Remember the deadpan voice of Sgt. Joe Friday on the old “Dragnet” TV show? Looks like after his days at LAPD were over, Joe took up interior decorating…
See, all the dangerous influences of a society “out of control” can be overcome.
[P.S. – This listing went off the market but you can still find the photos over on Zillow.]
I saw a listing just the other day that could rival this for bland. I mean, this place actually has a couple of touches of light blue. The one I saw had a palette that ranged from eggshell to buff. There may have been some splashes of light camel here and there.
If I can remember where it was, I’ll post a link.
@MsWildhack: I’m beginning to wonder if there’s some sort of conspiracy by the makers of beige decorating items to corner the market. How else could items so devoid of life seem to hold a monopoly?
Then again, maybe it’s just the monopoly of rampant capitalism. You can find colorful things now and then, but their profit potential is limited by the fewer numbers of people who enjoy the particular hues. The profit potential of beige et al is limitless, especially given the almost total lack of artistic education available to the masses. Without any guided adventure into the world of design I imagine it’s simply easier for many to fall back on the old, non-threatening standards rather than have to figure out how to blend colors and styles for a pleasing final whole.
Yes, I suppose when you’re marketing a house, you want to make it as colorless as possible to appeal to the largest number of potential buyers. I’m probably an anomaly. The staging stuff — taking all the color out and putting a few pieces of standard-issue furniture around — is the exact opposite of what I would want to see, if I were house-hunting. I don’t mind seeing colorful walls (painting isn’t all that hard) but I’d rather look at empty houses than staged ones. The blahness of the staging just depresses me.