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Old 05-06-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I really like "Domain" - http://www.domain-home.com/ (broken link)

Expensive, I don't own anything from there , but really the style and quality. Not sure if there are any near you however.
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:14 PM
 
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What about estate sales? You can get some incredible pieces of furniture at these things dirt cheap.
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:05 AM
 
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Roche-Bobois (www.roche-bobois.com) comes to mind.

Design Within Reach (www.dwr.com) - several design studios throughout the US.

High Fashion Home (www.highfashionhome.com) - they are in Houston...I LOVED their furniture and fabrics and accessories! Wish we had this resource in San Diego!

Hancock & Moore (www.hancockandmoore.com) - quality leather couches

I'd check Architectural Digest and other like publications that will give you several resources for unique, upscale furnishings.

Have fun!
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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Along the same lines as the previous response, if you are after high-end European modernist style, here in Chicago we have Luminaire http://www.luminaire.com
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Depnds on what style you're looking for, I like the Mission style Stickley furniture.
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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You can always tell a quality piece of furniture from your run of the mill types and I would LOVE to have some of those - one day. I do like Carl's, Baers, Ethan Allen (we have them in Miami) but I end up with City Furniture most of the time. My family room and living room are microfiber and I don't think they cost more than $1200 each. Why? I have to replace them every so often. P E T S. I have what was a nice bedroom set, until the dogs started climbing on it to look out the window.

Last year I lost my mind and bought a really nice, modern dining room set. Wayyyyyyyyy too expensive. Solid wood and glass table top and the server. Kitties have managed to scratch the top of all the chairs, so I have a new design that most people probably don't have and wouldn't envy! :-(
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:12 PM
 
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Thanks again for all the suggestions. I'm having fun looking. Still trying to decide what "style" I like. So many to choose from.

Just one example: I liked "The Lodge" pieces at Drexel Heritage. Love the idea of my home looking like a mountain lodge. Was disappointed though that they don't have very many pieces in this collection.

I love the idea of going to estate sales, but I work full-time and don't know if I could find the time to do that unless they are on the weekend.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm not sure what part of the country you live in or what style of furniture you like but here are a couple that make fine quality furniture;

http://www.trosbyfurniture.com/catalog/ (broken link)

http://http://www.kohlerinteriors.com/baker/1_0_0_baker_home.jsp (broken link)
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Thanks again for all the suggestions. I'm having fun looking. Still trying to decide what "style" I like. So many to choose from.

Just one example: I liked "The Lodge" pieces at Drexel Heritage. Love the idea of my home looking like a mountain lodge. Was disappointed though that they don't have very many pieces in this collection.

I love the idea of going to estate sales, but I work full-time and don't know if I could find the time to do that unless they are on the weekend.
I was taught with regards to furniture you will live with.
buy the best you can afford. I do like thomasville. in 1967 I bought my first bedroom set, and had no clue about what I was buying? I would go to department stores, and look at sets and then come home and ask my mther. She would say you get what you pay for. at 23 this made no sense to me.
Finally, she took me to a good furniture store and I bought this bedroom set
5 times the price of others I had looked at. now it is 2007, and I still have this bedroom and still love it. I tend to keep furniture for along time. I guess
this time I did get what I paid for. However when people move, you sometimes can get great prices. Another thing I was told, if a furniture store has a wharehouse you might also get a good price, or if something has a scratch etc. furniture will get scatched anyway. I also have a thomasville oak wall to wall unit which is now almost 20 years old and still looks great.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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In the past I have always bought inexpensive furniture, but I would like to purchase some more upscale furniture. I would like to look at some furniture on the internet, but don't know where to go. I am aware of Thomasville, but that's about it.

It really doesn't have to be expensive, but what I'm really interested in is unique furniture. Maybe European-style designs or period reproductions. Any suggestions of company names or websites?
I guess I should preclude this with the statement I am an interior designer

What happens alot of times is that people are fickle
they like something today 3 yrs down the road they don't like it anymore ...tastes change...bored with it

so my advise to you is to NOT look at the price tag
Some of my best purchases came from places like IKEA...Pier1... Antique shops
Just spend the day going shopping with the intent NOT TO BUY

and really hit the antique marts and consignment stores
you will find alot of different things that have been well maintained for a fraction of the price. It may well be that someone elses trash is your treasure
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