General Discussion: interior design


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PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

29 May 2014 10:19
Laughing out loud you're so right though.. it would probably bug me.

As a complete novice, the cost of stuff has suprised me, some things have been a lot cheaper than I thought to get done and others waaaay more Laughing out loud

Are you planning to make much profit on your place pops? Or are not too concered and just going hell for leather getting evertying you want?

Sounds like an epic project Smiling
pops
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4276 posts since 2/9/09

29 May 2014 10:41
Not really thinking about profit as We don't intend moving for a good few years. Place was a bit unloved when we bought it for (relatively) shirt buttons so we should be adding value.it would of been an epic project but hVent got the money to get everything done ATM and although we've a decent budget it's surprising how quickly it gets swallowed up. Kind of wish we'd asked for more £ when we remortgaged as cost of borrowing is so cheap
Dee
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12052 posts since 22/11/07

30 May 2014 05:46
would it be easy to replace the foam in an old womb chair?



pops
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4276 posts since 2/9/09

30 May 2014 06:10
Lovely chair Dee. Send some pictures to Anne Bruce http://www.bruceupholstery.co.uk she'll be able to help.
NickMSM
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419 posts since 21/8/13

30 May 2014 08:10
Not a cheap/easy chair to redo but agree with speaking to Anne.
exactlythat
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2345 posts since 27/10/07

posted 3 Jun 2014 20:04, edited 3 Jun 2014 20:04
grail

finn juhl chieftain chair


Dee
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12052 posts since 22/11/07

14 Jun 2014 20:43
need to make a swift purchase of a king size bed frame, something nice, low with either storage or space under the frame, affordable too as completely unplanned purchase.

anything better than this for the money?

http://www.habitat.co.uk/tatsuma-walnut-stained-kingsize-bed/beds//fcp-product/259257

Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

14 Jun 2014 20:56
I've been looking myself, I quite the look of this:

http://www.bluesuntree.co.uk/site/bedroom/bedroom-beds/luna-bed-frame

I like the fabric headboard version of this, not sure i like the legs though

http://www.heals.co.uk/beds/heals-brunel-king-size-bed-by-rob-scarlett/invt/brunelking

and the quality of this seems very good

http://www.heals.co.uk/beds/heals-risborough-king-size-bed-by-ercol/invt/268454
pops
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4276 posts since 2/9/09

14 Jun 2014 21:06
Muji Dee.

http://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?Sec=19⋐=81&PID;=4283
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

14 Jun 2014 21:07
Maybe a bit too traditional for you but quality is good for the coin. Plenty of room for storage underneath.


http://www.bensonsforbeds.co.uk/toulouse-bedframe
Dee
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12052 posts since 22/11/07

14 Jun 2014 21:18
cheers, will look at em.

Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

14 Jun 2014 23:41
muji > ikea but still kinda sucks and is flimsy shit
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

15 Jun 2014 01:29
warren evans + litvinoff and fawcett both good
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

15 Jun 2014 07:53
Seconded on Warren Evans.
pops
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4276 posts since 2/9/09

posted 15 Jun 2014 08:39, edited 15 Jun 2014 08:39
footmobile2000 wrote: muji > ikea but still kinda sucks and is flimsy shit

Muji is great. Wouldn't mention them in the same breath as ikea. They collaborate with some great designers. Jaspar Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa, Konstantin Grcic. Oh and their retained designers Hecht and Colin have also produced for your beloved Herman Miller Eye-wink


Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

15 Jun 2014 13:06
Sure the.aesthetic.is.good.but its still made of cheap woods,.particle/chip board and pulp board. And the finish on tbe.actual furniture is.pretty poor in general. Just like ikea
pops
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4276 posts since 2/9/09

posted 15 Jun 2014 19:14, edited 15 Jun 2014 19:14
Sustainability is a big thing with muji so the 'cheap' woods are a sustainable and the pulp stuff is Eco isn't it ? Quality wise is fine at that price point.

Anyway some great designs.







EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

15 Jun 2014 19:18
I found minimal is so dull after a while
pops
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4276 posts since 2/9/09

15 Jun 2014 19:34
Functional / rational not minimal Eye-wink
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

15 Jun 2014 19:48
Was there a washing machine and appliances thread or did everyone just use in here?
Need a new hoover and was wondering what dyson to get and whats the best deal, or should i get one of those new little ones from that british company advertised on telly that the daily mail gave ten outta ten.