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20-06-2004
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I'm scouring the flea-markets, garage sales, and thrift-shops for secondhand French Provinicial-style furniture. Specifically I'd like to get a small sofa and a couple of lounge chairs and an end-table. I think ones like those in the link above would look awesome in my living room, with green/brown/salmon/cream paisley upholstery. I'm doing my living room walls in a ragged olive-green over cream (actually about the same color of green as in the above link). A lot of this style of furniture has been sold in the US since the turn of the last century, I can probably find something that was made within the last 60 years pretty easily. I don't care if it is beat up pretty badly, because I want to have it re-upholstered, and make a matching slipcover for our existing sofa. The existing sofa is of no particular style nor distinction, but it is very comfortable, though it is aggressively ugly. I am holding off re-covering it until I find the other sofa and chairs, then I will do them all at once, to compliment each other.

Overall, my home-decor style is flea-market chic. None of our furniture really matches or comes from the same era, and the other objets de art around the house are just goofy stuff we have accumulated over the years. I don't like a "done" house...to me it feels very impersonal to have things too perfect. I like the organic feel of acquiring stuff piecemeal over the course of time, and just kind of letting your decor happen. Generally speaking, I usually prefer older furniture to new furniture--I like older styles, and I can't afford new stuff anyway. I don't like IKEA because they are too modernistic for my taste and often their stuff is kind of flimsy. One of my big considerations is that any furniture I own is a permanent piece. I do not buy "throwaway" pieces, I do not "re-do" my entire house whenever fashions and fancy sieze me. Any piece I get is going to be a fixture in my household from here on out, to be refurbished as time goes by and upholstery grows shabby. Therefore anything I buy must be sturdy and good quality and must be capable of being taken apart, refurbished, and put back together. Plasticky stuff is generally not a good bet for me.

As far as colors go, I like strong colors for paint. My kitchen is very bright yellow, and the dining room is going to be a rusty burnt-orange, and the living room will be the olive/cream combination, with most emphasis on the green. The living room and dining room have excellent dark-colored woodwork and the whole house has natural hardwood floors. The bedroom is probably going to be a kind of turmeric yellowy-orangey color with reddish-orange trim and my sewing room will probably be salmon, turquoise, and silvery-grey, for a very 1950s feel. I think I might paint the bathroom walls silver and stencil bright, multicolored tropical fish as a border around the room over the "chair rail" that exists in there, and as a frieze over the lowered soffit over the tub and the enclosure the tub is mounted in.

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I am obsessing about interiors at the moment. Stayed in some really gorgeous places on holiday which have totally inspired me. I am obsessed with old stuff in bad condition juxtaposed with ultra modern. Been at an architetural salvage yard a couple of weeks ago - just loving all the old shutters & doors & door handles & fireplaces. and the old reclaimed sinks from places like hospitals & barbour shops. and then there were the iron radiators - i seem to have developed a thing about radiators too. desperatly searching for a new house at the moment but we lost out on another place last week. Looking for somewhere to fulifill my bath indulgence - wanting a big huge wooden or concrete bath in my bedroom.

 
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if anyone knows where to get this chair CHEAP, please share! I was a dumbass and missed my chance at Kartell sample sale, and now I need one in black badly.


 
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what a great topic!

right now i am sitting at my nomos table by norman foster. i bought it 5 years ago and still like it. my investment will be this eames aluminium chair (in white/leather) in front of the table.

i prefer rather few selective pieces of furniture in my appartement, cause i choose them very carefully and hence i have a special connection to them.

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They are indeed. I have a pair of them in my hallway. I posted them a few pages back in this thread
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Sorry I missed them. It's always great to discover things for yourself too though!

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Originally posted by purplelucrezia+Nov 16 2004, 08:48 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(purplelucrezia @ Nov 16 2004, 08:48 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>From models.com, I think these are wonderful- and not too expensive either!
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I thats metal "papercut" styled lamp shade..
I'm thinking if the baby is a girl I don't want to make her room all cutesy babypink..but more like an enchanted forest..with lamps like that,
cut offs from this kind of tree (Can't for the life of me remember the english name for it):

paint glue on the cut offs..and sprinkle silvery glitter..
A enchanted forest without corny elves..

If it's a little boy.. African animals a la Hans Scerfigs paintings

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Sorry I missed them. It's always great to discover things for yourself too though!
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No problem, and it sure is

 
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i have a thing for coffeetables...

 
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i wish i could get some of this stuff for my house...


 
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interesting take on a log cabin

 
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Ok, so MOMA store is running a special, 20% off and I can get the Louis Ghost chair for around $250. Question is, is it still worth it? What color should I get, lucid like the ones I posted above, or black like I'm posting in this thread? It'll be for my computer desk which is frosted glass/metal. It's in my bedroom and the rest of my bedroom is metal/frosted glass/light wood, so I'm leaning towards black for a nice contrast. Opinions?


 
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hmm i've always been partial to the crystal color because the emphasis is just on the lines...but that IS a good deal... i haven't seen it for cheaper anywhere. is that black just opaque?

 
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hmm i've always been partial to the crystal color because the emphasis is just on the lines...but that IS a good deal... i haven't seen it for cheaper anywhere. is that black just opaque?

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No, it's jet black, which actually looks much nicer in person. The translucent ones look kind of cheap, the black one looks more presentable, in my opinion. But I'm still not sure.


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