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What an impressive rape of a house with gorgeous bones with an end result that makes me want to cry out in horror! Shaking my head and walking away....

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Rebecca Abraham Design

Interesting that West Coast design in this showcase house(mostly, but not all rooms) is cleaner and less busy than in the Kips Bay Showcase house on the east coast. I do agree that too many of these decorators don't give enough homage to the house itself, typically. Isn't that what it is all about...responding to the architecture? Or maybe not???

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I was thinking the same thing about listening to the architecture; it seems like in all of these houses the designers are trying to hard...there's imbalance, garish colors, dark and gloomy interiors, and a desperate throwback to the '50s.

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