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MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

17 Jul 2020 12:56
Looks superb Cool

The 'under construction' photos are the stuff of nightmares for me. Wife loves it and can't wait until we start ripping our place apart Laughing out loud Cry
andymakesglasses
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20408 posts since 26/1/06

17 Jul 2020 13:00
Cool anvais, looks great.

Had a couple of walls knocked down in our flat, MrW. Even though you know what's involved a "what the fuck have we done?!" moment at the halfway point is almost inevitable. Laughing out loud
diederik
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3239 posts since 16/8/11

17 Jul 2020 13:04
andymakesglasses wrote: Even though you know what's involved a "what the fuck have we done?!" moment at the halfway point is almost inevitable. Laughing out loud

Yep, I had that at about this moment into my renovation Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Dee
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11656 posts since 22/11/07

17 Jul 2020 15:26
new digs new motor - Cool
joeyjojo
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4303 posts since 24/8/06

17 Jul 2020 16:08
Haha I thought perhaps Finland with the sauna. I’m actually funnily enough sat on a boat to Finland now. Gonna be doing ocean -> sauna later tonight.

Seventyfour
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9020 posts since 6/10/05

17 Jul 2020 16:27
Can anyone help me I saw an account on Instagram earlier, it was a joiner / landscape designer mostly modern Garden rooms, but the post I saw was a really nice looking bike store / shed in vertically clad red ceder. Someone off here followed them but I can't for the life of me remember who it was.
pops
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4153 posts since 2/9/09

17 Jul 2020 17:08
Gaff looks amazing anvais. Love the cabinetry etc

Would love to see updated pics now you’ve finished & lived in it for a while @ diederik

anvais
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461 posts since 15/12/12

18 Jul 2020 18:50
pops wrote: Gaff looks amazing anvais. Love the cabinetry etc

Would love to see updated pics now you’ve finished & lived in it for a while @ diederik

Thanks Cool Same here, would like to see pictures of the finished product diederik!
InWonderland
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2662 posts since 8/2/07

23 Jul 2020 18:02
This is more of a garden design question - anyone know any (not expensive) garden designers or landscapers in London..
Builders have obliterated our garden doing the house renovation and we need a complete overhaul.. Had one lot in and they quoted £35k.. Cry
However, bike storage built into sunken seating did sound pretty cool..
Rirawin
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9370 posts since 17/7/05

posted 27 Jul 2020 09:43, edited 27 Jul 2020 09:43
Might be old news for some, Hay in Bath is closing Cry. New owners have decided to move the flagship store to London. The space in Bath was really great and I loved the convenience of being able to walk in and look at items in the flesh. There were plans for another furniture store (previous owner) to be setup in the vacant space to sell other Danish furniture like And Tradition in November, however, this has now been delayed indefinitely.

For those who live nearby everything is 30-50% off (50% off all lighting) and even further reductions for ex-display furniture items. While there wasn't much stuff when I was in there on Sunday they had an ex-display Mags sofa that was reduced by a couple of grand.
burny
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5887 posts since 25/5/06

27 Jul 2020 09:48
Yeah, I phoned them up a couple of weeks ago to see if the Bernard chair would be reduced. They had it for 50% off but not in the colour I wanted. They said if I was quick they could order it in for me and apply the discount Cool
Rirawin
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9370 posts since 17/7/05

posted 27 Jul 2020 10:01, edited 27 Jul 2020 10:01
Aye the staff are Cool, the store manager who I managed to become quite friendly with was always happy to knock a few quid off here and there, and would let me go up to the stockroom to try and flog me some old season stock Laughing out loud

They're due to close end of August/early September.
Crackajack
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7593 posts since 21/4/05

29 Jul 2020 12:14
Where is the best area or shops in London for a range of modern furniture?

Want to try some sofas and lounge chairs at various price points but not super-luxe. The one or two large purchase items (other stuff will probably be cheap and cheerful for now) that need to be tried in person.

Heals / Tottenham court road? Twenty Twenty One ?
pops
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4153 posts since 2/9/09

posted 29 Jul 2020 12:54, edited 29 Jul 2020 12:54
Twenty Twentyone isn’t a huge showroom but if you visit the clerkenwell shop Vitra , Knoll & Viaduct are walking distance (probably SCP too )
snaye
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10760 posts since 24/10/02

29 Jul 2020 15:50
Yep Twenty on Upper St not a great showroom for larger pieces.

Aram on Drury has a large spacious showroom worth a visit - https://www.aram.co.uk/

Also Another Country in Marylebone - https://www.anothercountry.com/

There is Haus out east but again another small showroom - https://hauslondon.com/

Crackajack
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7593 posts since 21/4/05

29 Jul 2020 17:59
Thank you both.
Blofeld
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213 posts since 30/12/15

7 Aug 2020 22:06
anyone use an adjustable sitting/standing desk and can recommend?
Birdman
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1428 posts since 10/3/10

10 Aug 2020 04:33
Anyone got any experience with good upholsterers in the UK (I’m in the US currently but will be Bristol based when I return later this year so anyone within a few hours of there ideally).

I’m considering buying a second hand Knoll Womb chair and Ottoman out here to bring back - it came out of a Bank of America corporate head office and the frame and foam are in good condition but the fabric is not to my liking (it’s a custom ‘bank of America red’ special order). I did have a upholsterer sorted here but got cold feet as I’ve only seen pics of one other job he’s done on a Womb and although it looked decent I still had concerns looking at some of the shocking jobs I have seen on 1st Dibs/EBay etc. It was gonna be about £650 for the boucle fabric from Knoll and £700 for the upholstery (that included new foam for the body of the chair and cushions) so I couldn’t afford for the end result to look shit. Any help gratefully received. Cheers
NickMSM
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396 posts since 21/8/13

10 Aug 2020 10:49
Birdman wrote: Anyone got any experience with good upholsterers in the UK (I’m in the US currently but will be Bristol based when I return later this year so anyone within a few hours of there ideally).

I’m considering buying a second hand Knoll Womb chair and Ottoman out here to bring back - it came out of a Bank of America corporate head office and the frame and foam are in good condition but the fabric is not to my liking (it’s a custom ‘bank of America red’ special order). I did have a upholsterer sorted here but got cold feet as I’ve only seen pics of one other job he’s done on a Womb and although it looked decent I still had concerns looking at some of the shocking jobs I have seen on 1st Dibs/EBay etc. It was gonna be about £650 for the boucle fabric from Knoll and £700 for the upholstery (that included new foam for the body of the chair and cushions) so I couldn’t afford for the end result to look shit. Any help gratefully received. Cheers

Bruce Upholstery in Streatham seems to be recommended by a few dealers I know.
fouineoursb
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1554 posts since 12/11/06

posted 10 Aug 2020 11:41, edited 10 Aug 2020 11:41
fouineoursb wrote: I moved to a new place recently - and I have too many rugs - anyone is looking for an authentic vintage berber rug?

Still for sale if anyone want it