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Thursday, June 21, 2012

The new Elle Decor

Christopher Sturman for Elle Decor.

Has anyone else received the new issue of Elle Decor (July/August)?

Thoughts, please...

(I think it's ruint enough to cancel my subscription.)

22 comments:

Sara Sandifer said...

ugh, the comment about it being ruint makes me scared to go home and read mine... haven't had time yet! The pic above is certainly evidence of ruination.

Raina Cox said...

Sara - The apartment in the photo above is a true head-scratcher. It looks something a design blogger would post and 30 or so people would chime in with "Swoon!". But to feature it in ED? Uh, no.

Jessie said...

I agree, definitely not Elle Decor material. It looks very haphazard and everything just look wrong together! Luckily, I stopped by subscription years ago!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Travis said...

It's not my favorite--it's weird most of the time.

Madam Pince said...

I let my subscription lapse a year ago because ED was so far out of my zone, not in the slightest way aspirational. If they're now featuring this kind of stuff, the apocalypse must surely be upon us.

Raina Cox said...

Travis - Hello and welcome to La Lamp Shade!

Madam Pince - The Mayans were right.

Travis said...

Thanks, Raina! Honestly...nobody does it like House Beautiful these days, it blows my face off month after month.

David said...

Just ran to the mailbox. Sandra Lee is on the cover, you know thats a bad omen.

Gabrielle | Savvy Home said...

Hhhmmm... It's a Remodel and Renovate article according to the website.... Maybe it's a before shot?...

Kate said...

I just flipped through my ED today...and was seriously let down. hmmm. def seems to be declining.
the apartment in the photo above was rather unremarkable.

margot said...

Dude, agree 100% about that apt in the photo. Was totally amused by the caption calling out the sofa as being by some designer of import (name escapes me). Um, ya right. On the other hand, was pleased to see that finally the photographers discovered the yellow light-emitting ball in the sky.

Chedva @Rooms and Words said...

I'm not even surprised. They never did find themselves after Margaret Russell left. It's like they're trying to establish a new voice for the magazine but aren't sure what exactly it is. It's a shame. With all the talented people working for them.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Such interesting timing, Raina. I let my subscription lapse and was just thinking about resubscribing yesterday morning.

Perhaps I'll keep that $8.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I let my subscription lapse a few months ago - didn't find anything particularly inspiring in there. This room tries to hard to be not trying too hard - if that makes sense.
Have a great weekend, Raina!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

My Interior Life said...

Ditto the Sandra Lee comment. It was so weird. They don't typically put people on the cover with their homes, or do they? I'm losing my mind. And apparently so is ED.

The Down East Dilettante said...

I'm still stewed about the front of the book---they visit the Maine Coast, including Blue Hill, home of many Dilettantes, and no longer do the map and featured shopping thing---they missed a lot of serious design shopping attractions (and I don't even nearly mean just moi)

La Boheme said...

"The apartment in the photo above is a true head-scratcher. It looks something a design blogger would post and 30 or so people would chime in with "Swoon!".
And that is why I love you and this blog.

Matters of Style said...

You have to read my blog post tomorrow about Sandra lee. I cannot believe she is on the cover.

ChrisToronto said...

Flipping through the issue on the newsstand my reaction was as follows . . . white, white, cream, white, yawn.

court. said...

first of all, how on earth can a couch draped in a tapestry-like cloth be featured in any shelter mag???

wow, time to dust off my shelter blog skills because I could do this myself. ;)

Bromeliad said...

I came here just knowing that I could roll my eyes with you.

Did their travel budget get cut? Every place was in New York.

And in the last few issues, the photography is so dark, I can't see the rooms.

As to the photo above, I was impressed she made the wall thing from plastic leaves. Sounds like something I would do. But, yeah, more Apartment Therapy than Elle Decor.

Meg said...

Not that I am a big AD fan - (talk about unreachable) - but I must say it has improved since Margaret Russell came into power -- and ED has waned -- summer issues are never the best - but this one was particularly uninteresting -- bleh