Friday, March 9, 2012

Fit for a Fille or for Me

Today's focus, a bold and moody boudoir dreamed up by designer Oliver M. Furth for a fictional 19-year-old daughter, as part of the Maison de Luxe Show House in Beverly Hills. Staged at Greystone, a manse built for petroleum heir Ned Doheny Jr., the estate oozes with louche, worldly abandon. Not one to be swayed by the easy, saccharine charms which habitually pervade on parade in little girls' rooms, the dark and dense nooks above and below would do for Nero quite nicely, though I may have to mobilize the decorative ceramics on the tulip table to make way for the more predictable stack of magazines, cast-off jewelry and makeup that would surely take over in no short order. 


katiedid said...

Hmmmm. Worthy room absolutely! More than, actually.....but not sure a 19 year old girl would have the smarts to fully appreciate it, especially when friends come a calling wondering where the music idols and the shoe collection are hiding. BUt perhaps Beverly Hills produces a much more sophisticated teenage specimen.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Dearest KD,

Indeed, it's not the usual approach.The article mentioned that the designer had envisioned a 19-year-old daughter who was working as an editorial assistant for a magazine. That, I believe, set the tone for the whole dark affair. Still, I have to agree, it's more like the edgy and avant-garde pied-a-terre of a very into her thirties gallerist. I have to say, my room was nothing like this when I was a 20-year-old editorial assistant!
Cheers, Alcira


Urban flâneuse, armchair observer, absent-minded scribbler, occasional epicure and carpool line cultural attaché, my nom de plume is Nero. Join me as I catalog a compilation of earthly delights and stuff that I dig. Alcira Molina-Ali



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