Beth Dotolo, RID, ASID
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Pulp Design Studios midcentury living room

Pulp Design Studios

design by Pulp Design Studios |

photo by Kevin Dotolo |

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Cathy Bibb wrote:
Rug dimensions? - Can you tell me the dimensions of the rug? Thanks in advance!
   Comment   October 14, 2012
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Beth Dotolo, RID, ASID
Thank you for your question!

That is a Missoni home standard size.

If you are not working with a designer, We would also be glad to provide you with a consulation if that would be valuable. We want your space to reflect it’s own beauty, and your style.

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February 8, 2013 at 11:34am   
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suefallas wrote:
where is the carpet from?
   Comment   May 3, 2012
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Beth Dotolo, RID, ASID
Thank you for your inquiry!

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page on our blog to understand more about our business & how we source products and finishes for our Pulp Design Studios clients.

If you would like a consultation we would love to discuss your project. Please feel free to fill out our client questionnaire and we will contact you to see how we can design a space that is uniquely yours.

Thank you!
August 22, 2012 at 11:14am   
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Looks very similar to, if not, the Liuwa Rug by Missoni Home. You can find it on
April 29, 2013 at 7:56am   
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mbarth wrote:
love the ottoman! is it a custom piece?
   Comment   January 7, 2012
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Beth Dotolo, RID, ASID
Thank you for your question!

That was the client's piece that we repurposed.

If you are not working with a designer, we would also be glad to provide you with a consulation if that would be valuable. We want your space to reflect it’s own beauty, and your style.

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February 8, 2013 at 12:06pm   
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sphj wrote:
May I ask what kind of floor was used? Thank you.
   Comment   November 2, 2011
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Beth Dotolo, RID, ASID
Those were the existing wood floors, so I don't have a specification. Sorry!
November 2, 2011 at 11:13am   
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mmk516 wrote:
How do you feel about furniture knock offs vs the real thing?
   Comment   February 10, 2011
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Annie Thornton
I feel the same way about furniture as I do about clothes and purses...Always go for the real thing. I know that they tend to cost a lot more, but the quality and the history are so much richer. If you want the look of mid century, or any other iconic furniture period, there are other ways to get the look besides hitting a knock off site. Find a fixer upper or a no name on ebay or craigslist and really make it your own. Spend the time to refinish or refurbish the piece, or be satisfied with having an authentic no name. That's my point of view, and I'm sticking to it.
February 10, 2011 at 5:41pm   
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Beth Dotolo, RID, ASID
Thank you for your question!

We always prefer the real thing!

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February 8, 2013 at 12:28pm   
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Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Houzz Tour: A Family-Friendly Mid-Century Home
The essence of comfortability and style, this loving room is an excellent example of how to decorate with kids in mind. Homeowners splurged on this fashion-forward Missoni rug, and for good reason. Its high quality and kaleidoscope of colors offers a range of direction for the room's palette, and its dark, zigzag pattern hides a multitude of sins (and stains). The rooms furnishings are plush, low-scale and beautiful. The olive Bertoia chair with its deep bucket seat is a favorite spot for the homeowner's child.
Lily Gahagan added this to Define Design: California Casual-Chic
Introduce a little psychedelic color. While not mandatory, a shock of deep chartreuse, mustard yellow, or orange all work to advance that slightly retro feel I mentioned before. But use sparingly: We're not trying to recreate the basement of That '70s Show.
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Likewise, Missoni tempts as well. This room captures the spirit of the retro-bohemian glam Zoe loves so much. Side note: I am counting down the minutes until Target releases its new Missoni line; I even picked out everything I want and set an alarm (September 13, 2011).
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3. Family-friendly Mid-century Modern: Pulp Design Studios was charged with creating a stylish nest for a young family. A soft modern approach full of vibrant color was the answer. The classicly open room is grounded with the dynamic Missoni rug and includes a classic Bertoia Bird Chair.
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to 'Soft Modern' Style Offers Best of Both Worlds
The classic modern architecture of this space is punctuated by the colorful zigzag pattern of the rug. Jewel tones are pulled from the rug and repeated in the throw pillows. Although this space doesn't read as quiet, it still feels modern and sleek.Get Floored By a Bold Area Rug
Interior designer Beth Dotolo of Pulp Design Studios says, "One misconception about design in Dallas is that it is distinctly Texas traditional, with Western motifs and heavy wrought iron. On the contrary, Dallas residents are diverse, forward thinking and embrace a modern approach to interior design. Our Dallas clients are moving towards an updated interior design approach that is attainable, functional and adaptable to their lifestyles, while still beautiful, bold, and modern."
Both sofas in this modern Texas living room feature the same throw pillows in the 2-2-1 arrangement.

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