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    Architect Virginia Kerridge designed this breezy, family-oriented residence that boasts an impressive beachside location. With spacious light-filled interiors and very cool, mid-century-inspired interiors by firm Arent & Pyke.




    Eames plastic wire base chairs surround a simple table, and a Nelson saucer bubble lamp hovers above












    A warm wood console is given additional spark with red and orange accents and small artwork




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    No. The problem with many architects and (interior) designers is that
    they try to make things too "interesting". This is a good example.
    It's trying too hard to be "unique", "daring", "different" and "stylish".
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    The only thing I like is the aboriginal painting in pic #2. The blue sofa is very drab and lifeless. It all looks very depressing.
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    uninteresting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    No. The problem with many architects and (interior) designers is that
    they try to make things too "interesting". This is a good example.
    It's trying too hard to be "unique", "daring", "different" and "stylish".
    how is it trying to be different or daring?

    i think it's ok but nothing spesh.
    i do love the dining room furniture, the wood coffee table and their eames lcw chair. and i wouldn't mind having the eames lounge chair either.
    they need more paintings/artwork on the walls.
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    I feel uncomfortable just looking at the pictures. The vibe is bad. I wouldn't even want to set foot in that home.

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    I like the floors. There are a few interesting pieces of furniture. It seems unfinished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    how is it trying to be different or daring?
    I'll tell you how: the mix of styles, periods, patterns and colors
    that seemingly clash but are put together anyway.



    There's a dissonance between the pattern of the art on the wall with
    the pattern of the wooden floor, yet they're put together.



    Solidly lime/green rooms are usually not accompanied by
    wooden floors such as this one, but that's not the problem
    with this room. Usually with a color like this the choice is
    not to make all the walls this solid color, but maybe one
    or two accent walls, or else all walls in a pastel version of
    this color. This is a bold statement in bold colors.


    This room just looks like it was furnished with non matching
    items from a garage sale. There's no unity.
    Not everything has to match exactly, that would be boring,
    but this is neither this nor that.



    Again, a mismatch of pieces, colors and patterns.
    Again: not everything has to fit uniformly, but this is
    a wrong combo. It doesn't say anything, well, except
    "garage sale".



    Same here, only for the rug on the wooden floor, the rest is ok.


    This console and its "spark" remind me of pictures of 1960's
    interiors that most people shudder at now.

    Of course tastes differ, but I have studied enough about interior
    design to see what the intention probably was, and how it did not
    quite make it, or even failed. In trying to make an interesting, "eclectic"
    mix of styles, periods, fabrics, colors whatever they went a bridge too
    far (or a size too big).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    I'll tell you how: the mix of styles, periods, patterns and colors
    that seemingly clash but are put together anyway.
    isn't that what being a good decorator and/or stylist are all about though?
    it's so boring when everything is matchy-matchy and from the same period and style. the same goes for fashion, at least IMO.

    i agree this particular house isn't anything special but my issue isn't with what they were trying to do, it's that i don't like all the pieces in it.




    i actually like these rooms. i think the chair and the floor and the painting work really well together here.


    i like this for a kid's room. the shelf is fun, as is the chair and the stripes. i like it precisely because it doens't look too 'professionally decorated' but like a room a kid could actually live in, even if in its present state it's missing all the personal details. i'm sure that was just for the photo shoot.


    i think this room works as well. at least the furniture and the floor. it's lacking artwork on the walls though.


    i like the rug and the wooden floor. and i really like this pic. OT but i have that same book.


    i also like this part. but then i like 1960s office furniture
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    isn't that what being a good decorator and/or stylist are all about though?
    Yes, emphasis on GOOD decorator.

    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    it's so boring when everything is matchy-matchy and from the same period and style. the same goes for fashion, at least IMO.
    Oh, I agree, but when you do it, you have to do it right. Like I
    said about their intentions:
    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL
    Of course tastes differ, but I have studied enough about interior
    design to see what the intention probably was, and how it did not
    quite make it, or even failed. In trying to make an interesting, "eclectic"
    mix of styles, periods, fabrics, colors whatever they went a bridge too
    far (or a size too big).
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    It does not look comfortable to me at all. I could never be at home there.

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    ^^^
    i agree. it's not homey at all. i think it has potential but it's just lacking personal touches, artwork, and i'd change the rug and the cushions in the room with the blue sofa.
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    Coogee is a funky beachside suburb in Sydney. The only thing that looks faintly "beachy" is the striped outdoor seating which I do like. The rest is very ordinary.
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    i didnt care for the lime green, until i saw the kids name on the wall, then i decided that it went well together.
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    I'm sorry...I have no idea what this house even looks like. All I see here are ad pages for a furniture catalog. I would at least like to see the structure of the house.

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