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Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Yikes! “Celebrity” Decor


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I’m not going to get into what “celebrity” means these days; as Joel McHale says, Kim Kardashian is famous for having a big a** and a sex tape,” but it cracks me up that celebrities in L.A. seem to move every year. It also cracks me up that Larry David pokes fun of this by having his Curb Your Enthusiasm persona move every season for reasons like having a wire they think is ugly in the backyard, or too many movies being shot on the street. Thank you so much to Vanessa for tweeting me this Luxist post featuring Kim Kardashian’s condo, which is currently on the market for a million plus bucks. I would like to point out a few massive design cliches that appear here.

Sometimes candles don’t make the room. Neither do hideous throw pillows. And a neutral palette doesn’t necessarily bring the calm:

Just as a big huge brass Buddha/Yogi/not sure (don’t mean to offend, I’m sure the owner doesn’t know who this is or what the meaning is either) doesn’t necessarily bring the “Zen”:

A big crystal chandelier and big tufted headboards and lots of mirrored furniture and

volumes of fabric for draperies do not equal “Hollywood glamor.” Sometimes they just equal “tacky bordello boudoir.”

I do, however, like where this bathroom was going – the wallpaper, glossy black ceiling, and light fixtures are doing it for me, while the floors and off-the-rack-from-big box store-vanity is not.

Word is that the condo is going for over a million. Also, that cute Hidden Hills house of Kris and Bruce Jenner’s is on the market. I think they lived there for about a minute. I rather liked that they lived in a cozy, not over-adorned, somewhat oversized cottage.

If you think this post is too mean, don’t worry. I’m sure a few of the keywords in this post will have me receiving all kinds of nasty spam comments for months. Instant Karma.

Photos via via realestalker an the MLS service.

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!


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  1. Carpet Cleaning Edinburgh says:

    October 9th, 2009 at 3:23 pm (#)

    loving the first bedroom in the pic! very nice!

  2. Funky Girl says:

    October 10th, 2009 at 10:58 am (#)

    Absolutely adore the two bedroom photos, so glamorous! The size of the mirror i the second bedroom is a lovely statement piece. Be hard to find dimilar of that size within the UK which is a shame. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Physics toys says:

    October 14th, 2009 at 1:03 am (#)

    All of the designs are luxury, Especially the Crytal bedroom. in my opinion, I love the white bedroom.

  4. Niki says:

    October 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm (#)

    I like the bedrooms myself.

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