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The Ultimate "Contemporary Traditonal" Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why am I doing all the heavy lifting? Come on, share you wealth.
     
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    This popular movement seems based on no one person thinking at all. You also seem overruled by those who find it distasteful. A popular movement is carried by popular opinion and the consensus is that what you're posting is crap.
     
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    The popular opinion is that it is quite luxe. That is why there is so much of it made.
     
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    It often the work of interior designers who are justifying their price through putting lots of stuff in a room. There is a thing local to me where interior designers band together to get a house sold that's been on the market for a while (the name escapes me) and they all do a room on their own dime and advertise their style along with the house.

    Often it winds up looking like the above examples.
     
  5. mafoofan

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    I think it's more about being broadly, safely fashionable. It's the same mix of motivations that drive people to Banana Republic and bakeries specializing in cupcakes.
     
  6. mafoofan

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    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This doesn't seem to be ConTrad to me.
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What would you call it?
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Traditional sans con.
     
  11. mafoofan

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    Okay, indisputably ConTrad:

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    Did they buy the doormat at Home Depot?
     
  13. mafoofan

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    Our new rug is essentially a glorified doormat, so I am not in a position to judge.
     
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    FFY.
     
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    I like some of the later ones you posted, though I would probably take out some of the poster, painting
     
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    Can look good sure, though often personally I think it's a bit of a shame. In any case I think it's more difficult than many imagine, something of an advanced move, and the majority of people would be better sticking to one thing or the other. There's probably some clothing-based analogy one could make.
     
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    It just looks like hoarders with money to me.
     
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    I am enjoying this thread and taking notes of ideas for when I get my home equity loan.
     
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