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19 February 2008

Go Fug Your Room - Betsey Johnson

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.

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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).

Is this room fugly?





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There's nothing in the list that I could choose. Add AWFUL and I will choose that

Hi Di,

Fugtacular is meant to mean awful. The blog www.gofugyourself.com is huge over here and the term 'fugly' (you can probably guess what that is a contraction of) is used all the time. Perhaps I have become more American than I think!


I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Dies ist ein großer Ort. Ich möchte hier noch einmal.

Frankly I think that any British-born person using a sentence construction that begins with the word 'go' immediately followed by the present indicative should have their passport taken away from them at Heathrow,

I think Dora the Explorer would enjoy living in this room. Not sensible shoes Dora, obviously, the new and improved version.

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