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Dee
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11334 posts since 22/11/07

18 Dec 2019 22:33
colours look great, nice chairs too - maybe think of adding a couple of minimal wall lamps and try a larger bulb?
Seventyfour
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8862 posts since 6/10/05

posted 19 Dec 2019 07:14, edited 19 Dec 2019 07:14
Burt Laughing out loud

I like them but always thought they where more suited to bedrooms.
I like Tom Dixon stuff alot I really want a wingback chair but they are a bit pricey. Has anyone seen the micro wingback in the flesh?
DuffMan
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14317 posts since 21/2/07

19 Dec 2019 08:13
Room looks great, hate Tom Dixon though.
sydneyking
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4653 posts since 26/9/09

19 Dec 2019 08:30
Dee wrote: colours look great, nice chairs too - maybe think of adding a couple of minimal wall lamps and try a larger bulb?

I often think that the main light in a living room/dining room is more for show than practicality. As Dee has said get some wall lamps, floor lamps, table lamps
illwill
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3792 posts since 17/5/04

19 Dec 2019 08:37
sydneyking wrote:
Dee wrote: colours look great, nice chairs too - maybe think of adding a couple of minimal wall lamps and try a larger bulb?

I often think that the main light in a living room/dining room is more for show than practicality. As Dee has said get some wall lamps, floor lamps, table lamps

This. The only time the ceiling lights are ever on in the living room is if I'm looking for the telly remote.
Gaz
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2564 posts since 20/10/05

19 Dec 2019 09:13
Everyone banging on about how great the room looks - all you can see is two chairs, a blob and a window Laughing out loud you've lost the fucking plot. Looks like a dentist's waiting room to me.
EssexBoyII
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6637 posts since 5/6/07

19 Dec 2019 09:24
I like and have a Tom Dixon pendant light but for me they work better with a darker colour scheme. I have dark teal feature walls which work well.
swiftus
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916 posts since 1/7/09

19 Dec 2019 10:11
sydneyking wrote:
Dee wrote: colours look great, nice chairs too - maybe think of adding a couple of minimal wall lamps and try a larger bulb?

I often think that the main light in a living room/dining room is more for show than practicality. As Dee has said get some wall lamps, floor lamps, table lamps

Do you have an example of this setup?
sydneyking
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4653 posts since 26/9/09

19 Dec 2019 11:47
What setup? A room with lamps?
sydneyking
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4653 posts since 26/9/09

19 Dec 2019 11:48
EssexBoyII wrote: I like and have a Tom Dixon pendant light but for me they work better with a darker colour scheme. I have dark teal feature walls which work well.

Really not into feature walls at all
Best
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9802 posts since 21/10/05

19 Dec 2019 18:01
Dee wrote: colours look great, nice chairs too - maybe think of adding a couple of minimal wall lamps and try a larger bulb?

I’m chatting the contractor tomorrow about adding wall lamps, such a pain given we’ve almost finished the room (cornice etc still to added)

I may get a couple of these as a test
https://www.conranshop.co.uk/marasino-floor-uplighter.html
sydneyking
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4653 posts since 26/9/09

19 Dec 2019 18:28
Have a look at BTC wall lighting, you can get lots of them with a cord to plug in which will save you digging out the plaster and having to repaint. Or as you say go for floor or table lamps
eazypz
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3073 posts since 16/4/10

19 Dec 2019 20:13
Gaz wrote: Everyone banging on about how great the room looks - all you can see is two chairs, a blob and a window Laughing out loud you've lost the fucking plot. Looks like a dentist's waiting room to me.

You forgot the parquet flooring Cool

Would love to see pics when its all finished
Dee
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11334 posts since 22/11/07

25 Jan 2020 10:56
Anyone got the mags soft sofa, considering one in velvet, any quality issues long term?
pops
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4079 posts since 2/9/09

25 Jan 2020 11:55
Dee wrote: Anyone got the mags soft sofa, considering one in velvet, any quality issues long term?

I’m also looking to buy one next week while sales still on (hallingdal 126 rather than velvet ) and also would be interested to hear
pops
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4079 posts since 2/9/09

25 Jan 2020 12:02
Finally got round to buying a Robin Day recliner last week. They never go on sale but picked up an ex display one at a reasonable discount.

Ulster_Blue
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5242 posts since 16/7/06

25 Jan 2020 12:12
lovely.
sydneyking
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4653 posts since 26/9/09

25 Jan 2020 12:41
@Pops & Dee. I don’t have a mags but have a couple of hackneys in different fabrics. The velvet fabrics are nice but mark easily, hallingdal will be much harder wearing although quite coarse. I went for forest nap (unsure if they still do it) hard wearing but much less coarse than hallingdal. The mags soft is very low with very little structure, similar to a bean bag
diederik
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3209 posts since 16/8/11

posted 25 Jan 2020 12:44, edited 25 Jan 2020 12:44
Pops Cool

Got some chairs with Kvadrat Hallingdal - great fabric and still looks like new few years after
pops
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4079 posts since 2/9/09

25 Jan 2020 12:52
Thanks Sydney & Diederik.

I had my Robin day sofa recovered in Hallingdal 7 years ago and it does lose its ‘courseness ‘ over time. Velvet is lovely Dee but no way could I have that with my 3 kids constantly wiping their hands etc on it