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    Frank and Ditta Hoeber’s Philadelphia loft is all about display. The architectural and design firm behind the space, Qb3 Design, wanted to create a “silent background” within which the couple could feature their book collection, art and objects. The building was originally a window factory from the early 1900’s, and has maintained this industrial feel post renovation.
    There is so much to love about this space: the use of everyday white dishes stacked upon open shelving, Eames molded plywood chairs set against the wall, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that serve as partitions, the gallery of Ditta’s original drawings that rest on slender plywood-painted-white shelves and, of course, the abundant use of white. The space marries form and function beautifully, exemplifying how the stuff we actually use does not need to be hidden.








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    too OCD for me.. also looks like a high school science lab
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    Great space. That's the only nice thing I can say.

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    Geezus - all that white is nauseating. Put some color in that space.
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    When you do white on white, at least choose different shades of white
    (we have three shades of white in several rooms, the so called "warm white"
    lines of paint with hints of color in them: clear white for ceilings, warm white
    on walls and even "darker/warmer" white for doors and doorframes) so
    that things don't look so sterile.
    Other than it being too stark white, it has too much of an industrial look
    about it. Except for the space I'll pass.
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    No thanks.

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    Looks like a dentist's office. Toothpaste white walls. Boring.

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    it is a little OCD but i'd mess it up in no time and make it feel more like a home.
    overall i love it. love the space, the furniture, the artwork. it needs more artwork on the walls though, that would get rid of the clinical feel.

    the only thing i absolutely hate are the neon lights in the ceiling. who the hell has neon at home? i can't even stand it at work, much less to live in.

    i personally don't mind stark white at all, as long as it is punctuated with artwork and small touches of colour to add interest. i'm not a fan of warm whites for the most part, to me they just look yellowy and dirty.
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    Oh yes and the cat's white as well.

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    If it were mine, there would be some color goin' on those walls in a hurry. A little too orderly for me, but it would do.

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    I love it! So tidy and orderly. I like that everything has a place and that it's entirely functional.

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    Too. much. white. But I love their collection of books.
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    Even the cat matches! These people need to be medicated.
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