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Why It's OK to Hate Your New Custom Sofa

It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can be good for you. Here's what to expect Full Story
     Comment   April 2, 2014
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It's not just the size or pattern or cushions that can turn your custom piece in to a disaster….remember wool and pets don't mix well. For that matter wool and anything that has a nap on it don't work, especially if it's dark in color. I am forever vacuuming 'stuff' off a wool custom sofa.
April 2, 2014 at 8:38am   
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Suzanne,....... sounds like you are having a great time with the search process, and you have some nice pieces. Fortunate for you that your husband is so good at making things work! Happy shopping! : )
April 10, 2014 at 6:29am     
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Suzanne Melton
Thank you, kroze. We picked up the mirror this weight over twenty pounds!

P.S. We aren't married. Dave and I were high school sweethearts (1963-64) who reconnected four years ago after 45 years apart.
April 10, 2014 at 3:14pm   
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psp2pdx commented on an ideabook

Bathroom Workbook: 8 Elements of Contemporary Style

Does a sharp, clean and uncluttered bathroom sound good to you? If so, a contemporary design could be the key Full Story
     Comment   March 21, 2014
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Not everything is about practicability?? So the free standing bath tub is all about the 'look'?
Interesting comment from a designer.
March 21, 2014 at 7:55am   
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Joanne Cannell Designs
I always try to discourage my clients from getting a free-standing tub that doesn't have a wide enough edge to sit on and swing your legs into the tub. I mention the inability to add grab bars to most of these tubs. I also discourage vessel sinks in frequently used bathrooms because they aren't as practical for everyday use.

Something that bothered me more in the above examples is that all of the vanities had lights over the mirrors instead of side lighting. This casts shadows. While side lighting can take away from a clean, horizontal look - especially with a double vanity, it's one of those areas where function should come first. Here is a recent contemporary bathroom I collaborated on.
March 30, 2014 at 11:51pm     
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I like the LED strip under the edge of the counter.
April 7, 2014 at 6:02am     
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