I want a really huge house. I also want a really awesome, unique, urban penthouse. And a private island with a rad house on it and a super-yacht to take me there. Think Hearst Castle, the penthouse of The Pierre Hotel, and I don’t know… thing.
Now that’s good and ridiculous, and I’ll never have even one of those homes, but a man can dream. I live in a modest, two bedroom condo in a middle-class neighbored. In a few years, I plan to move into either a bigger home (townhouse, single family) with a lot more room or another condo with a great location. I’m sharing this all mostly so you have an idea of what kind of person I am, but I’m not really sure that it will help at all.
The thing is, on the occasion that I check out crazy shit like those places, I start thinking about the style and decor of my own home. I have two styles that I like a lot, but they are diametrically opposed.
Style 1 – Old School Classy/Dark Wood
- Big, heavy furniture
- Mahogany/Black Walnut/Black & White Marble
- A big office with a huge, immovable desk and endless library
- Velvet and leather upholstery
- Big ol’ fireplace
- Chaise lounges/club chairs/ottomans/armoires
- Giant, heavy, dark table in the dining room
Style 2 – Ultramodern Minimalist/Clean
- Firstly and most importantly – NOT PO MO! Because post modern blows, and so do you
- Wide open spaces
- Glass, metal, white marble/granite
- Futuristic, to a point. I like wall, floor, seem, and recessed lighting. I don’t like those stupid ball-chair things
- Things can be folded away
- mesh office chair
- Wireless/hidden wires
- TV/speakers wall mounted
- wall mounted shelves
I think this leaves me with one option: I need my home to be more like Flynn’s mountain escape in TRON: Legacy. Minus the weird light-up floor and in-wall shelves. I liked that movie way the fuck too much.
I have more thoughts on interior design, mostly about what I’m doing to do to my walls (paint/wallpaper) and home much I hate post modern furniture. Also, I want this – fuckin’ crazy thing – so I can be a Bond villain. And if we’re fantasizing, I’d also like to have something likeThe Pinnacle in Montanna. As a family thing. Like something that my brother and I could bring our families to and invite parents/cousins/friends to for winter and skiing vacations.
Any thoughts on interior design? Have a dream home you’d like to share? Feel free to hit up the comments section, or tweet me – twitter.com/onehobowine. Or email, I guess. firstname.lastname@example.org