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Skinny?

http://m.imgur.com/a/PfYDg
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Nope, someone else's blog.
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I'm thinking of changing the bedroom here a bit. At the moment the furniture (birch wood) and the floor are all bright wood, what do you think if this was combined with a darker carpet, dark curtains and dark bed clothes? I was thinking either of something dark brown, or maybe even black.

 

The thing is, I can't find any pictures online. Apparently something like that doesn't exist. But I imagine it pretty sexy. I always see the opposite: Dark furniture and bright textiles.

 

If you have pictures, that would be great too!

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I would stick with light colors or white for the bed dressings and curtains. For the rug, I would keep to pale colors, but maybe something mid-tone.
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I would spend some time on Houzz trying to find something you like. It's far easier to replicate something you already like than spend all of the time and money and then decide you should have gone a different direction.
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Anyone have ideas for an entryway armoire for coats/jackets/shoes? Something in a mid-tone solid wood. Needs to be fairly large i.e. 70" tall, 48" wide, 24" deep. Under $5k

Wife wants to go custom because she hasn't found anything online.
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Anyone have ideas for an entryway armoire for coats/jackets/shoes? Something in a mid-tone solid wood. Needs to be fairly large i.e. 70" tall, 48" wide, 24" deep. Under $5k

Wife wants to go custom because she hasn't found anything online.

A number of different color options.
http://www.roomandboard.com/catalog/bedroom/armoires/hudson-armoires-with-wood-base
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This 1929 Gio Ponti burlwood armoire is the best I've ever seen.

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Anyone have ideas for an entryway armoire for coats/jackets/shoes? Something in a mid-tone solid wood. Needs to be fairly large i.e. 70" tall, 48" wide, 24" deep. Under $5k

Wife wants to go custom because she hasn't found anything online.

I'd always support custom, but look at antique market first. With state-to-state shipping being so cheap in US you can score an amazing piece. I used that shipping website where you can post your cargo and have shippers bid on your contract. The name escapes me right now.
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My office just replaced a conference room full of eames soft pad management chairs. Not sure what they replaced them with (probably something much cheaper)...

But if they decide to keep the new chairs, I've got dibs on some of the ones being tossed! The leathers are mostly not in great shape (that's what years or decades of use without conditioner will do), but a few of them are still pretty decent.

I think it is a total bitch to replace the covers on these...so the ones with bad upholstery are probably at the end of their lives...
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You can buy replacement cushions.
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Thanks guys. Keep the ideas coming.
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You can buy replacement cushions.

Are the soft pad cushions easy to replace? From what I gathered it was not a simple job, but most results were talking about the aluminum group chair. Lots of people saying that they couldn't get anyone to touch one for under $1000....might still be worth it on a soft pad, but that's getting pretty close to the price of a new aluminum group chair.
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Anyone have ideas for an entryway armoire for coats/jackets/shoes? Something in a mid-tone solid wood. Needs to be fairly large i.e. 70" tall, 48" wide, 24" deep. Under $5k

Wife wants to go custom because she hasn't found anything online.

I'd always support custom, but look at antique market first. With state-to-state shipping being so cheap in US you can score an amazing piece. I used that shipping website where you can post your cargo and have shippers bid on your contract. The name escapes me right now.

If you know a cheap way to ship furniture internationally, please let me know. I have seen some outstanding antique furniture go for next to nothing at auction. But packing and shipping turns out to cost several times as much.
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Are the soft pad cushions easy to replace? From what I gathered it was not a simple job, but most results were talking about the aluminum group chair. Lots of people saying that they couldn't get anyone to touch one for under $1000....might still be worth it on a soft pad, but that's getting pretty close to the price of a new aluminum group chair.

It likely requires special tooling to work the leather into that frame.

$1000 covers material and a little bit of labor, I'm actually surprised it's not higher. Good leather, wholesale, is like $3-$500 for a hide and there looks to be a fair bit of work involved in restoring them,
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