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January 18, 2011

Navel gazing – new furniture

Filed under: Personal — cec @ 3:01 pm

So, I’ve been in my apartment for an entire two weeks now. Sadly, it’s been a bit sparse. There’s a bedroom set, a recliner sitting in front of a television which is resting on my stereo. But fortunately, that should all start changing. Yesterday I placed a fairly large furniture order. For the first time in my life, I’m going to have new furniture! Not a hand me down, nothing 20 (30?) years old, but honest to god new furniture.

My brother (the architect) and his wife (the interior decorator designer [sorry nikki!]) have been incredibly helpful. I showed them some things that I liked and they made recommendations, for improvement. Perhaps the funniest part to me is that when I was showing them what I was thinking, they made the comment that they didn’t realize my furniture tastes were so contemporary. If they both weren’t so nice, and didn’t work in so many different styles, I would have sworn what they said was “we didn’t realize you had good taste.” 🙂

So, in case anyone’s interested, here’s what I’ve picked out.

From the first image, a sofa, love seat, coffee table and end tables.  From the second, the dining room table, a bench and four chairs.  From the third, just the entertainment center.  Then the rug, a couple of lamps and a screen (no idea what I’ll use the screen for, but there it is 🙂 ).

All of it should look very nice in the loft apartment and isn’t unreasonable with respect to the art deco bedroom set.  Now I can’t wait for it to arrive.


  1. we said nothing about whether you had good taste, that was apparent when you asked our opinion 😉

    you also may want to change nikki’s title to interior designer… an interior design degree, licensing exams, and yearly license fees give her that right, but only in the state of texas

    Comment by your brother the architect — January 18, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

  2. oh, and we are glad that we were able to help out and excited to see it when you receive everything

    Comment by your brother the architect — January 18, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

  3. doh! I have to confess that I didn’t realize there was a difference. Fixed now 🙂 Thanks!

    And yes, asking for y’all’s input was probably the best indicator that I have decent taste. At the very least, I know when I’m out of my depth 🙂

    Comment by cec — January 18, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

  4. Wait, what?

    Comment by Bryn — January 18, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

  5. All of it looks wonderful! Good job, all three of you!

    Comment by the mother of these brilliant, self-congratulatory people — January 20, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

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