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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I’m pretty much done with the large pieces of furniture though and now I’m just looking for smaller pieces that could fit into my SUV.
    One of my main requirements with furniture now-a-days is that - if I can't move it around by myself, it's not coming into my house.
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    My freshman year in college I dated a guy who lived in a dorm designed by I.M. Pei. The furniture was all built in, even in the tv room, which had these wide benches, that laddered up to the ceiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    My freshman year in college I dated a guy who lived in a dorm designed by I.M. Pei. The furniture was all built in, even in the tv room, which had these wide benches, that laddered up to the ceiling.
    I love built-ins. My uncle was a builder/contractor and had built his family house in the 50s. It was definitely a great example of mid-century modern. I remember it so clearly..definitely had a Frank Lloyd Wright vibe. All the dressers in all the bedrooms were built-ins. The twin platform beds for my two girl cousins were permanently attached to the floor. When I came to visit, he simply set a thick piece of plywood between the beds on the sides of the platform and with a thin mattress on top, and voila! A bed perfect for cousins talking and giggling late into the night.

    He had a lot of built-in bookcases, too. It was a really sleek house. Interestingly, when my aunt divorced him, she moved into a house that was the complete opposite--a big farmhouse with all kinds of hutches filled with china, pewter, silver, you name it. I often thought that she probably left him in order to live her own life. He was pretty controlling. She probably had little to say about what their house looked like.
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