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gq's furniture thread. again...

GQgeek

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I apologize for yet another furniture thread, but I need to go through my choices and I like to bounce ideas off of people that have good taste. I'll keep the rest of them in this thread.

I'm doing a bit of a 180 on the bedroom and thinking maybe a very minimalist canopy bed could be really cool. I'd want something with dark wood, straight lines, and most likely with a headboard but no footboard. I really like the idea of a canopy bed made of dark wood with white sheets, white curtains, etc.

Unfortunately, canopies seem difficult to find in a contemporary style. And even when I find a half-decent bed, the accompanying nightstands, dressers and armoires I've seen never really do it for me. I'm considering finding a local woodworker and having him make me exactly what I want. It probably wouldn't be any more expensive than some of the beds i'm already looking at.

Or I could also do something like in the following pic, a leather upholstered bed surrounded by walls of curtains. Imagine instead of the table and chairs that you have white french doors opening on to a bed surrounded by curtains hung from the ceiling. My ceilings aren't as high as the ones in Hotel St. Paul, but they're pretty high.





Btw, here are some other pics that are similar to furniture i've picked so far that will be in the adjacent room. The only thing that's exactly the same is the loveseat, however.



Quite a close match to my table in its extended form:


I got 4 in red, 2 in brown, although they're not exactly the same


Thoughts?
 

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Hey GQ-

Maybe I can recommend something..it would be good to decorate your apartment with things that a woman would find comfortable and attractive in case you get serious with a girl
. Since not so many females are on this forum this might not receive this advice here
.



-Danny Wilson
 

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Originally Posted by wilson brother
Hey GQ-

Maybe I can recommend something..it would be good to decorate your apartment with things that a woman would find comfortable and attractive in case you get serious with a girl
. Since not so many females are on this forum this might not receive this advice here
.



-Danny Wilson

GQ, this is actually good advice IMO. You are single and it is, by definition, a bachelor pad, but you should watch out that the furniture that you pick does not become overly masculine.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
GQ, this is actually good advice IMO. You are single and it is, by definition, a bachelor pad, but you should watch out that the furniture that you pick does not become overly masculine.

What if I painted a wall pink to compensate? I love pink...

Seriously though, I think canopy beds are generally a big hit with women, no? Especially with a huge pillowtop mattress, goose down comforter & pillows, and very fine white egyptian cotton sheets. Do you find the two pics from hotel st. paul too masculine?
 

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Originally Posted by GQgeek
What if I painted a wall pink to compensate? I love pink...


Hey GQ-

I wasnt talking about girls who still play with dolls
..unless you are


(Joking man!!


-Danny Wilson
 

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Originally Posted by wilson brother
Hey GQ-

I wasnt talking about girls who still play with dolls
..unless you are


(Joking man!!


-Danny Wilson


Well, I do have a penchant for younger girls, but not quite that young :p

Of course, if you were following the thread on japanese girls.....
 

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Originally Posted by GQgeek
What if I painted a wall pink to compensate? I love pink...

Seriously though, I think canopy beds are generally a big hit with women, no? Especially with a huge pillowtop mattress, goose down comforter & pillows, and very fine white egyptian cotton sheets. Do you find the two pics from hotel st. paul too masculine?

No, they look nice to me. I would only be wary of having too much dark wood or too much dark leather. I personally do not like canopy beds as I prefer to sleep very low to the ground, but it will mix in nicely to give good contrast with the rest. As far as girls and beds, I think that if you have them that far, they have probably already made up their mind
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
Well, I do have a penchant for younger girls, but not quite that young :p

Of course, if you were following the thread on japanese girls.....



-I meant unless you are playing with dolls..
 
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pillows. Chicks love pillows.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
A canopy bed runs the risk of being seen as "too much," don't you think? A bit self-conciously Casanova, perhaps. I'd choose carefully.

I'd be interested to hear other opinions on this. However everything I do is "too much" to most people my age. I mean the bespoke clothes, the shoes, the furniture, the fancy restaurants, etc. Most girls that know me already have a very clear understanding that i'm big on luxury and self-indulgence. It hasn't been a negative yet, but you do raise an interesting question.

For the record, my choices are made to please nobody but myself. I'm not thinking in the back of my mind "what's the ultimate look for my place to get chicks in to bed?" Having said that, I always think it's a good idea to get others' opinions which is where you guys come in.
 

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Originally Posted by GQgeek
I'd be interested to hear other opinions on this. However everything I do is "too much" to most people my age. I mean the bespoke clothes, the shoes, the furniture, the fancy restaurants, etc. Most girls that know me already have a very clear understanding that i'm big on luxury and self-indulgence. It hasn't been a negative yet, but you do raise an interesting question.

The potential difference here, I think, is that canopy beds are usually considered femine. The bespoke clothes and fine restaurants are a lifestyle choice. But bringing a woman back to a canopy bed might be seen as a bit calculated -- like all the other stuff was a seduction ploy, even when it wasn't.

But like you say, you just have to please yourself. Just something to consider.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
The potential difference here, I think, is that canopy beds are usually considered femine. The bespoke clothes and fine restaurants are a lifestyle choice. But bringing a woman back to a canopy bed might be seen as a bit calculated -- like all the other stuff was a seduction ploy, even when it wasn't.

But like you say, you just have to please yourself. Just something to consider.

It is all about the right one. I can't speak for other women, but my wife loves our low bed as it feels a bit like rolling around on the ground. I have seen one canopy that I thought was nice, but it is still a touch feminine. It is made by Zanotta and called Millenuits. Their other beds are nicer imo.
 

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Not to be too sleazy, but if we are talking furniture for a bachelor pad (i.e., bringing girls back), I'd say the couch is the most important consideration, and that leather one looks very cold.

Also, many girls (college girls propagandized by PETA) don't dig leather too much, though most excuse some if it's not rubbed in their face.
 

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