Saturday, April 9, 2011

Houses -the celebrity photo shoot

Beds with counterpanes as unruffled as the calmest ocean.

Kitchens with worktops so clean no-one could possibly ever have cooked/eaten there.

Living rooms so spotlessly tidy that anything but living is done in them.

Welcome to the celebrity house photoshoot.

Am I really interested in gorgeous mega-expensive designs that tell me nothing about the occupants? What does an impossibly spotless house say other than 'the cleaner was here'?

Maybe some shirts drying on the radiators, takeaway bags, beer cans and unwashed crockery on the sink, unsorted laundry on the beds...think Tracey Emin's famous bed (exhibited at Tate Gallery London 1999) with its stained clothes, empty booze bottles, cigarette butts, ruffled, grubby sheets and how much of real life was revealed in that one image.

Some 'Real' photo shoots of celebrity houses, please.

The visibility of a bit of normality would never dent a celebrity's aura.

I promise.


Bluestocking Mum said...

Ahhh, to have a house that looks like that. But can it really be a home?

I like a house to be lived in and feel normal, as you say.

At the same time, I do find I feel serene and calm when our house is especially tidy. What is it they say - tidy house, tidy mind?


Karen Jones Gowen said...

That bed photo looks like my house right now. I'd love to live in one of those spotlessly clean homes but only if someone else were the one cleaning it constantly.

Debbie said...

I'd love to see what's shoved in those celebrity drawers before the photographers come. I love visiting messy houses with spiders creating in the corner and plastic dinousaurs down the loo - they're so relaxing and somehow validate the bran flakes stuck on our ceiling since 2007.

Mari G said...

Bluestocking Mum, there's tidy and absolutely too tidy...but I do agree that I'm a calmer person when my own house is organised and clean. Nice to hear from you & I'm really enjoying your blog posts.

Hi Karen. I presume you mean Tracey Emin's bed rather than the lilac one....! Thanks for hosting the's really fun!

Mari G said...

Hi Debbie.
I'm partial to the spiders-creating-in-the-corner design myself, I have to say, tis one that's well represented in my abode! And as for the fermented bran flakes on the ceiling, relaxing isn't the word!

Sylvia Ney said...

Cute post. I'm so glad I found you. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

Misha Gerrick said...

Pretty rooms, but they feel fake. Because I know that the look will be ruined the moment that the owners move back in.

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