1. Love the ceiling.2. Love the shell plates.3. Love the mirror.4. Hate all the chairs.5. Love the table.6. Is that carpet?
Good to look at;highly impractical. Who lives here?
I love the overall look of the black and white. I don't think many people could sit at the chairs around the table, though. Most bottoms are larger than the back of that wedge. I think I love everything except for the chairs. But you know I am not an expert, so I shall check back to see what others say. If it were my house and I loved this look, I would do it. Hugs, Cindys
I agree with Cindy, in that I'm no expert but my opinion is, aarghhh!
Like some items in the room; not a hugh fan of the chairs.
There's a fine line between Wow and Whoa. Too much going on for me.
I like the overall look (very elegant) until I get to the chairs. I hate them...Christine
At first glance I ALMOST liked this, but the more I looked, the less enchanting this room became. I hate the ceiling.. Interesting chairs, but better warn the kids not to tip on THESE 3-legged seats! Then there's the table(s), where I'm wondering "Are these TREE TRUNKS?!".. YUCK!.. and there appears to be TWO tables placed together? Are we sitting at the local diner? Should we have reserved a bigger table ahead of time?!.. And I'm sorry, but I'm still trying to figure out how the zig-zag chairs were supposed to fit in.
Was this in the Kips Bay showhouse this year? They had a gothic inspired dining room that was quite beautiful. If this is the same room, it did not photograph as well as it looked in real life.
I've seen this - where did I see this? I see "whimsy" when I look at this picture. I think the ceiling treatment is unique and creative. It actually makes me think of an Alice in Wonderland scene.
Cold...not inviting, I'm into cozy but hey if the people who have this room like it, that's all that matters right??LeAnn
This is a fun game... I have to admit my immediate response was negative. Whimsical/fantasy elements all except the pleated valance..remove that and I think the room makes more sense. Oh this is a good one Vicky..what do you think? Cindy
Charming room and I'm glad you have shared this.d
Am I in a cartoon room?! or maybe in a contemporary Lewis Carrol Wonderland? Certain aspects of this room are good- but I don't get the gothic/traditional/contemporary all combined here. Too many competing things going on. Oh well, to each his own...
Love the ceiling and the walls. Love the zigzag chairs but not the others. (Really, really dislike them actually) Don't love the window treatment or the flooring. Love the table and the plates and the centerpieces. Don't like the pendant at all. I agree with the others about the whimsical/fantasy characteristics and I guess if that's your thing, this would be the room for you!
I love the architecture of the room. The table is great, the chairs(?)...not so much. I would have treated the window much more simply. Cool table setting and I think I would have used a lantern over the table. If I could swap out the chairs, I'd love to eat a meal in this room. Who is the designer?
For me, there's a little too much going on in here. It seems like someone couldn't make up their mind on whether to go whimsical or traditional. The ceiling treatment is too much - again for my tastes. Maybe a lighter stain on the wood, and perhaps lose the checker-board paint choice.... What about wood table bases to match a lighter ceiling wood? More traditional, less artsy, chairs to go with more traditional curtains? I like a little whimsy in a room but in small doses.cheers, -susan
Okay, what was it my mama used to say..."If you can't say something nice..." I do not like the room. I think it is a classic case of trying too hard to be outside the box. I think it is going in too many directions, gothic, whimsical,contempary and traditional. IMHO it is a mess! Yes, it was a kip bays showhouse room, by McMillen I believe, but not sure. I am with sue, it is a cartoon gone wrong. Thanks for playing. Loved everyone comments. Where is Linda? I wonder if she will be trying to convince us to like this one...lol
Most likely if I had the money spent on this room i could redo our whole house. The chairs are awful. I would prefer a different window treatment - one without a valance. I find the branches are too high on the table and thus make the picture too busy. The picture of this room can be found on page 60 of the September issue of Traditional Home. The details of the room show up better in the magazine. Yes, it was in the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Showhouse.
Okay, for my 1 1/2 cents worth, there is way too much going on here and they are all going in different directions. Sometimes, less is more.
Sorry I am going to have to be brief. (Short work-out for the finger.) If you hadn't told us who the Designer was; I wud have guessed it was Betsy Johnson. She is a well known American Fashion Designer that sets her own style and her own rules. She is extremely talented! You can always count on her for the unexpected. Her creations are unique 'n funky 'n playful 'n whimsical just like this room. -Brenda-
Hi Vicky, I had to come back and see what the experts had to say. A very fun post! Thanks, Cindy S. PS Thank you for your sweet comments on my little grands.
Too busy. Difficult to find what the focal point is. Although it could just be the photo or the angle we're viewing it from. I think the dining room chairs would be awfully uncomfortable to sit on...who wants to feel their backside hanging over the sides of a chair?
Thanks Rebecca, I went and found it... the designer was Ann Pyne. She stated that she wanted to maintain the gothic look, but wanted a proper, formal dining room that today is an old fashioned notion. As for the chairs, she says they are fantasy with triangular backs with a house of cards temperment...So now, we all understand it , right? lol
Brenda, thanks for commenting, I want you to heal... I miss you!
Linda is having computer problems. I think they finally got fixed this afternoon. I'm sure she'll wander over as so as she can.
I find it all interesting and great for someone else. Sandi
would it be wrong for me to say..."i think i just threw up in my mouth"...ok, sorry but I think this is BAD
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Mornin' Vikki...Hmmm...overall...I don't really like this room! It's just not my style. Not to mention, how would one ever be able to sit in those chairs? Not very comfortable for a pleasurable dining experience! hehe!Well my friend, I wanted to stop by and say thank you for leaving me such a sweet note on my "Celebration Giveaway" post...so happy that you came by! I bet your one year blogging anniversary is coming up soon too, isn't it?Have a wonderful Wednesday, Sweetie!Love ya,Chari
Hmmmm (for me too)....very interesting. The first thing I saw were the chairs that look so very uncomfortable! You know I like asymmetry and much of this room definitely is. Don't like the black and white chair upholstery....Good thought provoking post. You find the most fun things for us to ponder!Blessings...