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Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

26 May 2014 18:45
pops wrote: Homer , I'm going to selling my dining table soon as I now need a rectangular table. Will let it go for a decent price too Eye-wink


It's this one in arabescato marble.

http://www.nest.co.uk/product/knoll-saarinen-tulip-dining-table-137cm-diameter

Have a feeling a decent price will be way out of budget Smiling
Noble Locks wrote: Cant see why anybody would ever have a settee you cant have a decent lie down on. Do people actually sit upright to watch a film etc? Only time i sit up is when im eating.

Word, won't make the style over comfort mistake again. Tempted to get a natuzzi recliner sofa
pops
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4284 posts since 2/9/09

26 May 2014 19:13
That sofa looks fine Noble !

Homer , will be looking for just a little over a 1/3 of current retail Eye-wink
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

26 May 2014 19:17
Yeah looks fine, but thats not my point. Try and lay your head on the arms to watch corrie son.
pops
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4284 posts since 2/9/09

26 May 2014 19:24
Couple of cushions you'll be fine. Broke my leg a few years ago and had to spend 2 weeks 24/7 on one of those Robin Day Forum sofas. Was actually pretty comfy.
NickMSM
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420 posts since 21/8/13

26 May 2014 19:32
Bane of my life is the OH saying our sofa is **** and uncomfortable! As pops says, couple of cushions and you're fine Laughing out loud
pops
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4284 posts since 2/9/09

26 May 2014 19:35
Any idea what the sofas are Nick ? just curious to know.
Goldie
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4830 posts since 17/10/07

26 May 2014 20:11
One for the R's fans http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2639361/A-ultimate-QPR-fan-A-house-Harry-millionaires-resort-7million.html
NickMSM
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420 posts since 21/8/13

26 May 2014 22:42
Sorry pops didn't see you asked first time. I reckon they're Knoll by Charles Pfister.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

27 May 2014 03:03
end of lease, move out soldier! Cry Cry

YLAup
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5797 posts since 5/9/11

27 May 2014 21:56
Decided I need some greenery in my apartment. Anyone recommend something cool that won't die in 48 hours (no bonsai)
inversesquare
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6752 posts since 7/6/08

28 May 2014 00:47
Cactus Eye-wink
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

28 May 2014 00:58
A big jaunty rubber plant.
pops
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4284 posts since 2/9/09

28 May 2014 07:45
NickMSM wrote: Sorry pops didn't see you asked first time. I reckon they're Knoll by Charles Pfister.

Cheers Nick. They looked familiar.



Just ordered this new book which looks great.

http://www.lesliewilliamson.com/modern-originals/
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

29 May 2014 08:20
Anyone had a new staircase fitted? I hadn't planned on needing one, but turns out I do.. got a price for a solid oak one and it's a bit more that I was wanting to pay Sad


Think its worthe extra or just get mdf with oak banister/hand rail and possibly oak treads? Then paint the mdf risers white?

Worried full oak, with oak flooring and oak doors may look too much anyway, but dont want to go cheaper and regret it once its in Laughing out loud
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

29 May 2014 08:56
YLAup wrote: Decided I need some greenery in my apartment. Anyone recommend something cool that won't die in 48 hours (no bonsai)

Money Trees require very little maintenance, same with Snake Plants.
pops
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4284 posts since 2/9/09

29 May 2014 09:01
I'm getting two new open tread oak staircases. We've got reclaimed oak flooring & architect has proposed using same material so it ties the space in nicely The wood for the stairs themselves aren't too expensive , at least the builders estimate isn't but the glass for the balustrades is £10k which is by far the single most expensive item in the overall works.
NickMSM
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420 posts since 21/8/13

29 May 2014 09:21
pops wrote:
NickMSM wrote: Sorry pops didn't see you asked first time. I reckon they're Knoll by Charles Pfister.

Cheers Nick. They looked familiar.



Just ordered this new book which looks great.

http://www.lesliewilliamson.com/modern-originals/

Book looks good. I have so many books, and probably haven't even looked at 80% of them. Better start soon!
pops
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4284 posts since 2/9/09

posted 29 May 2014 09:58, edited 29 May 2014 09:58
Same here. Got to have something to fill the vitsoe shelves with Laughing out loud

Just ordered this as well http://arkfo.dk/en/shop/product/landmarks.

New wegner book should be good too
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

29 May 2014 09:59
pops wrote: I'm getting two new open tread oak staircases. We've got reclaimed oak flooring & architect has proposed using same material so it ties the space in nicely The wood for the stairs themselves aren't too expensive , at least the builders estimate isn't but the glass for the balustrades is £10k which is by far the single most expensive item in the overall works.

sounds like it will look amazing when done! 10k for the glass, ouch!

tbh honest the price I've been given is not bad its just an un expected extra cost Sad
pops
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4284 posts since 2/9/09

29 May 2014 10:08
Go with the oak if you can afford it Eye-wink anything else will be a compromise.

Was pretty shocked about the glass too. Haven't told the wife how much it's costing ! . Bit concerned that cost might mount up as one contractor pulled out the tender due to concerns as to how staircase would be engineered. Will find out soon as it's being constructed a month prior to main contract.