Ahh, Trad Home.
We've been waiting for it for months now. And waiting felt like waiting for Christmas as a kid.
Well, it's finally here! And was it worth it!
The inaugural issue featured 20 "new trad" designers, which leads me to question: have they put all their eggs in one basket? Will they be featuring new designers every issue? Will there be other issues? And leaves me wanting more...
This week's Good, Bad and Ugly will be a little different: I will feature my favs, not-so-favs, and really-not-a-fav designers of the issue. Let me tell you right now, there are not many of the latter category!
The Good (designers)
That footrest looks so good when not attached to its usual siamese chair...
And that dining space! I don't know where they eat but I do know they eat int style!
So fresh and comfortable! The perfect beach house meets city chic combo.
It's official. The fiddle fig tree IS the new hydrangeas and I need one!
I LOVE the dramatic office! There's even a very distressed black leather egg chair in the corner. Mmm.
this. But it is. Definitely a new spin on good things.
Amazing. This reminds me of my mom's living room. Scratch that. It's probably much better, but it's got the same light classic feel. And the exact same layout.
The Bad (designers)
The Ugly (designs, not designers! I'm not that mean!)
Kim Winkler: First, it's not really ugly. But I had to pick one otherwise this title would have no meaning. And I picked Winkler for two reasons:
I've got a real peet peeve for furniture laid out diagonally in a room. Unless you've got hectares of room space to waste, or you're dealing with a ridiculously awkward layout in which this is the only solution, it's just plain weird and unpractical.
But Winkler really had me at the five gigantic vases of sticks atop the fireplace. This, to me, equates balls in a bowl for decoration. Useless, useless, useless. Can you really lack that much imagination or budget that this becomes the best thing to use on a mantelpiece? No local art, pretty flowers, candles, books? Not even a flatscreen TV? Come on, anything is better than this!
Now it's your turn. PLEASE do tell: which were your favs and not-so-fav designers?
Disclaimer / Side note: This is all personal opinion only and by no means do I pretend to know which designers are good and bad in this world! It's all just personal taste.