Will you take a look (tasteful friends) at this 'Vibrant Tuscan four bedroom country house' ?
I'd be really interested in what you think of it.
Underneath the pics there's a link to an article about the London interior decorator who transformed it.
[quote]The interior was dark and dingy, but Guild remodelled the rooms into larger, open-plan spaces with splashes of bright colour.
Also, I remember watching a documentary about Francesca Woodman and salivating over her parents' summer house in Italy.
I could cry with jealousy over the pics at R8. Buckets.
When in doubt...just sling a stack of flourescent throw cushions.
The colors are very Susan Sargent and it's too rustic for me.
It really is beautiful from the outside, especially the first photo...the rest is terrible.
I love everything about it. I thought the bright colours were too vibrant at first, but they all work well with each other. I think I would have preferred somewhat a slightly more muted colour scheme, but the whole thing is really fantastic. I'm an artist who uses a brighter palette, so, perhaps, I like it more than my fellow posters.
I like the bright colors and open spaces but those godawful plastic bucket kitchen chairs and that twin bed are atrocious.
Love the house but the décor and bright colors would go first. I'd stain the ceiling cross beams darker. The outside staircase would need a handrail so all my drunken Judy-worshiping BFs don't die on my property.
Then I'd bring in R1 to help me decorate. (Hope he's a bottom)
I like the house and the paint colors and the kitchen, but I'd throw out the rest of the furniture.
Looks like iOS 7 threw up all over the interior.
The interior really does look cheap, which I imagine it wasn't. IKEA is exactly what it looks like. Too bad.
A couple of pale, warm colors on the walls and a less neon-colored furniture palette would have given the place a whole different air. And I too would pitch almost all the furnishings.
The house is for sale. The photos here (@ link) are better and include pics of the pool.
The garden and outside of the house are lovely. The inside looks cheap, clashes with the outside and as R1 said looks like it was decorated for a 13-year-old girl. It could have been painted lighter inside without using garish colors. I'd prefer a more traditional country look.
One can use too much color.
Obviously that small village in Tuscany has an IKEA with a large "AS-IS" clearance section.
" Big Brother House " the Tuscan edition.
Per Wiki: [quote]Tricia Guild OBE is a British designer and the founder and Creative Director of Designers Guild an international home and lifestyle company with a flagship store and showroom on the Kings Road and Marylebone High Street in London, and offices in London, Paris and Munich.
SHE DID THIS ON PURPOSE!
Softer pastels would've worked better for someone who likes colour. The furniture is horrendous!
Tricia Guild's top tips for inside your home @ link.
way to ruin a lovely home. those color choices are hideous!
Usually it is a rare occasion when the landscape completely outclasses the interior, but Palm Springs interior designers may argue otherwise. This is one occasion. Is this the interior of the home pictured? I don't belive it.
The outside is amazing. The interior is, well...what one would expect from a two year old or British interior designer with experience in child care, high end clients with no taste or graphic design, budget books division.
It's a very bad design in really every way. Without getting to the obvious, what is the furniture? Why? What happened? Are there sorority houses there that were closed? Were there a group of misfits that lived in a drug addled alternate candyland universe? Wrong styles, wrong colors wrong proportions, wrong "inside joke" whimsies, wrong, all wrong, so it is considered good by people with more money than taste.
What the FUCK is that bedroom? Is that where people visiting from London sleep it off? Can you imagine WAKING up in that room, so...the lamp on the floor.
Ghastly, pretentious, and insane.
Who will be this interior designers next victim?
Note to interior designer...check out Palm Springs, rich electro-shock client types with vision issues especially when signing checks.
Did they run out of money to have lovely finished Sheetrock ceilings? I might as well be living out back in the barn with Rafalca.
The word is CHEAP, people. This is hideous, cheapshit decor.
A shame, because it looks like a lot of care was involved in restoring the exterior.
Well, like everyone said, the exterior is perfect. The interior looks like my 9 year old niece exploded.
Perhaps the decor serves as a theft deterrent while they're away.