February 7, 2015

Downton Again

Another picture has surfaced, this time in the venerable New York Times. SCHOCK1

In the images I posted the other day, here, you could just see the corner of the office with the painting of what I presume to be Abraham Lincoln on the left. But when I saw this image, I realized what a nightmare the decorating job really was. The odd placement of the painting is so jarring against the classic moulding on the walls, which look to have gold paint, rather than gilding applied to them. The painting of Jefferson (2nd from left) over the moulding and on top of the frame is ridiculous!

And don’t even get me started on the gold lampshades!

This isn’t about politics, it’s about bad decorating.

29 comments:

  1. This is going to turn into a hallmark movie.

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  2. Hahaha! I have never seen something so misguided in the name of edgy,originality. No wonder it was "free".

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  3. Yikes, what a mess.

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    1. I know. Could you imaging working there. I'd be temped to re-hang everything while everyone was gone.

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  5. You do have a nose for news. This story has legs and it is Schocking.

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  6. I did comment on the l.h.s. picture being incorrectly placed within the moulding, but I had no idea it was a bad as this! Simply dreadful.

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    1. I wish I'd seen this picture the other day. It just amplifies the horror!

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  7. It's a look that incorporates the political and brothels. I wonder if there's red flocked wallpaper in the bathroom.

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  8. Absolutely dreadful.

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  9. Politics and brothels...never were truer words spoken. ya think the fine representative who displayed his abs on the cover of Men's Health has a clue?

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  10. Possibly the worst wall of art ever seen, really a disgrace to the Presidents seen here.

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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    1. They're all rolling over in their graves!

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  11. I am recalling that quote from H.L. Mencken " Never underestimate the taste of the American public." I have seen stage sets for a high school production better than this! Wonder who should be more embarassed - the decorator or the Congressman?

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    1. I don't think either one is embarrassed!

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  12. Hideous!!!
    Decorator or desecrator?

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  13. Some one thought that they were being creative...........
    Mary

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