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post #46 of 66
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Waiting room of plastic surgeon or divorce attorney?

That's what I was thinking when I saw that.
post #47 of 66
Mid century modern != that first picture with the LC2s (1929 != mid century) etc. You can do a lot with teak, tweed, leather lounges that actually look (and are) comfy, etc. Yes carpet sucks but if you have no choice you can still make a good looking place there. I'm too tired to go into detail right now but yeah, you can have a cool looking, comfy place that doesn't look as cold as those "modern" examples shown in this thread. I wholeheartedly endorse the midcentury/eclectic style but not the clinical too-clean style shown in some of the pics here. I used to think those places looked awesome but I've come to appreciate the comfy.
post #48 of 66
^I agree w/ all of this. Baron has posted a pic or two of his place in WAYWRN. It's a great example of this look imo.
post #49 of 66
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Mid century modern != that first picture with the LC2s (1929 != mid century) etc. You can do a lot with teak, tweed, leather lounges that actually look (and are) comfy, etc. Yes carpet sucks but if you have no choice you can still make a good looking place there. I'm too tired to go into detail right now but yeah, you can have a cool looking, comfy place that doesn't look as cold as those "modern" examples shown in this thread. I wholeheartedly endorse the midcentury/eclectic style but not the clinical too-clean style shown in some of the pics here. I used to think those places looked awesome but I've come to appreciate the comfy.


I'd agree on the comfy element. Do you have any pictures or links that execute what you described?
post #50 of 66
<3 the modern look.
post #51 of 66
modern look but not the pic that you posted.

i've been drooling over this recently sold co-op home designed by Gregory Ain (a fellow Trojan no less). maybe give you some design ideas.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/0...using_unit.php



-Jeff
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modern look but not the pic that you posted. i've been drooling over this recently sold co-op home designed by Gregory Ain (a fellow Trojan no less). maybe give you some design ideas. http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/0...using_unit.php -Jeff
Very nice. I love house pron
post #53 of 66
I'm in the exact same situation as OP. A 1-bedroom place with carpet all over. This is the generic photo from the place
post #54 of 66
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modern look but not the pic that you posted.

i've been drooling over this recently sold co-op home designed by Gregory Ain (a fellow Trojan no less). maybe give you some design ideas.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/0...using_unit.php



-Jeff

Good space, but too much is going on in there for my tastes. I think a home should have the resposibility of clearing one's mind, and there's so much colorful clutter in there I'd go paranoid.

This is a loft that was in the NYTimes in the last year or so. 5,000 sq feet of awesomeness. I'd change the furniture and it would be perfect.





post #55 of 66
^That would be my dream place. In my hometown, there are a couple of downtown warehouses that used to be a tobacco company that are being revitalized into office, retail, and home space. I'd love to grab one once I'm out of school. There's something beautiful and damn sexy about the bare aesthetics...bare red brick, hard wood floors, exposed beams, etc.
post #56 of 66
Yes. I agree. I think that one of the ironies in real estate is that people want to buy large homes to "have more space." And what do they immediately do? Fill the place up with stuff so the psychological effect of "more space" is minimized.
post #57 of 66
I love that loft space. I'd add a few more things just to suit my tastes, starting with sectioning off one corner with bookshelves to make a small study/library.
post #58 of 66
lol, you really need a grand piano in that loft.
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Nice.
post #60 of 66
Carpet sucks, but it's less an obstacle to good design than beige apartment walls, IMO. Find out if you can repaint - even an accent wall here and there will make a big difference.

The worst thing about carpet (other than allergies, vacuuming, et al.) is that it makes a lot of furniture un-wieldly - single-post floor lamps and tall bookshelves get wobbly on thick nap+pad.
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