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Monday, December 13, 2010

Your thoughts please

Franciskas Vakre Verden via Desire to Inspire.

30 comments:

brismod said...

Hirsutism.

Kate said...

6 Very Cold Arses?

Carly said...

crumbs...

Jane K. Schott said...

Those furs in no way make those chairs any more comfortable.

Modern Country Lady said...

OK I totally disagree with all the above- I love the rustic Swedish feel- :-) Sorry guys!! Just what I would like in my remote Swedish cottage if I ever have one.
And a warm arse is ALWAYS a plus!! Hahaha

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Great kitchen, but what do they have against Great Pyrenees'?

Mandi Smith T said...

They are admitting it cold and uncomfortable. M.

Dave Hime said...

Those chairs need a Brazilian, stat!

nkp said...

I have nothing against the pelts, but not on those chairs.
Although if I were suffering through a Nordic winter, I suspect my rear end would prefer the cushy hide.

Sketch42 said...

Agree with NKP- the fur doesnt look right on the chairs. I also take issue with that strange floral arrangement on the table adn the furry stocking on hte wall..

The Down East Dilettante said...

They couldn't afford Lalanne?

Bah...

phillip said...

STUPID!!!

Raina Cox said...

Carly and Dave Hime - Hello to both of you and welcome to this deliciousness!

D. and L. said...

Makes no sense. Perfect busy pattern carpet to hide food spillage, but the furs?? Dirty dirty, just think of the bits of dinner deeply embedded....oops! spilled the tomato soup! and do they shift around every time you get up?
Stupid design. Non design.

helent said...

one way to silence the lambs...

Teri said...

No.

They are too large for the chairs, and I am pretty sure that someone just spilled chocolate milk on one of the white ones.

And, I know from experience that those do not launder well.

Now, the copper hood I am drooling over.

Topaz said...

The perfect chairs to have when you don't like your guests that much.

susieq said...

Bad chairs, bad table, bad flooring, bad centerpiece. Altogether bad. And what's up with the huge stocking just stuck on the wall? Dislike it all. Except for the copper venthood. Love it.

Jess said...

A rusticly cozy looking room, with a few too many dead animals. And BAD tile flooring. I don't have as much hate for this room as others, but I definitely don't love it. Or even really like it...
Good textural variation though, i suppose...

jo said...

I like All the elements with some
caveats. The drapeyness of the fur distracts from their loveliness, I'd cut those babies to the shape of the seat (& I think the 'hideyness' of the reverse would act as a natural non-slip mat..)and, make some cushions with the rest (or a Muff? No? how bout edging for a throw?...). Assuming the occupents Don't live with little soup-spilling/broccoli-hiding/gum-on-their-tushies imps these would be lovely for some civilized company, and when the hordes descend, pop them in a cupboard and voila - easy to wipe seats that are a small step away from dressing-up-for-company! I love these chairs - what I call 'modold', my shortform for a design that could appeal to those with 'modern', comtemporary sensibilites as well as those with more traditional, classical approach to design, And those who like to incorporate antiques or vintage with more modern or naturalistic or unusual pieces. Wouldn't these chairs also be fab with an iconic Saarinen table (even though some may *sigh* at how its become the 'goto' table for injecting a pop of Mod - there is a Reason it has become so ubiquitous - it's the template for 'a Perfect table'). As it is, i think the chairs compliment and elevate that trad pedestal table with its pretty scolled edging and much loved finish. That stovehood is stunning over the angled counter end (although at first I thought it was a raised fireplace - that too would be spectacular!). All I'd Actually do (in addition to trimming the fuzzies to fit) is to put some bright comtemporary art on the wall beside the stove or a large scale modern moody landascape? And I'd paint that platerack - charcoal? citron? whatever you like that contrasts and highlights the poor white&silver stuff that gets lost against all the white...maybe add some hooks under it to hang your company's coats? or a few pretty scarves, purses or woven shopping bags? fini.

jo said...

yea, sorry, my first tentative attempt to participate here turned into a bit of a tidal wave - will try to brevify (?) in the future. I've loved following your blog & readers comments & now I'd like to more than press my nose up against the pretty window...

Raina Cox said...

D. and L., Jess, and Jo - Hello to each of you and welcome to this deliciousness!

helent - Gold Star Comment of the Day!

Bromeliad said...

Furs should not be fed at the table.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Meh -- I think I'd downsize the pelts and commit to a color. Possibly also eliminate the funny, furry wall stocking. But it certainly doesn't rank among the most egregious decor offenses I've ever seen.

Peeke said...

At least 3 different design trends jumping the shark...

1. Taxidermy
2. Scandinavian Country
3. Conan the Barbarian/Society for Anachronism Fan Boy

I am sure the professional designers here can spot more.

Petra Voegtle said...

Looks ridiculous. Instead of laying out dead animals they should have bought some nice chairs!

sweetbittertart said...

It feels a bit as if some silver-haired, diamond-encrusted grande old dames went outside for a smoke break and left thier stoles on their seats.

my favorite and my best said...

baaaaahd.

Jono said...

I'm not quite sure what to make of it.
It kinda looks like they have wings.

Either way, it's ugly as. I'm all for animal fur/skins (sustainably sourced of course) but that really seems like they used fur for the sake of killing an animal.

ChrisToronto said...

They look like ostriches; honestly, that was my first thought.