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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Too Exposed...

The latest House Beautiful contains some fabulous decorating advice and photos of some beautiful homes. 

However, we cannot get on board with the chairs shown below.


The designer felt as though the hand-tied tufting was so beautiful that he decided to leave the backs of the chairs completely exposed.  You can't see the detail so well from my scanned photo, but the frame is exposed, and the tufting strings are just dangling off the backs of these chairs.  To us, this just kills an otherwise beautiful room!  We feel like we are back in middle school sitting in that awkward co-ed anatomy class...

11 comments:

Carollynn Hammersmith said...

I was of two minds about that design decision when I saw the layout in the magazine. At first it just looked weird, and then after reading the reasoning, I looked at it with different eyes and could see the owner's point of view. It is an interesting look, and its not going to suit everyone. That too could be said about pretty much every decorating style out there.

ashlina said...

yes. i saw that. weird!

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

I always appreciate designers who take a risk...this though? Cue the scary music.

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

I tried to get into them after I read the explanation by the designer, but I think I'm just a finished chair type of girl. You have to wonder how many guests silently wonder what is going on with those chairs.

Anonymous said...

The best thing about the whole article is the amazing apartment he lives in. It is incredible. I absolutely hate those exposed chairs and don't really care much for the rest of his decor.

Kelly Green said...

ONE WORD - WIERD! KG ( a few more words...how could they do that and think it looks good!!!)

traci zeller designs said...

Hmmmm ... it's not working for me.

Kerri said...

I have to agree with you. I think sometimes these things are done to get everyone talking, and if that's the case he's certainly succeeded! Kerri xx

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I don't like to see myself without makeup, unmade beds, or the insides of upholstered chairs. In my opinion, we shouldn't have to explain our designs...they should speak for themselves. I don't like what those chairs are saying.

central bark designs said...

It may be beautiful - but like lingerie - just because you have beautiful underpinnings - does not mean you must share them with the world!

Tensy said...

I absolutely agree with you. When I saw those chairs I did a double take. I found the house too crowded with things (collections, their term) and thought this was the least offensive room until I saw those chairs.

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