Is Understated Overrated?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mary McDonald


Alessandra Branca in House Beautiful


Milly de Cabrol


Alessandra Branca

Meg Braff

Alex Papachristidis

Charlotte Moss


Meg Braff




Diamond Barratta


Unknown 

I think it is. I'll take a mix of vibrant color, layers of pattern and a dash of sparkle any day!  What about you?


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19 comments:

Kathysue said...

I am with you Miss Kim!!! Love color and sparkle!!! Kathysue

Splendid Sass said...

Love these images, Kim! The unknown is over-the-top gorgeous!
Have a nice week.
Teresa

Cara said...

I LOVE these, but I think in my real life a lot of it seems to cluttered for me...
<3 Cara
"Keep Calm" A Giveaway is going on!

Kendall said...

I think it depends on my mood on any given day...

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I always end up with my finds dotted around my house in different places (all placed thoughtfully, though)...and then go through spells of wanting to be understated...I think I just go back and forth!! Take care, Caroline

Paddywack Designs said...

Understated is definitely underrated, but it also probably doesn't translate well for editorial features, so we end up with features on hot pink rooms. Funny stuff.

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Debby said...

I agree! Love the colors in that last photo!! xo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Never overstated! More is more! I love it, especially around the holiday season! XX!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i agree! i love all of the layers to a room!

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

I suppose my tastes lie somewhere in the middle. While I do have an appreciation for all design styles, I don't think I could actually live with that many layers in my home.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I think all styles can be overrated very easily. I personally love more simple rooms...these have elements I love, but all together I think I would develop a twitch or something! ha

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Me love! I'm going color crazy with my upstairs living room right now, like someone hit me over the head with a rainbow color crazy.

Miles Of Style said...

oooh my heart is set on the first pic! actually, i think i'll take any room with a glam chandelier in it :)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

I love the first pic too!! I think there is a time and a place for it - in rooms that get LOTS of use I think I would find it too cluttered! :)

Style Attic said...

I LOVE :) Opulence is great!!

eddieross said...

Definitely!! Gorgeous photos!

E+J

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

I can appreciate these rooms from afar. I love the attention to detail, bold use of color, and eclectic cohesiveness. Don't think I'd want to live in them though. Just a wee bit too much decoration for me.

2 Hounds Design said...

When the kids where smaller I had to have the house 'minimal' just to give my brain a rest. Now that they are a bit older and I have some 'me time' again I've gotten back to an abundance of 'stuff'.

Although, personally, I don't like every occational table filled to the edges...whereever do they put their coffee or 'tinis down?!

*bisous*
Dane

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

I'm with you... minimal is nice, but the layered look is nicer!