A friend who is a real estate agent in the Washington, DC area shared a recent article from Curbed.com that get me a little fired up. I shared it on the blog's Facebook page, but I still want to discuss it, so I'm writing about it here.
The story is about "ridiculous" wallpaper that is an "eyesore" in a $2.2 million model home. I clicked the line my friend shared and prepared to be offended by some hideous wallpaper and I saw this:
Clearly, the art needs to go, but I find the wallpaper quirky and cute for a mudroom. The paper is Osborne & Little's Best in Show. It's a high end paper and if you've been around the design blogsphere for a few years, I've seen it in plenty of professionally decorated rooms.
Different? Yes. A little risky in a model home? Maybe. Ridiculous? I don't think so. As one comment on the article pointed out, model homes need to be memorable. Buyers, after all, are probably touring several in a day. I don't know if the house will be remembered as "the one with the dog wallpaper," but that's better than being so bland that it's forgotten. The rest of the house is lovely.
So, what do you think of a quirky element in a model home? Would the Best in Show wallpaper make you shy away from the house?