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Old 11-10-2019, 01:20 PM   #16
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Two Knots I am a little confused, the photo's showed up, did I do it wrong? Thanks for your kind words.
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It looks fine to me but what you like is the only opinion that counts.
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:25 PM   #18
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It looks like we posted at the same time.
I see your pics now.

This is the look your going for, right? I love everything, itís bright,
cheerful and cozy. The only thing Iím not crazy for is the black
light over the table in the DR. I have to go back and look at it again.

Everything else is
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:03 PM   #19
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Great dťcor, Tidy, neat, uncluttered, not austentacious.

I would be proud of it myself.

And am honored that you ask my opinion.

Tell those naysayers to go " fly a kite", in a rainstorm.


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I agree with Neal that your own opinion is the only one that counts.

But for myself, I rather like the light colors and modern styling. I think the couch would look better if it matched the white chairs. But then again, white going to be tough to keep looking new. Not fond of the dining room light fixture --- try Wayfair, they have hundreds, perhaps thousands to choose from.
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:37 PM   #21
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So those are CAD drawings, not real photos right? Are the items simply what were available in the CAD catalog or are you expecting to purchase those exact items?


I like it; not sure why anyone would be disparaging your ideas.
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I went back to take another look at the photos.
Iím pretty sure that Iíve seen them before. The chairs
and blue pillows in the first photo are particularly familiar.
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I think it looks pretty good! Maybe your "friends" are jealous. Possible.
The only things I'm not crazy about is the picture on the top of the shelf, not significant, and the side dining room chairs look uncomfortable. Otherwise I give it a thumbs up.
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Thanks Very much to everyone for your encouragement and advice! You all got me excited to finish what I started! I took pictures and measurements and my friend put the room together and I got to design with things I want to buy. Most of the items are from Crate & Barrel, CB2 and West Elm. West Elm especially because they mostly lean towards mid-century.

Two Knots the chairs are from Joybird and the Pillows are from the Pillow Collection. I already purchased the coffee table, cabinet under the TV, the kitchenette table , pillows and rug and artwork in the living room. I can send actual photos once I get everything, but it is going to take a little while as I am doing it all by myself now.

Roxy Gal- I thought about the same thing about the dining room chairs, but I wanted to bring in the walnut as it is in the living room and kitchenette. They are also very reasonably priced. Once I sat on them they are really more comfortable than they look and so I was sold.
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I wanted to ask you one more question that maybe you can help. The couch is from Cb2 and is almost $2,300.I never had a leather couch before, but does all leather puddle after awhile.
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I went back to take another look at the photos.
Iím pretty sure that Iíve seen them before. The chairs
and blue pillows in the first photo are particularly familiar.
I posted on Houzz asking about if I should add wallpaper to the dining room wall. I posted on a online seller board with people I have talked to for over 15 years. That is were I got a bad reaction. Did you see it either of those places? It is definitely my house, perhaps you have seen my house here as I have posted pictures of my house here before.

SPS- I actually have a white couch now, I am a clean fanatic and even so, I will never buy a white couch again. I know the chairs look white in the photo but in person they are actually a mix of gray, beige and white. They are so much more pretty in person
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I wanted to ask you one more question that maybe you can help. The couch is from Cb2 and is almost $2,300.I never had a leather couch before, but does all leather puddle after awhile.
Type of leather is very important. It is either "bonded leather" or "genuine leather". Bonded leather will start to deteriorate after a few years (depending on usage, of course). Genuine leather will last ten times that. Genuine leather is a lot more expensive than bonded leather.

Not sure what you mean by puddling. I have two leather couches, about 25-30 years old, that the leather is still in excellent condition. The one chair is showing wear on the armrest, plus some scratching post damage from when I took in friend's cat while she was in hospital --- but that's another story.
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I think they look alright. It's not my style tbh, but it looks good for "that" style. It reminds me of like... idk European design I suppose is best I can think of. Like I'd imagine it being modern Swedish or Norwegian.

Please don't put up wallpaper... As a person who's had to deal with attempting to replace that stuff, please don't. I have five walls I have to /PULL DOWN/ to get rid of that crud right now.

Paint it, use stencils, its way better looking than any wallpaper and you (or the next owner) can change their mind some decade later :P My latest "I want it" thing is 3d wall panels.
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I love leather furniture. Have a leather recliner couch in the den
and two leather chairs. As SPS pointed out make sure itís
genuine leather. Bonded leather is thinly cut leather glued to
a piece of fabric.

We clean the leather pieces every few months and put a leather
conditioner on it. I let my puppy on the leather couch without
worry.
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The Design looks great. The only thing I would change is in the Fireplace room instead of

small TV (too low) Big Picture.

to

Large TV over Fireplace and small picture.
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