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post #16 of 30
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Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington View Post

I call this look the "Wealthy industrialist cigar lounge".
You could do the wood paneling in a condo if you owned it but it would likely be quite expensive. You'd probably do better to go for a dark paint or wallpaper and then add darker furniture. Although this look seems really expensive it doesn't always have to be if you have access to good antique shops in your area. Antiques are often much less expensive than new furniture, especially the type of new furniture you would need to get this look.
With that said, I'll eyeball the furniture and art in this room to give you a rough estimate of what you'd be looking at if you bought antiques:
Couch (new) - 2k (each)
Carpeting and rugs - 3k-5k
Mahogany dresser - 2K-3K
Desk - 1k - 1.5k
Large equestrian painting - 1k-1.5k
Smaller painting - 500-800
Gilded mirror - 750 - 1k
End table - 750 - 1k
Coffee table - 1k
Lamps - 500 (each)
So you'd be looking at somewhere in the ballpark of 12-15k minimum to furnish a room that looked like that unless you have a really, really strong relationship with an antique dealer or access to an antique dealer going out of business and wanting to get rid of stuff.
And that actually isn't that bad!

Hmm, that's more than I'd want to spend on one room, haha. I was thinking for overall look/feel of the room, not specifically any of the furniture.
post #17 of 30
that lounge is solid. paint alone could suck. Wainscoting with a warm color on top, or at least a chair rail? My initial thoughts were to crown molding with wall frames but that kinda borders on Victorian/grandma's house
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by wing8tes_qw View Post

that lounge is solid. paint alone could suck. Wainscoting with a warm color on top, or at least a chair rail? My initial thoughts were to crown molding with wall frames but that kinda borders on Victorian/grandma's house

I think the "lounge" look without proper funds will almost surely look terrible.
post #19 of 30
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What are good paint colors for the walls?
post #20 of 30
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post #21 of 30
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Can anyone recommend good value furniture brands?

How are:

Ralph Lauren
Henredon
Bernhardt
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by Tony Romo View Post

Hmm, that's more than I'd want to spend on one room, haha. I was thinking for overall look/feel of the room, not specifically any of the furniture.
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Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington View Post

I call this look the "Wealthy industrialist cigar lounge".
You could do the wood paneling in a condo if you owned it but it would likely be quite expensive. You'd probably do better to go for a dark paint or wallpaper and then add darker furniture. Although this look seems really expensive it doesn't always have to be if you have access to good antique shops in your area. Antiques are often much less expensive than new furniture, especially the type of new furniture you would need to get this look.
With that said, I'll eyeball the furniture and art in this room to give you a rough estimate of what you'd be looking at if you bought antiques:
Couch (new) - 2k (each)
Carpeting and rugs - 3k-5k
Mahogany dresser - 2K-3K
Desk - 1k - 1.5k
Large equestrian painting - 1k-1.5k
Smaller painting - 500-800
Gilded mirror - 750 - 1k
End table - 750 - 1k
Coffee table - 1k
Lamps - 500 (each)
So you'd be looking at somewhere in the ballpark of 12-15k minimum to furnish a room that looked like that unless you have a really, really strong relationship with an antique dealer or access to an antique dealer going out of business and wanting to get rid of stuff.
And that actually isn't that bad!

You are really lowballing these numbers. That room has more like 2-300k of furniture, rugs and art.
post #23 of 30
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What are some furniture companies I should be looking for?
post #24 of 30
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So I've now bought a townhouse. It's currently more modern designed and painted with all kinds of colors, metal handrailings, light fixtures, and light colored wood floors. I think I plan to stain the wood floors dark brown, make the base board dark brown and add dark brown crown moulding with light cream colored walls. Any thoughts?
post #25 of 30
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Quick update: I ordered some furniture.

Hancock and Moore Rugby in dark brown unprotected leather
Hancock and Moore matching giant tufted cocktail ottoman
Jessica Charles (by Hancock and Moore) chaise lounge

It takes about 2 months to arrive!
post #26 of 30
Congrats on your new home. I found www.houzz.com an invaluable resource when I moved in to my new house. I would advise mixing a few key pieces with some reasonable pieces if you're working off a budget.

Good luck!
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by phooi View Post

Congrats on your new home. I found www.houzz.com an invaluable resource when I moved in to my new house. I would advise mixing a few key pieces with some reasonable pieces if you're working off a budget.
Good luck!

Yes, houzz.com is actually great. I wish you had posted that when I made this thread as I found the site far down the line, but it's been very helpful.
post #28 of 30
IMO, leave the floor alone.

Ralph Lauren furniture is up of your range if 10-15k per room is too much. Not being a snot, just saying.

Modern is easy, and allows you to be somewhat of a minimalist as you acquire and flesh out rooms. The heavy wood panelled style is tough to do as a minimalist.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

IMO, leave the floor alone.
Ralph Lauren furniture is up of your range if 10-15k per room is too much. Not being a snot, just saying.
Modern is easy, and allows you to be somewhat of a minimalist as you acquire and flesh out rooms. The heavy wood panelled style is tough to do as a minimalist.

For my living room I bought Hancock and Moore furniture, which is nicer than RL furniture by Henredon. However, I plan to spend much less on my bedroom as I don't want to keep the same set when I move due to space issues now. I dropped the wood panel ideas as that's more of a lounge/study look, but I'm doing the dark wood floor, dark base board and trim/windows, and dark crown moulding look. Definitely not going the modern route though.
post #30 of 30
RL uses a lot of different makers, each with a healthy mark-up. Sounds like you know what you want.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 4/8/12 at 12:43pm
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