KLOINK! That was the sound my jaw made when it dropped to the floor. I just had a look at the amazing pink walls and ceiling in the living room of New York interior designer Sam Botero and his partner Emery von Sztankoczy over on New York Social Diary. I first blogged about this home almost a year ago and it’s still one of my favorite places. It is so blatantly over the top, so totally out there and it never fails to get a strong reaction when I show it to people I know. These pictures also make me realize that one day, I am going to be like this – and you know what? I’m totally looking forward to it! Meanwhile, on gay gossip site Datalounge.com someone said (and I couldn’t have said it better):
“I love it. The whole dust-gathering mincing pearl-clutching damask-rose-scented screaming colorama drama of it. I fully expected to see June Allyson come tip-tapping through the door in a gold brocade house dress and satin kitten heels, offering martins in that growly voice.
It’s bright and flamboyant and utterly, utterly fabulous and not beige in any way. I’m sick of seeing tasteful shades of nothing carefully counterpointed by striking tones of neutral. I wouldn’t want to live there, for everyday liveablity I need somewhere less cluttered but . Dare to be pink!”
Photographs by Jeff Hirsch