Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Look Alikes VI: The Cheater's Edition



I'm cheating on this one because I'm pretty sure they're the same porch.


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Notice the styled shot with the casually placed pots on the ground.  
This photo says, Sit down on the comfy chair, read the paper, relax.


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Here we have a tighter peek shot.
This photo says, Welcome.  Come in and see what's inside.




You can see more of designer Ken Fulk's Napa Valley cottage here.

Does anyone know which is the more recent version?
Do you like one more than the other?

Update:  Many of you pointed out that the first photo looks like Pottery Barn.  And it is!  Who knew?  Interesting that so many prefer the non-Pottery Barn image...

14 comments:

  1. I'm gonna say the second shot is the more recent one. Who wouldn't want a little peak of a barn door?!

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  2. I think the first shot looks like it's for a catalog. The mat, lights, pillows and pots all seem like something you could buy from Pottery Barn.

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  3. Love both pictures and I too would put money on the fact that the top picture is pottery barn. As you know, I was just there recently :) and saw those house numbers and the mailbox in the outdoor section. I agree that the chair, pillow, mat, and sconces all look like pb. And I know that they shoot on location sometimes.

    Going to check out the real house... seriously, I love those red doors.

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  4. I prefer the second one. It's a bit more modern and I don't like having doors blocked by furniture. I love the galvanized planters in the second. Cool that you spotted this!!!!

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  5. The first is def Pottery Barn. That "129" house number is still on their website.

    If that house is really in Napa, it's kind of odd styling on the second image. The reference to "Atlantic" alongside the nautical lights really say East Coast.

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  6. Ditto everyone else...love the way he uses 2 LV suitcases as a nightstand!

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  7. I really like the second image with the potted ferns and hotel sign. They are both styled so well though!

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  8. I prefer the second one too...feels more real. The chair was the problem for me since it looks as though it has never been sat on. The second one is just an overall more inviting image for me.

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  9. Yeah a little more character in the second shot although I could easily plop my butt down in that first one!

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  10. Gosh, this is so cool, Camille. How did you find this? BTW, I really like Ken Fulk and I totally like the 2nd image - it has more edge and is a bit more unexpected. The first image while nice & pretty is kind of boring.

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  11. Who wouldn't love to be part of either scene? But I did, along with Steve find it interesting that there was an Atlantic Hotel sign hung over a Napa Valley cottage door on the opposite coast. Would love to know the story behind that. Did the owners meet there? Live near it and salvaged it when it was torn down? I prefer the second image because the doors are open and invite you in and am coveting the matching planters.

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  12. I am a little late commenting here, but I much more prefer the second. It seems for updated, less staged. I like that it has a bit more of a modern feel. I also spotted my side table used as coffee tables inside! Discussing the peak shot. I find the second photo is a lot more inviting with the doors open a bit. Great post C!

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  13. Go figure, I like the one with the big inviting wicker chair. Maybe that means I'm just tired!

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  14. The second one is more inviting to me. This porch is a place where I would want to linger, not just pass through to get to the inside!

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