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    I love it. Unless you live in a mid century house, I agree that you have to use it sparingly or else you look like a theme restaurant or movie set. I love all of it.

    Here's the sofa we're getting. I think I posted it before. We're doing our "formal" living room in the mid-century style, since my SO is turning the family/TV room into Restoration Hardware

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    Here's his:


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    What color will it be, Kris? It looks comfy. So does the gigantic sofa in the second pic. Great for family movie watching.
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    I hate leather couches and car seats.I got 3 upstairs that nobody uses and i ordered the car seats changed to fabric.Leather is hot and sticky in the summer and cold in the winder.If you try to use throws ,they slip and fall all over..It does look good but it is very uncomfortable.
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    i don't know what it is about leather sofas but men are fucking obsessed with them. i don't mind suede or really soft tan leather sofas SOMETIMES but it can't be a huge piece and it has to be really nice, distressed leather so it's not sticky and gross. but pretty much every straight man i've ever met, if left to his own devices, will buy a leather sofa. i blame pornos.
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    yes,it was popular in this house when we first bought it.Men carried fleece blankies to snuggle and watch tv.
    Then summer hit,we carried them upstairs to the *good*living space and i got some nice alcadara stuff for the kitchen.
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    Leather furniture is manly and easy to clean when they spill beer, food and, ahem, other substances.
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    I remember that 50's blonde furniture, both sets of grandparents had that stuff. My mom didn't like "danish modern" so she decorated the living room in some awful 70's "mediterranean" stuff, lots of gold and a red velvet chair, wrought iron, garish swag lamps. Everyone thought she had exquisite decorating taste. Go figure.
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    You would not expect to see that inside looking at the outside of the house. bless her heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    What color will it be, Kris? It looks comfy. So does the gigantic sofa in the second pic. Great for family movie watching.
    We're getting it in that color. I really wanted this aquatic blue or burnt orange to really get the mid-century vibe, but as others have pointed out, it would probably be pretty overwhelming. The gigantic sofa/sectional is really comfy. The Mister loves it.

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    i don't know what it is about leather sofas but men are fucking obsessed with them. i don't mind suede or really soft tan leather sofas SOMETIMES but it can't be a huge piece and it has to be really nice, distressed leather so it's not sticky and gross. but pretty much every straight man i've ever met, if left to his own devices, will buy a leather sofa. i blame pornos.
    I know. He loves this thing. It's not exactly something I would choose, but it's very nice. Good quality leather and distressed quite a bit. Which is good because kid and dog (and possibly a new kitty come this weekend) will be lounging all over it. Dog nails and leather normally don't mix. It's very comfy, which is why I didn't say no. It's better than a recliner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    I remember that 50's blonde furniture, both sets of grandparents had that stuff. My mom didn't like "danish modern" so she decorated the living room in some awful 70's "mediterranean" stuff, lots of gold and a red velvet chair, wrought iron, garish swag lamps. Everyone thought she had exquisite decorating taste. Go figure.
    I babysat for a family who decorated the exact same way. Except for the damned leather sofa in the family room. I would wrap the kids in blankets to snuggle on the couch to watch Saturday night TV. We would slide all over.
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    I must be a man in a woman's body stuck in the 70's because I love leather and I love mid-century furniture.
    However! I do agree that the furniture is best as pieces, not all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palta View Post
    I like the style, I love clean lines and simple design.
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    So ugly it hurts. My aunt has a dining table and chairs left over from that era, it belonged to my grandma and it is so incredibly ugly. I wonder if the comeback has hit Greece and we can get a decent price for it. My recommendation was to chop it up and sell it for firewood.
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    I don't like it. I remember in the 80's my grandparents had furniture and décor from the 50's-60. At least I think it was. To Vinyl couch pillows, all the way down to the green carpet. When they upgraded to modern times, it felt weird walking into their home.
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