Friday, January 4, 2008

UPDATE: Parker Posey

Back in late October of 2007, Your Mama followed up on a report by Max Abelson in the NY Observer about indie movie high priestess Parker Posey's East Village apartment being sold. The top floor 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment located in a lovely landmark townhouse on East 10th Street was on the market for $1,175,000 and by all accounts attracted heaps and scores of interested buyers.

Certainly the other famous residents of the purdy and well located building–Smashing Pumpkins' James Iha and Miz Posey's indie film grasshopper Chloë Sevigny–helped scare up ready, willing and able buyers eager to shell out well over a million clams to climb three or four flights of stairs in a non-doorman building.

Today, thanks to generous assistance from Joan of Arc, Your Mama offers the children a few more photos over which to drool and feast your celebrity home starved eyeballs. Note the above photographs have slight furniture and rug variations to the image(s) that were included on the real estate listing, so Your Mama imagines that the delightful Miz Posey had her decorator Rafael de Cárdenas come by periodically to mix things up.

Do the children notice that swirly gold side table thing? We. Love. It. And we'd bet one of our long bodied bitches Linda or Beverly that it's just some cheap gold spray paint from the hardware store too, which makes it even better. Be assured that come spring weather Your Mama will be out in the backyard of our beach house carving up a stump and spray painting it gold to add a bit of glitz and glamor to one of the guest rooms.

Here's what we said about Miz Posey's former abode previously, and we stand buy it:

"Your Mama is very pleased and impressed with Miz Posey's funky downtown decor. It looks like a pleasant and well curated mish-mash of items from the Avenue A flea, Las Venus (the old and wacky Las Venus on Ludlow Street and not the mid-century modern outpost), and any number of assorted thrift shops located in church basements around lower Manhattan. I don't care what anyone says, that gnarled wood coffee table is flawless, even if it is murder on the chins after a few drinky-poos at Parker's place."

Your Mama has not found evidence of this property transferring ownership yet, so we don't know how much it sold for or who purchased it...so don't even ask.

Wherever Miz Posey and her collection of second-hand furniture has landed, Your Mama wishes her all best.

17 comments:

lil" gay boy said...

Although she definitely has a certain downtown sensibility and style, and I love the colors and individual pieces, they seem to me to lack a certain cohesiveness; I'm afraid that, especially with that truly awful wallpaper on the far living area wall, and that bird "thing", I'd have to gut the place, salvage a few choice items, and start from scratch.

Regardless of who the notable neighbors may be, after schlepping my carcass up several flights of stairs, I want cool comfort and overstuffed furniture to welcome my weary, sorry-ass bones, not a funky collection of pieces that would keep my eyeballs pinballing back and forth like some tweaked fluffball at the last White Party.

so_chic_darling said...

She paid a decorator to do THAT!
Please it looks like it was done by a Parsons freshman.

Hi There said...

So Chic,

I suspect you know what you're talking about, but I love this place. Not the flower wallpaper, but...

It looks like an apt. that someone a little kooky and arty actually lives, on a modest budget, where all the furniture can be sat on without worrying about the cost and precious provenance.

And remember, wallpaper, like it or not, is hot again. Have you seen all the wallpaper booths at the ICFF?

Anonymous said...

I rarely disagree with your taste Mama, but there's not a stick of furniture, accessory, color, or shred of wallpaper I like in this apartment. It's depressing and looks dirty too.

Anonymous said...

mama, it's so... dark.

but it's cute otherwise.

very bohemian chic without being shabby chic.

i like that it is not cluttered, but it could have been a little bolder, in terms of contrast or bigger more dramatic pieces, or A Serious Art Statement on the wall?

happy friday, sunny

Anonymous said...

Yes wallpaper is so in again that it's already out.No matter what wallpaper always ends up looking like an English middle class mess or a boutique hotel.In other words not very nice.

Apricot Dusty Blue said...

It's a flea market horror story.

Clean Jean said...

Yes and it looks dirty too.

Anonymous said...

It kind of does clean jean. Maybe it's just the over abundance of drab elements working together that make it look that way.

Marc Jacobs' Other Ho said...

Well, I fuckin' love it. This would be my dream home.

Marc Jacobs main Ho said...

Yeah if you grew up in the projects on Ave D like you did I guess it would be!

look at that dreadful chair said...

the one in the living room with a beige 70s Hilton garden inn kind of look to it and the matching ottoman.
Bad chairs they can happen to anyone.

so_chic_darling said...
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lil' gay boy said...

Bad chairs CAN happen to anyone; that's why God created matches.

Anonymous said...

The floor is wonderful, but I can't give any propers to that gold coil of whatever table. Awful. I like this place, and definitely wallpaper can be replaced and furnishings. It does seem a little pricey schlepp up the stairs with Iha and Sevigny, if I'm reading properly. Probably the condo fees are high too.

Anonymous said...

Now I know where 70's furniture goes to die....

lil' gay boy said...

Who expects high style from a woman named "Posey" anyway?

Nice pieces for a Rutland, Vermont state fair, but please - NYC?