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post #1141 of 4068
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

The positioning of everything pisses me off.

Yes, it is odd.
post #1142 of 4068
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

The positioning of everything pisses me off.

 

This I agree with.

post #1143 of 4068
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

The positioning of everything pisses me off.

What you don't sit at a 45 degree angle to the tv.
post #1144 of 4068
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Originally Posted by habitant View Post

might be a bit off topic.. but is there a site like styleforum for interior design?

I'm not sure such a thing exists. There are probably forums for architecture with subforums dealing with it, and there are some housewife forums that do a lot of discussion about it but its probably hard to have the whole SF experience with interior design.

SF is easy...you show up because you don't know what shoes or suit to buy for an interview. After that, it is easy to play the game. You may already own the right parts and just need help on how to work them together, or how to improve them with a few minor alterations. Some of the easiest suggestions don't cost much money (plain simple basics that fit right) and you get to keep trying and tweaking every day. For the price of a sofa, you can have picked up and received feedback on a ton of pieces and created several weeks worth of mixed and matched outfits.

Interior design is hard to get right via trial and error. Things cost a lot more and you can't just take a picture, decide it would look better with a more minimalist coffee table, and then go into your closet and flip through racks of tables until you find the right one. There are little tweaks like adjusting the positioning, switching up things like pillows or artwork, doing some painting, but everything else turns into a pretty major production.

Since its valuable to get things right (or close to) on the first try, I would probably be willing to consult with a professional if I had a budget and was furnishing a new space. Probably not have them do it all, but at least have a brainstorming session....while I don't think I will ever hire a professional "image consultant" or whatever.
post #1145 of 4068
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

The positioning of everything pisses me off.

pisses you off? imagine the poor bastard with the neck ache from trying to watch TV from that chair.
post #1146 of 4068
Just started following this thread. This is near the top of my list for the new house:

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Neoclassical Etagere by Baker. (Got a great niche for a bar.)
post #1147 of 4068
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I'm not sure such a thing exists. There are probably forums for architecture with subforums dealing with it, and there are some housewife forums that do a lot of discussion about it but its probably hard to have the whole SF experience with interior design.
SF is easy...you show up because you don't know what shoes or suit to buy for an interview. After that, it is easy to play the game. You may already own the right parts and just need help on how to work them together, or how to improve them with a few minor alterations. Some of the easiest suggestions don't cost much money (plain simple basics that fit right) and you get to keep trying and tweaking every day. For the price of a sofa, you can have picked up and received feedback on a ton of pieces and created several weeks worth of mixed and matched outfits.
Interior design is hard to get right via trial and error. Things cost a lot more and you can't just take a picture, decide it would look better with a more minimalist coffee table, and then go into your closet and flip through racks of tables until you find the right one. There are little tweaks like adjusting the positioning, switching up things like pillows or artwork, doing some painting, but everything else turns into a pretty major production.
Since its valuable to get things right (or close to) on the first try, I would probably be willing to consult with a professional if I had a budget and was furnishing a new space. Probably not have them do it all, but at least have a brainstorming session....while I don't think I will ever hire a professional "image consultant" or whatever.

I think it really depends on how interested you are in the subject. Some take little interest, but want to live in what others would consider a nicely planned out space. They would probably hire a designer. Others view their interior as a continuous progression.

I think it's good to plan and slowly acquire, you'll find your natural style as you progress and probably tweak it a bit as you evolve.
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post #1149 of 4068
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Originally Posted by converge View Post

This one focuses on MCM: http://www.designaddict.com/design_addict/forums/index.cfm

thanks, cool site

post #1150 of 4068
Does anyone know of something similar to this but not 3k? I need to buy two and am now officially broke.

http://www.dwr.com/product/arco-floor-lamp-white-base.do
post #1151 of 4068
Thread Starter 
There are many replicas of the Arco - sometimes with a different base

These guys in my neighborhood have one
http://www.whiteonwhite.com/products.html
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post #1153 of 4068
Thread Starter 
The original Arco has the upright rectangular base, the arc has a rectangular cross-section (not round) and the head is attached directly (doesn't hang). Most replicas I've seen have two of these three main features. I personally don't mind the round arc but I don't like the way the one you posted hangs rather than being directly attached.
post #1154 of 4068
Do you have any examples of a copy you like?
post #1155 of 4068
Thread Starter 
The one I linked to above (white on white) is a good example
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