I am consistently seduced by the art direction of magazines like Country Living. Although there aren't too many of these home decor mags on the stands these days, the photos never fail to mesmerize me...Muted toned dining rooms like this:
Gorgeous table settings like this:
Fabulous and restorative porches like this:
And then, just as you are about to be lulled into complete design bliss, you turn the page and your eyes are assaulted by this:
Can someone, anyone, please explain to me what the hell these ads are doing in Country Living magazine? Do the readers of C.L. actually buy this cr*p? I'm thinking there is a serious disconnect on the demographic. I could also bring up the topic of what the design meeting for these "babies" must have sounded like, but it makes me want to set my hair on fire. It's (almost) enough to put me off M&M's for life. Almost.