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Love It or Hate It? Ivanka Trump's Decorating Skills

Love It or Hate It? Ivanka Trump's Decorating Skills

Heiress and Apprentess Ivanka Trump recently made over the "dump" of her assistant out of her own good will and PR motive and shared the process with Glamour, offering up her "expert" decorating tips to their readers. To furnish the apartment, she used "antiques, flea-market finds, and lots of patterns." To me, it looks like she picked up every trendy dècor piece she could find, and barfed it all over the poor girl's pad. John Robshaw ikat comforter? Check. West Elm overlapping squares daybed? Check. Zebra rugs? Check. Lucite? Check. Ornate chandelier? Check. Then, she topped it off with some metallic Flavor Paper wallpaper, clashing reds and pinks, and big bold stripes. What I find funniest is that the article suggests that readers get one "statement" piece "that's totally whimsical and conversation-worthy," but she herself combined numerous statement pieces, creating a room that for me brings up more gag reflex than conversation. But then again, I am blogging about it, so that counts as conversation, right? What do you think? Am I totally off base here, do you love it?

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zensusie zensusie 8 years
What's up with all the rug pieces! I don't know where to start it's to busy.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 8 years
there are tooooo many styles going on here.
shalee55 shalee55 8 years
Jenny86 Jenny86 8 years
It's nice, but it's clashing together! I sorta like it, though.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I love the style but there is just too much going on here. Take out about half the pieces and it would be really pretty.
jennaboa jennaboa 8 years
She really is her daddy's daughter, isn't she? She must have a super stylist for her clothes -- she dresses so refined and elegant you'd never guess she has the interior decorating skills of a Hilton siser.
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 8 years
I like the combo of black and white with the pink, but that room is just too much. I would tone it down a little and use a softer pink with the hot pink as an accent color. The cheetahs need to go ;)
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
My eyes are bleeding!
ElenaEv ElenaEv 8 years
For a Café maybe, for a house NOOOOO!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
it could be pretty without all the dead animal stuff going on
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 8 years
I think she should keep her day job as CEO of her daddy's company...It looks like every pattern in the world merged together to poop on her assistant's room. Poor girl!
darlene darlene 8 years
Theres too much going on
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
hideous- but I'd take that one pink chair lol
amkc amkc 8 years
Waaaaay too much going on there...
alysun alysun 8 years
so overwhelming! She didn't need to throw it all in!
mletrav mletrav 8 years
I read this in Glamour and wondered if you'd comment on it. While I think it's a little much for my taste, I'm not as vehemently opposed to it as you seem to be. Some of the stuff in there is fun! I could imagine, that with a little tweeking, (paint, apholstery,) the girl could end up with something pretty nice! The new layout is far superior to the old one, too.
azh azh 8 years
is that a joke?
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 8 years
It's just missing a jar filled with Excedrin. (And some squares of acid. And a loaded gun.)
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
there is far too much going on in this room! trashy not classy at all. i understand wanting to be young and hip but this is overboard and dare I say 'cheap'. for someone who was raised with money she has no taste...but then again her father has solid gold fixtures in the bathrooms.
Leenie11 Leenie11 8 years
Huh, I guess I liked it when I saw the before and after shots in Glamour magazine, but now that I see it here it looks too busy.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
"To me, it looks like she picked up every trendy dècor piece she could find, and barfed it all over the poor girl's pad." true!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
love the wall color.. but its just a little too ADD for my taste
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Its fun and funky. Whats wrong with that? Depending on that chick's age, its completely appropriate for a fun pad. Everyone's not into the whole conservative, boring neutrals, restoration hardware, muted earth tones. Some people like a little color in their lives ;)
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
She likes it tacky just like her father!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
That picture is giving me a headache!
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