So, so much.
"Bob! BOB!!! Get the broom! Another one of those feral cat women got into the house again! I swear, I wish we'd never bought those %*#&!@ nature-friendly shades! Shoo you, SHOO!"
This is apparently a scene from a horror movie, after the crazy psycho breaks into the house, interrupting a leisurely game of living room croquet and causing the guests to all fling their mallets into a fire-wood-like pile in the middle of the floor and flee.
Because the first thing you should do after purchasing a sofa that costs as much as some third world country's GDP is to put its vulnerable buttery leather goodness in the middle of a reno project. Without windows. "Look out for the rainstorm!!!... oh, never mind." Also, the name of this couch product is "Toot." The ad print proudly proclaims: "you will always feel at home with Toot." Which made me laugh until I cried.
We'll overlook the fact that KraftMaid believes people who are genetically related must have identical hair color, and just skip on over to the subject of countertops. One of the weirdest ad trends is people lounging on their counters as if they were cushy Sertas, apparently because standing near them or cutting stuff up on them would seem so... normal. And I can't help but notice that some of these so-called counters are ridiculously low. The ad print says "imagine all the moments you'll spend in a kitchen so personal it could only belong to you." I'll take their word for it. Apparently red-heads can whip up some mean omelets with their knees.
If by "beautiful" you mean "ugly brown explosion" then yes, it happened all over that room.
This Armstrong floor can handle anything. Even a collie that fishes. Lassie Like.
Again with the counter-lounging. When plumbing goes wrong, it blows your countertops off. Apparently. So the real message here is, "Hire A Good Plumber." You're welcome, Roto-Rooter.
All images, companies as attributed. Published in House Beautiful May 2010, Traditional Home March 2010, Elle Decor April 2010. Collie floor ad via Armstrong Floors.