Living Room; Rome, Italy. Axel Vervoordt. Interior photo via Architectural Digest.
You know what I don't like?
I find the combination of two types of curtains (yellow-green at left, white-cream at right) very strange.
The fact that they also hang from two different heights accentuates the strangeness.
I find the mix of objects creating nothing more than a conflict.
An antique Italian mirror hanging above a slipcovered sofa (Vervoordt's own design), a bronze Thai Buddha torso next to a Louis XIII armchair (at right), a tall ornate cabinet at left, very decorative ceiling, ...
OK, the collection of objects might show that you appreciate many beautiful things from a variety of styles and periods but why would you want to put them all together in the same room?
To me, it's like you would start writing a book and you could not follow through with the idea, and in each new chapter you would jump to a completely different, unrelated topic leaving the previous topic in a forgotten state. Such a book would create a lot of anxiety to a potential reader.
In other words this interior is an extreme eclecticism - I see nothing more than too much variety, contrast and no underlying unity.
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