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Monday, December 10, 2012

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17 comments:

Mrs Woog said...

Marshmallow gastro.

ita darling. said...

This is offensive. her house looks like it was designed by a 17 year old with a PB teen inspiration.

Also offensive? The dismissive and messed up way she described her family and friend's attitude at her dating a cowboy.. like he was a ride a disney world that she took to be ironice.. blech..

Michele from Boston said...

I had seen this apt. before in House Beautiful, I think. I didn't get it then and I don't get it now. I would have thought that it would be a tad embarrassing for the firm to publish such a wonky decorating style. I certainly wouldn't trust her to work for me! The personal stories made me cringe a bit as well. The biggest problem was that she didn't really define her style, but made much of the gifts and hand me downs. The twee wallcovering and matching curtains seemed youthful, but poorly worked in to the scheme. It really left me shaking my head! Is this the future of McMillen?

Raina Cox said...

Michele from Boston - I had another blog reader email me with the same concern about the new direction McMillen is taking.

Margaret said...

I dated the same cowboy (ahem), and it was he who influenced the youthful decor (haytalk) and sheepskin rug ("Rrrrrolling, lasso me, cowboy!").

Y'all are stuffy...it's Entitled Boho, Raina baby! Yee-haw!

jtc said...

A poorly executed interview of someone so young and immature she has no idea where her life is going or why. Personally, I believe she should stop playing decorator Barbie and go date a few more "lifetime" cowboys.

jtc said...

A poorly executed interview of someone so young and immature she has no idea where her life is going or why. Personally, I believe she should stop playing decorator Barbie and go date a few more "lifetime" cowboys.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

The interview was painful to read. And the layout in NYSD seems like a very misguided attempt by McMillen to capture a more youthful demographic. The space was obviously "done" for her - it reads as an attempt to show a "youthful" space - but it was run through a very stodgy filter. Total miss.

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5th and State said...

revolting in every way. yes mc millen should be quaking if this represents the firms future.
lineage does not guarantee success but it does garner publicity, good or bad.

Madam Pince said...

Everybody else has summed up what I was going to say, so I simply bow and say "dittos."

David said...

I don't like the apartment, but that's a matter of personal preferences.

The discussion of her ex though, yuck.

So mom and dad and your friends thought dating a cowboy was funny, or upsetting, or something they should ignore? You all sound charming.

Chris said...

I'm frankly a bit surprised this got a feature. I was disturbed by much of what I saw, but the cheap white wicker dresser really sent me over the top.

The woman appears to have all the maturity (emotionally and with regards to her design aesthetic) of a twelve-year-old.

Very concerning for the firm.

sewbetsy said...

The interview was NOT flattering which is unfortunate because she is young- The apartment ( I will dare to say ) made me smile. I found it cheerful and young. Did I love EVERYTHING - no but I think it was cute.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Really? I didn't read the article, because that little rat-dog bit my ankle. Who has dogs like that?

Seriously, I like just about any dog, but to include them in a design shot like this is wrong!

I love this series. I get tired of being nice all the time!

Cheers!,
Barbara

Rose said...

Where do I start? :O

A.J.Barnes said...

Makes me think of 1962 chicken salad and tomato aspic - gone wrong...

The Pink Pagoda said...

I haven't read the article and I think I'll skip it. It sounds embarrassing/painful much like Housewives which I can't watch. This room is so poorly designed I can't believe it was published. I agree with Barbara. It's tiresome to be nice ALL the time : )