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Beautiful (Tones; Style). I keep falling back on this "happy" design style which combines the old La Jolla homes with the current day colors/lighting and casual lifestyle
These guys tried too hard to put contemporary and zen together. Looks like a mish mash.
warmth of space; brightness of furnishings. Chris -- too cluttered for my tastes.
Light; Thick door frames; color of wood floors; mix of old and new.
love it. casual, bright, simple lines. Chris - I can learn to like this.
This is a hallway style mudroom. Chris: Okay by me as long as it's not at the front entrance.
I think I like this (not the furnishings)
love it-kid hideaway
I like beams on the ceilings, even if they're the same white as ceiling. lights are yuck. Chris: Works for me, especially of the furniture is included (love it).
love the formal (cat) portrait w/ the mix of modern, contemporary, etc
i could live here, though I would add some warmth in colors. Chris: this looks like a formal living room that will never get used. Ever.
yuck. bachelor pad.
want this ironing board. Chris: I want her to have it.
i could do a loft-like house, tho not sure if that makes sense
like it all over again. Chris: I can like an eclectic style like this as long as it's not over-decorated. Too much brick-a-brack crap to collect dust and I'm a no-go.
like the lights on the wall. Chris: I like the stone wall -- adds a sense of solidity to the room.
it's sort of boring. Chris: I thought you liked the white kitchen? Change of taste?
i like the playfulness of the backsplash. could work if it's attached to the family room area. Chris: That playful backsplash will artfully hide all the splattered tomato sauce from my cooking.
the more i see the white kitchen, the less enamored with it I am. i think it's excellent for a smaller house, giving it an elegant beachhouse feel. may need to trend toward light kitchen depending on how dark cabinets change feeling of size. Chris: My shift key works. So you are down on the white kitchen thing (see previous comment).
not sure why, but i can like this
like the house. and sunken outdoor LR
The more I see the hanging sliding door, the more I like a pocket door. This door is too distracting. If the door is the feature of the room, fine. But I'd rather have the structure, the art, or the people be the feature. Chris: concur.
like the backlight.
like the window frames. like the wood island. Chris: Can't stand the wood window frames. They get in the way of the view outside and are distracting.
like all but the backsplash
I could live here. Though once you have the fruit bowl and cutting board and stuff out, it's going to look too busy.
This is stunning!! Chris: A little too "Paris apartment" for me.
This is terrible. Work triangle sucks and dining room is right there w/ the noise, cleanup, etc. Ugh. But finishings are lovely, though wood seems to be the wrong color. Chris: concur on all points.
when i see it from afar, the kitchen seems a bit boring. maybe that's the point. elegant, but like a dinner plate - let the decor and bright flowers do the talking. but makes me hesitate
like the sail shades. like the concrete. Chris: Are you concerned the sail shades will seem dated in 5 years?
this more frenchy and palm springsy for us, but the eclecticness of it is great. Chris: A few too many "Safari relics" for me but the room is funky. Would happily hang out here in someone else's house.
like. but feels like it'll get dated fast. Chris: I concur. Looks like an outdoor BBQ at a public park.
YUCK! Hate the cabinetry. Chris: For our next kitchen, after the kids go to college.
love it. Chris: Me, too. This is livable, especially with the window.
happy. Chris: Happy wife, happy life. I could live with this, too.
liking these door and window frames again. Chris: Yikes! I don't like the way the frames make the doors seem soooo heavy.
liking this. less bathroom-like than when done with carrara marble countertops. Chris: I agree -- the white Carrara on white cabinets is a bit too...white.
love that blue
really cool clerestory hall. Chris: Concur! This could be done if we add a 2nd floor.
Can we get a loft into the design? Chris: Okay by me!
like the lanai; like - all but stone bricks. Chris: the covered but open patio is a nice touch.
i like. Chris: Me, too.
cool door. Chris: I like the idea of a pivot door as well. Is it too funky for La Jolla resale?
like the floors. mixed colors, distressed (hides scratches)