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post #41 of 76
pretty.

Too many places to put clutter though.
post #42 of 76
Not overall my style, but definitely some good ideas in there.

Anyone know how she did the pictures of her DS in the bedroom? I can't tell what they are? Are they framed or something? I like that square, frameless look.

I do like her collection of mini 50s-ish style chairs.
post #43 of 76
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Originally Posted by lauradbg View Post
I hate it! I think it looks like one big IKEA catalog. And I like that look...the fact that someone lives in this house freaks me out. It is too damn cutesy poo. Everything is just so. What is with the wrapped slim boxes on the desk? Who organizes their books in their bookcase BY COLOR? It looks neurotic to me. Remember that Kathy Bates movie Misery--"I'm your biggest fan!" Remember when James Caan moves the penguin figurine and it is no longer facing south, or north or whatever direction that it was supposed to be...this house reminds me of that. I would feel very uncomfortable there.

I just want to add that I can see how someone would like it--it is very colorful and cheerful. Just, not for me.
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I thought the same thing...it looked just TO...you know like it was trying to look like a hip modern magazine. Creepy IMHO!
post #44 of 76
Isn't the "gift-wrapping" center like for a home business or something?

Yeah, the comment on that area is "home office" so it's for more than just wrapping gifts, the gift wrapping stuff is what was out for the pictures.

I think people are being too harsh, the aesthetic is very similar to Delight's only this person really likes rainbows.

It's also clearly set up for taking pictures. A lot of the clutter feel, to me, comes from all the close ups. If you look at the wider shots there's a ton of empty space and a good flow. Everything that's out looks like something they want to see.

(Unlike in my house where there's all sorts of random crap laying about everywhere. Ugh...)
post #45 of 76
Boy that's a LOT of white - I'd be afraid to DTD or have AF living in that house.
post #46 of 76
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Originally Posted by greentara_mama View Post
nice, very IKEA , kitschy cute , but too "white" for me
I *personally* like natural wood, and more functional "stuff" (HA!! with 3 kiddos that is tough!)
here is my house-
http://greentaramama.com/vermonthouseforsale.html

michelle
Yes, well, that house is definately not in New England. I did enjoy looking at the flickr photos, thanks for posting them, they were definately fun to look at.

Green tara mama, where are you moving? I spent some time in St J in another lifetime and thought the people in that area were the friendliest I've ever seen. Good luck selling your house, whoever moves in will be very lucky!

mamato3boyz, thank you for posting, I like looking at people's houses online. I want to know where she got the hanging fixture in the giftwrapping room. You can only see a bit of it.....
post #47 of 76
did you see her kitchen?

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post #48 of 76
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Originally Posted by sabrinat View Post
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I thought the same thing...it looked just TO...you know like it was trying to look like a hip modern magazine. Creepy IMHO!
I kinda thought so too until I saw she lives in Sweden. No wonder her house looks like an overdone IKEA catalog!!
post #49 of 76
i like the fact that she committed to a style and stuck with it. I may not be overly into the style but I really found it calming because things looked like they flowed from room to room.

The more I look at it the more I like it. i would love my house to look more organized. I like stuff like she does and I like it put together....hmmmm...I would like my house to look unlived in but that will NEVER happen. I seem to think better when everything is clean and put away.

Plus she is taking pictures of it so I doubt everything is this perfect all of the time...I also didn't see pictures of her kids room...did I miss that? Perhaps his room is overflowing!
post #50 of 76
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Originally Posted by MommyErin View Post
I kinda thought so too until I saw she lives in Sweden. No wonder her house looks like an overdone IKEA catalog!!

LOL! I just saw that. Now it all makes sense! It IS an IKEA catalog!
post #51 of 76
its cultural, if that's what you mean by looking like ikea, folks! i don't think it is necessary to insult her home...this is the internet, it isn't that hard to get from flickr to mothering, and i think a little more respect is needed.

if you click on her name, you'll see all of her collections. she does have photos of her teenage son's room, and it is full, but organised. i can't imagine many 13 year olds without a full room!

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post #52 of 76
Wow! I think it's amazing.

If these pictures had been posted in the "clean, clear spaces" thread by one of our own posters, I bet there would have been nothing but really really positive comments. Because if the goal is clean and organized, then she has done a really incredible job.

I love how bright the colours are on the white backgrounds. My house will never look like that because we don't have ANYthing that matches, lol. I can't imagine only have white towels, only white candles, only white mugs, etc.

Erin
post #53 of 76

The poor woman's reply :)

"The poor woman who's photos those were" did come across this post...

Thank's gals!! I've had a blast reading through 3 (!) pages of replys to the original post.

Just to clarify:

* The poor woman does spend a fortune on buying storage items. She loves it. Some of the boxes are EMPTY! I hear some of you freak out now

* The poor woman has about 6 pcs of furniture in all of her home which is from IKEA. Although she admits that there are several Billys and two Sultans and she did start her career as an interior designer at the very place 20 years ago Her husband hates allen key holes though so futher purchases have been banned.

* The poor woman has spent very little money on the rest of the furniture. It's been thrifted in good will stores, dumpster dived for and left in the house by previous owners.

* The poor woman admits to accessive use of MDF and being freekishly organized!

Love you!
Benita
post #54 of 76

I love it!

Chez...you have a great sense of humor

Thanks for posting and welcome to mdc!

PS....where did you get the cute wooden toys sitting on your living room window sill?
post #55 of 76
It is a beautiful home but not my style. I am too paranoid to have all that white. My dh is a slob and it would not be white for long.
post #56 of 76
Chez, I think you should stick around and help some of us that are in need of more organization skills.

Erin
post #57 of 76
yes, please!

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post #58 of 76
Very cute, but not my style. A little too sterile for my taste.

*If* I had a permanent living space, which I don't currently atm, I would use deliberate organization. Certain things living in exact certain spots, etc. Some stuff does, but some things constantly change. And I don't have enough space or furniture to do what I really want. So I make do.

But I like the look of color coordinated rooms, favorite things displayed, and bits of color thrown around.
post #59 of 76
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Originally Posted by winnie View Post
Chez, I think you should stick around and help some of us that are in need of more organization skills.

Erin
Yes! Please do!
post #60 of 76
Too white for me, too, but it does look nice. I actually love that they arranged their books by color because it ALWAYS bugs me how unorganized books look, but that makes them decoration. We don't keep a ton around, so I don't mind having to browse a little to find the one I want.

The thing that bugs me is the coffee table being so much higher than the couch, I love to have one I can prop my feet on. I can see how it would be useful for eating or writing, though. Our solution was two small storage ottomans that I put nice wooden legs on. Kids toys can go in there, my feet can get propped up, and it doesn't block the couch too much since you can walk on either side of them or between them (another thing that bugs me about coffee tables, you always have to walk AROUND them to get to where you want to be).

Gosh, look at all these comments. How picky are all of us
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