There has been a spat of comments lately on design blogland about Home & Garden‘s feature of Gwyneth Paltrow‘s place and how it seemed to be cold and unfeeling and un-children-friendly. I feel as though I need to defend her home and style… Ms Paltrow is not your bouncy, exuberant and extroverted Rachel Ray… she’s cool and calm and why shouldn’t her home reflect that?
I personally think her home reflects her to a tee. Rather than cold and sterile, I thought it looked unfinished, as it was a new home for them. I think she would look out of place in a room of reds and warm colours. I think she also has a cool fun side to her personality… like that blue lace chair, which I love.
In a recent O at Home, Greys Anatomy‘s red headed beauty Kate Walsh was featured in her lovely home (Spring 2007 issue). And nobody had anything bad to report… because it was warm and people like warm. What I loved about her home was that it reflected her perfectly.
I’d say… let our homes reflect the owners… in peace.
I mean… it’s not bad taste, is it?