Apartment foo-nishing

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

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Hard to find a substitute for seeing these rugs in person. You're in NYC, you could probably throw a stone and hit a rug shop.
     


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    Fantastic.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I've been e-mailing back and forth with that designer. We like the "Plait" pattern, but are wondering about the right color and if really want to spend so much.
     


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    What added risk is that, exactly?

    Would it bother you if the "Anatolian village women" turned out to be 10 years old and currently living in Pakistan? Unfortunately, that's always a possibility, even if you're buying a carpet that has some sort of certification.

    The ironic thing is that Iran has arguably the best carpets and the cleanest industry. Due to sanctions, however, Iranian carpets can't be imported in most countries. So where they are available, there's a glut and the prices have crashed. For $2000 you can pick up a high-quality work of art, if you are willing to go to Dubai.

    If it's just a matter of temporary interior decoration, I would just get a machine-made carpet. They're cheaper, look perfectly fine and you don't have to worry about some progressive bint nattering on about labor conditions in India during the veal course.



    FTFY
     
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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Not sure how reliable this article is, Foo, but you might find it helpful when trying to assess whether the price you're paying is fair.

    http://www.rugandrelic.com/Category...bout-Rugs/Nine-Indicators-of-Rug-Quality.aspx

    I also walk by this store often. They only sell Oriental rugs, but the owner wrote this book. Not sure if there are some transferrable lessons there, but maybe? The owner of that store/ author of that book sells some really nice stuff.

    There's also this kilim rug store in San Francisco, but I've never been
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Going to a reputable dealer helps, especially if they are willing to show you varying degrees of quality back to back so that you can get an idea of what you're looking for.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    If you swapped the chairs out I bet that could become ConTrad in an instant.
     


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    I don't think there was ever any question about that. The issue is: which dealers?
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Hmm. The room is not particularly fashionable in the ConTrad way.
     
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  11. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I actually agree with foo on this one, not really in danger of being contrad, there is nothing really pretending to be something else in that room. The fireplace is real, the lounge chairs are correctly oriented to make use of the fireplace and the rug looks like it's both old and of good quality.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Picture over the fireplace, useless foo-foo stuff on the end table. Swap out the chairs and I think it's ripe for it.

    FWIW, I like it though...but my endorsement is just another nail in the coffin...
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I have useless foo-foo stuff all over my house. Still no way to get it to con-trad.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I thought you and Gomey were against that? Interior desecration and all?
     


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