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post #151 of 1897
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Not allowed to paint the white walls in your apartment are you?
The last time I lived in an apartment was when I was vacationing in Shanghai.
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I think it looks great with small framed artwork and white walls. It is in its element. Here is ours next to a small drawing:
I do like the exposed wire. I would also consider the Pistillino, but I think it might look too small--probably more appropriate as a table lamp.
post #152 of 1897
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Not allowed to paint the white walls in your apartment are you?

His mom would get mad.
post #153 of 1897
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Here's a few old ones, - the furniture etc. varies a bit, as the pics were originally taken for room-to-let ads at various times.














As classy as I'd expect from you, LS. Looks great!
post #154 of 1897
Here's a couple of our place...

It is a 7-unit condo in an urban setting, an infill development on a spot that previously contained 13 parking spots....

Outside night view of building



Outside view of our unit



Inside...looking toward living space



Looking back towards kitchen and loft (bedroom off to upper left)



And our outside deck space off bedroom (solar lights, astro-turf for that 'grass-downtown' feeling)

post #155 of 1897
Nice place. I especially like the curtains. I'm not sure about the astroturf though... Why not just get a bunch of plants? If you build a deep enough flowerbed spanning the length of the terrace you could do a wall of greenery.
post #156 of 1897
I thought the same thing about the fake grass initially but my wife is a landscape architect and the patio has won a couple of small design awards for use of 'small urban spaces outside' ... so I figure I got no grounds to fight that...
post #157 of 1897
That space would have made a nice cactus garden.
post #158 of 1897
true.. but cactus does not do very well at -40 (although I am sure there is some genetically modified wonder that might...). The other reason for the astro-turf was for a bit of 'green' during the long winter... the snow catches in the wall, and looks very nice. The view from inside is also inspiring, being able to see a bit of green year round...
post #159 of 1897
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Originally Posted by aragon765 View Post
I thought the same thing about the fake grass initially but my wife is a landscape architect and the patio has won a couple of small design awards for use of 'small urban spaces outside' ... so I figure I got no grounds to fight that...

Well, if she was my wife, I'd fight it on the premise that although some might like it, I don't, and then I'd pull my patria potestas card, which would force her to obey.
post #160 of 1897
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Originally Posted by aragon765 View Post
true.. but cactus does not do very well at -40 (although I am sure there is some genetically modified wonder that might...).

The other reason for the astro-turf was for a bit of 'green' during the long winter... the snow catches in the wall, and looks very nice. The view from inside is also inspiring, being able to see a bit of green year round...

You might be able to find some wines or something that could work.
post #161 of 1897
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
That space would have made a nice cactus garden.

To further my point, this is the view most of the winter....



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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
Well, if she was my wife, I'd fight it on the premise that although some might like it, I don't, and then I'd pull my patria potestas card, which would force her to obey.

You obviously have not met my wife...

Actually, there are many decisions I make, but I was 'willing' to 'allow' her to make decisions about something that falls directly in her field of both professional and personal interest... I have some gifts, she has many more (I married up... )
post #162 of 1897
I live in a tiny dorm with 3 of the dirtiest guys in the world.
post #163 of 1897
That is a nice building, aragon.
post #164 of 1897
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That is a nice building, aragon.

Thanks, we are really enjoying it!
post #165 of 1897
what city are you in?
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