Monday, October 20, 2008

the nose knows

is this really a better version of what was? (empress and her new clothes much?).
i can't help but think that this room might smell a lot like
stale cigarette smoke and georgio perfume.

49 comments:

My Decor Style said...

This was such a disappointing photo spread from domino magazine. Yes, it does bring to mind cigarette smoke and rank perfume. It reminds me of Earl's hotel room in My Name is Earl. Bad!

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Brilliant Asylum said...

Totally. And I would expect to find a package of Lee Press-On Nails in that top drawer. (Love ya KWID, but I cannot live with this one).

beachbungalow8 said...

good call on the lee press on nails.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

You are so right. It totally looks like a sleezy hourly rate hotel in Vegas. I was very disappointed as well. It's nothing that I must have.

Leah said...

I kind of like the bed, but the wallcovering is HID-e-ous. And she ran it right over the room's only window!

I loves me some KW, but I cannot live with this design.

;-)

Anonymous said...

That post cracked me up !! That room is abysmal, gross, nasty, tacky, I was shocked. No, I take that back. Have you seen her get ups on Top Design. It's gone to head literally & figuratively, those hats !! Yuk.

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

Ditto to above comments. I was utterly disappointed at the whole spread. It was scary...both the design and the thought that perhaps someone at Domino had lost their mind.

brilliant asylum - I totally laughed out loud at your Lee Press On Nails comment...SO TRUE!!

parisapartment said...

Well, the chair is cute...
I have to ask, what's up with that tagline 'we can't live with your design'...?
glad you stopped by and I added you to my blogroll.
xoc

Anonymous said...

If I ever write a blog or a book I will call it "stale cigarette smoke and georgio perfume". I don't know what it will be about but that is just the best line EVER.

Karena said...

I know, what happened, just when I thought Domino was improving.Yes, and what was Kelly thinking? I'm sorry, I am also getting weary of seeing starburst mirrors everywhere.

Kim said...

Looks like she's trying just a bit too hard.

Amanda said...

I'm sory, but that's the ugliest thing I have seen in a long while.

It seems to follow in the vein of a designer has a name, he/she must do good work. NO WAY on this one!

kt said...

much too much!! right on with the emperor's clothes reference...

Mrs. Blandings said...

Leah - I laughed out loud at your last line.

Megan - it looks even worse in isolation. I was looking back through the issue and the only bright spot is a screen with brass inlay. I feel like she and the magazine were secretly laughing as they put this together. I wonder if they noticed the silence?

beachbungalow8 said...

I hope they're laughing.

Because if they're serious about that last issue? um. I need to tell them about this premonition I once had about a little magazine called 'Blueprint'.

beachbungalow8 said...

karena~
i'm with you, SO over the starburst mirror.

I think that wallpaper was in my hospital delivery room. Anyone deliver at cpmc (SF) late 90s?

Richie Designs said...

Yah, I can't do it...no matter. just CAN'T

Pigtown-Design said...

Too much, too busy (had to hunt for the sunburst mirror!) and toooo ugly. That wallpaper is ghastly!

MaryBeth said...

This is so thrilling to me, when I first saw it I was like what is it I am missing about her, I think it is horrible, maybe I just haven't caught on yet. So glad others are saying what I thought. xo, MB

Topsy Turvy said...

Yikes! I think she's searching for what's next. But this can't be it.

-Lana

jane said...

You are a genius with the "stale cigarette smoke and georgio perfume."

Anonymous said...

Horrible room - the website link is wrong too...

Courtney said...

I was going to comment about bad doctor office wall coverings! Working in the medical industry and being in and out of doc offices all day long...I have seen some bag ugly. And this is about on par. Gag.

Visual Vamp said...

Amen sister!
And thanks for bringing it up.
Methinks all the dg's (domino girls) be running out of steam.
xo xo

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I think your thoughts about the stale smoke and perfume are right on the money and hilarious!

mama wants more said...

There's an awful lot going on in this bedroom--emphasis on the word "awful". I expect better from Domino than that.

amber {daisy chain} said...

agreed! this room left me...uh, perplexed. that wallpaper? barfy. If the walls were solid it would be a much better look.

beachbungalow8 said...

Everytime I look at this room, another smell comes to mind. this morning it's grilled onions.

Can you imagine walking barefoot in this room?

anon, I fixed the link. Thanks for being the voluntary beachbungalow8 I.T., for the day.

franki durbin said...

ha! It looks like an outdated Hampton Inn room with updated bedding and a new chair. Actually... like the persons staying in the room brought their own bedding.

I'm afraid that ceiling light would cripple me in the middle of the night.. unless the wallpaper did me in first ;)

Pink Wallpaper said...

i am so glad that everyone feels the same way! its just wrong...the wallpaper is simply awful. something is going on w/ her...i mean, what is the deal w/ the way she looks on top design?? it's crazy!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

you are so funny!!

thismslife said...

To add to that... My first thought is that off camera is a Commodore 64 computer and someone drinking a 40 in a bathrobe...

beachbungalow8 said...

omg, that's BRILLIANT.

crabapple said...

fer real..if I was kidnapped and imprisoned at the Hotel California, this is what I imagine my hotel room/jail cell would look like.

Anonymous said...

I would like her to decorate this for Top Design and see what Margaret Russel would have to say from Elle Decor!

beachbungalow8 said...

margaret would be plugging her nose.

simply seleta said...

Oh, hello, you are so right on. And I guess one can expect to also be wearing a turban while strolling through the room. Blah!

Anonymous said...

It's just so wrong.

Ivy Lane said...

Yucko! ...well..the chair is cute..the rest...YIKES!

Alison said...

Makes me think: "double wide".......
Bet there's a rusty old Camaro on concrete blocks in the yard, too.
And someone sitting in a broken lawnchair, wearing a tubetop screaming at the 11 kids to come and get a day-old donut and warm soda for breakfast.

Joyce said...

Shhh... don't tell anyone but I actually like the headboard.

lulu said...

LMAO-- I love the comments people are making on this room, and they are so true. When I saw this room I could not help think who the hell would look to the 70's for interior design cues? The 70's were all avocado, burnt orange, and brown-- truly awful. It is truly hideous. No one could sleep in there, it is vomit inducing.

Cote de Texas said...

vomitus.and sorry, but I am so NOTO over starburst, just not yet. i still covet them! so sue me.

Cote de Texas said...

that chandelier. mega vomitus.

dolcechic said...

I couldn't agree more with your description. I don't mean to offend anyone, but this room just screams tacky clutter. I would not be able to sleep here, it has far too much going on!!!

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

I think Kelly had her Delorian parked outside too. And she really should stop driving that car finally as the fumes are starting to back up into the cab :)

katiedid said...

If you take each individual item in this room they are not so bad (except for the wallpaper....it is just unforgiveable). It's just all together that make it a "stinker". I play this game in my head somethimes: a new reality TV game show where designer's have to take something seemingly hideous and make it spectacular in a new design setting. Bravo...it's my idea.(I think I could do something with that ceiling fixture.)

beachbungalow8 said...

katie, you're always half full gal! i can see your point. but that star burst mirror and the wall paper is badness. not in a good way.

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