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SF Cribs: The places behind the clothes

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by designprofessor, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    I interpret "retro" & "themed" to mean something different...that's all.
     


  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I interpret "retro" & "themed" to mean something different...that's all.
    Got it. I'm not sure how you interpreted it but I didn't mean anything negative by that. I meant that we are in 2008 so I call a 60's or 70's interior "retro". And the fact that it's dead-on authentic and so coherent throughout the apartment makes it somewhat of a "theme" IMO. That's all I meant, and would apply the same adjectives to an interior that would all Art Deco for example.
     


  3. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    I like the fact that the house (inside and out) & grounds appear to be unmolested...you are so lucky to have found something in such vintage condition.


    The exterior of the house was indeed largely untouched when we found it. The interior, on the other hand, though it may appear "vintage" in the photos, has actually been heavily reworked by my wife and I in the past few years. It's not so much that the interior had been molested before we got hold of the place, but just that it was never done properly the first time around (the original owners pretty much gave the architect carte blanche, but then the wife turned around and did a very traditional interior design herself). There was lots of horrible wallpaper and linoleum, mismatched carpeting, brass fixtures (from rustic to 80s faux-bling), 70s avocado-colored appliances, gaudy drapes, "ye-olde" chandeliers, etc. We ended up redoing pretty much every surface in the house -- walls, ceilings (believe it or not, the non-wooden ceilings were all popcorn-finished), countertops, flooring, and on and on.

    I guess it's always a work in progress, but we've reached something of a stopping point for now, especially after enduring the interior being "under construction" for the better part of a year (with us living in the house all the while). Our next steps would be making my office look better, buying a rug for the dining room, getting a better-looking TV for the living room, and perhaps replacing the living room flooring (we went with carpet but are kind of regretting it).
     


  4. freshcutgrass

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    That's where I make the distinction. I don't consider it a "60's or 70's interior"....interiors of that kind of the day just happened to be limited to what was available in the day. Your stereotypical 60's or 70's look of the day would not be relevant today, and if you did it, it would be "retro". Whereas this style is as relevant today as it was then, regardless of using vintage items or recent pieces.

    Most decor of every era is awful. We will be laughing at our Pottery Barn interiors 40 years down the road, the same as we laugh at the crap of the 60's or 70's. Meanwhile, there are interiors of say David Hicks that you would swear are 2008.

    I think it's more a philosophy of style that is timeless than a straight set of aesthetic or consumerism values.

    The hard structure itself, is very much of the day. But "bones" and decor do not need to jive at all...it just happens to in this case.


    If you were to do this look now, it would not be considered "retro"...

    [​IMG]


    If you were to do this look, it would definitely be considered retro...

    [​IMG]
     


  5. LabelKing

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    That pattern is great. I want silk shirts and ties done in that pattern.
     


  6. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    With collars like this...who needs ties?

    Don't you wish this was your college dorm room?

    [​IMG]
     


  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    With collars like this...who needs ties?

    Don't you wish this was your college dorm room?

    [​IMG]


    I'm convinced you and LabelKing are the same person.
     


  8. visionology

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    I approve. The look is Dy-na-mite!
     


  9. LabelKing

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    I'm convinced you and LabelKing are the same person.

    Don't you like Sly?
     


  10. CityConnection

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    Here's a few old ones, - the furniture etc. varies a bit, as the pics were originally taken for room-to-let ads at various times.


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    What kind of lights are these? I really like them.
     


  11. audiophilia

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    My favorite room. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I will never understand people who like to display their audio gear. You might as well walk around with your penis hanging out, IMO.
     


  13. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I will never understand people who like to display their audio gear. You might as well walk around with your penis hanging out, IMO.

    And without styrofoam cups, it's equivalent to a small penis at that.
     


  14. LabelKing

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    I will never understand people who like to display their audio gear. You might as well walk around with your penis hanging out, IMO.
    It's kind of like displaying your guns, high-end liquors and shoes.
     


  15. GoSurface

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    I will never understand people who like to display their audio gear. You might as well walk around with your penis hanging out, IMO.

    Like, look at his username.
     


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