Pfffffff. No. I do love myself a little glam, but I'm having a panic claustrophobic feeling that I'm going to tire of it, like, tomorrow. So how do we do glam without being too.. glamorous??!
Are fretwork, lattice and greek-key slipping from my vocabulary? I bet the real answer is no, because they are timeless patterns, but you know what I mean (and don't hold me to it when I show you something I'm all excited about and it's a greek key something or other). For example:
I have hailed Kelly W as my chieftain for many moons on this blog, and that is still true, mostly. I think Bunny might be nudging her way in though. Bunny is still a touch too traditional for me. So what am I saying? I like BunnyGlamWearstler
A collected feeling will always do the trick. Wish the lamp was a little larger scale, it's too tiny. Prettty burled desk.
Loving the cafe chair.
This is a primo example of BGW. If the dresser were wood, it would have gone too traditional like tea and crumpets at brunch. But the updated finish in a classic shape makes it -ding ding ding- a winner.
Crown moulding detail needs to beat it, I love the idea, but not here. I love lamp. And the chairs are way too far away from the sofa.. maybe this space shouldn't have made the cut. Or maybe it was just tricky photography.
While not a super inviting conversational area, the silhouettes and shiny stuff is wonderful. Tempered by creamy classic walls.
This space is lovely but it barely made the BGW cut. I think it's the pale blue walls that are turning me off. The lantern and amazing mirror are making up for it though.
The black cord-cover on the chandelier is an interesting choice. I think I dig it.
So what's the moral of the story? I'm not really sure, I'm just thinking out loud here. But I think it's that a collected, global, fresh-take-on-classic-lines and rich palettes will achieve a sense of timelessness that is impossible to argue with.
And ps. I just looked at Kelly's book Domicilium Decoratus (my fave of hers published) and it (cuss word removed) blows my mind. I shouldn't have doubted her. She remains my chieftain.
What do you think about the in-the-moment glam movement?
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