spanish fucking haciendas in the middle of brooklyn.

Look around people!

Kate said...

The grass is always greener.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Hehehe,

Ah, always wishing we were somehwere else, 'tis one of the existential banes of our age. Meanwhile, the American bastardization of French style gives me the blues.
Alcira

nerochronicles.com

The Down East Dilettante said...

How can I concentrate on the question at hand when the kitchen in that last photo just makes me want to frow up?

my favorite and my best said...

they both suck so who cares.

and i mean that with love.

Kelly said...

ewww, I would not be comfortable in the first place even if it were in colorado. and the second place is too country french for colorado. no win

lady jicky said...

Oh - what does it matter - its the old "Hair" problem -
I have curly hair and I would Love straight hair and those with straight hair want - yep - curls! LOL

sanctuaryhome said...

I wish I knew French well enough to read the article and see if there was any sense to the decor. Seems odd that they would even be able to find or seek out southwestern blankets, buckskin jackets and native american headdresses.

autrichenoire said...

I feel the same way about houses in middle America decorated with french grain sacks, scraps of crap from french junk yards and signs, oh the signs! from shops, streets, churches, groceries....why would anyone want to hang a cruddy piece gate/door/grill on their walls just because it came from france. and dont say patina. (and am off to enter the witness protection program and maybe build a bunker. je ne regrette rien!)

court. said...

the kicker is that this post is labeled, "hell to the no."

that in itself I love.

The rest is disgrusting.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

*sigh** It's so confusing.

Topaz said...

But what if you live in Colorado and hate all that rustic shit and really love French design?d

Robin said...

People still decorate with themes? (And by "people" I mean "people who are not recipients of an HGTV decor show makeover")

Cashon&Co said...

Cowboy house is in France. I had an au-pair from Paris and she is OBSESSED with the "Teexas coWboY".