home decor coincidence

Yesterday I received two catalogues -

this one,


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the groovy spin off of Crate and Barrel.

And this one,

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the oh-so-not-groovy uber baroque Touch Of Class catalogue.

Generally speaking, I am not fond of outfits with the word 'class' in their title.
And this particular catalogue illustrates why.

While my home is nothing at all like this -

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I could never picture myself (or the others who live here) living with this either -

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and it just seemed like a joke that the two publications arrived at the same time.

Tell me, are you this kind of person...

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or does this suit you better?

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I seem to be somewhere in the middle.

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Are these your windows?

Or do you have these?

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And, when you think of my home, do you imagine this? (And by 'this' I do mean THE SCULPTURE.)

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Or this?

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Comments

Badger said…
Oh my God, that pink bedroom looks like Liberace puked all over it.

And hey! I am a loyal C&B customer and no one has ever sent ME a groovy spinoff catalog, dammit!
Eliane said…
I am not in the middle. You'd have to go from Touch Of Class to Crate and Barrel and then keep on going for quite a while before you'd be at my place!
daysgoby said…
Both, actually. (The statues)

Except the gold twiny thing would be tucked in a corner and the glass heads would be up on the mantel, along with some smooth stones and whatever Youngest is doing now....
Sue said…
Ug. Hate the foo foo.
Jennifer said…
I love CB2 and was overjoyed to get my catalog this week.

The other one? We refer to that, ahem, style in this household as "High Bordello."
Jeannie said…
I'm more of the CB2 kind of girl.
I'd call the TOC stuff more like Trump Trash.

The older I get, the more I want my surroundings to be clean, simple and uncluttered.
Suzanne said…
I, too, am much more a CB2 kinda gal. I have not yet received the new catalog, though. Maybe today...

The Baroque stuff gives me the willies. *shudder*
Poppy Buxom said…
Ew, I am so neither of those catalogs.

I'm too old for that "my first apartment" CB2 look, and not slutty enough for Early Bordello.

So I decorate with the big cardboard boxes my appliances came in.
gabe said…
My eyes OMG my eyes.

I cannot believe you posted that PINK thing without warning. What have we ever done to you???
alice c said…
If those curtains were in my house I would have an out-of-body experience every time I walked in the front door.
paola said…
I'm in between, although we have neither of those here in Italyland. And, see? Now I am sad because I didn't get to show you my house (albeit under construction...).
How are your family travel plans proceeding? :)
Jeannie said…
I just went to the CB2 website. The monkey freaked me out a little. I'm off to work at PB. We don't have any monkeys jumping on the furniture there.
MizMell said…
Not the catalog type at all. I have too many coming already that just make my trashbags heavier. Who needs a catalog when you have the internet??

And, my vote is on the embracing lovers...
Kim said…
I like the idea of doing the pink satin bedspread just to see what Chef would say on first sight.

Surely you are buddhist heads over guilded lovers...

Just think of your first place on moving out of home and that's us. With a film of dirt marking everything.
jo said…
have you seen the scary new one that is just called Brocade?

Yikes!
Terese said…
We don't have anything like these catalogues Down Under. The closest we get is the IKEA catalogue. I did notice a row of recycled furniture stores in a seaside suburb yesterday - - modelled along the Trilogie concept - shabby chique et al.... and may go there next time I want a piece.
You can pick up the Buddha heads everywhere now, they look sweet in the garden. Will that do for my contribution to MOFO delurk..... It's a Long Weekend in Sydney and I will keep reading this blog through our Spring school holidays. bbfn
Sharon said…
I found that TOC catalog the other day at my mother-in-law's house and took it, so that I could tab that pink excretion's page and leave it around for R to find so he'd think I wanted to order it.
Major Bedhead said…
Judas Priest, that pink thing looks like a French whorehouse. I'm of the less is more school. Clean lines and no clutter (not that you'd know that now, what with the Destructo Twins and all, but I try. I try.)

I don't know what that first catalog is, but I want one. The closest I got to that was the LL Bean Home catalog that came the other day. I do love that catalog.
If I had to pick - and I guess that is what you were kind of asking - I would say C & B -

My taste wanders from cozy corners with lots of books, a fire and a big fat comfy chair - to quite minimalist ( as in the new kitchen that is going in). My taste does not run to pink sateen but nor does it run to lime green or black buddha heads (slate grey does it for me in a buddha head).

Clear as mud ?
dan renzi said…
That pink bedroom causes a visceral reaction within me. It actually makes me uncomfortable.
Alice said…
Wait, people PAY for the pink bedroom!?!?

They would have to pay me millions...
Kate said…
The pink bedroom doesn't remind me of a whorehouse, it reminds me of a mortuary. And sadly, it's what my bedroom looked like when we bought the house. In fact, the whole house was pink. LOTS OF PAINT was needed to eradicate the memory. And then one day, a catalog brings it all rushing back....
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