I subscribe to lots of estate sale lists and take a mild interest in the interiors, such as they are. The spaces are typically very ho-hum and have never before inspired me to create a post around one but there’s an exception to every rule. The image above — attached to a sale being held this Saturday (April 21, 8 am) in Toronto — really made me wonder about the woman who chose to live with the blue walls and the blue and white rug and those chairs, my God, those chairs! Love them or hate them, and I suspect some of you will divide into each camp, they’re just sooooo designer. You’d certainly never find anything like them at Elte. There’s nothing as interesting as this seating set in the rest of the house, which begs the question, why just this one flight of fancy? Did madame decide on a lark to go up and over the top or did a designer give her a push? And if she was coerced, did she come to love them or did this one risque gesture embarrass her ever after?