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Display Name: scottd
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If its quality, you plan to have it years to come, and you can afford it *now*, then by all means go for it. I did that with the furniture I own, and I've never looked back. Quality pays for itself in the long run.

Design Choices: Splurging On Something For Your Home | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/19/09 04:31 PM

I could not agree more. Two years ago I decided to adopt that philosophy, and it makes coming home that much more inviting. Life is too short to be living "temporarily" ... live for "now," and let your home (whatever it may be) reflect that.

Live The House You Want Now | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/19/09 04:26 PM

Thanks again for the compliments!

@bmbrown: the plates and bowls are from IKEA. Really cheap, and if I break some (which I have), totally not detrimental! :-)

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8/2/09 11:51 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

@bittergaymark: Its funny how people automatically think man must be gay to know how to aesthetically put together something. I'm not gay phobic by any means, but, that said, sorry I don't go that way :-)

@chusmabilly: Never had the desk refinished. While the rest of the body looks fine, the top has some scratches all over that the pictures seem to hide. That said, I think it kind of gives it a worn patina that looks "broken in"

@Palmetto: You can't see the toilet from every angle, but given that it directly faces the door, I get what you mean.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Silver Lake Bachelor Pad Los Angeles
7/31/09 08:23 PM

I'm not sure, but I've seen many in that style floating around at flea markets in the LA area. Probably your best bet is to do some hunting there, CL and eBay.

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5/15/09 05:00 PM

I will say they are reasonable for what they have, but that does not mean its cheap! They have beautiful iconic mid-century furniture in great condition. The whole 4th street area has some really great finds, better than LA, I think. Vintage Collective is also good, as well as Ruum. The guy who owns Ruum also is very active on CL and eBay and gets AMAZING stuff ... I don't know where he finds it, but but its always very choice and in amazing condition. Only things I would avoid on 4th st are the clothing shops, which are a bit too pricey for what you can find in LA or any flea market for that matter.

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3/27/09 09:01 PM

I second what nikkibee said. I work from home a couple of days a week, and having an aesthetically pleasing place to be in while you work is a necessity. For me, it has to look nice, be clean, and orderly.

For me, the pros are the fact that I can sleep in a bit and not worry about traffic. I work an hour away from home, so it can really be a sanity saver. Also, having the ability to do multitasking like laundry or running lunchtime errands is great too. As for the cons, too much working from home though can be a challenge. The lack of schedule tends to throw me off. Also, I'm a firm believer in showing up into the office and having face-to-face interactions with people. Sometimes things just get done better that way.

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3/5/09 06:33 PM

Where did you get those Swag lamps? I want them!

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2/2/09 08:33 AM