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post #151 of 2411
I'm not even qualified to be an amateur interior decorator, but I'll add my thoughts.

If it's wood flooring and in decent nick, don't bother with a rug. Small space doesn't need something making it look smaller. Of course, I would make an exception if the rug was really something special.

I would move the couch down, put the chair in the corner by the window with the stool next to it.

No bubble lamp. It's a cool piece, but not for a small space.

Coffee table is too much for me, but without a rug I think all the other pieces are simple enough that it could work.

Shame the felt lamp doesn't fit, it's a great lamp.
post #152 of 2411
Foo, I hope you don't mind a quick derail.
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I use this Dyson. It works great on shag rugs, and I also think it's wonderful for small living spaces, in general. We don't really remove our shoes in the house and walk all over the rugs. Even with a fairly light color, the rugs never looks dirty. Vacuuming is simple, as long as you have the right type of vacuum.

zbromer, I have a similar vacuum (DC 45) and I agree that it's great for a small living space. I'm considering getting a long pile rug, have you had any problems with the motorised head of the Dyson catching on your carpets or do you use a different head for those with long pile?
post #153 of 2411
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Foo, I hope you don't mind a quick derail.
zbromer, I have a similar vacuum (DC 45) and I agree that it's great for a small living space. I'm considering getting a long pile rug, have you had any problems with the motorised head of the Dyson catching on your carpets or do you use a different head for those with long pile?

I use the standard head on shag rugs, and I've never had an issue. Every few uses, the bristles may need a little cleaning, but that piece pops out easily. You just pick out the fuzz and pop it back in.
post #154 of 2411
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Even if that is my failure, it is far easier to stomach than yours.

You see, at the worst, I wind up with an ugly living room. But what about you? Jeezus, it makes me actually feel sorry for you--to live everyday of your life knowing you are neither as intelligent nor as talented as you wished you were, unable to actually convince anybody of anything under even the lightest scrutiny. What are you? A failed architect? Worse? An architectural student that didn't get good enough grades? No, if i had to guess, what you attempted to do with your life was such an utter failure that you cannot bear to talk about it anymore. Instead, you've resorted to a secondary interest. Perhaps one where the peers who sneered at you in your chosen field will be less likely to come across your vapid ramblings and cheap bravado. I wonder, does it pain you under all the miserable sneering to realize of yourself, even here, you truly are nothing but a mediocrity? A lightweight? Or have you sufficiently numbed yourself? Do you actually believe your pretense--that you have taste? Yes or no, I'm not sure which would be the worse fate to suffer. Condolences.

Massive, massive fail. You completely lose your bottle when someone tries to psychoanalyze you. It seems hardly fair to try and do it to someone else. Nasty ad hominems directed at someone just because they refuse to play your game on your terms are not full of win.

You may disagree with his theory of interior design but he certainly has one. Read this carefully.
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Foo, you seem incapable of realizing that all you're doing is senselessly micromanaging a bunch of obnoxious shit you bought out of a catalog, hoping it can overcome the glaring sterility of the domestic showroom you feel obligated to maintain for third parties. There isn't a single object in there that indicates you or your living habits have an introspective quality to them at all, which is a requisite form of individualism that without having, makes your whole living room an utterly meaningless scrap heap of bubbled-wrapped vanity. You're playing a game that others like Matt and Labelking can succeed at, largely because they posses a humor and self-awareness about the absurdities of accumulating obnoxious things that still escapes you as you photoshop coffee table books into your floor plan without any sort of irony or personalized distinction. If you can't find a joke to tell through all this, you'll simply be it.

Now you are one of the least ironic people on SF so this may not be your cup of tea. Fine. But I can certainly see how this approach could work. In fact, it could work particularly well for you if you had the temperament for it.

And what about your wife? I'm guessing she has a personality, too. Perhaps it is better suited to this sort of thing than yours. Just as an experiment, would don't you leave everything entirely to her? You might be surprised at what she come up with.
post #155 of 2411
I interrupt this program to note that MoMA store doesn't carry the Arno stools at them moment. The stools they do carry are not worth looking at (except for a children's one, which I liked).
post #156 of 2411
isn't that good news? MoMA always charges the fullest price possible.
post #157 of 2411
Thread Starter 
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Massive, massive fail. You completely lose your bottle when someone tries to psychoanalyze you. It seems hardly fair to try and do it to someone else. Nasty ad hominems directed at someone just because they refuse to play your game on your terms are not full of win.

SH is a dick. I'm not sure what more there is to say about things. I attempted, on multiple occasions, to engage his commentary--as pejorative and insensible as it has been. I let him insult me again and again. So, ultimately, I call it as I see it.
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You may disagree with his theory of interior design but he certainly has one. Read this carefully.
Now you are one of the least ironic people on SF so this may not be your cup of tea. Fine. But I can certainly see how this approach could work. In fact, it could work particularly well for you if you had the temperament for it.

If you think that rubbish amounts to a "theory," then there is little hope of discussing this meaningfully with you. Aside from the specious reasoning, he makes startlingly biased assumptions to reach his conclusions.
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And what about your wife? I'm guessing she has a personality, too. Perhaps it is better suited to this sort of thing than yours. Just as an experiment, would don't you leave everything entirely to her? You might be surprised at what she come up with.

My wife isn't allowed to decide anything. I lock her up in a bespoke Cappellini cage when I decorate.
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The stools they do carry are not worth looking at (except for a children's one, which I liked).

I hope the children's stools aren't designed to "stack."
post #158 of 2411
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I use the standard head on shag rugs, and I've never had an issue. Every few uses, the bristles may need a little cleaning, but that piece pops out easily. You just pick out the fuzz and pop it back in.

Thank you, that's what I hoped.
post #159 of 2411
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What about a couple of these, side-by-side?

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Are those salad spinners? confused.gif
post #160 of 2411
Thread Starter 
D., those are occasional tables. The "lids" are the tabletops and removable.

Updated, minus the felt lamp, with new shag rug and Eames side table (instead of Artek stool) :



I tried a smaller coffee table (namely, the Nelson bench), but it is way too small. The sofa and space call for a large enough table.
post #161 of 2411
I think this rug is better than the last, but I'm still not crazy about it. The stool seems like a big improvement, and I still really dislike that coffee table.

Though, all this seems like personal taste.

Is that one lamp going to give you enough light for that whole room?
post #162 of 2411
Thread Starter 
That light probably will not be enough, but I am stuck on that problem. There is a radiator under the window that I didn't bother to illustrate. We may resort to putting a table lamp on top of it.
post #163 of 2411
Everyone likes coffee tables. I think they're an obstacle, especially in a small space. I know nothing about design and I'm sure those who do might consider a room incomplete without one (especially a main living area), but I haven't owned one in 10 years.
post #164 of 2411
Thread Starter 
Where do you put stuff without a coffee table? We are always drinking and snacking in our living room.
post #165 of 2411
What's going to happen if you throw a party and someone accidentally stands in front of that one lamp? If it's Manton, it'll be like an eclipse.
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