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    Love the original features, mouldings, etc and those fabbo high ceilings. The decor is generic "formal English country house" (yes, I know it's in Scotland) and is in keeping with the era the house was built.
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    My eyes hurt from looking at most of that decor. The building itself is incredible - location, views, room sizes, crown molding, attention to detail etc. But the interior is hideous. As Calcifer said, there are a few items that are worth saving, but the rest needs to be dumped.


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    Quote Originally Posted by calcifer View Post
    i usually agree with you but not now. i think there are a couple of pieces there that are worth saving. like the barometer, the standing clock, a couple of those frames, maybe even the pictures in them, those bedside tables. i'd incorporate them into the new décor because i think it's sort of funny to have strange items (ones that don't necessarily reflect your personal taste) in the house.
    actually i really like the 2nd big mirror over the fireplace, and a couple of other pieces which would look awesome in a more updated decor. but the overall style of the place just screams old lady.
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    I like the striped room, but not in that color. I'm a huge fan of stripes in general on walls.

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    ^ vertical stripes can be fun when done right.

    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    but the overall style of the place just screams old lady.
    you're right about that. i was just disagreeing earlier because you said you'd burn everything inside.

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    ^^^
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    Haha, I'm moving to edinburgh next month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calcifer View Post
    ^ vertical stripes can be fun when done right.
    That they can. My half bath on the first floor is done in vertical stripes. It was a pain in the ass to do, but it looks lovely.

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    I hate on House Hunters when they complain about the wallpaper, or rug color. Those are things I always assumed you change when you move into a house. What is important is the house itself. I love this house, hate the decor though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FashionVictim View Post
    I hate on House Hunters when they complain about the wallpaper, or rug color. Those are things I always assumed you change when you move into a house. What is important is the house itself. I love this house, hate the decor though.
    Old wallpaper can be a nightmare to remove, especially if it's several layers deep. It can leave the wall beneath it so damaged that new drywall has to be installed.

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