Well not exactly… but close by comparison.
By now most of you know that my pop culture obession is the Real Housewives series by Bravo. There is no season I haven’t seen, no matter how bad or ugly– I have seen them all. My husband has begun to complain that the show is interfering with our marriage, and now there are so many cities to follow, well, I may be in real trouble!
None of these ladies captivate me more than the cast of NY. Maybe because I lived in the city for so long, or maybe because they are simply the most entertaining. In the spirit of being kind, I thought I would pick the two NY Housewives whose apartments I thought were my
least favorite. I have toured them all in detail (via Hulu) and dissected each element carefully. I must say that this was not a challenging task…
For me, the winners are most definitely Kelly and Cindy. Ironically both women’s apartments are a study in bright white and pink. An unusual urban color combination, but believe me, when you step off the pavement after a day in the city, maybe you want to feel clean and bright—I know I would!
Cindy’s white pickled floors work well, and her contemporary simple sofas and bright and wild art stands out. This same combination and strategy seems to have been employed in Kelly’s space, although I am unsure about a life sized horse in the middle of the living room. Can you say, shocking? I am not a horse person, but there is something bold and almost amusing about it, and you have to give her props for having the guts to place him front and center.
The thing that really stole my heart is Kelly’s OCD closet and display of candy-colored expensive heels and Hermes Birkins as if they were pieces of art in her bedroom. For those prices, they ARE pieces of art! Or they should be…
Both ladies have a less is more approach, which in a confined space is the ONLY way to go. I love the use of clean bright white and primary pops using art as the center of attention. Not to mention, compared to the rest of the Housewives’ homes: they look like the Taj Mahal. Enjoy!