Fact: beautiful room, great tones, textures and colors
Fail: What's that gaping space in the middle? I have a problem with a scheme
that pushes all of the furniture up against the walls.
Fact: interesting furniture; love the rug
Fail: We all adore our children and grandchildren but
larger-than-life murals are distracting and creepy.
Fact: gorgeous floor and ceiling, awesome view, cool Mid-century furnishings
Fail: Is the doctor in? The 'waiting room effect' makes me gnash my teeth.
Fact: darling pillows
Fail: isn't it obvious? I love stripes, just not obnoxious stripes -
TURN THE RIGHT CUSHION OVER, PLEASE!
Fact: beautiful structural pieces and another lovely rug
Fail: Encouraging your children to paint and draw on furniture is a hideous idea.
Fact: Mid-century modern is uber cool.
Fail: The mural panels are overwhelming - no balance here.
Fact: AD rarely fails
Fail: Are the books and flowers levitating? Your guests will bruise their
shins on the invisible glass table.
Fact: the coffered ceiling is amazing
Fail: All of the furniture must go except for the little side table (is that rug a remnant?)
Grade: B- (for boring)
Fail: The chair is fab but the bookcases are too green, too monochromatic.
Fact: The floor and furnishings are spectacular.
Fail: Please go rug shopping.
Fact: beautiful palate
Fail: Is it me or are the proportions off? I'm not diggin' the sofa.
Fact: the antique settee is incredible
Fail: The 'painting' above it makes me glum and what's with that lamp?
Fact: amazing room
Fail: The rug is too small; off-scale to the dimensions
Grade: B+ (I really do love this room)
Though catty and critical of today's rooms, I hope this post conveys the importance of spacial relationships, color, and personalized decor in all designs.