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Home design/decorating blogs that AREN'T minimalist

My sweetie and I are doing some big redesign stuff in our house, and I am trying to find design/furniture/decorating inspiration. I am looking specifically for blog that go beyond the minimalist look. [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Apr 18, 2014 - 20 answers

Information about this unique chair design

My friend bought this chair at a vintage store in town. The salesperson did not have any information about its history or style. Does anyone here know the name of this chair or know the period that is comes from? Any information about it would be much appreciated.
posted by beisny on Mar 9, 2014 - 3 answers

Attractive and Reasonable Office Furniture

Hi, does anyone have recommendations for attractive, well-designed and relatively affordable office furniture? I am looking for something that is a step up from Stapes and Office Depot, especially for conference tables. This is for a true office, not a home office. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
posted by beisny on Feb 20, 2014 - 10 answers

How do I fabricate stuff?

What books will show me how to fabricate stuff? The FabLab curriculum is oriented more towards digital fabrication techniques, but I'm interested more in (seemingly) simple things such as all the different types of fasteners for hanging things on walls, or how to make objects that serve a function (e.g., a lamp, or a steel-and-wood bench) look less, well, home-made. I guess what I'm asking, and have a hard time translating into a search query, is: how do I learn to make the things I want to make look more designed and less like they were a Saturday-afternoon hobby project? (which, in all fairness, they are) [more inside]
posted by ar0n on Dec 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Please help me identify this globe cluster chandelier

I'm trying to replace this lighting fixture and need a match. [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Sep 16, 2013 - 5 answers

What is this chair?

What is this chair? My wife, a huge fan of design magazines, doesn't recognize it. She thinks it might be handmade, but it looks too industrial for that. No marks on the chair, either. What is it?
posted by musofire on May 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Are there any George Nakashima documentaries online?

Are there any documentaries about George Nakashima available to view online? I would like to know more about his life and his work. I am particularly interested in the architecture of his studio.
posted by Infernarl on Feb 25, 2013 - 1 answer

How do I go about finding a seamstress to re-cover cushions?

How can I find a seamstress to do some moderately difficult work, specifically re-covering foam cushions with provided fabric, and is this the best way to go about doing the job? [more inside]
posted by maxreax on Nov 30, 2012 - 9 answers

US Furniture Manufacturing

Can anyone recommend resources, companies or strategies for finding suitable US furniture manufacturers for a line of new designs? [more inside]
posted by beisny on Sep 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Arranging lounge to be cosy

Help me arrange a comfortable living space for comfy sitting around with friends, reading, watching tv. See the sketch up and photo of the room here (not my furniture, this is previous owners). Most interested in suggestions for type of furniture (e.g. 2 chairs, a sofa, a coffee table this size and shape) and where it should go, but specifics ("this sofa", "paint this colour") good too! [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Mar 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Media stand/TV table needed but what should I be looking for?

Interior design for idiots: Looking for a media center but have multiple types/colors of wood going on. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Mar 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Buy perfect or reupholster?

How much will it cost to reupholster a modern lounge chair in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by kevin-o on Sep 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Metrosexual but lacking bookmarking skills.

Some months ago I came across a site that, I think, makes products from bespoke designs by young designers, or at least makes such products available for purchase. I think (am almost certain in fact) that it is based in the UK. I cannot remember the site and no amount of searching turns it up. [more inside]
posted by derMax on Jun 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Where can I buy this gorgeous twig coat rack?

Where can I buy something like this twig coat rack in Australia? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on Jun 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me become a furniture/product designer

I've come up with a functional and adaptable line of furniture. Problem is, it's entirely in my imagination. What's the step-by-step process I can take my original idea from fantasy to an actual, sellable product? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Apr 30, 2010 - 5 answers

George Washington didn't eat here.

I need inspiration and suggestions for bright, clean, unfussy interiors... incorporating early-American-style furniture. [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Apr 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Whither goest the pillowtop?

I have a tiny, weird-shaped studio apartment. Help me figure out the most logical way to add a full-sized bed! And/or help me figure out what to do with an acutely angled corner. [more inside]
posted by Knicke on Feb 4, 2010 - 20 answers

How a furniture designer from Europe sell his designs in USA?

How a furniture designer from Europe sell his designs in USA? [more inside]
posted by 3dd on Jul 15, 2009 - 3 answers

Designer desk recommendation?

I'm actually earning my keep doing what I love - photography and design. I just got an amazing Cintiq 21UX, and there's just one (unanticipated) problem - I no longer have enough desk space to accommodate all of my equipment, so I'm in the market to get a dream workhorse desk once and for all. [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Nov 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me pimp my new guest house!

Inspire me! Where are your absolute favorite places to find incredible, unique interior and outdoor decorating treasures and bargains in Los Angeles (or online)? I'm looking for cool stuff to fill/cover walls, floors, windows, garden, patio, home office... you name it! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jul 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Name those designers!

I have a particular furniture company in mind, but forgot the name and can't find it. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Apr 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me find "mid-century dark brown" paint

I'm a fan of mid-century modern design. We've just bought an apartment in a building from that era (1961), and want to furnish it appropriately. We've got some vintage stuff we've collected over the years, and have bought some new stuff from Ikea and elsewhere that fits the bill. I'm also planning to build or modify some simple items (shelves, an entertainment center) in mid-century style -- and here's where I've run into a major problem: I can't seem to find paint in that very dark, almost-black brown that is so characteristic of the period. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Mar 14, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for style at home in Vancouver

Vancouver.filter: I'm in Vancouver for a week and was wondering if there are any neighbourhoods that have a concentration of shops that sell home accessories, linens and furnishings - much like the stretch of blocks along Toronto's King East, Queen West West and Queen East neighbourhoods. [more inside]
posted by phoenixc on Feb 16, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I show off my pipes?

Does anyone have any experience or advice on building a clothing/display rack out of pipes? [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy on Jan 18, 2008 - 10 answers

When was my vintage Knoll chair made?

When did Knoll switch from manufacturing the Pollock executive chair with five legs instead of four? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Oct 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Where do I put the desk stuff?

I'm moving to a new place. Previously I had a desk and in this new place, I will not. I'm not sure where to put some things. [more inside]
posted by jdl on Aug 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking for cool to hang in the middle of a room...

Chairs and other things that can hang from a high ceiling... suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jun 29, 2007 - 17 answers

help me convert a mini-fridge into a foot-rest/fridge?

will a mini-fridge ("cube") still function if turned on it's back (cooling coils downward-facing)? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 on Jun 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Can you identify this table?

So I just bought this table. The seller says the designer is possibly Kurt Østervig. I'm looking for more definitive info (designer/year/model name/whatever) and am wondering if any MeFites can help. Know anything about it? Thanks!
posted by dobbs on Jun 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Multi-use furniture

Looking for a furniture store/website mentioned in ask.mefi that I can't seem to find... [more inside]
posted by greta simone on May 2, 2007 - 10 answers

How can I have a couch made?

I have a design for a couch or a bench. Where and how, preferably in or around NYC, can I go about having it manufactured in small or large quantities?
posted by idledebonair on Apr 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Goethe had one. I want one, too.

This being a historical antecedent of this, I have a two part question: [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Aug 3, 2006 - 1 answer

Can our apartment be functional and still look nice?

Is there any aesthetically pleasing way to arrange two computers (and desks, office chairs), a TV (and table), and a big comfy couch in a single room. I'm always embarrassed at the ugliness of my functional apartment when people come over. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Feb 12, 2006 - 20 answers

I've got to get away - from the pain you drive into the heart of me!

Why was everything so ugly in the 1980's? [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Nov 24, 2005 - 46 answers

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