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post #1546 of 1897
Douglas, I would have gone with a more modern/deco/art nouveau/art & craft/prairie style chandelier that featured an enclosed bulb. The flame-shaped light bulbs on a reproduction of a medieval chandelier style made in the 60's is a breach of authenticity. I'd keep an eye out for different types of wrought iron or stain glass chandeliers in a more time specific form. You should also get more consistent light and reduced glare with an enclosed light source.
post #1547 of 1897
Those all suck. That last one looks like it would be at home in some sort of tea house.
post #1548 of 1897
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Those all suck. That last one looks like it would be at home in some sort of tea house.
lulz.
post #1549 of 1897
I'm not a huge fan of those either, but those are some of the few chandeliers I could find that represent the appropriate design styles. It was hard to find photos of ones I'm imagining. I saw a really incredible stained glass and wrought iron one a few months ago that was reminiscent of prairie-style designs.
post #1550 of 1897
Douglas, the tablecloth on its own was quaint, but seeing the chandelier right after, I literally started humming Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.
post #1551 of 1897

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Edited by cross22 - 8/1/11 at 4:57pm
post #1552 of 1897
New member here. I just thought I'd share some pictures of my living room/dining room since I'm officially out of ideas on what to do (beyond white washing my walls [architect chose the colors] and hanging those Lichtenstein prints), yet the space doesn't feel quite 'finished'. I feel like adding/subtracting something is in order, I just don't know what -- or maybe I'm simply neurotic and feel the need to constantly re-arrange my environment. I'm in my mid-twenties, so this is my first non-rented space and also my first attempt at decorating.

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post #1553 of 1897
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Originally Posted by antikantian View Post

New member here. I just thought I'd share some pictures of my living room/dining room since I'm officially out of ideas on what to do (beyond white washing my walls [architect chose the colors] and hanging those Lichtenstein prints).

Obviously impressive for a first place and someone in his twenties. You have a lot of nice pieces (I'm particularly a fan of the B&B Italia seating/ottoman in the middle of the first photo), but the overall look is a bit "catalog"-esque, if you will. I'm not crazy about the wall colors, but I'm personally into plain, bright-white walls, especially when your furnishings already have some color in them.

My boss has those same Lichtenstein prints mounted in his office at work. smile.gif
post #1554 of 1897
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Originally Posted by antikantian View Post

New member here. I just thought I'd share some pictures of my living room/dining room since I'm officially out of ideas on what to do (beyond white washing my walls [architect chose the colors] and hanging those Lichtenstein prints), yet the space doesn't feel quite 'finished'. I feel like adding/subtracting something is in order, I just don't know what -- or maybe I'm simply neurotic and feel the need to constantly re-arrange my environment. I'm in my mid-twenties, so this is my first non-rented space and also my first attempt at decorating.

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Nice place.

If I can make a few suggestions:


-Paint it white

-Remove the clutter. Fight the desire to have something on every surface. Bottles, magazines, vases, candles, table runner/mats, etc

-Window treatments that flow to the floor or none at all

-The scale of the black lamp and white-shade lamp are causing a lop-sided effect. Maybe reversing their placement would correct that since the black table is so high

-Get rid of the topiaries. Just doesn't go with the space and is jarring to the eye

-I would move the red shelf to the other side of the bump-out in the wall, underneath the tv and move those wall-mounted shelves to the left of the bump-out

-I would also get rid of the gold frame on the piece in the dining area
Edited by CouttsClient - 7/19/11 at 2:36pm
post #1555 of 1897
Great suggestions by Coutts... I'd start with the paint issue.
post #1556 of 1897
Thanks for the suggestions - I'm definitely going to incorporate them. I definitely agree with white washing everything. The curtains were another agonizing issue. There is a large pipe right under the windows running the length of the building, so we weren't sure if going to the floor with the treatments would look strange due to the depth of the ledge. At the same time some treatments were necessary due to the eastern exposure; blackout shades were the second option. I suppose curtains won out because of the acoustical element of that much fabric. I have also since de-cluttered; that shot was taken right after my mom left - her aesthetic is vastly different from my own. The abundance of books, however, are an occupational hazard since I'm in academia.

For my next place I definitely want something minimalist, in the woods, with a ton of glass and concrete.
post #1557 of 1897
+1 in whitewashing the whole place out. There is a paint I like, I think it's by Benjamin Moore called 'touch of black' (something like that) which is effectively white but with a faint grey tone to it. Very nice.

Clear off the dining table, it's beautiful alone but the bath mats ruin it.

oh, and pretty much everything else that CC said.
post #1558 of 1897
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Originally Posted by antikantian View Post

Thanks for the suggestions - I'm definitely going to incorporate them. I definitely agree with white washing everything. The curtains were another agonizing issue. There is a large pipe right under the windows running the length of the building, so we weren't sure if going to the floor with the treatments would look strange due to the depth of the ledge. At the same time some treatments were necessary due to the eastern exposure; blackout shades were the second option. I suppose curtains won out because of the acoustical element of that much fabric. I have also since de-cluttered; that shot was taken right after my mom left - her aesthetic is vastly different from my own. The abundance of books, however, are an occupational hazard since I'm in academia.

For my next place I definitely want something minimalist, in the woods, with a ton of glass and concrete.

I did notice that ledge but you can get a bracket that will allow you to hang the treatments further away from the wall so it doesn't disturb the fabric. You will probably need to have the curtains made.

I'm sort of a more is more person when it comes to decor but you can definitely get the minimalist look in the space you have now. Once you paint the place it should be smooth sailing. Please post pictures of your progress nod[1].gif
post #1559 of 1897
so. much. clutter. can't breathe. 911.
post #1560 of 1897
+1, paint white, then maybe keep the sofa table, the corbusier, and the dining room table and white chairs. everything else goes. yes, the Liechtensteins too.
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