This next room should please the 84% of you who thought that the Kelly Hoppen-designed room was too bland and soulless and lacking in colour and nicknackery (which begs the question how on earth is Kelly H so successful?).
US fashion designer Betsey Johnson’s maximalist apartment was featured in last August’s UK Elle Deco and has since garnered a surprisingly positive reaction around blogland.
I have no real idea who she is, beyond what I’ve read on Wikipedia though I did like what I saw of her last collection. She looks like she’s trying to be ‘zany’ in a Zandra Rhodes-ish sort of way and ‘more is more’ is definitely her byword, when it comes to home furnishings at least.
I do like the mix of romantic French and vintage mid-century pieces and love the idea of accenting pink with yellow, but surely this is TOO pink? It’s not even a tasteful pink but bubblegum pink. Mixed with fuschia. With a pink shag carpet.
And am I the only person feeling sorry for the person who does the dusting? And who is getting mightily bored with Arco lamps? (Though I presume Betsey might have acquired hers from Andy Warhol rather than Ebay).