I considered those pulls when I did my kitchen remodel but decided that they'd do nothing but rip out belt loops. I didn't do the tile backsplash but my kitchen is very similar with white corian counters and maple slab cabinets. I love that look. I wish I had the square feet to make it feel that open.
They must have moved a lot of walls around to make a 21st century bathroom. I'll bet the original was tiny.
and then look here:
If you notice you'll see that the counter is at the bed room door so that as soon as you walk in BAM!! bathroom counter at your immediate right, (probably the best they could do with the limited space during the remodel) Because I absolutely love the house I would put up with that, but boy it would totally bug the living crap out of me
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Anyone have experience with repro eames lounge + ottoman?
I've found this in BC, seems like a reasonable copy in walnut.
Good repros should feature:
■Shell of cherry, walnut, santos palisander or rosewood. Any others are likely fakes.
■Look for six-inch thick urethane foam cushions with soft leather upholstery.
■The chair will have a five-legged base (“five-star”) and the ottoman four. Legs rise at a slight angle – they are not flat nor do they rise too steeply creating a “cone” effect.
■Look for die-cast aluminum back braces – not square tubular aluminum.
■The bases are also die-cast and painted black with polished aluminum trim.
■Some copies have a loose cap over the base to hide rough welds or bolts where the legs meet the post.
■Natural rubber shock mounts and adjustable stainless steel glides.
■Armrests are curved, not flat.
■Look at the leather upholstery on the armrest. Fakes often have a single piece of leather wrapped around the edge. Authentic models have a separate piece of leather welting wrapped around the edge.
■The ottoman is the exact same size as the seat of the chair. In fact, the cushions are interchangeable.
■Most copies recline, an authentic chair does not.
■There should be absolutely no visible screws or bolts. None.
Go to DWR and sit in one and decide from there. Eames chairs aren't made for the big man. However the Lounge chair is the most comfy MCM piece I've personally found so far, I'm 6'1 and 220lbs. The chair is not as big and wide as pictures would have you think, it's actually on the smaller side for a full sized lounger.
A lot of that had to do with the size of the chairs. People were definitely smaller in the '40s and '50s, when these icons were designed. Not all of them are uncomfortable. These gang seats were designed in 1952, the year I was born. When they built Metro Airport's new terminal they filled the place with them.
Just got a full heywood wakefield dining room set including dining table, 6 chairs and buffet. Not actual set but pretty much the same thing (the chairs I got are upholstered in a sea-foam green solid pattern:
Used someone else's photo because mine is in storage (mine below):
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