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pops
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4316 posts since 2/9/09

9 Oct 2013 21:27
russ74 wrote: I'm desperately looking for a new coffee table, the only one I've found is the knoll girard coffee table but it's a bit too long, can anyone recommend something similar aroun 120cm

http://www.thelollipopshoppe.co.uk/products/low-tables/girard-low-table

coffee tables like that are a pain imo. take up valuable space rarely used & always getting in the way.i've got a few LTR's dotted around that can be grouped together as and when needed.in saying that, not normally my thing but i do like girard & his designs , just had some cushions made in one of his maharam fabrics & would love one of his enviroment enrichment panels though they're a bit '70s

thanks to 01huba for the Kvadrat Hallingdal fabric for the sofa too Ubercool






m15try
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1263 posts since 18/8/09

9 Oct 2013 21:36
beni ourain in the top pic?
All looks fucking Ubercool
rural
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17880 posts since 26/9/06

9 Oct 2013 21:38
Is your missus into design as much as you Lanz? or does she leave it all to you? Looks Cool btw
Seventyfour
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9491 posts since 6/10/05

9 Oct 2013 21:53
Where did you get the cushions made in that fabric? My mrs as been bugging me to get some cushons for ages, I don't really like them but those look great.

With regards to the table we really need a proper coffee table, I love the ltr's but I have less space for them if that makes sense
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

9 Oct 2013 22:02
That looks cool Lanz.
Are you not afraid of crayola in the kids hands Laughing out loud
pops
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4316 posts since 2/9/09

10 Oct 2013 21:10
Russ, fabric is available from maharam http://www.maharam.com/products?product_group_id=1 , fabrics of the 20th century or ready made cushions from here http://www.circa50.com/

rural, fortunately the mrs mainly buys into the same stuff as me though she doesn't have much choice Laughing out loud

Recently found this flooring from a danish company called Dinesen. Super wide planks of 45-50cms & beautiful to look at.costs a fortune but hope to have this installed if budget will allow





RickRude
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4138 posts since 13/1/12

10 Oct 2013 21:21
Lanz why don't you consult (if you don't already do?) freelance interior designer/product sourcer
seenmy
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6670 posts since 17/6/06

10 Oct 2013 21:28
its nice that flooring,great if you have the scale of room to take advantage of the super long length!
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

10 Oct 2013 22:28
looked into dinesen when I was planning my ill fated house, they sent me a price list and that was the end of that.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

11 Oct 2013 09:48
We're going to be putting some Velux rooflights into our kitchen diner. Want to open up the roof space to make the room feel light and spacious. This poses a few issues with the current roof construction but come to a situation we're happy with. Pretty nifty tool on the Velux site allows you to visualise how it may look and what sort of light you will get into the room. We're fitting 4 windows into the roof.

San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

11 Oct 2013 11:14
We have two velux rooflights in our kitchen atm, it makes such a difference and does allows so much light in. Good purchase that.
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

11 Oct 2013 11:17
what's the point of the beams? can't you lose them
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Oct 2013 11:17
Im trying to work out whether to get one in one of my spare rooms.. has a full pitched ceiling so would look good, but its an extra couple of grand and planning will only allow me the smallest C04 size, so not sure it worth it..

My rents have 4 in the kitchen and they look good and let a lot extra light in
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Oct 2013 11:23
LOve the thick planks pops
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

11 Oct 2013 12:50
bill wrote: what's the point of the beams? can't you lose them

Not without having full structural work done to the roof, plus a structural engineer involved to sign it all off.

That room was classed as the utility room but it is basically the back of the double garage. It shares the roof with the garage which is the reason we can fit the Velux.

The roof structure is your typical rafter/truss with supporting members. The issues this causes is that we are limited by the space between the rafter for the size of the Velux and it means we cant alter it structurally without big costs. We therefore are retaining the trusses which is why you have the exposed beans. The current roof members would look cheap and rubbish so the intention is to clad them in a timber veneer. We need to rip down the current flat ceiling and use some kingspan style insulation before having the roof finished. Undecided what lighting to go for but we have spots in the main kitchen area.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

11 Oct 2013 12:52
San wrote: We have two velux rooflights in our kitchen atm, it makes such a difference and does allows so much light in. Good purchase that.

South facing roof so hopefully will flood the room with light. Going to wait until next year now to do it but ordered the windows as there is a sale on currently.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

13 Oct 2013 10:35
Im having a bit of trouble deciding where to put my TV in my living room, which will determine which sofas I buy and where I get the electrician to put the TV connections/sockets.

Since buying the property I had always planned to put the TV above the fire, which would allow me to have a 3 and 2 seater sofa and work the best in terms of layout.

However after thinking about it I think the TV would be too high in this position and you would get a sore neck looking at it, Im also unsure if heat from a log burner would be too much?

Has anyone had any success with TV brackets the tilt and even move off from the wall? Any other solutions?
seenmy
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6670 posts since 17/6/06

13 Oct 2013 10:48
tv over functioning fire Puzzled sounds like an accident waiting to happen
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

13 Oct 2013 10:58
Yeah maybe it would get too hot, the fire place is huge, but the heat given off and up the flu could still cause problems I guess. But you do see it done a lot no?

sydneyking
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5198 posts since 26/9/09

13 Oct 2013 10:58
that flooring Cool if it's to rich for bill then i'm out