cozy or chaotic?

"If you thought I found this room attractive,
would you still want to be my friend?  (Just checking.)"
Wednesday, I passed an hour or so in the library
where I thumbed through magazines.
I was drawn irresistibly to this photo and took a photo of it.
Eventually I posted it on my Facebook page along with that question.
I received feedback - some assuring me friendship isn't based on decorating style.
Others said things like:"It's my kind of green (all shades of green are my kind of green)! It looks like a room filled memories and warmth! A great place to sit a spell!"
"I would...enjoy visiting your beautiful and unique home."
"Cozy."  "Yes, it looks very comfortable and comforting."
"Collected and cozy." 
"Cozy and stimulating at the same time."
One said tactfully, "I see some interesting things in it!"
Another honestly commented, "Sorry, but my eyes got tired!"
"My kind of cozy."
"Colorful, bold, interesting and artsy!  I think of Henri Matisse with all the patterns,"
Friend Diana said, "Yeah.  I like that stuff." 
By the way, I DO like this room.  
It says, "Welcome!  Come in and sit a spell.  
Look around.  Let my color and comfort embrace you."
(And we even have a small bedroom painted this color.
It was a mistake, but I've grown to like it.)
OK.  It's YOUR turn.  What would YOU say about this room?


  1. I love the colors and everything about it. looks really wonderful to me.

  2. Yes, it's a stunning room, love all those colors!
    Elegant, cozy and inviting too.
    Happy 4th. of July.

  3. I LOVE THAT ROOM......"MORE IS MORE"....I always say.


    1. What wonderful taste you have, Jo! :)

  4. Chaotically cozy. Ha! My whole house is like that. Freaks some people out. While others say it is like an Aladdin's cave, or a museum. Some people think I'm always changing things but it's just because they can't take it all in at one time so they always find something new on subsequent visits. I've been told I should charge a small fee to let people enter. HA-ha!

  5. I think is fabulous! My style for sure. Love color and lived in look. It tells a story.

  6. I really like the colors and the collections of interesting things. While I'm not a minimalist at all, I'm not quite at this point either. I wonder who has to dust all that stuff.

    1. Dust? Now that's another story.....

  7. I would say it needs editing, and then I'd add more to it.
    Like "known parallel fifths" in music, as long as you KNOW you are doing it, it's fine. It's when you don't know it needs to be edited when it isn't.
    But that's just MY way of looking at it.

    1. Now THAT'S an explanation I can understand! Thank you, Judy!

  8. It is overwhelming to me, but it is beautoful!


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