From the listing agent’s description:
Seldom will you find such distinctive, contemporary flair.
Slot machine in the dining room? That’s definitely distinctive.
Where do you even find furniture like that?
Check out the giant high-heel chair. Wowzers.
It’s the little details that make this place so amazing. Like the towel rack that’s held up by a pair of hands. Or the hairy face hand mirror on the counter.
Okay I will admit to lusting after that garage though. Dang.
RE: “Where do you even find furniture like that?”
Check out the glass curio cabinet in Pic 9. Yeah… where do you get furniture like that? It’s not like you could knock that together at home.
While the structure is nice, even intriguing, decor-wise there’s just too much going on for me. Too many colors, eye-catching items, patterns, and unusual angles. I like some of them a lot, but there are just so many mooshed into what seems like such a small space! It really doesn’t look like there’s 2800sqft.
– Kitchen wallpaper
– Black walls in dining and bed rooms
– Almost everything in Pic 26 bathroom
– The completely incongruous pole light by the BBQ in Pic 32
– The Frank Lloyd Wright style entry doors
– Patterned flooring in the kitchen
– Gray “Islands in the Stream” living room carpeting
But that garage floor? Hmm… I’m still seeing spots before my eyes, so yeah… nope.
With that black bedroom wall, it feels as if you would be sleeping in an Elvis painting.
@Rivergirl: Elvis you say? Keep your sequined shirt on… I’ll be submitting something Uber-Elvisy in the next day or two!
Remember the advice to high-fashion ladies, that when they had finished dressing to the absolute nines and were about to go out, they should remove one accessory? I’m no fan of this decorating style, but this place almost works… if, in each room, they’d lose one thing (or at least, one concept). It’s almost like a game! Here goes.
In the kitchen (first two pics above), lose everything above the counter-tops: the checkerboard back-splash, the hanging pans, the bargain-box wallpapers, the black stripes in the ceiling lighting recess. Try a very light, uniform gray from the flooring spectrum and I might let you keep the pinkish high spaces and have your pans back.
Third picture above works – if you lose the shaggy black pillow (and the weird entry rug seen on listing pics#3 & 4). Fourth picture – lose the bedspread pattern. Bathroom – lose the black stripe; if you gotta have a stripe, paint it a low contrast gray from the towel spectrum. Garage – lose the black tiles in the dark squares in favor of the medium gray in the light squares…. You can keep the purple musician picture if you lose the curio cabinet. Keep the balloons in the dining room if you lose the mirror behind the busy glassware shelf… It all comes that close to working!
Of course the outside looks really nice, you could just stay out there. :D
@anodean: RE: “this place almost works…” Almost… Yes! That’s it exactly!
Hey, can I play your game, too? It is fun! I like your kitchen solution, but change the appliances to stainless steel; key the gray tone to that as well as the floor. If the white stays, make sure it’s the same shade as the appliances and take it all the way up to the ceiling. Either color also needs to replace the dark mirror-like tiles on the island (maybe they could replace the checkerboard ones). Then add some colorful stools similar to the chairs. But… what did you mean by “pinkish high spaces”?
Funny, I kinda like the entry rug. :P (I like the office one, too.) Once you pointed out the pillows, I noticed some of them and the entry rug feature a deep pink, but the chair accents are purple. First, I’d ditch the white pillows altogether, then do 1 of 2 things – switch out the pink pillows for matching purple or replace the purple accents with pink. Either way, with only the single color (and no white), the black shag pillow could stay and work. If purple is the choice, find a better entry rug.
Ditto the bedspread you mentioned, but what did you think of the striped bedroom? That one actually works for me. The stripes are on one wall and don’t overwhelm the bigger room. But in the small bathroom they’re too much, especially with reflections. I’m thinking something similar to your kitchen suggestion – very pale gray walls with a subtle sponged on pebbly pattern. Then a double stripe around the top, black/dark gray above, pink underneath. Once the eye-popping stripes are gone, cool items like the towel bar hands will stand out, as they should.
Gonna have to pass on staying outside, though, not in Scottshell, er, Scottsdale, AZ.
Games are for everybody! Besides, I knew you’d be better at it once you tried. :D
Over the kitchen, above the wallpaper, the high bits, ceiling, and opposite wall aren’t actually white paint but some sort of light pink. I do like your stainless/grays solution better – and you’re right about the pillow situation: turn the pink one purple and the black shag can stay!
I did think the bedroom was good with its stripes – but either the pink bed accents or the yellowy-beige dresser-thing have to go…
It’s like salted peanuts. :D
@anodean: Oh no, no, no, no, no….. Not better. Just different. Everybody gets to say what they’d want!
I am SO with you on the striped bedroom thing. I saw those ecru/cream/almond/yucky-something dressers and thought “Whuh?” Definitely need to be white or light gray.