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No Assembly Required…

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We are just going to file this under “what the hell!” Seriously? Ikea chairs sold at Barneby’s auction for $65,000.00…yes that is I K E A chairs.  I wonder if these chairs referred to as clam chairs…still had their original “allen wrench’s?”

The real story is that the dealer’s mistook the chairs for Danish Architect Philip Archtander originals, thus elevating their true value.  But even though they were a case of mistaken identity…there are pieces highly sought after by collector’s from earlier Ikea Designer creation’s.

Ikea was opened in 1943 and here are some of the pieces that have sold for well over Ikea’s well known economical price point.

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Bookshelves by Gillis Lundgreen $3800.00!

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1993-Set of Four Verner Panton Vilbert Chairs $4100.00

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Pair of Armchairs “Natura” by Karin Mobring $1700.00

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Bad Closet Doors to Bad Ass Closet Doors…

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This is such a great idea!  For those that have accordion doors…and can’t update to a barn door or just have no desire. This is such a FABULOUS idea!

Cover the doors in fabric and edge with a nail head trim. Genius!

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Contemporary Drapery Presentation…

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Installed another one of my favorite drapery hanging presentation’s.

These drapes have no rod…they’re mounted on a piece of wood…I absoulutely LOVE this look.

It’s clean, fresh and modern!

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Fabulous…

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This is a brand new Phillip Jeffries wallpaper…made with a very thin layer of wood and framed with silver foil! Asolutely stunning in person.  This is a perfect alternative to those who would like an intresting ceiling treatment but do not have the budget for major millwork.

By placing this wallpaper on the ceiling or the walls it instantly elivates the room’s level of sophistacation and presense!

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Why didn’t I think of that…

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When designing…sometimes we all get a little jaded!  But this is something that my clients have really been enjoying.

They LOVE the fact that they can have an ottoman…but when they want a harder surface for beverage placement or for something that would need a little more support.  That’s when we have put a cocktail table over the ottoman…one that has wheels on it…so you can pull it in…or to push it out!

Works for me!

 

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No Lives Have Ever Been Lost from Design Errors…

But you would think that…when a Designer creates an error even with something as simple as a pillow.  That life support needs to be on stand-by.

Here are 10 ways that Designers like to create that unique stamp on a room!HomeDesign6

  1.  Comfort is the key to Great Design.

  2.  Create Impact walls with Art not just color!

  3. Do NOT over Design the room…most importantly CONTRIVED ROOMS are BORING!

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4. Buy the BEST you can!

5. Gathered rooms create interest…something old, something new, something black, something shiny, and add lots of textures.

6. Stop doing DECORATIVE Bed…instead create FASHIONABLY Functional beds!

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7.  Layer, layer and for gosh sake LAYER…with color and textures!

8.  Try not to match Art work with room decor.

9. Books…add lots of CHARACTER to a room!

10. Buy quality main pieces…coordinate with TRENDY accents so that it’s easy to transition out…when you’re updating!

No fabric or accessory was hurt in the creation of this blog post!

 

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Love Me a Good…NO Great Tone on Tone Design Direction…

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When creating tone on tone design…it must also include use of major texture interest! Example A…this fabulous hallway made even more fabulous with all of this trim molding!

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Also LOVING how fresh the lighter floors feels especially within this beautifully created neutral tone on tone designed home.

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Once again texture takes precedent here in the tile presentation.

Interiors by Gretchen Black and JS Home Design.

 

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