Decorating & Furniture/Furniture


Hi.  I want to buy new furniture for the family/living room.  I will
need a sofa, 1-2 chairs, a coffee table, and perhaps some
accessories.  Additionally, I am buying a 50"  plasma TV and
need a stand for this and the related A/V boxes.

I like clean, simple, modern furniture.   I want both comfort and
good design.   I've looked at Design Within Reach, Limn (a SF
contemporary store), IKEA, etc.  

I'd like something that is very high quality (I've eliminated IKEA)
but I also want to pay a reasonable price and I know that the
markups on furniture are outrageous. As an example, one of the things
I like is
a LeCorbusier Chaise Lounge.  I see these on eBay for $500, at
Design Within Reach for $1400 and at Limns for $2000.  Is the one at
eBay similar quality?  I'm sure that there is a big cost of having a
showroom like DWR so it does seem possible to me that I should be
able to find a much better deal.

On the sofa, I haven't found much that is both really comfortable and
as good design.

The room is approx 16 X 20.  

Ideally, I'd like your help on:

1) Where to buy.

2) Any specific recommendations on what to buy including some
accessories that I haven't mentioned.

3) I've really seen nothing cool for the plasma TV stand.  Any
ideas here?



Thanks for writing and for your question.  Unfortunately, I am not in the SF area, and know little about their stores or design studios.  

Because you are aiming at a large furniture purchase, it would be of benefit to you to hire a decorator/interior designer from your area.  They can purchase items at deep discounts and normally pass a great savings on to you.  Hire one with this understanding up front, and you'll save yourself time and money.


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