Tasteful Friends, Jeffrey Parker Offers You A Crotch Shot
Lovely bedroom, but the two over-weight dogs would never let you fuck in it.
Books - some stacked, some vertical.
Man of a certain age (as am I); there is brass&glass, some crystal, some Ralf(sic) Lauren, and some Deco.
[quote]When you have a very clean, contemporary apartment, it looks brilliant and then the minute someone walks in and moves something, you have totally disrupted the order of the space.
Those rooms aren't 'designed.' They're decorated. Rather boringly too.
What an insufferable bore.
Of course I think it all hideous.
The crotch shot was the most interesting element in that residence. Oh, and I did like the blue walls.
R4 - the blue walls had some sort of finish - like a faux finish of some kind.
This is not decorating - a lot of shit furniture and uncoordinated random objets.
Some of his art is good - but most is meh. And I hate that stupid blue suit and glasses poindexter look. Not edgy - in fact, unbelievably predictable and boring.
The oriental vases on top of the armoire need to go. Too high, too top heavy. They look like they could come crashing down any minute. And that silly table in the entry hall needs to go too. Otherwise I like it. Love the art.
I hate his paintings! Some of his objects d'art are cool, but there are far too many of them for the space.
And yes, the blue color of the bedroom is lovely, and the finish is layered or sponged or something. I used to have a deep blue bedroom and the color made it a delightfully restful place, and the color also made the room seem larger. A wall that is the color of the evening sky, seems as far away as the sky... or farther away than a neutral-colored wall.
The huge footboard on the bed looks like a separate piece of furniture itself and closes off the room. Not a good look unless you have a huge bedroom for your huge footboard.
Jesus, the collar on the dog.
Someone please help us!
PETA, are you there?
The blue walls are the only thing I liked, I painted my bedroom a similar but darker more metallic blue, it's very calm and restfully cool, especially with my dark espresso bedroom furniture.
The rest of it is just too much "stuff" too close together. Looks like he downsized from a place that was about 1000 sq ft larger, and yet managed to squeeze the same amount of "stuff" into the smaller space.
Plus he has a glass coffee table.....
He looks like a tedious queen who needs to have a garage sale to pare down the overabundance of fussy, queeny shit in his home.
The kind of person I avoid.
Speaking of too much stuff...what's with all those damned umbrellas by the door? not even good ones or antiques , just all crammed in there like the foyer of an old folks home.
The bathroom vanity is the exact same one i had in my first apartment , which was in a Toronto community housing years ago. Even way back then I had the sense to go to Goodwill and get a decent looking replacement with a but more style.
Even the dogs look embarrassed by their owners "taste", and I'm not just talking about those tacky collars.
Very cheap Rose Medallion type lamp near the bottom. Reeks of "Tuesday Morning" clearance sale.
So I guess when you live in a fabulous 1000 square foot apartment in New York you have to take 9 photos of the same view of the dining room. You have no choice, right?
Too many tchotchkes on too many Goodwill "finds". Love the blue, hate the 'dining banquette' and is that broccoli in that vase?, and oh my fucking Lord that bed is hideous. It looks like he's just stuffed the corpses of all his old dogs in the bed frame. Some nice bits here and there but too much, trying to fit a country home into an apartment.
Holly'n'Rudy, you in danger! Run, run for your life (if your over fed bellies can waddle that fast).
It looks like it smells musty. And mussy.
All those dreadful Hunt Slonem pictures hint that the place will be a disappointment.
It's not that his taste is conventionally traditional that bothers me --that could be fine-- rather it's that there are only two or three good things in the whole apartment. Everything else is less sub-third-rate and, worse, there's no underlying sense of personal taste or quality or discernment. It's just random bits assembled on the basis that some people like these general sorts of things.
A classy hoarder.
So if I cram a bunch of random stuff in my apartment can I call myself a decorator?
"New York Social Diary is coming 'round to take pictures of me in my apartment, let me just dig this oversized suit out of the bottom of the laundry hamper and stuff this leftover fourth of July bunting in the breast pocket...ah, perfect."
He is cute!
The photography in these articles is always so awful. It's not that hard to frame your shot in a way that keeps the lines level. It would be different if the photographer was using a Dutch angle for artistic effect, but this is just lazy point-and-shoot sloppiness. It looks like something a down market realtor would shoot with their cell phone because they're too cheap to hire a real photographer. Do we really need three shots of the bedside table, each one zoomed in closer on the pile of junk heaped up on the tabletop? And some of the shots are at such a low angle, it looks as if the photographer was laying on the floor. Or maybe he just handed the camera to Holly and said "Go for it girl! You can't do any worse than me."
Is there some law that if you move to New York you have to decorate your place like this?
[quote]Is there some law that if you move to New York you have to decorate your place like this?
He lost me at:
[quote]Why do you call him “His Majesty”? Why not just “the Sultan of Oman”? Because the Sultan is “His Majesty”. Typically you would call him “His Majesty.”
Only if you're one of his subjects, dumbass.
I agree r26 the His Majesty stuff was offputting. And his statement about gay people was basically: Shut up and stay closeted and you'll be fine there.
The home is sufficating....no oxygen
All the tables have too much crap displayed on them. He has like seven items on the top of each table - even the little ones. And his desk has too much crap on it that he has to put his lap top on top of the printer on the side of the desk
If the clothes aren't holding everything together, he's in good shape for 50.
Did he lose weight for the shoot, or does he always give half his meals to the pooches?
I suspect the presence of a large, lovingly curated collection of Madame Alexander dolls in that giant armoire.
I like those black chairs with the checked upholstery. That's it. The rest cries out for a tag sale!
I suspect the presence of the large, lovingly curated ,mummified remains of Mother Parker in that giant armoire.
Another apartment with pairs of porcelain dogs, clutter, and an air of mendacity...with a side of pretentiousness.
"And being gay there? It’s illegal, isn’t it? How was that?
It was not a problem at all. And it was totally overlooked. If you were respectful of the community, the community was respectful to you."
i.e., 'It's safe as long as you're rich and white and book your local whores via the upscale local mafia-esque pimp.'
It's so over decorated and crammed in. Sorry it's just too much for me.
Jesus that's dull. The hallway table looks especially like homemade ass.
So basically if you live in New York you get an apartment and then just shop your ass off and stuff all your shit in your tiny rooms. Then buy more shit, and because you don't know what else to do, well, buy more shit. Then just act all pretentious an' shit.
Money shot?? That's pretty pathetic, OP.
And you sound fat.
Who is Jeffrey Parker? Never heard of him.
Love the carpets but everything else made me want to promptly kill myself.
Especially the dogs. I bet that place reeks.
The art on the walls seriously makes me want to kill myself.
Like i seriously want to die when my eyes look at them.
Holy shit are they depressing and hideous.
I need to refill my Prozac, don't I.
I'm sorry, I'm gay and until three weeks ago, lived in Manhattan for 20 years, yet I have absolutely no fucking idea who all of these allegedly famed "designers" and such are in these NYSD pieces.
I recognize some of the people, but it seems like, #1, they're heavy on the pretentious middle aged gay male subject matters and, #2 they're otherwise unknown.
Who ARE these queens?!
[quote]Especially the dogs. I bet that place reeks.
LOL I has thinking the same thing...that place LOOKS like piss SMELLS... and it ain't all dogs' urine either I bet.
"A custom cabinet stores more 'personal necessities'."
What a mess.
Plop, plop, plop, plop. Is there any room anywhere for me to plop anything else?
And, of course, in the meantime I shall spout nonsense with a supremely smug twist on my mug.
And the dog is my "It's a Home" accessory.
Holly and Rudolph stand guard over the work purses of the ladies of the house.
It looks like a gift shop having an overstock sale.
I like the place, think he's kinda cute. I'd fuck' em.
[quote]So I guess when you live in a fabulous 1000 square foot apartment in New York you have to take 9 photos of the same view of the dining room. You have no choice, right?
That was the dining room? I kept looking at all the pictures over and over trying to figure out what the space was intended for (didn't bother reading anything in the article, captions included). I came to the conclusion that it's for playing bridge and board games. I can't imagine sitting there comfortably for a meal.
I can't imagine living in a 1000 square foot apartment.
Sorry to be snobby but layered cushions on a bed always screams Hyacinth Bucket.
And the last bit about " toxic people". Ick. Like the insincere who insist on telling you how "sincere" they are, the only people who talk about "toxic people" are...
Dining tables with booth/bench style seating in corners seem like a good way to use limited space....in theory. But in reality I would hate to have to ask someone else to get up so I could leave the table.
R53 sounds toxic.
I disagree with most of you. In contrast to many of the other apartments and homes profiled on this site, I think this one is understated and nicely furnished. And, thank heaven, no piles of books or gilt framed mirrors.
The umbrella stand, btw, is from Crate and Barrel.
it's kind of gross, considering he's a professional. there is really no excuse for the bad art.
Please learn to edit. At least a third of those rooms need to be cleared.
He`s a handsome guy but there is an air of `look at me` pomposity that`s kind of hard to stomach.
Just how many Hunt Slonem paintings does he need? They are such dreck -- and, given the birds flying loose in Slonem's studio, that's fairly literal. And the one in the bedroom seems to appear in four different shots.