Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Rue has definitely stepped it up a notch this month with this issue probably being my favorite yet. So let's get started!

 




1. I know this is supposed to be a PR firm but let's be honest here: who wouldn't want this as their walk in closet?


2. Just because it's pretty.


3. I saw these exact bookends in an antique shop in a town called Strathalbyn in the Adelaide Hills. I almost bought them, but then I opted for a pair of amethyst ones instead. I might have to go back to that shop and buy them, just in case it starts raining books around here...


That being said, I really love this house. Love the leather and dark wood. Plus, she's got a killer collection of pendant lamps! 



4. Rue graced us with the presence of a couple of really scrumptious bedrooms this month...



5. And they definitely saved the best for last. This house blows it out of the park! I never thought I'd be a fan of mustard walls but I love it all and I wish I could move in tomorrow.





I almost enjoyed the DIYs in this issue because they're well photographed and cute. But I don't really want Rue to turn into Martha Stewart Magazine.

Who has enough free time to pot a succulent for every single guest before a dinner party? Certainly not me.




I'd also be curious to know how many people would drag their perfectly good and probably very heavy buffet outside for a dinner party. Haven't they ever heard of "a chance of rain"?




There has been so much hype around the Novogratz lately, that I was really disappointed when I saw this. The sectional looks like it was bought at K-Mart along with the rug and the saying on the wall is just blah... This place screams "I'm trying way too hard to be edgy!"


4 comments:

  1. Oh good on you for writing what I, and probably lots of others, thought too! I have to say I actually agree with every single one of your points. My favourite was the house with the dark timber ceilings and those extraordinary beams. And there were some lovely places.
    But I really disliked the Novagratz place - not just this image but the whole lot.

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  2. And I forgot to say how cute Strath is! The sweetest little town, set high upon a riverbank, with fabulous old book stores and what used to be a wonderful bakery. (Although I haven't been there for quite a while, so that may not still be there.) Love the idea of amethyst horse bookends. That's glamourous!

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  3. I know the Novogratz place was just gross...

    PS - Strath still looks the same from your description... I love the Adelaide Hills for all those little niche places :) - Mt Eliza is also gorgeous though!!!

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  4. Oh and PS - I wish they were amethyst horse bookends!! They are only amethyst... no horse... But I think I will get horse ones too :)

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