Minimalist Decor

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tomoisyourgod, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

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    I'm doing my house up - clearing out the old crap and going minimalist - does anyone know any good sites for ideas/suppliers?

    Please don't mention Ikea - it's terribly cheap tack - only want quality :)
     
  2. Ish macrumors 68000

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    What sort of look are you after? All glass, steel and melamine or natural materials, solid wood furniture etc?

    I've just redone my den with Super Chalky paint from Ecos (organic paints), mostly white but for one wall I coloured the paint with natural pigments. I already had a two Cubos 10 units from Topaz for my books and a solid wood floor.

    Let me know what you want and I'll see if I can think of anything.
     
  3. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Try livingspace.com

    and check out their suppliers...

    I have the store a couple blocks from my house and go there to drool.

    they have uber nice stuff at uber high prices...but its super clean looking.
     
  4. tomoisyourgod thread starter macrumors regular

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    going for glass/chrome feel... nice one for the paints link though!!

    amazing site mate - really interesting stuff on there thanks for this
     
  5. iGav macrumors G3

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    In which case, don't go off-the-peg at all, go haute couture and commission it.

    In which case, you need MoCo Loco to locate some designers.
     
  6. shecky Guest

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    thats as good point; if you are nearish to any universities with a furniture design or industrial design program you can get advanced students to do work for you, for cheap too. you can get some amazing stuff that way.
     
  7. tomoisyourgod thread starter macrumors regular

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    many thanks all for your suggestions, i've got lots of research ahead of me :) some really nice designs here... I've got an odd shaped room, which is used as a spare room so I'll have a play about with that first...

    I'll post the results on here so you can all see
     
  8. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    http://homeundone.com/ is a great site for ideas. They have a few interior designers that offer up advice for free, nice community.
     
  9. zv470 macrumors 6502

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    I would start with some storage units like these from Kartell. :)
     

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  10. MBPchef macrumors member

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    http://www.ladiff.com

    La Difference is based in my hometown of Richmond VA. Its stupid expensive but they make some of the absolute best home furnishings known to man. To me at least. Im not sure if its in your price range or if they ship to the UK, but give it a look.
     
  11. true777 macrumors 6502a

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    I second Design Within Reach. Their quality is very good, they're not crazy expensive, and their designs are clean, modern, and on par with the best designers.
     
  12. Nugget macrumors 65816

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  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't end up buying from them, but I also really like them. :)
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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    I would suggest you engage a really good minimalist designer such as myself, but I'm afraid I don't do as far North as Liverpool... :)
     

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