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#46 StephanieL

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:04 PM

Sublime.    I remember years ago when husband and I had to "interview" for an apartment.  The owner of the jewel box apartment building lived next door in a 3 story, very elegant mid-1800s octagonal Victorian.    We entered a kind of drawing room with only several chairs and a couple of side tables.    "No furniture!   This guy is really property poor!" I thought.    Then, as I sat and really took in the room, I realized that it was perfectly furnished.    Everything in balance, no excess, just great lines in both architecture and furnishings.    I learned something but was never able to pull off that level of elegant restraint.

 

Well, of course.  Only the nouveau riche (those insecure about their wealth) show it off ostentatiously.  Old money is very quiet.


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#47 Behemoth

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:13 PM

 

Sublime.    I remember years ago when husband and I had to "interview" for an apartment.  The owner of the jewel box apartment building lived next door in a 3 story, very elegant mid-1800s octagonal Victorian.    We entered a kind of drawing room with only several chairs and a couple of side tables.    "No furniture!   This guy is really property poor!" I thought.    Then, as I sat and really took in the room, I realized that it was perfectly furnished.    Everything in balance, no excess, just great lines in both architecture and furnishings.    I learned something but was never able to pull off that level of elegant restraint.

 

Well, of course.  Only the nouveau riche (those insecure about their wealth) show it off ostentatiously.  Old money is very quiet.

 

 

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#48 voyager

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:15 PM

Good haircut.


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#49 mongo_jones

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:51 PM

wait, sneak's not a lawyer now?


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#50 Sneakeater

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:55 PM

Nope.
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#51 voyager

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 01:18 AM

 

Sublime.    I remember years ago when husband and I had to "interview" for an apartment.  The owner of the jewel box apartment building lived next door in a 3 story, very elegant mid-1800s octagonal Victorian.    We entered a kind of drawing room with only several chairs and a couple of side tables.    "No furniture!   This guy is really property poor!" I thought.    Then, as I sat and really took in the room, I realized that it was perfectly furnished.    Everything in balance, no excess, just great lines in both architecture and furnishings.    I learned something but was never able to pull off that level of elegant restraint.

 

Well, of course.  Only the nouveau riche (those insecure about their wealth) show it off ostentatiously.  Old money is very quiet.

 

We're not talking quiet. We're talking austere.    Bare.   Paired to the essential bones of room and furniture.    Startling in its effectiveness.  


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#52 Behemoth

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:55 AM

Good haircut.


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#53 AaronS

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:09 PM

is that cabrales?

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 06:42 PM

Now THAT would be awesome. 


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