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James Lileks chronicles the hideous homes my generation grew up in with Interior Desecrations.  I hate dating myself, but this may explain certain psychological issues children of the seventies are prone to.  You just can’t have an accurate grip on reality when you’re surrounded by stuff like this.  Lileks’ commentary that accompanies each shot is absolutely hilarious…

Note how the drapes coyly admit a view of the outside world, which is substantially less yellow than your room. You might be able to go outside some day and see this strange non-yellow world for yourself.

I actually dig the kitchen.

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I keep a little of file of great rooms I’d like to sit around in for a while. Here are a few.

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I keep a little of file of great rooms I’d like to sit around in for a while. Here are a few.

Chains of Love

12/17/2008

 

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Matt calls me “Chandelero.”  And for good reason.  I’m obsessed with chandeliers.  I have stockpiles of them in our garage and even a spare yet beloved Italian Tole piece I love plopped on a chair in our dining room.  

I also love charms.  So I am ready to kill or be killed for this literal “pendant light” by Floto + Warner, who have created this luminary masterpiece from assorted necklaces and pendants found at Goodwill and Salvation Army stores.  Repurposing never looked so good.

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Hempel Worship

10/22/2008

Quite possibly one of the most brilliant placemakers of our time, Anoushka Hempel is my idol. The former British 60’s actress-turned-hotelier and designer has created four absolutely unparalleled hotels (including my favorite hotel ever – Blake’s in South Kensington, London) and a slew of restaurants and retail stores (including Louis Vuitton in Paris and Van Cleef & Arpels in Brazil, Goa, Istanbul, and Las Vegas.) Her style is impeccable and untouchable in my opinion. She has this God-given way of creating the most magical environments that are so lavish and fantastical, intoxicatingly decadent, and yet unbelievably cozy and warm. Everything she touches turns into 24-carat gold. She has even designed clothes for Princess Diana and Princess Margaret. I want to swim in her head.

 

Oh, did I mention she was a Bond girl? Sigh…

Redd Alert

10/21/2008

Some people are architects, some interior designers. Miles Redd is the consummate decorator. In the magnificent old world Parish-Hadley way. He makes this stuff for a living. I’m jealous. Come on, are you kidding me with that black kitchen? I want to die there.

Redd Alert

10/21/2008

Some people are architects, some interior designers. Miles Redd is the consummate decorator. In the magnificent old world Parish-Hadley way. He makes this stuff for a living. I’m jealous. Come on, are you kidding me with that black kitchen? I want to die there.