Art Deco - Miami style!Modern Living Room, Miami
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On the first sheet was a picture of the sofa I had chosen, with its dimensions and fabric. I showed him that. We went and comfort-tested the sofa. David liked it. We went back to the table, where I turned that page upside down and selected the next page. It was a copy of the floor plan, but all that was on the floor plan was the sofa. “How do you feel about its placement in the room, David?” He liked it. That sheet of paper also went upside down, on top of the picture of the sofa. (My table now had two stacks of paper: one for things we had looked at and agreed on, and one for still-to-be-presented items.)
Buyer BewarequisumTried for years to have children: expensive medical bills, no responses from adoption agencies. Bought a very attractive white sofa. That did the trick — two little boys in less than one year. susanintorontoBuying a giant glass-topped table. It was really way too big for our dining room, plus it was really only practical when we had 8 or 10 people sitting there; the table was just way too wide. My husband told me that if I wanted to get rid of it, I’d have to carry the glass out to the curb myself. We kept it for several years, then … offered the table for free on Craigslist and Kijiji. Someone did pick it up — so now it’s their problem!jenberry72I bought a custom sofa over the Internet without ever sitting on it. Down cushions, extra slipcover — the works. It was so uncomfortable! I lived with it for two years, then sold it to a friend for 50 bucks.sponduluxHaving a larger glass top made with beveled edges for a coffee table base. The corners weren’t rounded, and it seemed that everyone who came to visit gashed their leg on it, even when warned. Still I kept it, until the family started calling it “the table of death.”Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLCBeautiful antique trunk with gorgeous hardware, patina’d leather and … beetles! Aack! Straight to the exterminator!bonnieinfloridaI saw one of those strange-looking ergonomic wheeled chairs on clearance at the office supply store — the kind where you have to look at it a couple of times to figure out which of your body parts go where. I took it home and when I went to sit on it, it scooted across the floor with me halfway on and halfway off. No wonder it was so inexpensive. I was afraid I’d get hurt, so I put it out at the curb and one of my neighbors scarfed it up. It was out at the curb in front of her house a couple of days later.forestI listened to the tile installer who said I should go with a light-colored grout with the dark brown textured tiles, when I had originally chosen a grout that matched. Now my shower looks like a prison cell.e designDumbest decorating decisions? Buying anything “temporary.” There is nothing more permanent than something temporary.Seller Bewarelibby68I was turning 40 and had spent a lifetime assembling a collection of really fun, eclectic furniture, artwork and accessories. Somehow I got it into my head that “grown-ups” have furniture that actually matches, so I went out one day and bought brand-new furniture for the entire apartment. I put ads on Craigslist and basically ended up giving [the old furniture] away. As much as I love my lovely mission-style cherry furniture, five years later I still regret letting go of all those colorful, unique pieces that actually reflected my history and true personality.