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Display Name: Barry Brisco
Member Since: 11/29/07

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Oops, sorry, I meant to type "Ikat". Slip o' the index finger...

Here's a reference for you:
http://www.marlamallett.com/ikats.htm

Barry


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Barry and Rosemary's Eichler Home
12/7/07 11:20 AM

The textile is an Indonesian "ikay" fabric that we bought there when we were living in Singapore.


Apartment Therapy - House Tour: Barry and Rosemary's Eichler Home
12/2/07 08:15 AM

Thanks to all for your kind comments. My wife and I are very happy with the way our remodel turned out.

theFrontSteps commented about the dining room chairs. Yes, they are modern production versions of a Hans Wegner design from 1950 called the "Wishbone" chair, built by Carl Hansen in Denmark. They are the epitome of mid-century modern design.

In the living room photo is shown a vintage (1960) Hans Wegner "Papa Bear" chair and ottoman that my parents purchased when I was 6 years old. Also in that photo, the 2 side chairs are modern production versions of a Hans Wegner design known as the "Shell" chair that he did in 1963 but never made it into production. Carl Hansen recently started producing them for the first time. They are as comfortable to sit in as they are lovely to look at.

Wegner died in 2006, and is considered the finest Danish chair designer of his time, with over one hundred fine designs to his credit, including tables, sofas, and other furniture. But he was most famous for his chairs.


Apartment Therapy - House Tour: Barry and Rosemary's Eichler Home
11/30/07 11:56 AM

Just a comment about the photo of the atrium: that was taken before the remodel. The living room is now where the dining table is shown in that photo. To better understand the original floor plan, and the new interior plan, go to http://totheweb.com/eichler/2006_remodel/index.html and then click the arrows at the top of the floor plan to see the new one.

And we made NO significant changes to the exterior of the house: except for the color and the new landscaping, from the front it looks like it did when it was new in the summer of 1959.

Barry


Apartment Therapy - House Tour: Barry and Rosemary's Eichler Home
11/29/07 04:52 PM

ciddyguy, the cooktop is a Diva Induction unit. See http://www.divainduction.com

Induction cooking is faster and more precise than gas, far more energy efficient, easier to keep clean, and doesn't produce any combustion residue grime like gas does. Much better in every way.

Thanks to all for your kind comments about our house.

And plasticransom you are correct: no house plants.

Barry Brisco


Apartment Therapy - House Tour: Barry and Rosemary's Eichler Home
11/29/07 04:49 PM