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post #122 of 2411
Based on it's proximity to the computer in the "hallway" I assumed that chair would double as computer chair. shog[1].gif

Yeah, it looks like an office chair.

None of those pieces (aside from the couch) make any sense to me. Different strokes.
post #123 of 2411
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Wheeeeee! This looks like fun.
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The functionality of the stool has compelled me to revisit using a stool. But not that stool. It would make dopey too comfortable in my apartment. We would want him to socialize, not sit on the floor and spend all evening making googly eyes at our side table.
post #125 of 2411
Wait 'til you have kids, Foo. Then, whatever space you have and whatever furniture occupies it will be both leased from, and made free of any contrived thoughts, by said kids.
post #126 of 2411
You can pick this up at the MoMA store in a flat pack. http://hivemodern.com/pages/product3330/artek-alvar-aalto-stool-60

Tops come in a zillion colors and I have seen colored legs as well, on occasion.
post #127 of 2411
We have a set of four of that type of chair. Some have marker and crayon on them.
post #128 of 2411
My younger daughter assembled the one we have, which makes her like it more (blue laminate top). They are great because they are easy to move around and also serve as good tables for a cup of coffee (as opposed to a coffee table) or for a laptop when you are sitting on something else. I keep meaning to pick up some more.
post #129 of 2411
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That being said, the rug needs to go, no doubt.

I am back and forth on the rug. We either want a black-and-white pattern or a heathered grey shag. The latter is not possible for a cheap price unless we go the flokati route, which sounds highly troublesome.
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Maybe part of Stephen's issue is that there is no story plot to this living space, more a collection of items that caught your eye, forced to fit a space.

. . .

I envision Foo lives in a place filled with memories of places traveled, or curious musings of the sartorial nature, maybe something that hints at your other hobbies.

Well, yes, I think it is worth keeping in mind that all you are seeing is a layout of hypothetical furniture. There should be no expectation of being able to sense our personal "story" from such a diagram. Give me the benefit of the doubt that we actually intend to live in our living room.
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Ditch coffee table, replace with a low wood bench, can be used for extra seating as necessary.

Ditch lamps, replace hideous ball thing with a combined lamp and side table, or side table with a lamp on it.

Ditch stool.

Ditch chair in favor of vintage Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair in orange textile or biscuit leather.

The first suggestion is actually really smart. It had crossed our minds to put in something like a Nelson bench. However, it is hard to disengage with the table, which is irresistibly awesome.

The stool could go, too.

THe other suggestions aren't going to happen. The Mirror Ball lamps are a favorite of ours. They are 99% happening. The Eames Aluminum Group chair is a great chair, and the Cappellini Lotus is obviously influenced by it, but this is one of the cases where I think a classic has actually been improved upon. Unlike the Eames, which is just leather framed by aluminum, the Lotus is fully structured on molded plywood. You get the thinness of the Eames, but with more solidarity.
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Foo, did you consult an interior designer before picking out the pieces?

Do you think they all can co-exist in harmony?

Was Feng Shui factored in?

No, yes, no.
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I had very similar thoughts when I first saw the rendering. The coffee table takes up a lot of space. It may not look like it in the rendering, but it will when you start walking around that space. With small spaces, you really need to think about function. You will need space to move, and you will need a flat surface to put cups, remotes, magazines, feet, etc. This doesn't really require that much table for two people. I'd much prefer seeing a smaller coffee table with perhaps an additional occasional table next to the sofa. Also, not sure what your family planning includes, but that coffee table and little ones do not go well together. Maybe something to think about, if you are considering the table as a piece you want to use years down the road.

What about a couple of these, side-by-side?


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Wait 'til you have kids, Foo. Then, whatever space you have and whatever furniture occupies it will be both leased from, and made free of any contrived thoughts, by said kids.

I am happily pretending it won't be an issue. Chances are we'll just keep them locked up in a pen.
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You can pick this up at the MoMA store in a flat pack. http://hivemodern.com/pages/product3330/artek-alvar-aalto-stool-60

Tops come in a zillion colors and I have seen colored legs as well, on occasion.

This is the same stool as the one originally proposed in the layout. The one I picked is just the limited-edition Tamura version, with etched in tree rings.
post #132 of 2411
Are those stackable?
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We either want a black-and-white pattern or a heathered grey shag.

no and no. Solid simple rug only applicable for that table.
post #134 of 2411
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no and no. Solid simple rug only applicable for that table.

Eh. The more you push back, the more probable the shag becomes.

Alternative to the Nebula table:

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post #135 of 2411
Foo, why not Noguchi? Seems like a less knee-knocking shape and size for your space.

BTW, these seem not terrible for area with heavy kid use.

http://www.dwr.com/product/herman-miller-select-eames-wire-base-table.do?sortby=ourPicks#.UVRgJY6hDzI
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