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Postby BAZ_MCM » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:30 pm

Mid Century Modernizing the modern world: http://atomicindy.com/

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Postby BAZ_MCM » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:09 pm

Updated the post with additional photos to give greater context of the space.

http://atomicindy.blogspot.com/2009/03/ ... ittee.html

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Postby Joe » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:41 am

I am agreeing with egads.

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Postby BAZ_MCM » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:57 am

Thanks, guys. Feeling that too. At this point I can't try to force-fit something different than what I've already started. I must now carry through with the initial direction.

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Postby peterm » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:34 am

first of all, the renovation is looking great!

secondly, i agree with the simple idea of white. i think it will make the island float, and i personally do not like either of the wood ideas. the floor is nice, keep it a flat plane.

the orange would be a second choice...
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Postby egads » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:10 am

BAZ, here is the thread with the rakk system pictures and links:

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=13953

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Postby Izzy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:36 pm

i vote for orange or stainless. white you will have to clean feet prints from all the time. (unless you are childless and plan to remain that way)
We have white ikea cabs and painted our island a reddish-orange (more red in it than orange) Love it!
I like your floors, i used to have dark floors in our old house and loved them.
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Postby egads » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:23 pm

I wish to stress that it is not that I don't like the dark floor, just that it precludes several choices. One of them is birch in general. I might even stain the existing birch doors darker. The whole thing gets to be a little more Eichler and less Cliff May. Nothing wrong with that! This May in my tract had the birch stained dark:

http://www.ranchostyle.com/gallery/phot ... &record=98

This house was done (and lived in by) design by professionals.

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Postby BAZ_MCM » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:17 pm

egads,

I get what you're saying. Wasn't at all offended. Have thought the same at several stages. I love the floor but it does indeed limit certain directions. Have set off on a course and should continue to embrace it rather than fight it mid-stream.

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Postby egads » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:06 pm

In the example I linked above, most of the birch was original. (some kitchen cabinets not) I think the decision to go dark had to do with the condition of the existing, and the wood of their vintage furnishings. Notice their use of orange as an accent. Embracing what you have should lead to success.

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Postby BAZ_MCM » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:06 pm

Poll closed. Orange won. Work done. New blog post up with plenty of pics.

See here: http://atomicindy.blogspot.com/2009/03/ ... nting.html

Thanks for all the votes and feedback.

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