General Discussion: interior design


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annexe
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245 posts since 28/11/12

13 Aug 2019 19:50
DuffMan wrote:
OnlyOneStop wrote: For the money Little Greene does better paint imo

Agreed.

A good paint shop can make you up F&B colours nice and matte but less annoying to actually paint with (and less ridiculously expensive). Brewers did a good job on this for me across a few things.

Second this, our local independent did a F&B colour match and pretty close vs the original tester - maybe just avoid the big chains and we did choose decent paint from them.
classikon
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167 posts since 2/2/14

11 Sep 2019 19:15
Any Open House recommendations? Mean to do it every year

Thinking of heading down to the Walter Segal houses on the 21st

pops
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4032 posts since 2/9/09

15 Sep 2019 15:04
Definitely not one to miss. An audience with the great man himselfUbercool

Strummer
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2163 posts since 24/7/04

15 Sep 2019 16:25
Not sure if this is the right place, but can anyone recommend a decent electric diffusion system that doesn’t look shit?

Want something that gives consistent fragrance, ideally with a timer/app control.

Looking at this:

https://www.aeraforhome.com/
MLI
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4448 posts since 6/10/09

15 Sep 2019 20:54
I think the title of the talk is: "Vitsoe, how we sell the same shit as HM, but at a lower spec with a higher price, to Eurotrash idiots."
doug.
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1662 posts since 12/6/10

15 Sep 2019 21:09
pops wrote: Definitely not one to miss. An audience with the great man himselfUbercool


is this open to all or invite only?
RVP10
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180 posts since 3/4/12

21 Sep 2019 10:28
Any recommendations for fitted wardrobes? Or even wardrobes in general?

Looked at building a pax with some custom front bits, but that looked like it was gonna run about 1.5 so id rather spend a bit extra for a proper job.
Murphs
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259 posts since 23/5/10

28 Sep 2019 22:52
Hi,
I’m renovating a house - about to start.
Does anyone have recommendations for suppliers for flooring / tiles / bathroom suites
Also , Any advice in general would be appreciated
Thanks
TATE
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321 posts since 5/12/12

5 Oct 2019 19:34
Can anyone point me in the right direction for general furniture websites/shops? Getting a house and will be needing sofas, chairs, tv stand, tables etc.

Not wanting to spend the Earth and pretty clueless so any recommendations/advice would be appreciated.
Seventyfour
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8777 posts since 6/10/05

5 Oct 2019 20:47
High end check
www.nest.co.uk
Conran shop
Scp

My most used are probably Heals.com and John Lewis heals do a wide range from there own lines to high end not the cheapest but decent also John Lewis do a lot of good quality stuff at decent prices, usually have some kind of sale or discount and do high end stuff as well.

Sofa workshop and arlo Jacobs do decent quality sofas also sofa sofa are supposed to be decent
Made.com better quality than IKEA and Habita, was cheap but the prices seem to be creaping up

If your in the North redbrick mill in battly is worth a look

Heals and John Lewis are a good place to start if your after something specific give me a shout
snaye
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10661 posts since 24/10/02

6 Oct 2019 09:38
I definitely wouldn't say Made is better quality than IKEA or Habitat.

Made is masquerading as affordable 'quality' when most of it is shite.
Rirawin
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9235 posts since 17/7/05

posted 6 Oct 2019 11:23, edited 6 Oct 2019 11:23
John Lewis have 20% off homeware that ends today, includes Hay and Vitra (in-stock items only)

We bought most stuff, especially electronics and white goods, from John Lewis because their customer service is second to none.

Bought our sofa from Sofa.com and they were faultless, with order and delivery.

We purchased some small items from Habitat, but the quality you get for the price is very poor. Certainly not the same Habitat from 10 years ago.

Dining chairs, lounge chair and bar stools from Hay. Bought a La Palma dining table from Nunido (German version of Nest). Only trouble is, is the 6 week wait you have to go through with items like these #firstworldproblems

We have a new bed from Ikea, because surprisingly they were the only ones that had decent looking beds that weren’t upholstered in any way.

Agreed on Made. They’re very good at stylising their items online but in person the quality isn’t great.
sydneyking
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4567 posts since 26/9/09

6 Oct 2019 12:13
Which lounge chair did you get from HAY, always liked the look of the about a lounge chair on a swivel base but never found it to be that comfortable.

Rirawin
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9235 posts since 17/7/05

posted 6 Oct 2019 15:12, edited 6 Oct 2019 15:12
AAL 83 in forest nap with a seat pad. Admittedly only bought it because it was 60% off Laughing out loud
Seventyfour
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8777 posts since 6/10/05

6 Oct 2019 16:52
I've never bought anything from made but going off the items in the showroom the quality is better than IKEA, IKEA is poor though so it's not saying much, maybe on a par with Habitat.
But as I said I've seen things in made more expensive than the item it's copied off Laughing out loud
sydneyking
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4567 posts since 26/9/09

6 Oct 2019 18:06
Rirawin wrote: AAL 83 in forest nap with a seat pad. Admittedly only bought it because it was 60% off Laughing out loud

Ahhh I forgot you were in Bath. Hay stores are always such fantastic spaces
lothian
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415 posts since 2/11/12

6 Oct 2019 20:23
Have you tried vinterior @tate ?

https://www.vinterior.co/
TheConductor
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4207 posts since 17/11/09

8 Oct 2019 15:34
Any recommendations for blackout curtains? Looking for a dark grey colour.

The new flat I've moved into has lots of light coming across from the next building and the curtains in the bedroom at the moment do nothing to combat it. Now the mornings are darker, it's gotten worse.

I was just going to grab a pair from John Lewis but reviews don't seem that great.
noface
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106 posts since 23/9/09

8 Oct 2019 16:06
Dunelm Mill decent for blackout curtains
TATE
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321 posts since 5/12/12

8 Oct 2019 18:37
Thanks a lot lads - plenty to look at there!