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post #1921 of 4012
Put a hanging light over the bed. It looks like it is on the wall from the view of the picture, and it is actually useful. Or a wall mounted swing arm like a Prouve. It doesn't need to be on the wall as much as you want some visual space taken up.
post #1922 of 4012
Axelman, is the room big enough that you can float the bed in the middle of the room, add a second table and maybe some lamps?

Then just leave the wall alone...
post #1923 of 4012
Yes, I could definitely do that, Here is a picture looking out from the bed that should give you a sense. The bed goes out approximately halfway into the room. Help me understand what you are thinking, Im not sure I can quite picture it.
Edited by Axelman 17 - 5/15/13 at 6:35am
post #1924 of 4012
Never mind, the room needs to be alot bigger than that to float the bed. The room looked much different in the previous picture.

You really need to move that chair near the fireplace. There should be two of them across from one another exactly where the rug is, with a table between them. The purpose of wing chairs is to catch the heat coming from the fireplace and warm the back of your neck. It doesn't do a great job of that when in the corner.

That is why you so often see a pair of high back chairs situated in a position near the fireplace, it dates back to the time when you would close off a room to heat it with a fire.

I have a tough time with eclectic in it's current form of almost complete randomness (eclectic used to be a more narrow range), with that being said, I would be tempted to Suggest a gilded frame painting for above the bed.

Just a thought, but danish mid century may do a better job of bridging the gap between the style of your place and your contemporary taste.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 5/15/13 at 7:02am
post #1925 of 4012
Thanks SG, appreciate the input. I dont expect my furnishings to appeal to everyone, I have basically just bought things that I like. I am sure to the purist it looks incongruous but it works for me. I can see the gilded frame idea working, it might bring more than a simple mirror.

I kind of like Matt's idea of a wall mounted swing arm light (cant do an overhead fixture in my building). Dont love the Prouve though, would like something with a bit more volume at the end, any ideas?
post #1926 of 4012
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Dont love the Prouve though, would like something with a bit more volume at the end, any ideas?

post #1927 of 4012
By 'tough time', I don't mean to say that I dislike it, I just find it can take a bit more effort to do well. The victorian age was filled with eclectic interiors, which were often the whims of the owners, whatever they felt worked. It's a high wire act.

That being said, this can be done In a similar fashion, where things of a completely different nature can be placed with one another, but they have to have some relation, be it color, material or heft. For instance, I think it would be easier to pair a set of brass articulated lamps in with this room rather than a Tolomeo lamp mounted on the wall. In fact the suggestion of the prouve lamp works for that exact reason, in my opinion.

I find both contemporary and american mid century modern to have a very hard time getting along with anything that would be craftsman, victorian and the revival styles. I would rather see them mixed with very selectively chosen peices from the Bauhaus or in the Art Deco style. People of the victorian era flip flopped between loving and hating the results of the machine age and that's why I feel that something like a victorian or craftsman interior would look at home with a few lamps from the Bauhaus in brass or chairs in dark brown leather that are worn in. There is some context, rather than choosing completely at random.

I feel mid century danish to work in that mix for the same reasons, architects and designers of that style never left their obsession with the individual craftsman out of their work. Their material choices were often dark woods and leathers which works. Also, it's just my opinion, but I think that many of them felt their work would be more often put to use in older interior.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 5/15/13 at 7:51am
post #1928 of 4012
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Thanks SG, appreciate the input. I dont expect my furnishings to appeal to everyone, I have basically just bought things that I like. I am sure to the purist it looks incongruous but it works for me. I can see the gilded frame idea working, it might bring more than a simple mirror.

I kind of like Matt's idea of a wall mounted swing arm light (cant do an overhead fixture in my building). Dont love the Prouve though, would like something with a bit more volume at the end, any ideas?

I'm not much into volume, and I don't think you need a lot of it to make a strong visual impact as long as the design is good. In fact, sometimes something small is even more effective because it forces you to concentrate. That said, the Prouve isn't my all time favorite, but it is very nice. Here are a few like a lot.




This is paper, so you could probably hang it from the ceiling.



I would probably put Gomey's horse in my house, just not sure where or why.
post #1929 of 4012
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Have you seen it irl, it's huge.

240x230cm | 94.5"x90.6" (HxW)
post #1930 of 4012
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I would probably put Gomey's horse in my house, just not sure where or why.

 

You beat me to it. I would as well. 

 

I have a lot of trouble sleeping under a hung mirror. 

 

lefty

post #1931 of 4012
...and here these guys are, suggesting a giant horse lamp. Lol.

To conclude my ramblings I was thinking something like this:

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post #1932 of 4012
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I would probably put Gomey's horse in my house, just not sure where or why.
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You beat me to it. I would as well. 
me too. It's awesome.
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Have you seen it irl, it's huge.

240x230cm | 94.5"x90.6" (HxW)
yep. It's a horse.
post #1933 of 4012
I really dig the pig table as well.
post #1934 of 4012
This is kind of awesome. Especially for you NY small place types.

http://hivemodern.com/pages/product5823/arco-raw-edges-deskbox



post #1935 of 4012
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

This doesnt exactly belong here but also doesnt exactly not belong here either. Trying to figure out what to do with the wall above my bed. Dont really know anything about art, dont take any photos, generally at a loss. Would be willing to spend a couple thousand on some sort of solution but dont want to break the bank. The rest of the furniture in the room is pretty simple, rustic wood dresser, oversize leather chair, persian rug etc. What would you guys do?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I maybe alone here, but I would just paint all the walls grey and leave it bare, it's a bedroom, the less noise the better.

If not go to 20x200 etc. and get a print/canvas you like and a couple lamps.

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yep. It's a horse.

A horse sized horse no less, saw one at a restaurant a while back, it's awesome. smile.gif

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This is kind of awesome. Especially for you NY small place types.

http://hivemodern.com/pages/product5823/arco-raw-edges-deskbox Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



reminds me of the Valcucine desk I posted a while back.
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