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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 10:54 AM
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Is Ikea the only place to buy skinny furniture???
Skinny as in not so dang clunky..... smaller, more European in style.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 11:03 AM
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1. More expensive places that sell european imports or inspired stuff, maybe
Unfortunately stuff designed for the US market is generally overstuffed to death, between ever-growing houses and the widening of the American ass.
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 06:47 AM
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11. "widening of the American ass"
I cried at this.....so funny, and sad that it's true.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 11:07 AM
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2. mission style and quaker styles are pretty simple lined...
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 11:12 AM
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3. you could try Scandinavian design.
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 07:13 AM
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13. This is some nice stuff......
just a tad more expensive for moi, but it's the concept I'm looking for. Thanks.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 12:08 PM
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4. We have an obese furniture crisis in this country. Super-sized.
all the above suggestions are good.

We bought Mission couches, Stickley, and they are great and comfortable, and Not Gigantic.

Antiques are also more sensibly sized, and some don't cost all that much.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 12:11 PM
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5. Pier1 has some skinny, efficient stuff. nt
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 12:26 PM
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7. and there is a ton of stuff on sale there right now. I saw this really nice chair that was
$500 originally but now it's $299. unfortunately i have no room for it and no cash to buy it with. The perfect chair for reading.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 12:24 PM
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6. Check out Target's furniture. It's not expensive but it is stylish. n/t
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City of Mills Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 12:45 PM
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8. Might want to check out
http://www.homereserve.com /

You can custom order furniture and it is quite affordable and ships to your door!
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 06:46 AM
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10. This is exactly what I've been looking for.....
thanks so much.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 06:57 AM
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12. I have one of their chairs and it's GREAT
I highly recommend this company

:hi:
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 03:00 PM
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9. CB2 is great
I got a lot of stuff from there. It's the Crate and Barrel people, but it's not as stuffy. And you can get some really good stuff on sale, too. CB2
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 07:27 AM
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14. I live in a 50's ranch style house.... I absolutely LOVE IKEA!
They opened near me about 2 years ago, and I
resisted going for about a year.
(It's an hour drive from my house)...

BUT, once I got in there, the SCALE of the
furniture DELIGHTED ME, for just the reasons
stated in these posts.

No GIANT, overstuffed HULKS of furniture!

I just bought all new furniture for my youngest
daughter's room (my oldest is returning from
India this Tuesday and re-claiming her old
room). Bed, night-stand, dresser, desk, chair
shelves and decorations for $400.00!!!

And she feels like a princess in there!

The rest of my house is decorated in what I
call the "Late Grandparent Period", but now
her bedroom is modern and she loves it.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 07:29 AM
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15. Design Within Reach
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 07:55 AM
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16. I looked at the prices....I can't reach them! n/t
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 07:52 AM
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17. Yikes......
I won't be able to reach them either.....but love the style.

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