General Discussion: interior design


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Crackajack
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7150 posts since 21/4/05

posted 1 Nov 2014 13:50, edited 1 Nov 2014 13:50
Can anyone recommend a good book with a range of interior styles and advice? Thinking it would make a nice gift for a mate who is decorating his first home.

Edit - TOTP

pops
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4032 posts since 2/9/09

1 Nov 2014 14:51
Terence conran :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-House-Book-Twenty-First-Century/dp/1840912863/ref=asap_B000APAYB0_1_3?s=books&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1414853498&sr;=1-3


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Small-Spaces-Terence-Conran/dp/1840916141/ref=asap_B000APAYB0_1_2?s=books&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1414853498&sr;=1-2
Crackajack
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7150 posts since 21/4/05

1 Nov 2014 15:03
Both look great, thanks. Second one could be considered slightly insulting though Laughing out loud
pops
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4032 posts since 2/9/09

1 Nov 2014 15:30
I've got the '70's edition of the conran house book. Some of the interiors are fantastic.
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

1 Nov 2014 17:33
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2816102/A-sneak-peek-inside-Battersea-Power-Station-Pictured-luxurious-new-flats-built-iconic-modernist-building.html
inversesquare
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6666 posts since 7/6/08

1 Nov 2014 20:20
Cool
slapaham
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489 posts since 6/8/10

1 Nov 2014 20:45
Anyone know any shops in centralish London that stock Hay Design's smaller items?
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 2 Nov 2014 09:48, edited 2 Nov 2014 09:48

saw this sweet house on a random walk in the suburbs. Reminded me of Mr Miyagi's house in Karate Kid which was always my dream house. It's for sale too. But I don't have any money Cry

In my dreams that night I was painting the fence and sanding the deck
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

2 Nov 2014 11:50
slapaham wrote: Anyone know any shops in centralish London that stock Hay Design's smaller items?
I think they still have a pop-up store in selfridges
http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/hay-mini-market-selfridges
slapaham
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489 posts since 6/8/10

posted 2 Nov 2014 18:34, edited 2 Nov 2014 18:34
Cheers Southpaw - I'll check it out.

EDIT: scrap that, appears I missed the boat.
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

2 Nov 2014 18:58
^ Nope it's definitely still there, actually passed it today on short notice.
What were you after?
slapaham
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489 posts since 6/8/10

2 Nov 2014 20:41
Some of the stationery pieces and trays. So nothing exceptionally exciting. It's decent stuff for the cash. Thanks for letting me know - I'll drop in during the week if I get the chance.
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

2 Nov 2014 21:57
No problem.
They've got loads of that kind of stuff, not seen such a wide selection stocked before, so well worth dropping in, in that case
pops
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4032 posts since 2/9/09

4 Nov 2014 19:45
Any idea what kind of plants these are ? Want to do something similar with a wall divider







pops
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4032 posts since 2/9/09

4 Nov 2014 19:47
Just picked up this book too for some inspiration.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/4861008654?pc_redir=1412586762&robot;_redir=1
Dee
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11199 posts since 22/11/07

4 Nov 2014 20:06
I can see a boston fern, possibly asparagus ferns too, don't know others
pops
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4032 posts since 2/9/09

posted 4 Nov 2014 20:13, edited 4 Nov 2014 20:13
Ah cheers green fingers !
Especially like the ones cascading down
Strummer
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2163 posts since 24/7/04

4 Nov 2014 20:21
Any kitchen recommendations? Alno any good?
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 5 Nov 2014 08:32, edited 5 Nov 2014 08:32
All of YOUR stuff belongs to SUCK:


Archives, thanks to Sayword for supplying the HM office gear:
staygold
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4996 posts since 21/11/05

5 Nov 2014 08:36
John Lewis also stock Hay