A Lady in the Street....

>> Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The title has a story. I have become quite the storyteller lately. Probably part of becoming a mama.

Once upon a time one of my dear friends and I were at a party, it was a formal occasion. There was no printed dress code, but most people broke out their strappy, shiney, dancing clothes for this particular party. Well we ran into a friend that night who opted to go with a very conservation conservative (I hate spell check) look. Now I'm not one to pick out someone for dressing conservatively, I appreciate when women do not feel the need to advertise the goods, but again, there was dancing at this party, lots and lots of dancing. It was an annual event and if Mr. Sabbe and I did not leave in a full sweat, it was not a good year. So our friend's choice of a long sleeve cardigan and floor lenght skirt was just a bit suprising. So I, with my big mouth, made a comment about the conservativeness of this particular outfit choice {terrible, I know} And my dear friend, who never ever gossips, calmly turns to me and says "oh, you know, probably a lady in the street, but a freak in the bed." It still makes me laugh.

This house is actually what made me think of that story. See how conservative she is on the outside..
A bit more risque on the foyer.
And even more in the masterbath.
You would not even think this space would be in the house photographed above.
And a mid century mix in the living room...
Sidenote: I don't know if you can see it, but they obviously chose to remove the tv for the shoot. But why did they not stick something over the outlet? These are the things I notice in shelter magazines. I think it would have shown a nice solution for integrated flat panel tv stands. I personally would have left it.
I know there are many more examples of this lady in the street type architecture, especially in my neck of the woods where modern exterior architecture is quite rare. What do you think? Is it ok to be a lady in the street but a freak in the bed? Or should ladies just stick to being ladies?
images: Dwell

11 comments:

Jessica March 8, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

I love a good usher reference.

pve design March 8, 2011 at 7:36 PM  

I love a lady on the outside, one who is proper and virtuous and on the inside a bit twisted.
Great lady on that street.
pve

Romana March 8, 2011 at 9:22 PM  

best title and best story I have read in blog land for quite a while :) And, you know what, lady-in-the-street-freak-in-the-bed style is just fine with me, keep people wondering!
Romana

Full House March 8, 2011 at 10:01 PM  

That is awesome. I will have to remember that saying. It probably made it even funnier because it was so unexpected from the friend who said it.

Anna of IHOD March 9, 2011 at 2:20 AM  

Okay that totally made me chuckle. And that story does work perfectly with this house!!

Lili March 9, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

Ha ha! Then the alternative would be that us freaks would have to be freaks all the time and that would get a little exhausting! CUTE post!

lizziefitz March 9, 2011 at 9:18 AM  

LOL! I thought this story was going in a completely different direction. I was waiting for you to write that she had some kind of freaky skin condition that she had to hide/cover?

Vicky @ Pearl District March 10, 2011 at 5:39 AM  

he he he! You're a great story-teller!!!

xoxo

paula March 10, 2011 at 7:43 PM  

how funny. love the house.

Haven and Home March 13, 2011 at 8:24 PM  

Laughing out loud, HILARIOUS!!!!! Great space too.

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