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Friday, March 22, 2013

What gets in people's heads?

 (click to enlarge any photo, though I understand if you'd rather not)

A Houston, Texas home remodeling and staging firm has decided the best way to contribute beauty and elegance to the world is to create a 3D version of the Restoration Hardware catalog. The 2500-square-foot house features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and more Edison bulbs than the old man's Menlo Park laboratory. If you see the world through greige-colored glasses and find poorly-scaled overpriced home furnishings irresistible, then there's a Texas bungalow with your name on it.






My thanks to ever lovely Beth Perullo for the heads up!

16 comments:

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I really can't stand RH and this sort of silliness puzzling to me. What was that artichoke equilibrium thingy all about? I laughed out loud wondering how many tries it took to get that dumb looking thing balanced.

Raina Cox said...

Kerry Steele - There are a handful of pieces I like, but overall it screams nouveau riche.

xoxo said...

Ah, the Tilt-A-Whirl chairs!

I like their bedroom furniture for the cedar-lined drawers. Not so much the newer styles but some of the past lines were quite nice and very well made.

Edison bulbs are the best, we totally avoid mercury around here. Ever break a CFL? You need a hazmat team to dispose of it properly. No thanks.

5th and State said...

"contributing beauty and elegance to the world" HAH!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I want to shop the rooms for a few items. I do love the bench swings.

chanda said...

i won't be surprised when resto launches its own version of the levitz conjoined recliner sofa with integrated big gulp caddy, snack tray and doritos storage swathed in belgian linen.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

And an Eiffel Tower thrown in for good measure. Please.

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gmjl said...

At first I thought it was designed by your favorite 6ft tall Scandinavian chicken...Texas has never been known as the state with great taste.

Simply Grand said...

WTH? I actually love carbon-filament bulbs (in my other gig, I'm the nistorian of a National Landmark theatre with thousands of them on the ceilings) but here, they nothing but a gimmick--low-tech fetish objects. Are you sure this isn't RH's first foray into a 3D advertisement for their product, sort of like GE's old House of Tomorrow? Whatever it is, it's awful.

Modern Country Lady said...

I'm trying but not succeeding in liking anything here.. the only thing
is I do have something for those strange bathchairs..ever since I saw John Steed's pad in the Avengers ( he had a red one - here's the link http://www.theavengers.tv/forever/flat-1c.htm ) but ever since I saw the spread in AD with pale blue ones which supposedly were in Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's house I have - call me a snob- completely gone off htem.So it's a no from me.

Peeke said...

I saw this posted on Hooked on Houses yesterday and clicked through to see the listing. I almost had a stroke when I saw the house is only about 2500 SQFT. Talk about scale mis-match. I've seen a lot of those pieces in the RH stores and they are massive. It looks tight in the pictures with all the fancy camera angles, I can only image how crowded it must feel in real life.

Sad thing is, I think the house has really beautiful lines and was a very well done restoration, but you can't see any of that because of the massive furniture and over decoration.

jtc said...

I really like the house - not the furnishings - but what I can see of the house makes me want to see the entire floorplan.

eddielicious said...

Did you see the prices of the JA Happy Chic stuff on the JCP website? Wtf??

Raina Cox said...

eddielicious - I know. I was wondering where the price points would fall. Maybe there will be promotions once the initial excitement dies down.

Mark Calderwood said...

It burns! It burns!

Lausi said...

The Eiffel tower is killing me.... Sometimes I can't believe what places people are actually living in...