Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Rise of the Sunken Living Room!

Although I don't know how accurate of a statement 'The Rise of the Sunken Living Room' truly is of making their big comebacks, what I do know about sunken living rooms is that I love them, have always loved them and really, really hope to see more of them in the near future. Regrettably, the resurgence ain't happening in MY living room. Let's take a step back in time for a brief second, kids...



I'm not sure what is going on here, folks, but if that really is a small cloud of smoke billowing under that paper lantern, I'll just say momma didn't raise a math whiz but I do know 4+4= good times on that floor. And don't try to tell me it's insence, either. I respect the elements of nature going on in this photo but it's a little too claustrophobic for my liking.




Ahhhh, Hello 2009! Much better. Although I do love the clean lines and open-ness of what we have going on here, I'm not sure marble floors, sharp edges and margarita parties go hand in hand. Furthermore, let's not forget the pefectly symmetrical and perfectly slippery wet pool that's beckoning my friends and I in the back yard. Next!




Indeed. We're getting warmer, kids. Non-slip surface? Check. Softer edges? Check. Me like-y but it's still missing a little somethin' somethin'...



Wait, what do we have here? Oh, we're in one of Jade Jagger's sunken rooms in Ibiza, are we? Sorry, I meant...I-bi-tha. Oooh, me really like-y this one. And it's a circular sunken room to boot!!! Not only with cushy seating, but a tufted chaise lounge, Roman shades, slick white painted foors AND a fireplace?? Woa.




Well this is a formidable little living room, isn't it? But let's just say, hypothetically, that one came home to this living room from spending a fabulous weekend with Jade in her loveley home in I-bi-tha after having copious amounts of Ouzo...hypothetically. How could one comfortably lay down with an amazingly cushiony down pillow and a bottle of Topo Chico and bitters to watch a Million Dollar Listing marathon? My point exactly!


Now we're talking!

4 comments:

Raina said...

Holy moley, I love this post! Thanks for the link love, I've returned the amor at La Lamp Shade.

Andrea said...

I am very flattered, Thanks, Raina.

Dane said...

love these photos of sunken living rooms! I am a huge fan of them, too!
(I linked back to your feature from my own post on "home gimmicks we love, home gimmicks we hate.")

http://losangelesrealestatevoice.com/lifestylepropertiesestates/blog/home-gimmicks-our-guiltiest-pleasures/

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