Ok, that crooked lamp shade...I need to reach into the pic and straighten it! :-) Interesting room...love all the books on the ottoman coffee table and underneath.
I like the room (except for the dead goose). It has an interesting mixture of textures. The orange accents really warm up the neutrals.
Too busy! Your eyes have no place to rest!!
The crooked lampshade makes the room sooooooo real. Sitting in the chair, reading, and tilting the shade to keep a direct bulb out of your eyes.Yes, I would like to know the owner of this interesting room.Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
i like it!love the ottoman and the idea of books underneath,very nice colors..thanks for stopping by, i love your blog..happy holidays..xx..Silvia.
My eye went to the lamp, first thing. Is the shade crooked? No, the lamp is made that way. I like the books and room arrangement. I wonder if this is a renewed craftsman bungalow. It has the look.The fern on the fireplace doesn't appeal to me. My practical side is shouting, what happens when a fire is lit!
* Vicky-girl, my VERRRRY FIRST thought??? ~~~ "let's straighten that lampshade, shall we?!?!" (unless they're British, of course, then it's de rigueur!).NEXT thought? Welllll, I LIKE it~ it's NICE! And it looks COMFY! (ADORE the couch & that RUG'S SUBTLE COLOR MIX just "works" there sooo perfectly!!!!)...Of course, "IF it were MY space" there might be a little "LESS" of everything (on mantel & ottoman/coffee table), but, "that's what makes the world go 'round", right???!!! I WOULD, TOO, lovvvvve to PLAY WITH/switch the pillows around a bit, BUT YES, I LIKE IT! (And the colors~)... THANKS!Happy Saturday, Sweetie!!!Love,Linda *
(BTW, I have long liked the look of books stacked UNDER the table like that... it all feels so "real" that way!!!)...
It feels inviting and lived in; though, there are way too many books on the coffee table. A bit too crowded. I like the colors, the plants,even the peacock! Unlike your previous visitors, I like the lamp. It's quirky and whimsy.I could sit and read here!
Looks like two people moved in together, drew a line down the middle of the room and said "Your stuff goes over there and mine stays over here... and if you don't touch my lampshade, because I LIKE it crooked, I won't yank that fern of yours down from the mantle." Their love of books may be what brought them together, but their mismatched decor styles could drive them apart.
Lots that I like about this room. I would lose the fern on the mantle and the floral arrangement. Maybe a lovely orchid instead....
No one has commented on the chairs. I like them but not in this room. Tracy was right: it looks like two different styles fighting each other. I love the sofa, ottoman, books etc. Also, let's lose the goose and fern on the mantle and hang that mirror horizontally. Otherwise, great room!
These are just my gut feelings on the room...I don't care for the fern on the fireplace and the floral arrangement is too much but I do love the ottomon as the coffee table. The elephant table I've never liked those and it doesn't seem to fit in. The lamp shade is suppose to be tilted like that, that is how the lamp is made and I don't mind it. I would like to see some color in the form of pillows on the chairs maybe red or orange!
It is a pretty room ... comfortable and easy to look at. If it were in my own home, I would remove all the books from underneath the ottoman (leaving the ones that are on top). The mantel would be decorated more traditional for my tastes and there would be lots of pillows.
I think the room evokes happiness. I love the mixture of prints and textures, and the real plants that are brought into the room. It really is nice. Have a wonderful weekend,Nicole
Looks a little too cluttered for my taste and that crooked lamp shade bugs me to death and just seems too small for the room. Since the room is a little small, I think it needs less stuff! :) Doesn't seem to have a focus.Be a sweetie and what do I know? :)Shelia ;)
The orange in the room is beautiful! It caught my eye immediately!Have a nice weekend!xxGreet
delete delete delete ...most all of it
I like the furniture pieces, but it's a little cluttered-especially the mantle. I just don't appreciate individual things as much when there is so much in a room
Like it w/ the exception of the taxidermy, crooked lamp shade & funky teal head thing! :O)
My turn, I think it is a great example of "too much", just killing a nice space. I like the simple furniture, rug, colors ect. But they went way overboard in the accessories. Editing is as important as any other step in a decor. I just love getting everyone's take on the same space. Thanks
Oh heaven forbid, I shud hope that isn't a CANADA Goose!Hmmm, lets see. The lamp shade on a tilt like it is wud bother me (or is it my Vertigo again playing tricks?) As far as the rest of the space goes, I must agree. (Gee I just noticed that whole paragraph rhymes.)Must dash. (Off to the Theatre for a live production of The Nutcracker.)HAVE A GREAT EVENING Ms Vicky.Hugs -Brenda-
This is the sitting room of the Shifting Sands Inn just north of of Naples Florida, owned by James and Henry, a couple of gentlemen from Montreal who came one down particulary dreadful winter to escape the ice and snow and never returned. James, the elder of the two, is a reader who has always loved to travel - most of the books in this room are travel pictorials for James dreams of future adventures later on in his life. His only other contributions to the room are the bowl of fresh lilies that he always keeps atop the large black ottoman. James loves lilies. Henry, who is about ten years younger, is convinced he has found his nirvana here at the beach and will never want to leave again. James knows better. Henry was raised in California and has much more of a quirky outlook on life than his partner. The glass blue head under the window was his idea, as well as the stuffed Canada goose which he meant to be a whimsical nod to their former life in Montreal, but unfortunately Henry has yet to find whimsy to be a desirable quality in room design. The sadly misplaced fern on the mantel was a gift from a returning guest to the inn. She is leaving in three days, at which time the fern will be regulated to the garden where it will look much more appropriate and the sitting room will be a bit more balanced. The lampshade is slightly askew because the aforementioned guest brought her Corgi with her this trip and he just chased a gekko through the room. James will straighten it when he returns from the market where he has gone to pick up maple syrup. Sunday morning is pancake day at The Shifting Sands Inn.
Definitely lose the goose and the lampshade. Probably get rid of (or seriously downsize) the plants. After that, I think we'd have a room I would like very much.
I really, really like the warm palette with pops of orange-red! The green plant gives it a fresh look too!!!
Too much greenery, really dislike the goose and too much on and under the coffee table, could be a pretty space but really needs editing.LeAnn
Wow...so much going on! Just needs a bit of 'straightening' and minimizing!xx
I smiled as I read the comments. They like it,BUT. BUT, is the interesting part,but is change. We all have different ideas about things,so if you put a chair in a room,you would have different ideas from every person and each would think their idea was perfect. AD IT IS, because,it is their idea of what is home, what is perfect in their home.The room belongs to someone, and to that person that decorated it, it is perfect. Have a great weekend Vicky. Kathy
I like the scale of the furniture and really like the sofa, ottoman and side table. The lamp is far too small for the room, in my opinion and I'm not personally fond of all those books stacked up. Just looks cluttered to me, I'd prefer to see them in a bookcase. I like the lovely rug too.
Whats with the big goose on the mantelpiece!
It's fun and I love books but it looks like they need a bookshelf.
I love this space, especially after hearing the story behind it. It is real, it is lived-in, it is loved, a warm assimilation of moments, more than a static, tightly-edited magazine layout. Wouldn't change a thing.
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Take out the orange and the plants and it would be a really nice room. Oh and the goose on the mantle, what is with that? Interesting room. Is it done by a man, by any chance? Cindy S.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this room! Some cozy and inviting!!!
For the most part I really like this room, even the dead goose. I would lose all of the plants and edit a bit, but love the orange and the placement.http://wwwbeenblogged.blogspot.com/
I agree with Tracey that the two sides of the room do not relate to each other. I did not find the room inviting or a place to relax.