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Apartment foo-nishing

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

  1. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I'm with lefty on the Foo apt. It isn't working for me.

    I was actually quite surprised to see the weird globes on the wall with vegetation. Seems like an odd novelty item.
     
  2. foodguy

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    "gender-theory porn" seems like an intriguing idea. Popular Mechanics? Boys Life? American Rifleman?
     
  3. zalb916

    zalb916 Well-Known Member

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    I know you are replacing the chair, but I like how the brown wood appears against the rug and works with all of the white/cream. It provides a nice contrast in color and texture without being the pop of color that some have suggested and which I agree with you that the room does not need. My personal preference may have been to go wood with the coffee table, but, I understand what you are doing here.

    Also, the rug does look nice.
     
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  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I like the new chair as well, but there is something very nice about this.
     
  5. foodguy

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    that was my favorite view of the whole place, the one where it seemed to balance best ... for me. but then i expect foo would turn and run if he walked into my living room. though i would allow him to keep his shoes on for a speedy exit.
     
  6. imatlas

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    A trite novelty item. I believe "fuck your novelty plant balls" was the second post on fuckyournoguchicoffeetable when it started.
     
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  7. Bounder

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    I am reluctantly coming to agree with this. If the room had a little more visual interest, I don't think it would really be a problem. But the room is so visually bland. There are only two non-white elements and they are sitting on top of each other demanding that you compare them.
     
  8. Cantabrigian

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    I just can't reconcile the fuzzy, fringey rug with the clean lines and austere pallette of everything else.

    Bare floors are the way forward.
     
  9. itsstillmatt

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    Rooms are not life, they are backdrops for it.
     
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    The contrast of the fuzzy rug to the clean lines is my favorite element of the room.
     
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    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    But so furry and covering what appears to be a perfectly nice floor?
     
  12. Bounder

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    Au contraire, mon ami. Rooms are the canvas on which we paint the colors of our life.

    Foo must be true to his inner sense of pattern-matching if he wishes to have any hope of living honestly.
     
  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea what this means. Carry on, though.
     
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    Sorry. It doesn't really mean anything. I thought we were trading yoda-like aphorisms.
     
  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    My point was not meant to be cryptic. People add color and life to rooms, which is why it strikes me as strange when there are complaints about uninhabited rooms not having enough color. Not that there is anything wrong with color, it is just that it is only lacking in a white room before the room has people, and when there are no people, who cares.
     
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    I'll buy that. It does create new social horrors, though. Organizing a dinner party is hard enough without have to vet your guest list to make sure no one clashes with your decor.

    But the real problem is that when you are the only person in the room, the room looks just like it does in the picture. In Foo's case, he will be driven slowly mad as he stares fixedly at the clashing patterns and the chips in his table.
     
  17. imatlas

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    I generally find white on white on white to be very sterile and lifeless, but especially if there is little to no contrast of pattern or texture. The shagginess of the rug and the throw add a bit of "life" to the room, IMO, that it otherwise lacks. I like the feel of shaggy rugs under my feet, as a shoe remover, so I have no problem with covering up the lovely wood floor.

    The rug was a great choice with the first table, with related patterns in different scales and similar tones. The table had a lot of visual interest and expressed the pattern in three dimensions. A three :foo: combination. The marble top doesn't have enough difference in scale, and expresses the pattern in just 2 dimensions. A less successful combination, but still interesting. 2 :foo:'s

    All of which ignores the fact that the rug is just too big for the space.
     
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    i think it's more like bored sfers being driven slowly mad staring at foo's pictures and trying to think of something to say. this thread has been a threak of shoulder divot proportions.
     
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  19. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    This color thing is ridiculous.

    Beyond Matt's point that color in a room comes from the people using is as well as the furniture, I see nothing aesthetically wrong or displeasing about a room that is mostly white. I keep hearing word's like "sterile" and "uninviting," but those are not aesthetic judgments. They are expressions of social and cultural conditioning. I can't help it if someone is raised to think colorful spaces filled with fluffy-cushioned seating and lots of wood is "comfortable." It's not objectively comfortable or inviting, and it certainly isn't to me.

    Is it really so hard to judge this as a different sort of space than what you are used to or what you personally would want? Surely you all can dig deeper than that. It should be obvious to anyone that we did not simply forget to add color.

    On the rug: I don't understand how it is too big for the space. Maybe some of you like your rugs to float in the center of your rooms--I hate that and think it is simply a mistake. We purposefully picked one that would be large enough for all of the outer pieces of furniture to partially overlap. That way, everything is tied together and the space is better defined.

    Anyway, I'm curious to see your own living rooms. It would be a more vivid way of comparing perspectives.
     
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  20. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Incidentally, I have been reading my coffee table books this afternoon.
     

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