Interior design resources - Help!

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    Feb 19, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    I'm meeting with an interior designer for the first time ever and I'm putting together some composites of my tastes as far as color, furniture, walls, etc, but am having a hard time finding resources. Do any of you have any links to a tumblr or something that's just about interior design?
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    All I know are Dwell and Apartment Therapy.
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    Nabisco saidI'm meeting with an interior designer for the first time ever and I'm putting together some composites of my tastes as far as color, furniture, walls, etc, but am having a hard time finding resources. Do any of you have any links to a tumblr or something that's just about interior design?


    what kind of stuff do you like?
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    Pinterest.
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    I design sets for the theater co. here. I usually use Google Image searches and type in the Period / Style or type of room I need to design...you get linked to other useful sites that way.

    If ya don't have a color printer to create a sample board just go to your local library and rip out pages from the design magsicon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    Timbales said
    Nabisco saidI'm meeting with an interior designer for the first time ever and I'm putting together some composites of my tastes as far as color, furniture, walls, etc, but am having a hard time finding resources. Do any of you have any links to a tumblr or something that's just about interior design?


    what kind of stuff do you like?


    Traditional with a twist

    rossmore-dine1-1w.jpg

    Library-1.jpg
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    Nabisco said
    Timbales said
    Nabisco saidI'm meeting with an interior designer for the first time ever and I'm putting together some composites of my tastes as far as color, furniture, walls, etc, but am having a hard time finding resources. Do any of you have any links to a tumblr or something that's just about interior design?


    what kind of stuff do you like?


    Traditional with a twist

    rossmore-dine1-1w.jpg

    Library-1.jpg


    fancy

    Versailles1.jpg

    statuehall.jpg

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    Feb 19, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    ^ see if I can get someone to do Versailles' hall of mirror for me that'd be super!
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    Jay1922 saidPinterest.

    +1000
  • Timbales

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    Feb 19, 2013 2:36 AM GMT
    Nabisco said^ see if I can get someone to do Versailles' hall of mirror for me that'd be super!


    have you been there? It's amazing.

    my taste is the opposite of yours
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
    Harry Potter style.
  • LJay

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    Feb 19, 2013 2:40 AM GMT
    Who is the guy in the painting over the fireplace?

    I got on a kick about this sort of thing once and found a lot of design books in the public library. You could also look in library copies of design magazines. I like the Google Images search idea, since you are good at that. You might also check out furniture companies like Baker that do "period" reproductions and collections.
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:49 AM GMT
    Timbales saidstatuehall.jpg


    Is that the mansion from Resident Evil?
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said

    Is that the mansion from Resident Evil?


    it's the statue hall at Hampton Court
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    Shelter mags like Traditional Home and Architectural Digest have modern color palettes for walls and window treatments ideas. For furniture, look at Theodorealexander.com, centuryfurniture.com, maitland-smith.com, and Bernhardt.com
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    Nabisco said
    Timbales said
    Nabisco saidI'm meeting with an interior designer for the first time ever and I'm putting together some composites of my tastes as far as color, furniture, walls, etc, but am having a hard time finding resources. Do any of you have any links to a tumblr or something that's just about interior design?


    what kind of stuff do you like?


    Traditional with a twist

    rossmore-dine1-1w.jpg

    Library-1.jpg


    Cool..
    I did a ceiling like that in our dining room
    Similar wall color too
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    By the way, do you have someone around who enjoys dusting?
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    I do not recommend or trust interior designers. If you hire one and follow his / her recommendations, everyone who walks into your home will know that you hired an interior designer. Most of them seriously overdo everything. What you need is quiet good taste that makes people feel comfortable and doesn't cause them to voice oohs and aahs.
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    LJay saidBy the way, do you have someone around who enjoys dusting?
    Just get a herd of cats. They can just roll around in the dust.
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidI do not recommend or trust interior designers. If you hire one and follow his / her recommendations, everyone who walks into your home will know that you hired an interior designer. Most of them seriously overdo everything. What you need is quiet good taste that makes people feel comfortable and doesn't cause them to voice oohs and aahs.


    I'm capable of deciding what it is I want.
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    swlabo saidShelter mags like Traditional Home and Architectural Digest have modern color palettes for walls and window treatments ideas. For furniture, look at Theodorealexander.com, centuryfurniture.com, maitland-smith.com, and Bernhardt.com


    Great resources, thanks!
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    Nabisco said
    swlabo saidShelter mags like Traditional Home and Architectural Digest have modern color palettes for walls and window treatments ideas. For furniture, look at Theodorealexander.com, centuryfurniture.com, maitland-smith.com, and Bernhardt.com


    Great resources, thanks!

    You're welcome. It's what I do.
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:27 AM GMT
    Nabisco said
    Traditional with a twist

    rossmore-dine1-1w.jpg

    Library-1.jpg
    Either I'm pretty unsophisticated in these matters or those are some very subtle twists - the gold leafed ceiling treatment in the dining room and the shirtless Highlander/Cossack in the living room?

    I thought the safe, timeless, go-to in sophisticated gay design that wouldn't become passe (like, say, mid-century modern) would be traditional but with the twist being a few pieces of modern art, sculpture or fixtures. Like a room done up in Biedermeier or Russian Empire with a Picasso and a Pollack thrown in, lol. Or, seriously, a few of your own pieces. Don't you have a favorite artwork you've created yourself where you love the colors enough to build a room around it?
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Nabisco said
    Traditional with a twist

    rossmore-dine1-1w.jpg

    Library-1.jpg
    Either I'm pretty unsophisticated or those are some very subtle twists - the gold leafed ceiling in the dining room and the shirtless Highlander/Cossack in the living room?

    I thought the safe, timeless, go-to in sophisticated gay design that wouldn't become passe (like, say, mid-century modern) would be traditional but with the twist being a few pieces of modern art or sculpture. One of your own pieces, perhaps. Don't you have a favorite artwork you've created yourself where you love the colors enough to build a room around it?



    Really enjoy planning changes in rooms, especially when I change up update my office. I'll be doing that again later this spring.

    Great woodwork in the photos and really like the persian style rug. Very nice. Some of the furniture and colors wouldn't be in my house, but I still find it interesting!
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said Don't you have a favorite artwork you've created yourself where you love the colors enough to build a room around it?


    Not for this specific project. I just want someone else to take the reins with some direction.