Tuesday, January 12, 2010

big gay southern mansion

this month's issue of HB featured some pretty spectacular homes, way to go HB- considering last month's failed miserably. but i am starting to see a pattern here..one month: suck. next month: amazeballs. either way it makes me mad as a blogger when i don't have good shit to cover. i think corky says it best: here




ok, moving on to the most beautiful home ever...
the front certainly doesn't fail my eyes. look at those magnolias....kissing that path...that lead to a gorgeous green door...surrounded by chalky white yumminess... i have provided you with the loveliness of green and white before..

come into the foyer with it's olive-milk chocolate walls and mouldings..


so lovely..the fancy chandelier mixed with the simple rustic accessories..it meets my need for masculine/feminine quite nicely. GO GAYS!!!


this little nook is somewhat odd to me.. i mean on the one hand that planter is pretty cool but the curtain and the box... it's all just bit too theatrical...in a vincent price sort of way..i am sure (read: skeptical) that behind that curtain is some non functioning door that they wanted to hide with a...curtain and black box and planter? i don't know..it just seems forced maybe?? thoughts?


gorgeous:

dining room..so pretty so simple. so BIG!!! i noticed a lack of rugs when i first gathered these images and then went back to read why this was so and one of the owners said that he was sure it had to do with the heat down south (which i can totally understand) and that he was drawn to the shaker style's simplicity. word.


i absolutely LOVE this living room. that screen! UGH!!! it's amazing. the furniture..all the mixed styles, that modern, high backed, red couch.. the piano. this is theatrical done right!


but really the star of this house's interior is this kitchen. it's an eat-in and this is the view if you are standing with your back to the stove...i just died.


look. at. that. mirror. obviously the choice to put it there was so that it would reflect that view while you are cooking! that light fixture just punched me in the jaw. are you kidding me with this fucking kitchen??! that little nook of built-ins with the tv on top, the cooking basics..


that's the sink. marble topped furniture that it is. faucet on the wall working as the other "print" in the bat line up. so good. the homeowners wanted the room to look like a regular room as opposed to a kitchen. which is why they used the original dining room as the kitchen. NOT BORING!

herb garden...

images via house beautiful

16 comments:

sketch42 said...

That kitchen makes me want to die.

goodniteirene said...

i agree. the kitchen is rad.
what bugs me even more about that curtain is how the hell that painting is affixed!?!??! does the curtain never move?!?! does the painting billow side to side as the drape sweeps. wtf?

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

You did good Jenny, don't go home and bite your pillow.

boops said...

in picture #3, there is a cabinet next to a cabinet. if i tried something like this chez boops, it would look bizarre, so why does is work here?

urbansardines said...

Ah, Jenny, you forced me to log into my blog so I could make a comment... a good thing since I haven't written in a month, long story... food poisoning, swine flu and 10 days of in-laws conspired to keep me away... Anyway! Hope you are well. That Corky speech is one of my all-time favorites! SRSLY... you made me laugh a big ole belly laugh linking to that! "You people are just bastard people, and I'm gonna go home and bite my pillow!"

urbansardines said...

btw, totally agreed on HB. they are schizophrenic!

meohmyoh said...

That black box is weird. If they would have switched it out for some awesome table then the curtain would have totally worked.

Rachel said...

I thought that whole curtain thing and the black box was weird too. It reminded me of a store display or something....
But the rest of that house is fab. I loved this issue too. Hadn't noticed the whole suck-one-month and be-awesome-the-next pattern, but I'll definitely keep my eye out for it now.

lucitebox said...

About the curtain/box/planter nook:

The curtain is there for when the gays do their Carol Burnett as Scarlett O'Hara impression. I don't know why they didn't choose a more vibrant shade for that curtain. It's going to make such a bland evening gown. But, I think we can agree that you can easily picture that staircase working perfectly for said scene.

nkp said...

Yeah, I had this one bookmarked all over the place. But the kitchen, oh that wonderful, glorious, kitchen, it almost defies description. The mirror, over the stove, effin' genius. It might be a bitch to clean, but who cares. I would never, ever leave that room. Never.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Yep, that kitchen is total design orgasm.

lucitebox said...

I looked long at hard at that kitchen when I got the mag and thought it was the most inspired thing I've seen in forever.

Mango Gal said...

I can't stop staring at the photos of the kitchen, that view is absolutely amazing.

Kitty said...

"corky" ... laughing so hard i spit coffee. the brooms in the corner of the entryway scare the shit outta me.

Jane said...

Great house and agree with you about the wierdo curtain section. The kitchen is divine but I have to disagree about the mirror. Who wants a reflection of one cooking in front of a stove? The exact location where one may be swearing, swigging wine, frowning, cutting one's finger off, burning the sauteed chicken, or getting frizzy hair from the steam of a boiling pot. NO thanks! xoxo

Nishant said...

You did good Jenny, don't go home and bite your pillow.

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