I know I have been neglecting the blog lately. I swear I’ll start focusing again soon – just give me a few weeks where school doesn’t bog me down, children aren’t sick, and work is normal!!
So instead of writing about things in Israel (there are three houses in my neighborhood waiting for me to photograph them for house tours) I’m writing more about Kips Bay. Ok, I’m really writing more about Kips Bay because I found parts of this room shockingly ugly and I wanted to rant about it to anyone who will listen.
I don’t know what Philip Gorrivan was thinking.
The first pic shows the part of the room that I like. The sofa with the geometric cushions are great. The geometric carpet is a bit much, but again, it fits and it emphasizes the style of the room. The upper wall and ceiling color are divine and I love that contrast with the red in the cushions. The narrow table and the geometric wall mirror – also very cool.
Then look to the back wall…
See those awful beside tables? It’s Hotel 6 circa 1977 – all it needs is orange shag carpet and avocado green wallpaper. Open it up and you’ll find a Gideon Bible. It’s 70’s design, but the bad 70’s design. The kind that makes you cringe. To make it worse the back wall has a tacky mirror inlay. See – geometric sheets, good. Geometric pillows, good. Geometric carpet – I can live with that. Mirror inlay to veneer wall in a geometric shape – OVERKILL.
And really, what’s with the pictures behind the pillows but in front of the headboard? (That is the headboard, right?)
Here’s the thing though – I went to Philip’s site – and his work is seriously gorgeous and amazing. Not a single flaw on any of the pages. You MUST go there to see his work, it’s colorful, interesting, current, and fun. Retro, but in a very chic way (instead of the ewww – 70’s show way.) Of course, this is what Kips Bay is all about. Designers taking risks – so I can’t really chastise that much.
Even still, I hate those side tables…
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i actually don’t think the mirrored detail on the walls is so bad but i would have kept it behind the bed and not continued it onto the valence and beneath the window. the sidetable is ugly, you’re right, and i don’t get the artwork on the bed either. the high gloss ceiling gives me a claustrophobic feeling… i don’t like that aspect at all.