Posts Tagged ‘madness’

This room is, believe it or not, a closet.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

This closet/dressing room is part of a townhouse on NYC’s West Side. The house was decorated by interior designer Samuel Botero in a mad eclectic mix of all possible ornate styles, including Egyptian Revival and Biedermeier and art deco, at his clients’ request. The rest of the place is very dark velvet/chairs with paws/animal print/excess, but then suddenly in the middle of it all there’s this bright fantastical room which actually transcends the general madness of the house and achieves something mythic.

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Discuss.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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This is the best costume for today

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

“This is the best thing to wear for today, you understand. Because I don’t like women in skirts, and the best thing is to wear pantyhose or some pants under a short skirt – I think – then you have the pants under the skirt, and then you can pull the stockings up over the pants, underneath the skirt, and you can always take off the skirt and use it as a cape.

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Decorating the writing/sewing/gun room

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

From The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, 1972. Via here. And for the family outdoors, see here.

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Taking the indoor/outdoor look to new levels

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

This gets points for adventurousness and imagination and magic, if not success. It’s another image from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970.

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Discuss.

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Via.

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