Whoa - that's a lot of pattern and a lot of small items to put together - and the art does not speak to me - but gotta admit it seems to work.
Not a favorite of mine, although the patterns are mixed well there are just too many, the scale of the furniture seems off. I think a tryptch of art would have been better. IMHO,KATHYSUE
I feel like I am peeking into a small child's dollhouse. Too small furniture, too large art. It also looks a little Mary Englebright. (which is ok, if it is done right)
Is this the before photo?
Well......um....not my cup of tea,too busy and way to much colour and pattern for me,do you like it!? hope your well my sweet friend!
I keep looking at this house in the issue. I kind of like it, which is odd b/c I think in my own house, all of those patterns would drive me crazy. I keep trying to figure out what makes it work, and I think part of it is that all of the patterns are basically green, red, blue, and yellow. Just in different combinations. And while I don't love the subject of the art (it looks like amoeba or something to me), I think it works b/c it is neutral. Something colored would have clashed with all the color down below. But I have seen plenty of bloggers who hate it and call it "granny". :-)
Too fussy! The chairs look comfy, but not the sofa. The emphasis on all those pillows feels too cutsy.
Something seems off. From the photo the furniture seems really low to the ground. Although I do like the sofa. I love mixing patterns and fabrics but again, something is off. Scale, maybe. As a whole, it's just not working.
I do like the artwork, and the way in which it is arranged. The furnishings I can leave.L.
Love it!!! The colors make me sing. Bye bye Belgian!
I think it is very interesting but busy, Vicky. I like the colors of the pillows and sofa in an informal room....Christine
Interesting. I don't think I could live with it very long...but it sure gets your attention as a magazine cove. In some ways it looks strangly comfortable.
Hi Vicky,The art looks too huge for the height of the furniture and there's nothing attractive about it. I don't like the coffee table/footstool colors for that room. Love the chairs and the color of the sofa. I'd like to know what you think of it!Hugs Cindy
I just don't get it. This room is totally odd. And uncomfortable, too.
Whew...I think I'm dizzy! And yet there are elements I like. LOL!!
Well, there is a lot, well to much going on.....unique to say the least...
I like many of the pieces individually but not sure I love it all together. I cannot quite put my finger on it....it kind of resembles Ragged Ann's grown up home.
Adorable but I want to burn the art.
I have to say... I am not a fan.Have a pretty day! Kristin
After viewing this picture in my House Beautiful magazine, I cancelled my subscription. If I wanted Nursing Home Chic I would go to a nursing home.
I love it! It is a refreshning change from all the rooms that look alike. I prefer the "un decorated" look. Very Kathyrn Ireland, very original. You could actually live in a room like this.
...love it...love it...love it...
Does nothing for me either. But with you on your comment of the Bobby McAlpine post. Forget Brad, Pierce, Ben...Sir Bobby is transformative. I'm going to hunt him down in our next life along with Jacques Peppin! Best, Liz
wow, what a beautiful setting, i love love to buy all these items of decor and set my living room like this :)
i love this home decor example, everything is just too good, its just absolutely wonderful
very beautiful, when you travel to other places and see new things, your mind opens to new possibilities and you discover new things and new ways to decorate your home
Personally, I like this. Seems I'm in the minority, but it's not a carbon copy of every other white linen or blue ikat room that seems to be so pervasive. I love textiles and totally adore the cushions on the sofa. And I like the shape and scale of the upholstered ottoman. Replace the rug with a natural seagrass rug, subtract the yellow cushions from the armchairs, substitute a couple of mercury glass or murano glass lamps and I'm there. :)
I guess I will take a turn... I don't care for the room. I have called it a "granny room", BUT I think with a few small changes it would be fine. First there is way too many small things and too many pillows. I don't like the ottoman, by changing it out to a modern coffee table would make a huge differance. I'd like to see drum shades on the lamps too. I do like some things, I like that it is interesting and differant. I like the funky art, the colors and that he used differant tables, lamps ect. I don't remember when I last shared a room with my mom (60's) and my daughters (20's) neither liked it by the way...
I also wanted to say that I have loved the comments on this post. You guys are why I continue to do this... I blog for comments!
I actually really like the fabric choices, with the exception being the stripe throw on the couch. The art work....not so much, too many eye balls looking at me.~kelley
My first thought was granny room, too. Granny room trying to modernize. Too much pattern..don't like the scale....I do like the lamp and table on the left of the sofa and I also like the pillows. The rest? Craigslist.
This is an interesting picture ;) really like the bright colors, however it seems kind of busy with all the different patterns. I would change the two chairs to a solid pattern to neutralize it, as well as the area rug. Love the colors overall, thanks for sharing!
Makes me want to visit and chat with the owner. You know it will be interesting!
As far as the furnishings being 'Granny' I partially disagree as there are a few collectable antique pieces. ie: The r/h side chair tableS in the fore/back ground. Normally I do love working with patternS, however in this respect I feel the composition 'is a bit of an overkill' as they are all competing with one another. Like yourself I would definitely would edit out the covered seat being used as a coffee table and I am not fond of the lampshades. The Artwork I'm iffy about (difficult to judge computer generated images) thus question its current presentation doing it an injustice.-Brenda-
I think the art gives the room that surprise element... something to talk about. Again, thanks for all the great comments, so much fun to read.
I swooned when I saw this room on the cover of House Beautiful. It doesn't have a beautiful decorated look, but that's not a bad thing. I love it. The rest of the house was gorgeous and interesting, too.
I still have a copy of this magazine and have not been able to figure out why this is supposed to look good. I'm a granny and this is not something I would want and neither would my friends, so are we too old to appreciate this? Maybe it's "everything old is new again". Just looks thrown together to me.