Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mixing Mid Century with Georgian

I have been waiting since April of 2011 to feature this house from the New York Times Style Magazine. 

I clipped it out and waited to have a computer that wasn't really my daughter's so I could scan this place and talk to you about it. Maybe that is all some lame excuse but it is what it is (as I am so fond of saying and most people are so sick of hearing).

And how stupid am I? All the pictures are online. Oh well. I am using my scans anyway.

Let's just try and get past the clear picture that these people have more money than God. You don't live in a Georgian Mansion with six kids unless you are. 
The real questions are:
Do you love it? Do you hate it? Or are you like me... a mixed bag?
Check it out and decide for yourself even though I have my opinions and I am not keeping them to myself.

I love everything about this playroom, especially the red velvet couch that any sensible person would wonder how on earth they keep clean. It doesn't matter. If I had six kids and a Georgian manse, I would definitely put a red velvet couch right up at the crafts table. Totes. I also love that even if they staged that little house made from a cardboard box, it is awesome. I will never forget the day our manny (yes, we had a manny) Julian made the coolest cardboard airplane I have ever seen for my son out of a giant box.

I love this dining room more than I have words to express, except for that chandelier. I think I could have done better than that. It is weird - like space alien weird. The table and chairs perfectly blend with the fireplace, ornate gold mirror and ceiling trim, and the colorful inlaid bohemian chest below. I want that chest. The floors are cool too. This seems very, very practical to me. Easy to clean, no frills and perfect for a family of 8. I can imagine 6 children fighting over who gets to sit in what color chair 'cause I would want a pink one. The eggplant walls really seal the deal, no? Best seen in the third picture. Flove. I get why they took so many of this one. I think they ought to maybe put a bunch of cool kid art in this room though...maybe, just a thought.

 They completely lose me at this master bedroom. I love the walls but the bed is too much - maybe if it was not painted silver? I personally would have carried the mid century theme in here and the bed could work (even silver) with something else all together. And excuse me but where are the bedside tables? Sorry, not buying this. That bathtub is calling my name though.
This bathroom, very practical. Hoping there is lots of storage somewhere and that the little ones can reach that chain up there and that really tall sink but the two rolls of tp...people are clearly thinking. I like it. Wall paper is pretty cool too.
Nice digs, no doubt.
Not sure about this kitchen. I need to see more of it to decide. I like clean lines and again, it is practical just kinda weird at this angle. Not enough information.

 This is cool. Again I want more. I wish I could go tour this house. The whole thing.
TV anyone? Interesting. I don't hate it. I kind of really like it. I think. It is a little hard to wrap my brain around it. 
Nice view. Who needs TV? Go frolic kiddos!

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