General Discussion: interior design


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ginner
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259 posts since 15/4/14

9 Jan 2015 21:57
Scrub the bo concept idea. They are all £000 now on ebay. Sometimes see bargains coming up if you can collect.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 10 Jan 2015 00:54, edited 10 Jan 2015 00:54
Go to a cheap place but not ikea, their stuff is so nasty. Like it was purposely designed to be unproportional, uncomfortable and fall apart. The only nice thing I can say about Ikea is that they use original designs.

I'd rather get just a nice basic sofa from a department store.
Strummer
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2163 posts since 24/7/04

11 Jan 2015 19:30
Going to turn a spare room in to a dressing room. Anyone come across any decent wardrobe/clothes storage solutions? Don't really want to send a fortune on fitted wardrobes so after something a bit more creative
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

11 Jan 2015 19:44
if you have a chimney, just put poles between chimney breast and walls as hanging rails. you can curtain them off with fabric if req.

a decent joiner will build you something in for a reasonable price if you don't want one of those Sharps type things
Owlix
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2000 posts since 16/10/08

11 Jan 2015 22:30
Where can I get decent 100% cotton bedsets from? Cheaper than The White Company preferably.
Mookie_blaylock
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1581 posts since 19/7/06

11 Jan 2015 22:34
@Owlix: Zara Home, Tkmaxx, Home sense (owned by Tkmaxx)
m15try
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1218 posts since 18/8/09

11 Jan 2015 22:38
Owlix - use http://www.soakandsleep.com/

The 600 thread count stuff is really nice
Owlix
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2000 posts since 16/10/08

12 Jan 2015 16:22
m15try wrote: Owlix - use http://www.soakandsleep.com/

The 600 thread count stuff is really nice
Nice one, ordered.
Dee
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11196 posts since 22/11/07

posted 14 Jan 2015 16:34, edited 14 Jan 2015 16:34
Anyone know how to tell the difference between plaster board dabbed and plaster on to brick wall? 1960s small block of 2's and 3's???


Seventyfour
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8773 posts since 6/10/05

14 Jan 2015 18:23
Just knock on it plasterboard will sound hollow plaster solid
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

14 Jan 2015 18:39
It will only sound hollow where there's no dabs, knock on a dab and it will sound solid.

Solid plaster can sound hollow as well if it's blown(lost suction to the wall) though it's a different sound.

If you're unsure unscrew a socket front and have a look on the inside. Also, plaster on brick will not be as flat, put a straight edge on it.
Dee
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11196 posts since 22/11/07

14 Jan 2015 19:17
Appreciate those comments

Looking around the plaster is uneven in places but in most areas nice and flat, all sounds reasonably solid throughout the place. Checked with the socket off. I'm guessing it's plaster.

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj363/Notsyo/01sample/2C846499-3DF7-459F-901D-D6DECAB81081.jpg
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

14 Jan 2015 20:26
yes
Dee
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11196 posts since 22/11/07

14 Jan 2015 20:35
Really appreciated - cheers
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

14 Jan 2015 21:02
Any good marketplaces apart from eBay and possibly Gumtree for interiors/furniture etc?
Crackajack
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7146 posts since 21/4/05

14 Jan 2015 21:10
bill dropping knowledge Cool
Kieran
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516 posts since 26/2/13

16 Jan 2015 23:59
can anyone point me to a webstore that sells some decent interior design books
TIMDOT
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862 posts since 6/8/14

20 Jan 2015 01:49




http://hypebeast.com/2015/1/how-to-throw-a-housewarming-when-you-outbid-jay-z-and-beyonce-on-a-70-million-dollar-home
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

posted 20 Jan 2015 09:41, edited 20 Jan 2015 09:41
Hypebeast little black man smudge. Hypebeast link. Hypebeast begging for votes for fit battle.
MattC
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678 posts since 20/3/12

20 Jan 2015 14:58
Anyone ever taken the padding off a Herman Miller chair and left it with only the fibreglass? Tempted to give it a go…