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Old 01-09-2006, 04:30 AM   #11
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wow!!! we are honored to be invited into wasabi's looooove nest!!!!

what you can't see is the "abandon all hope, ye who enter here" sign over the doorway... (right next to the ceiling mirror...)


my house used to be a lot of light colored wood, mostly maple, and soft browns, beige and green, loaded with house plants and tons of artsy crafty stuff picked up at craft fairs on sundays. lots and lots of original ceramics, glass and other sculptures, and enough dried flowers to choke a hippo.

then we had my son.

now the decor is padded corners, latches on everything, sesame street, barney, miss spider, nemo, oobi (i just ordered a set of eyes), little people, little tykes, fisher price, gund, ty, russ berrie, etc...

watch your step or you might crush bert. who's ernie going to date then?
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:21 AM   #12
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Our theme is suburban de-construction...

Nothing like a torn out wall in the living room to spark conversations!!

See, there was panneling on one wall that looked awful..
So before we repainted the room we wanted to take down the panneling...
Behind the panneling was an 86 year old plaster wall that was crumbling and a bunch of holes in it, so we took that down too!
Now while it's out and I can get to them, I need to re-do some of the wiring...
While they're exposed it's also probably a good time to re-do the heating ducts in the room, so we'll do those, too!
This was also the wall that has the fireplace, so we tore out the cheap mantle they had put in, so we'll have to replace that, too...
Then I'm planning on putting some lighting in with the new crown molding that we're going to get (more wiring)
Then we'll hang the new drywall...
Then we'll paint..
Then we'll install the new crown molding with lighting..
And then NEXT YEAR, we'll start remodeling another room!

So currently, the room is decorated with power tools and implements of destruction...

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Old 01-09-2006, 08:47 AM   #13
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Wasabi, I love you decor!!! Beautiful bedroom!
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:21 AM   #14
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i don't really have a theme in my house... yet !!
except for my bathroom, that's dolphins.

right now my living room is all odds and ends,
with a majority of my wolf and unicorn knickknacks.

still thinking about something for the kitchen.

my bedroom... when we're done with the kitchen,
i migt get to that lol
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:49 AM   #15
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Your decor is supposed to have a theme?

I guess the theme for our house is "I like that, let's get it"
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:56 AM   #16
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lol andy yeah that's about it here too
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:56 AM   #17
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My 'theme' is color me beige and take off your shoes j/k.

The living room - Modern/contemporary - almond leather sofa, love seat chair w geisha/samurais (sp?) throw pillows , glass kidney shaped(?) coffee table, black orientalish area rug (w splashes of pink & green), glass backlit etageres(?) that house the tv, stereo etc.

Master - Asian - beige/black/red - bamboo beaded curtains w black tab panels - thinking about painting one wall red.

Dining room - Erte-ish/art deco-ish chandelier, black & brass chairs, glass dining table, hexagon shaped wall mirror w etched calla lilies.

Bath - black & white retro-ish, chrome & glass.

Kitchen - light wood and white walls.

It sounds better on paper, lol. Need to paint and change flooring. Didn't make any upgrades since I bought it, as I knew I didn't want to stay... so for now, I'll only put money into what I can take with me. Would like to make over the LR and this is somewhat along the line of what I have in mind... shoji screens, & more green stuff, perhaps some black lacquer (?), & would love recessed lighting; and if I could, bamboo flooring.

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Old 01-09-2006, 11:16 AM   #18
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This is similar to what I had in mind re shoji lamps, bamboo table, metallic look on one of the walls, up-lights & bamboo plants - but way more seating. I can dream, right?

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Old 01-09-2006, 11:23 AM   #19
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That would be cool Mish! I like asian. It's down to earth,simple and clean. DH doesn't like it though. He's more rustic.
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:58 PM   #20
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That would be cool Mish! I like asian. It's down to earth,simple and clean. DH doesn't like it though. He's more rustic.
Thanks, texas. Wish I had several abodes to decorate. Hate clutter, & like simple & and clean lines. Have a few things from Ikea... but too much Ikea and Pier One makes me queasy.
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