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Monday, April 4, 2011

One of my pet peeves

Desire to Inspire.

Throw pillows placed in a decorative manner on the floor.

What are your thoughts?




Scented Glossy Magazines.

The Plastic Housewives of Orange County, 
thusly named owing to the color of its inhabitants.

33 comments:

Alexis said...

Pillows on the floor? No

Alexis said...

Also, No to Orange Housewives.

The Vintage Cabin said...

Yup, horrible! Another pet peeve in this photo is tons of fabric as wall decor. Curtain walls = eww (dust collectors).

Arne Salvesen said...

I'm not too crazy about books beneath my dresser either.

NK: Style-ING w/ Children said...

the curtain in the background reminds me of my basement powder room :) I'm not going to mention the pillow... just pretend its not there

James Dibben said...

We had a curtain wall in our last house. Pull it back and you saw the ugliest wall ever!

We were too lazy to do something with it so we left it as is.

Pillows on the floor? That's so....eighties!

Paul Anater said...

My thoughts? Vickie needs a goddamn bra.

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

no. no to the curtains on the wall more though. i HATE curtains on a wall.

Denise said...

Wow, is that middle "housewife" ever ugly! The pillows are, too.

ex-pat post taste said...

i am convinced that middle house "wife" is a man, go ahead, take another look

debra

Raina Cox said...

The Vintage Cabin and James Dibben - Hello to both of you and welcome to this deliciousness!

ex-pat post taste - Do I have to?

The Devoted Classicist said...

As close as I could come is a stool in the form of two stacked Turkish pillows, but that has little carved gilt feet. The books under the cabinet are disturbing too, while we are at it.

things that sparkle said...

Pillows on the floor are stupid. Also that picture scares me. Vicki what happened to you? I expected it from the other two. Ew

Evie said...

What. Is. Vickie. Wearing?

Also pillows on the floor is like putting a rug on your bed. Just don't do it.

Appletree said...

she does need a bra, and no to pillows on the floor, no to curtain walls and plastic people

Rebecca (Reluctant Floridian) said...

Ugh. Fiery hate. Close second: coffee/side tables so full of books and objets there's nowhere to set a drink.

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

No to both cushions on the floor and to cushions hidden in dresses

The Zhush said...

There's a joke here somewhere, between pillows on the floor and Vickie's cleavage...and no to both!

Teri said...

The only reason throw pillows should be on the floor is if they are thrown there in a fit of passion.

My word verification is dingle- and that made me laugh.

tenderleaf said...

The woman in the middle is terrifying. Just look at the cleavage, she says; ignore my demon-eyes.

nkp said...

Pillows on the floor? No. Floor pillows on the floor? Yes. In my house, all pillows on the floor? Yes. But I don't think my boys are trying to make a decorating statement, they're just sloppy.

Housewives...positively frightening.

SGM said...

Thanks for the mention, Raina! No pillows on the floor (and I'm referring to both Vicki and decor).

Eileen said...

I'm completely mesmerized by the middle houswife's breasts-- perhaps the last real pair in Orange County. That's how you can be sure she's a woman. No self-respecting tranny would go out in public with droopy boobs.

And pillows on the floor are great if you're going to go tearing down the hall and jump in a pile of them. Which I do. And not just when my nieces and nephews visit.

classic • casual • home said...

Jeez...guess where I live? I am just plain white though. Come see the bridal shower some real OC housewives gave (and my first give away).

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I like those pillows quite a lot, but I'd prefer them atop some sort of seat. This area has enough going on with the fabric wall and dresser, it doesn't need the pillows too.

Obviously this maximalist space has not been edited properly. And what's with the books below the cabinet?

GiniGL said...

I'm with Teri - I DO have pillows on the floor but I threw them there before getting into bed to go ni ni.

And DAMMIT! Vicki snuck in and stole my shower curtain - AGAIN!

Bromeliad said...

Pillows on the floor - no, unless they are floor pillows.
Housewives on the floor - possibly, if they are comfy to lean on and the right shade of orange.

Madam Pince said...

NOTHING upholstered belongs on the floor. (Except leathery RHoOC veterans.)

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

When I think of pillows on floors, I think Kasbah, Japanese Tea Rooms, maybe even a Roman Bath. Apparently, though, they have much more mundane aspirations.

On the silicone fest...well...I'll just let it go.

Stunned said...

Shockingly tasteless. The plastic girls, not the pillows. Are they dressed up for an ugly party? Seriously, are there women who actually look like this in real life? (Sorry,I don't have cable.)

maison21 said...

your juxtaposition of this post is priceless- and we all know pillows don't have to lay on the floor if one has a properly fitted bra (i saw it on oprah, so i know it's true).

bomm said...

You know how you sometimes delete photos from a post to spare your readers repeated pain? This belongs in the to-be-deleted category.

Hawk3ye said...

Those dust-bunny-collecting pillows invite me to plop my butt down in an awkward corner by the dresser against the dusty curtain-wall and leaf through someone's least-favorite-in-the-world books, also dusty. Achoo!