UTTERLY RANDOM LIST OF THINGS I’M TOTALLY OVER
-Bad Mid Century furniture
-People saying “I want Clean lines” fifty million times on design shows. booooorrrrrring
-Waiters asking if you are “done working on that” in supposedly nice restaurants
– The Kardashians. WHO are they??? WHY do they have a show? Do they even have a show?? WTF?
-TV “Reality” shows EXCEPT for Survivor!, Flipping Out, Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmares and Million Dollar Listing 🙂
– Democrats VS Republicans. Brutal. Where’s the LOVE people??
SORT OF OVER IT (BUT SECRETLY NOT REALLY)
-Suzanis in every magazine I see. (please stop it, so I can pull all mine back out again)
-So many designers and shops (even Restoration Hardware) copying Axel Vervoodt all of a sudden. At least I bought his first book in 2002, which makes it infinitely more acceptable for me to copy him than all of these Johnny-come-latelys jumping on the reclaimed barnwood band wagon now.
Back-off to Mid-Century-land folks. Show’s over.
Chintz. Over it. It’s so Mario Buatta New York Eighties.
That is until you see it on a sofa or wallpaper in say, Marella Agnelli’s home and all of a sudden you would gnaw every metal grommet off your leather chair with your own teeth to acquire that old world elegance, coziness and history the right touch of subtle chintz can give a room.
I think I’m sort of over refrigerator drawers in islands too. Is that weird? Maybe it’s because I can never remember what’s in which drawer. Or where the damn drawer is for that matter. Just give me a good old fashioned fridge that I can stand in front of for 5 minutes with the door open trying to remember what I was looking for. At least that involves only one destination.
WILL NEVER BE OVER
-Zebra rugs. sorry. Zebra rugs. It is what it is-Luv ’em.
-and whilst I’m over here in Hell for being a heinous Zebra Rug Lover, I’ll also admit I still love coral-yes I do.
-Collages. Collages are FABULOUS. And best of all, everyone can make them!
-Scrapbooks – see above. But NOT those super naff ones, I mean like Peter Beard’s, but without dead animals.
– The Musee Nissam De Camando in Paris. Most interesting, undiscovered, quiet little museum in Paris.
-Antique rock crystal chandeliers
-Original Hundi lanterns from India. They’re perfect, easy,timeless and go with almost any style. They’re the Jimmy Stewart of lighting fixtures.
-Sea Grass. Like Hundi lanterns-It just works.
-I will never end my love affair with Campaign furniture.
Used Book Shop in Cambodia (read carefully 🙂 )
-Traveling. Let’s go!
PS. I reserve the right to amend or add to the above lists at any time.
They’re MY Lists.
PPS. I would love to know what YOU are over, semi-over or married to for life??
PPPS. There’s no judging here 🙂