A Nightmare Indeed- Part I

Feb 5, 2013 | Interior Design | 1 comment


I opened a conversation on my Facebook page yesterday regarding this historic house for sale- historic if you’re a fan of the horror genre. The ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ property has hit the market, boasting some interesting design modifications since its 1984 debut.

If you browse through the photos, you’ll notice specific and oddball design choices (orange Caesar stone countertops), but the living room/den (pictured) is a teaching tool on two fronts.

I wrote last month about The Fit Factor, the oversized scale and proportion of furniture in most American homes. The sofa/coffee table combo in the ‘Nightmare’ house is a perfect example of how large, heavy pieces weigh down the room and obstruct visual flow, especially in contrast to the clean lines of contemporary styling.

Look for Part II later this week where I’ll discuss the other major mistake in this room, a topic near and dear to my heart: the design cliche known as ‘a pop of color’.


1 Comment

  1. Amanda Gall

    Yes, ‘pop of color’ and ‘mix it up’ are dreaded phrases in the event design industry too. Good call!


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