Where do I have the right to tell someone that something is simply awful? I saw this picture a week ago on Modelit and I have been debating with myself since, whether I should post it and tear the whole thing apart, or keep my opinion to myself.
My mean side won.
It’s not that the sofa by Cheateau d’Ax is awful – which it is in that European sort of way – but that the room they put to show off the sofa just scary. That lamp? OMG, that lamp!
The orange sofas match the orange lamp, match the orange base of the floor vase, match the orange lines through the rug, match the orange tchochkes on the table.
It’s like someone puked an orange factory and here is the result. I hate the shape of the sofas, but undoubtedly they are comfortable – ugly sofas always are. G-d only knows why.
This, on the other hand, is a room by Conran and while it’s not actually a room to live in it is a better example of how to mix pieces. Yes, they have orange in the carpet – but it isn’t the exact same shade. And note, there isn’t any more orange in the room.
This is an example of what to do.
Shira Abel is the CEO and founder of Hunter & Bard, an award-winning public relations and design agency that works with scale-ups and enterprises on building their brand, awareness and thought leadership.
As CEO of Hunter & Bard, Shira oversees a team that manages public relations, marketing, design, and brand development for clients across multiple industries. She develops strategies for organically growing companies through sincere digital engagement and the application of behavioral marketing.
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