Friday, 15 May 2009

Clairee, you know I would rather walk on my lips than criticise anybody, but...

I just hate this.

Not because I think it an ill-executed mishmash, but because it is being proffered as an ideal for an interesting interior. To its inhabitants, it more than likely is. It is, if nothing else, highly personal. Many of the elements were chosen because they were seen to be anti-bourgeois. Unfortunately, these very elements are now part and parcel of the visual vocabulary of the nouveau bourgeois.

This is less about decorating and more about voyeurism. A voyeurism that will only spawn impersonal and derivative ill-executed mishmashes.


















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11 comments:

An Aesthete's Lament said...

There are far too many don't here to enumerate. Excuse me while I stroll over to Colefax's antiques site for a moment to clear my head.

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

ouch.....
There is a fair amount of $$$ tied up in this furniture. I do have serious questions about scale, layout, and the lamps.....

little augury said...

as some say "well said" G.

columnist said...

You're not alone in your dislike. Firstly I'm just not that keen on the grandly named "mid century", but as you note, there is a mishmash that is very jarring.

Toby Worthington said...

Dear HOBAC, surely you know by now that in this
great era of taste that we inhabit, anything goes?
And I mean: Anything.

mamacita said...

I just want to run over and rescue that little orange console. Won't anyone think of the children?

HOBAC said...

Mamacita, mamacita, ma ma ci ta - it's the orange console the children must be saved from.

mamacita said...

Exactly.

home before dark said...

These rooms confuse me and make me want to rush outside and try to get some air.

Rose C'est La Vie said...

I just love your elegant bile. Keep it coming. Someone has to point up this faintly tragic posturing.

thombeau said...

You are precisely right, of course.