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post #1576 of 2411
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

My point was not meant to be cryptic. People add color and life to rooms, which is why it strikes me as strange when there are complaints about uninhabited rooms not having enough color. Not that there is anything wrong with color, it is just that it is only lacking in a white room before the room has people, and when there are no people, who cares.

I'll buy that. It does create new social horrors, though. Organizing a dinner party is hard enough without have to vet your guest list to make sure no one clashes with your decor.

But the real problem is that when you are the only person in the room, the room looks just like it does in the picture. In Foo's case, he will be driven slowly mad as he stares fixedly at the clashing patterns and the chips in his table.
post #1577 of 2411
I generally find white on white on white to be very sterile and lifeless, but especially if there is little to no contrast of pattern or texture. The shagginess of the rug and the throw add a bit of "life" to the room, IMO, that it otherwise lacks. I like the feel of shaggy rugs under my feet, as a shoe remover, so I have no problem with covering up the lovely wood floor.

The rug was a great choice with the first table, with related patterns in different scales and similar tones. The table had a lot of visual interest and expressed the pattern in three dimensions. A three foo.gif combination. The marble top doesn't have enough difference in scale, and expresses the pattern in just 2 dimensions. A less successful combination, but still interesting. 2 foo.gif's

All of which ignores the fact that the rug is just too big for the space.
post #1578 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

In Foo's case, he will be driven slowly mad as he stares fixedly at the clashing patterns and the chips in his table.
i think it's more like bored sfers being driven slowly mad staring at foo's pictures and trying to think of something to say. this thread has been a threak of shoulder divot proportions.
post #1579 of 2411
Thread Starter 
This color thing is ridiculous.

Beyond Matt's point that color in a room comes from the people using is as well as the furniture, I see nothing aesthetically wrong or displeasing about a room that is mostly white. I keep hearing word's like "sterile" and "uninviting," but those are not aesthetic judgments. They are expressions of social and cultural conditioning. I can't help it if someone is raised to think colorful spaces filled with fluffy-cushioned seating and lots of wood is "comfortable." It's not objectively comfortable or inviting, and it certainly isn't to me.

Is it really so hard to judge this as a different sort of space than what you are used to or what you personally would want? Surely you all can dig deeper than that. It should be obvious to anyone that we did not simply forget to add color.

On the rug: I don't understand how it is too big for the space. Maybe some of you like your rugs to float in the center of your rooms--I hate that and think it is simply a mistake. We purposefully picked one that would be large enough for all of the outer pieces of furniture to partially overlap. That way, everything is tied together and the space is better defined.

Anyway, I'm curious to see your own living rooms. It would be a more vivid way of comparing perspectives.
post #1580 of 2411
Thread Starter 
Incidentally, I have been reading my coffee table books this afternoon.
post #1581 of 2411
Which begs the question, of what service are we to you, and why can't you just go do this shit by yourself?
post #1582 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Anything I don't agree with is ridiculous.

FTFY

You've already been provided with several nuanced views. I think your room is either too white or not white enough. Dopey thinks the only two patterns in the room clash. Lefty has commented on the proportions. Manton suggested you get a fake Rothko.

And really, whether you like it or not, everyone's eyes are going to be drawn immediately to the one point of color you have allowed into the room. Maybe that's the effect you were going for -- it is quite a nice money cat -- I don't know.
post #1583 of 2411
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I had an annoying gender studies roommate in college, who insisted on leaving porn around (she was a woman). Literally stacks of fringe, gender-theory porn magazines on the coffeetable, which I couldn't speak out against for fear of being labeled a conservative.

Or a prude.

The perils of Berkeley...
post #1584 of 2411
Accent colours can be horrible (well everything here is futuristico-horrible):






Foo does not have a "white room", he has a pale room and the idea is entirely fine, some cream, pale greys, white and beige. You guys need to calm the fuck down about his favoured colour scheme. I find it to be very joyous as it reminds me of Häagen-Dazs vanilla+butterscotch or whatever.
post #1585 of 2411
Ice cream > cake > pie
post #1586 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

This color thing is ridiculous.

Beyond Matt's point that color in a room comes from the people using is as well as the furniture, I see nothing aesthetically wrong or displeasing about a room that is mostly white. I keep hearing word's like "sterile" and "uninviting," but those are not aesthetic judgments. They are expressions of social and cultural conditioning. I can't help it if someone is raised to think colorful spaces filled with fluffy-cushioned seating and lots of wood is "comfortable." It's not objectively comfortable or inviting, and it certainly isn't to me.

Foo, while I generally am roughly in your camp I think this statement is oxymoronic. What are aesthetic judgements but expressions of social and cultural conditioning?
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post #1588 of 2411
Man did that taste good. Thanks for reminding me how tasty that was, SH. It's a shame I don't have any basil growing this year. frown.gif
post #1589 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Incidentally, I have been reading my coffee table books this afternoon.

I hope you didn't find the mostly black text on mostly white pages too sterile or boring.
post #1590 of 2411
Again, room looks great. Continue living in it.

Why are you getting rid of the Eames? Love those things.
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