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Wild at Heart

This is one of those homes some people will love and many will hate. It’s crazy bright, bold, full of contrast, and not without more than its fair share of nuttiness. The Hamptons beach house of fashion designer Lisa Perry is filled with more art than the Guggenheim, and all those towering white walls have the bombastic feel of a major American museum. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to live here. Let’s take a tour and see what you think.

White walls, black trim, lucite console, jade green and Chinese red = a good start.

For some reason I find the lamps and flowers ultra annoying, but I never met a Frank Stella I didn’t want to french kiss, so this one makes the grade for me.

Those chairs are very larval, but I might have a soft spot for furnishings of the grub worm persuasion

I suppose I could pick this apart, but I won’t. Instead I’m going to imagine that I’m eating eggs benedict washed down with mimosas, and when I’m full to bursting I’ll just scoot myself across the floor until I fall into the pool. Hopefully I will survive the long journey.

Look! They have my eggs ready and waiting. Over easy, how did they know?

Hey kitchen, I just might love you. I think the prints are by Enzo Mari, but I may be embarrassing myself, here. Cassie will know.

That Gaetano Pesce chair appeared in Max Azria’s amazing home. Apparently it’s very fashionable.

Mmmmmmm… no. Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, and it should stay that way forever and ever.

Let’s look beyond the fact that there are way too many beds in here and just agree this room is awesome. I want a green rug (pass on the wall to wall action) and a giant stuffed elephant in the worst way. Ok, I said I was going to look beyond it, but really — four kids stuffed in one room when you live in a giant mansion? Or maybe it’s a dormitory? Perhaps they hold Michael Jackson style dinner parties? What gives, people???

Insert your thoughts here. I probably share them.

That’s it — what did you think? Are you ready to move in, running the other way, or just planning a big heist?

[Lux Productions Photography via Trendland]

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The Lichtenstein Look

Finally! It seems there’s a home design trend that matches my unwanted yet rapidly growing Fisher Price menagerie (note to Kartell: please make stylish baby toys. Hurry). Collectors and art enthusiasts have long appreciated the pop paintings of heavyweight Roy Lichtenstein, but now it seems that Lichtenstein’s style is increasingly interpreted through textiles, patterns and paint. Yep. Primary colors are back in funky fresh force, along with a cartoonish panoply of stripes, ben-day dots and blocky solids.

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Lichtenstein himself did a series of interiors in his trademark style, hinting at the shape of things to come. Funny that he even anticipated the avalanche of Warhol’s Mao paintings that covered the walls of bazillions of featured homes this past year.

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This room styled by Jeffrey Miller owes more than a wink and a nod to the piece above. But you don’t have to be so literal to reference the look.

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Of course, having a polka dotted ceiling like this room designed by Christopher Coleman helps.

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And a glut of seizure inducing stripes can’t hurt, right? Cafeteria designed by Tobias Rehberger.

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Obviously, what you really need is a giant stylized glamazon in the manner of Lichtenstein’s famously blond heroines.

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The top half of this India Mahdavi designed restaurant is no less comic book chic.

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Not to worry — you don’t have to have a towering Barbie in your house (but what girl doesn’t secretly want one?). Playful elements scattered here and there create major impact, as in this room in fashion designer Max Azria’s home.

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Just try and stop me from swathing my next couch in these Lichtenstein inspired Missoni prints.

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And I wouldn’t be mad if my next house had a Missoni colorblock shower in it, either.

If you’re feeling a bit overstimulated by all this crazy bizness, consider limiting the look to a simple painting by the man himself.

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No, not like this hostel, which feels more tragic than comic. Although, note how easy it would be to paint a simple, similar mural in chic black and white…

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I was thinking more like this room designed by Vicente Wolf, where traditional furnishings are seriously lightened up by the addition of one of Lichtenstein’s mod paintings.

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The flowers are killing me, but you get the idea.

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Personally, I like the pop look best when it’s paired with contrasting elements. The Calder mobile in similar style and colors competes with the painting in Patsy Tarr‘s home.

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On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with going full frontal on a small space, like this quirky vignette styled by Jeffrey Miller.

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And what better than a Lichtenstein bust to make a popping fresh statement. Yet another idea for the reinvention of Beethoven?

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