Halloween is just a few days away, and what I am about to show you is certainly appropriate for the occasion. This month, two of my favorite bloggers – Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda and Albertina at Mimosa Lane – featured the incredibly talented decorator, Philip Gorrivan. I am a huge fan of his work. One of my favorite examples from his portfolio is this gorgeous Victorian town home, located in Toronto, Canada…. I’m sure you have seen it before, but do you know what happened to all of that fabulous yellow Clarence House “The Vase” wallpaper in the formal living room? I have actually been having nightmares about it ever since stumbling upon its fate via Peppermint Bliss while
stalking researching David Hicks’ The Vase (one of my all-time favorite patterns).
First, let’s take a look at what the living room looked like before, in all of its former glory….
Gorgeous!! Absolute perfection in every way, n’est pas?! Now let’s take a look at the “art installation” the home owner selected to replace The Vase wallpaper…
Aaaaacckkkk!!!! Scary, right? Now I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and art is subject to interpretation, but I seriously cannot even begin to imagine covering all of that gorgeous and pricey wallpaper with THIS… Click here to see a video interview Canada House and Home conducted with the homeowner, where she discusses the “art” and gives a tour of the otherwise gorgeous home… It is truly worth watching. You can also see more of this home via HGTV.
On a more positive note, let’s take a look at more of the gorgeous (and unmarred) rooms in this home, as featured in Philip Gorrivan’s portfolio…
I absolutely love this house… especially in its former state. Do you think the living room art installation is frightful or delightful? Please weigh in!