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What's your furniture style?



Does anyone enjoy staring at furniture and home layouts?
Me, me!!! I do!!!!!!

I love staring at home designs, furniture, home improvement blogs, DIY stuff, IKEA website, store displays, HGTV.. you name it! Anything related to the home makes me stop and stare with my mouth half open.

Lately, I'm getting more and more hardcore about furniture and layouts because I'm moving to LA soon (10 days left!!! yay!!!!). I will have to start getting things organized and set up the way I like it, so just planning things out makes me feel all happy and high.

I used to like super sleek modern looks. Where everything is in a monochromatic theme with a splash of color here and there. Plus, it requires uber cleanness with a bit of coldness added to the everthing-is-placed-in-a-right-angle-place.
Something like these places..


Image from deisgnmo.com


Image from homedit.com

Image from decodir.com


Modern furniture is okay. I mean it's clean and spotless, but I feel like it's more of a look that is meant to be looked and adored than to be used. If you scatter your stuff around the sofa, it's going to upset the look, which in my case will be inevitable in less than 30 seconds. Would I be able to keep up the clean modern look at my new place? most definitely no. To be realistic, I decided to let go of my modern fantasy and embrace the other style I equally adored: the mid-century modern look (or aka 'modern retro) - to be a bit more specific, the Danish Modern look.


I like vintage and retro looking stuff (clothing, furniture, books..etc), but I don't like it too loud or with too much elements clashing. There's also a fine line between stylish retro and 'old crap'. I liked the modern look because I like clean and simple lines, but I also like warmth in the products too. I need to see more wood and natural tones than shiny monochromatic leather or marble floors, if that makes sense. It's hard to define, but here's some examples.

image from freshhome.com

The sofa looks nice, but the array of patterns is a bit too much for me. I could go with one or maybe even two colors, but this is pushing it too much.



image from about-a-house.com

I would go with something more toned down like this. Nice earthy colors that are easier to blend in with the entire place.

I'm lusting over these pieces.

Fold out desk!!! OMG!!! image from tumblr



Danish Modern Coffee Table from Urban Outfitters


or this

Don't know the source for both, but ooohhhh <3 love it.


Luna Sofa Feet Finish: Honey, Fabric: Mouse Gray from Amazon

















Although it's a doll house, I want that orange chair on the left +_+
Image from flickr RetroMama69


I want a room that would have a vibe like this.

image from flickr

image from apartmenttherapy.com


image from arcadianlighting.com

The pieces themselves could look boring and dull, but they serve as classic and clean foundations of the room design. The simple and solidness of the wood counter-balances vivid colors or loud patterns you can splash on here and there (if you wanted to).

Well, one thing I know for sure is that I can't afford all the pieces I want :'( waahhh... Furniture is soooo expensive and I can't afford everything new. I'll have to try to hunt craigslist or other places in LA.
But, anyway - I wanted share with you guys what I love.
What do you guys like? Retro or modern? or somewhere in between?


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  1. another update! wohoo :D i like a minimalist vibe with a touch of vintage.the folding desk is one of a kind! xoxo

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  2. omg!! I know right? I really want a fold out desk, I'm literally dying thinking about it. fold out desk FTW!!

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  3. I just moved into a new apartment and furniture shopping and decorating is NOT easy. Wish I can afford to hire the luxury of a Interior Designer~

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  4. i'm a huge fan of modern but i do agree that it doesn't give that lived in feeling xD but buying a ton of cheap furniture ended up with a really strange looking room in my college days >_< i think ikea is nice and im really satisfied with my room currently because the furniture pieces are very simple but other stuff makes it look lived in & personalized :D

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  5. Ahh! Someone who speaks the same language! I've been drooling over furniture and decor for the past year as my boyfriend and I are renovating our new place ^_^
    http://www.desiretoinspire.net/
    This website has been a major source of inspiration for me ^__^
    We classified our style as Japanese magazine inspired vintage french country shabby chic!

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  6. @sunsetwheat: haha.. me too :'( I wish I could just map out elements I want and have a huge crew come and vamp up a place in a day

    @Isabella: I totally understand what you are saying! My new york apartment was like that - all cluttered with mis-matched furnitures ranging from college furniture to hand me downs. We should have a 'show and tell my room' post so everyone could see what other people have going on >_<) omg! that'll be so interesting!!


    @saitnangelius: I was curious and went to your blog and there's no updates >_<) you should update your progress so others could be inspired~~

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  7. the second style reminds me sooo much of the seventies. ohhh! and i found the sideboard you liked http://www.retrotogo.com/retro_rooms/ ...my advice is to search in antique ore used furniture shops..or flea markets.( a lot cheaper to, if you're lucky) the wood and style doesn't have to be the same if it's from the same time or if you aren't to scared to repaint them :) and as alternative for the desk...a secretary table :) i think even ikea sells them ( yes http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80196376/#/20196402) happy furniture hunting ;)

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  8. Love your blog, u r very pretty and talented. Thanks for lots of info :) Have a happy new year!!!

    http://luxurycha.weebly.com/

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  9. i love french provincial. it's timeless

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  10. at the moment, i like modern. my fav colors just happen to be black, white, and red so to have my place in those colors would be awesome. =D

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  11. i'm very minimalist black and white with a touch of bright colors

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  12. In the Modern Furniture
     showroom we can see many variety of the furniture in the different range and as per the choice with the variety of the designed.

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  13. I love these modern furniture. I preferred a modern but unique furniture in my house. I always go to los angeles furniture stores when I need to redesign my house.

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  15. I don't know much about furniture trend but after checking out this blog post I've learned quite good knowledge. Seems like furniture design very changing constantly these days and good to see some exceptional models of furniture out here!! Thanks.

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