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post #16 of 66
No mention of vintage pasta and liquor posters?





post #17 of 66
Bingo on the posters. It's really too bad because I actually like some of them. I have a bottle of Martini & Rossi bianco vermouth sitting in the fridge (about to be replaced by Dolin Blanc). It really galls me to see people with posters like that and Campari but have no idea what they are, much less even tasted them.
post #18 of 66
Obviously none of you live in the south, where teh devotion to teh Bible and "family values" have met the McMansion crowd, giving you... (drumroll please)...

THOMAS KINKAID! And I don't mean those cheap calendars. No, no, I mean many-thousands-of-dollars prints and originals, hanging there in the formal dining area of the McMansion.

Ugh... shudder.
post #19 of 66
Ah, the painter of light! There are kinkaid galleries (stores).

I painted a lot of nice houses in the late 90s and everyone wanted to ditch the wallpaper and get bone white walls and cloud white ceilings. Very neutral. Dark hardwoods. Overstuffed furniture. Moved a lot of sleigh beds.
post #20 of 66
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Ah, the painter of light! There are kinkaid galleries (stores).

I painted a lot of nice houses in the late 90s and everyone wanted to ditch the wallpaper and get bone white walls and cloud white ceilings. Very neutral. Dark hardwoods. Overstuffed furniture. Moved a lot of sleigh beds.

I can't stand the colours chosen for the McMansions -- I call it the "espresso palette" -- from dark mocha brown to cappuccino beige ....and not to forget the ubiquitous soft gray colour that seems to spread across suburbia like a virus.
post #21 of 66
the "I have never been to Tuscany, but I'm pretty sure I know what it looks like so I'm going to decorate my home like it"





post #22 of 66
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post #23 of 66
Is faux-Tuscan actually on the decline? I thought it would never leave.
post #24 of 66
I think they're getting a bit more clever. Instead of decaying brick patterned 1 mm wallpaper they use screw in brick boards that are made of 3d plastic and then slosh some stucco over it. It's very Sprezzatura.
post #25 of 66
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Is faux-Tuscan actually on the decline? I thought it would never leave.

I have a feeling that there will always be Italian-Americans who are impossibly removed from anything actually Italian that will still insist on this look. And accordingly there will always be "In Vino Veritas" antiqued wall decorations available for $10 at TJ Maxx/Marshalls. Perfect for those days when an "authentic" Chicken Parm is hot from the oven.
post #26 of 66
Yes, I would like more breadsticks, please, for my never-ending bowl of salad.
post #27 of 66
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Yes, I would like more breadsticks, please, for my never-ending bowl of salad.

this is a fine restaurant, please cover up your "la bella vita" tattoo (of which I have seen numerous times on Mulberry St ... and each time my Italian-speaking GF comments on its relatively negative actual translation)
post #28 of 66
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
Bingo on the posters. It's really too bad because I actually like some of them. I have a bottle of Martini & Rossi bianco vermouth sitting in the fridge (about to be replaced by Dolin Blanc). It really galls me to see people with posters like that and Campari but have no idea what they are, much less even tasted them.
Try Vya vermouth if you can. BTW I just (today!!!) managed to find a bottle of real Campari. Though I covet it, it will be a gift to a friend of mine who loves it more than I. ~ H
post #29 of 66
Also framed prints of this sort of "art" straight from Bed Bath & Beyond:

post #30 of 66
I'm not sure if the art itself or the pretentious titles are worse. "Fallacy of Reason" "Whispers of Silence" "Construct of Temptation" "Adagio in Rouge"
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