General Discussion: interior design


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mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

17 Jan 2007 23:00
live like a king for the day Smiling
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

17 Jan 2007 23:02
ya get me (no ineff)

Will be my last day so just going to chill by the red pool
MoB
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36704 posts since 31/8/04

17 Jan 2007 23:11
Homer wrote: ya get me (no ineff)

Will be my last day so just going to fuck some ladybloke in style

Cool
billybrown
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3115 posts since 30/9/07

29 Dec 2009 01:43
Stripped down floorboards or wood floor?
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

29 Dec 2009 01:47
i think it depends a lot on what look your going for…i do love those old fashioned floorboards with loads of wear sometimes

looking at all those pics i posted back then.. dont really like any of them now
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

29 Dec 2009 11:57
Depends how good your floorboards are, if they are chopped ot bits (from having central heeting put in for example) then they don't look good, but if they are wide Victorian ones in good condition then they look good. Also, if the room is above the cellar fill in between the boards, you get an icy draught between them otherwise. If you're going to have wood, have real wood, not that nasty laminate stuff.

datsun
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679 posts since 9/3/03

29 Dec 2009 20:20
Rather than start a new thread…

Are there any decent altermatives to Ikea at a similar price point?

Looking for a coffee table, £100 max really. Like this one for £69 but haven't found many decent alternatives below about £250. We only rent at the min, so would prefer something that will do us for a year or so, then can get a 'proper' one when we eventually buy a house, but would consider spending a bit more if necessary


Would prefer it to have storage if possible for magazines, remotes etc
Marian
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1321 posts since 20/6/01

29 Dec 2009 20:27
I can't do Ikea but would highly recommend getting yourself along to a secondhand furniture shop, one in a slightly dodgy part of town where the trendies do not dare to tread. That's where I get all my bestest interior bargains, like a top condition Parker Knoll chair for £40, antique mirrors £30 each (bought two, one was thrown in for free) and a top condition velvet chesterfield style sofa for £80.

In my experience with furnishings, new is not the way to go. If I were to buy new, I would head to Tottenham Court Road where there are a couple of excellent furniture shops which handmake their goods in east London. Top quality, cheaper prices than Heals et al.

Alternatively, find a chippy. Draw/explain what you want and get it custom build - doesn't have to cost silly money and then you get something unique.


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bill
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4906 posts since 5/8/09

29 Dec 2009 20:37
Got loads of furniture store links saved on del.icio.us, had a quick look through, dwell is good step up from Ikea.

http://dwell.co.uk/105835/High-gloss-two-block-storage-coffee-table-black


more… http://dwell.co.uk/lounge?&type;=Coffee+table&selected;=Coffee+table&page;=1&show;=all
oldgregg
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6274 posts since 13/4/02

29 Dec 2009 21:28
datsun wrote: Rather than start a new thread…

Are there any decent altermatives to Ikea at a similar price point?

Looking for a coffee table, £100 max really. Like this one for £69 but haven't found many decent alternatives below about £250. We only rent at the min, so would prefer something that will do us for a year or so, then can get a 'proper' one when we eventually buy a house, but would consider spending a bit more if necessary


Would prefer it to have storage if possible for magazines, remotes etc


if you want something big and chunky like that, only one way to go really

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Daft-Punk-Table-Replica/

nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

29 Dec 2009 21:39
Do people still have coffee tables ? I don't know anyone who has one.

Strummer
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2163 posts since 24/7/04

24 Jan 2010 17:33
Right, need some inspiration, bedroom pictures.

Currently have a pretty big room. High ceiling, exposed brick, original pillars. Currently only has a walnut bed and cream carpet in there.

Anyone point me in the direction of any images/ideas?
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

24 Jan 2010 17:54
I like this

suck your mum
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2389 posts since 7/4/04

25 Jan 2010 12:32
Didn't think a new thread was needed so thought I'd post it in here.

I'm renovating a property in East London at the moment. Its been empty for 50 years. No central heating, no paint on the walls, no plumbing, filthy floors etc etc. Thought I'd post some pictures up as a running record of how its going.

Below are some photos of the floor sanding process. Shown is the living room which was finished just before christmas. Yesterday I sanded the kitchen, hallway and bathroom. Gonna finish it all tonight (hopefully), ready to be varnished before the weekend which is when the plumbers come in to install the boiler, run copper pipework and hang rads.

Me getting my sand on

Living Room floor about 50% done

The finished floor!

DuffMan
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14288 posts since 21/2/07

25 Jan 2010 13:59
Doing it up to live in or cash in SYM? Great opportunity to make somewhere you love that kind of thing.
generic_guy
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9280 posts since 16/9/02

25 Jan 2010 14:03
suck your mum wrote: Didn't think a new thread was needed so thought I'd post it in here.
Love reading things like this, worth doing a thread of it's own though.
suck your mum
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2389 posts since 7/4/04

25 Jan 2010 14:19
Doing it up to live in DuffMan so its going to be a real labour of love.

I'll take some more photos this week and start a new thread then.
burny
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5790 posts since 25/5/06

25 Jan 2010 14:25
Floors look great, but hopefully not finished as they're going to get a lot of foot flow over the next few weeks im assuming with finishing the walls, skirting, radiators etc etc

Would be a cool thread to watch though.
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suck your mum
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2389 posts since 7/4/04

25 Jan 2010 15:41
burny wrote: Floors look great, but hopefully not finished as they're going to get a lot of foot flow over the next few weeks im assuming with finishing the walls, skirting, radiators etc etc
Floor is finished (aside from needing another 2 coats of varnish). It's way easier to seal the floor then protect it with corex/dust sheets and have people work on it than leave them to work on the bare wood. I'm a project manager for a retail fit out company so I know what I'm doing yeah Eye-wink
Strummer
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2163 posts since 24/7/04

6 Feb 2010 21:16
Warren Plantner side table to use as bedside table. Yay/nay?

Open to alternatives.