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kitimira wrote:
Love this room. Can I ask about colour - chairs, walls and curtains (if there are any curtains?). I'm not sure on white chairs and wondered whether you're mixing creams and whites in this room?
   Comment   February 6, 2012
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Everything you see on the picture is vintage (second hand and at least 30 years old). So we can't be too fuzy about colors.

Every color white you see on the picture is off-white with shades like eggshell, cream and ivory. We think those shades fit together very well but that's a matter of taste.

The curtains are creamy white as well as the ceiling. The walls in the front part of the room are eggshell and in the back part we painted them light gray.

Hope that answered your question.

February 7, 2012 at 2:22pm   
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nicoledpt wrote:
Where is the table from? I love it!
   Comment   December 30, 2011
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Thanks for asking. The table is designed by Danish designers Piet Hein and Bruno Mathsson. It is produced by Fritz Hanssen. They still make them. Have a look at http://www.fritzhansen.com/en/table-series-b626-circular for the specifications and more pictures.

Best, Kay
January 10, 2012 at 2:51pm     
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Thanks so much for the info
January 12, 2012 at 9:57am   
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