Apartment foo-nishing

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Foo, that throw looks odd in context of other things you choose. I imagine that being in a very warm room with dark woods, not a room like yours. For that, I would rather see something brown and cream, with brown being the base. Something like these, but with the colors inverted.

    I'd also consider getting rid of the felt lamp and replace it with something hanging.

    Is it possible to put bookshelves on the north side of this room, near the window?
     
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  2. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    It seems the fireworks are coming out 2 weeks early this year
     


  3. ter1413

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    Not crazy at all about the rug.....
    Overall, the room seems a bit "mis-matched."
     


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    nootje Senior member

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    All the room needs is a movie poster of the great gatsby and a statue of David with his slinghot to bring it together.
     


  5. GreenNYC

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    Foo, I don't think this room works for entertaining....there isn't enough seating. I don't think the lounge chair works with the room....seems better suited for an office. The geometric rug is too fussy...better to opt for something cleaner and less busy. I always feel that a room's personality should evolve from one piece....usually artwork. What will adorn the walls?
     


  6. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Are you saying his new place is pad-fucked?
     


  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I hear you about the entertaining issue, but I think that is a result of the apartment more than anything else. If you can think up another way to arrange our furniture, I'm all ears. Keep in mind, the Florence Knoll cannot be switched for something else.

    I am growing more skeptical of the rug as I consider the criticisms I've heard. My main concern is that it will detract from the intricacy of the coffee table. However, I'm trying to keep in mind that the conflict between the two is exaggerated when viewed from above, in which case the two designs overlap completely. In reality, it might not be so bad.

    The walls won't have any real artwork--mostly just our personal photos.


    We should find out if it was designed that way on purpose first.

    But in all seriousness--yes, it is. All New York apartments are pad-fucked.
     


  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    The felt lamp is dead. Will not fit. Need new idea. Preferably a floor lamp with a very small foot print.
     


  9. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    What about something hanging?
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Chads?
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    It's a rental. Even if it's possible to do a ceiling lamp, I don't want the headache.
     


  12. GreenNYC

    GreenNYC Senior member

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    For extra seating....perhaps a pair of low stools on the far side of the coffee table? I've often seen Chinese garden stools used for supplemental seating when space is limited. They can also serve as a side table until needed for seating.
     


  13. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    Foo, do you and your wife ever watch shows on TLC or HGTV on living space decorating and usage? I've been forced to sit and watch them over the years and there are concepts gleaned from the shows that can then be applied.
     


  14. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    Foo - are you moving downtown? :confused:

    Spend an afternoon strolling through the lighting district places - even the horrible ones can give you some ideas.
     


  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Me? Downtown?

    HAHAHAHAHAHHA.

    No.

    We're staying on the UWS. Those lighting shops in SoHo are super-pricey though. We are willing to spend a lot on certain things, but that must come at the expense of others (such as a secondary floor lamp and our rug).
     


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