Friday, August 15, 2008

A circus tent of one's own



It's actually the plywood that confuses me most about this photo. What's there? How could you have such a vision, but then not bother to do the final two square feet? Or wait, maybe it's the phone books that throw me off...

According to the listing, this is a "Napolean inspired tent bedroom." Okay.

(Found by Sarina.)

24 comments:

Jayne said...

Is the plywood covering a fireplace? Are they worried about acrobats and clowns slipping in via the chimney perhaps?

Ally said...

Very disappointed to find that there is no photo of the "second bedroom with artistic drawing on walls"

Just how bad is it?!

Colleen in MA said...

This room reminds me of a tent room that was done on Trading Spaces by Hildi. That was the same episode in which she painted the couches.

My take is that the current owner inherited this room and was like, how is plywood going to hurt this room?

T said...

I was also strongly reminded of Hildi's tent room... though I think she didn't use the plywood accents quite as strongly :)

Mindy said...

I wonder how much dust has collected on the tent top?

puptentacle said...

If you take a look at the kitchen, under the sink is...MORE PLYWOOD! Maybe the plywood is more "artistic statement" about the unfinished nature of the human existence, or maybe the fact that no matter how perfect you may feel your life is there is always room for improvement. Or it could be covering portals into another dimension. Or...

Deb Clague said...

Yeah, I immediately thought of Trading Spaces as well. I'm also wondering why there's no exterior shots of this house...or am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

I like how it's for "unconventional couples and singles who want to be the talk of the town."

"Yeah, I went home with this chick, and her bedroom was a circus tent..."

"Really? Me too!"

dave said...

I would have thought the man who conquered most of Europe to have inspired something better than that. It looks like the man who designs circus tents built that room.

Karen said...

You will either love or loath this one. D'oh!

Fnarf said...

I think this is actually "Napoleon's bedroom at Elba, after they took his TV away."

Michelle D said...

I came here to say something about this looking like a room Hildi designed on Trading Spaces, but I seen someone has already beat me to the punch!

:)

scone said...

It's supposed to be a military tent, rather than a circus tent. Napoleon had all sorts of luxurious tents, canopy beds, elaborate furniture, etc. when he went out on campaign. His home, and Josephine's, were decorated with these militaristic themes, too. It became fashionable, during the 19th c., and it's been "in" from time to time ever since. But it's a pretty obscure "insider" decorator's reference, like making obscure literary references in a your own novel. Obviously it's not working for 21st c. Americans. Personally, I can't imagine cleaning this stuff.

Jennifer said...

I came over to mention that same room by Hildi that Colleen already mentioned. Eerie.

Thumper said...

Trading Spaces fans rejoice! Hilde hath spread her evil! ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the borderless shower. In one fell swoop you can clean yourself, the sink, the floor, the windows . . .

The listing says the bathroom is updated. Can only imagine what it was like before!

Anonymous said...

The 'Napoleon' here refers to Napoleon Dynamite, not Napoleon Bonaparte. Gosh!

Anonymous said...

"Suit less conventional couple or singles who want to be the talk of the town !!!!"

Well, of course you'd be the talk of the town.

"So where is elephant hiding?"

"What do you do for a living at the big top?"

"Ohhh, you mean acrobats by saying swingers. Could be an interesting twist to sex, don't cha think?"

:-D

niqole_ly@hotmail.com said...

haha i feel like that trading spaces show had a hand in this ... O_o

Brittany E. said...

This reminds of of the room that crazy designed did on trading spaces one time.

AMG said...

Wrong on so many levels....

Anonymous said...

They had to board up the hole because that's where the clown cars come through.

T. said...

It looks like that was a headboard, and the plywood was what the bed sat up against. call me the voice of sanity...

but the tent? ugh.

Abbey said...

Colleen in MA - That's EXACTLY what I thought when I saw this!!

And I had completely forgotten about the Painted Couch Debacle!

Oh Hildi...