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How to Decorate your Living Room Mid Century Modern

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While all design styles are beautiful in their own ways, there is something special about the Mid Century Modern look. Popular since the 1950s, it’s a style that has withstood the test of time for over 70 years.

The Mid Century look is sleek, modern, classy, and casual all in one. This versatile design is stunning in any room, and brings a smart and fun feeling. If you are wanting to achieve this style for yourself, look no further! Not only is GFURN your one-stop-shop for all things Mid Century, but we can help you pull off that look even more with our design tips.

Read on to find which elements are key in this classic look.

Tapered Legs

A key feature to Mid Century furniture is slender tapered legs. This classic design element allows for a slim and streamline look, adding to the Modern aspect of Mid Century Modern. From sideboards to coffee tables, look for these featured legs to highlight that Mid Century element. Our Dax Sideboard is a beautiful statement piece that will be the star furniture piece in your dining room thanks to its tapered legs and walnut sheen.

Dax Sideboard - Cocoa

Dax Sideboard - Cocoa

Slim Form

One of the ways that this furniture style achieves its ‘Modern’ look and feel is through its slim form. A thin frame helps the piece feel more ‘open’ and can make your space feel larger. That is why Mid Century Modern furniture works well in condos and apartments, as it helps to make these small spaces appear larger. For example, while our Bristol Arm Chair is comfy enough to feel cocooned in, the thin arms and legs help give this piece a lighter feel.

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Rich Materials

A luxurious element of the Mid Century Modern look is through the use of finer materials. Elements like rich walnut wood or Calcutta marble are tastefully purposed into coffee tables and table lamps without feeling gaudy or too extravagant. Using high quality fabrics such as boucle and tweed also bring in that luxurious feeling in simple and subtle ways. Try our Duster Sofa in a nice leather for a sophisticated look and feel.

Duster 3-Seater Sofa - Tawny

Duster 3-Seater Sofa - Tawny

Solid Neutrals

A reason why Mid Century Modern has become a timeless style is the preference for neutral tones for upholstery fabrics and decorative textiles like pillows and drapes. Taupes, beiges, and mushroom tones are a sophisticated blend of versatility and warmth, working well with a wide range of decorative accent colors. Another aspect that works well for this design style is the use of solid patterns. This allows your lovely piece of furniture to feel ageless and elegant, being a cherished piece in your room for years to come. Our upholstered goods come in a variety of solid neutrals to suit any space.

Looking for these characteristics when you shop for your furniture, you will confidently be able to create the perfect Mid Century Modern room. Happy Shopping! 

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How to Decorate your Living Room Mid Century Modern

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While all design styles are beautiful in their own ways, there is something special about the Mid Century Modern look. Popular since the 1950s, it’s a style that has withstood the test of time for over 70 years.

The Mid Century look is sleek, modern, classy, and casual all in one. This versatile design is stunning in any room, and brings a smart and fun feeling. If you are wanting to achieve this style for yourself, look no further! Not only is GFURN your one-stop-shop for all things Mid Century, but we can help you pull off that look even more with our design tips.

Read on to find which elements are key in this classic look.

Tapered Legs

A key feature to Mid Century furniture is slender tapered legs. This classic design element allows for a slim and streamline look, adding to the Modern aspect of Mid Century Modern. From sideboards to coffee tables, look for these featured legs to highlight that Mid Century element. Our Dax Sideboard is a beautiful statement piece that will be the star furniture piece in your dining room thanks to its tapered legs and walnut sheen.

Dax Sideboard - Cocoa

Dax Sideboard - Cocoa

Slim Form

One of the ways that this furniture style achieves its ‘Modern’ look and feel is through its slim form. A thin frame helps the piece feel more ‘open’ and can make your space feel larger. That is why Mid Century Modern furniture works well in condos and apartments, as it helps to make these small spaces appear larger. For example, while our Bristol Arm Chair is comfy enough to feel cocooned in, the thin arms and legs help give this piece a lighter feel.

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Rich Materials

A luxurious element of the Mid Century Modern look is through the use of finer materials. Elements like rich walnut wood or Calcutta marble are tastefully purposed into coffee tables and table lamps without feeling gaudy or too extravagant. Using high quality fabrics such as boucle and tweed also bring in that luxurious feeling in simple and subtle ways. Try our Duster Sofa in a nice leather for a sophisticated look and feel.

Duster 3-Seater Sofa - Tawny

Duster 3-Seater Sofa - Tawny

Solid Neutrals

A reason why Mid Century Modern has become a timeless style is the preference for neutral tones for upholstery fabrics and decorative textiles like pillows and drapes. Taupes, beiges, and mushroom tones are a sophisticated blend of versatility and warmth, working well with a wide range of decorative accent colors. Another aspect that works well for this design style is the use of solid patterns. This allows your lovely piece of furniture to feel ageless and elegant, being a cherished piece in your room for years to come. Our upholstered goods come in a variety of solid neutrals to suit any space.

Looking for these characteristics when you shop for your furniture, you will confidently be able to create the perfect Mid Century Modern room. Happy Shopping! 

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Have Fun With Modern Style

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Creating a beautiful and comfortable modern home for yourself or your family can seem like a serious and time-consuming endeavor, but sometimes it is just good to have a little fun home decor and modern style.

Here are three spaces that display lots of visual interest while offering a few minutes of stress-free enjoyment. Perhaps you may find a bit of inspiration to carry forward as you get back to the real world of decorating your modern home. Enjoy!

Some of the best eclectic rooms include a Mid-Century chair design or two. In the dining room shown below, it’s all about those black Panton chairs. The Panton S-chair is simple with flowing curves, but it is beautiful and so very comfortable. It seems to fit into any style and at any dining table whether modern or traditional.

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The living room seen below is light, open and colorful too. But, the massive plants offer the most visual interest and fun. What a great space in which to live. Comfort done right.

Have Fun With Modern Style (2)

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This bedroom has it all--modern style, vivid color and awesome pattern. Even the rugs layered by the bed seem perfect. And again, on the bed, layers of pattern and color are lively and interesting. The deep rose and green are gorgeous with the black and white stripes and polka dots. The hat and its unconventional hat rack add a jaunty touch. Plants also make a big impact in this space.

Have Fun With Modern Style (3)

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The Veronic Lounge Chair in Black & Clover is definitely a statement piece for either the living room or bedroom. Doesn’t it look comfortable and so modern?

Veronic Lounge Chair - Black & Clover

Veronic Lounge chair - Black & Clover

If you’re looking for comfortable and visually interesting seating, you’ll want to check out the Lusso Daybed in Sea Green & Grey with solid oak legs. The convenient built-in table is a nice addition. This one is a favorite to consider.

Lusso Daybed - Sea Green & Grey

Lusso Daybed - Sea Green & Grey

We hope you’ve had fun with this post. If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you at Gfurn.com. See you soon!

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Have Fun With Modern Style

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Creating a beautiful and comfortable modern home for yourself or your family can seem like a serious and time-consuming endeavor, but sometimes it is just good to have a little fun home decor and modern style.

Here are three spaces that display lots of visual interest while offering a few minutes of stress-free enjoyment. Perhaps you may find a bit of inspiration to carry forward as you get back to the real world of decorating your modern home. Enjoy!

Some of the best eclectic rooms include a Mid-Century chair design or two. In the dining room shown below, it’s all about those black Panton chairs. The Panton S-chair is simple with flowing curves, but it is beautiful and so very comfortable. It seems to fit into any style and at any dining table whether modern or traditional.

Have Fun With Modern Style

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The living room seen below is light, open and colorful too. But, the massive plants offer the most visual interest and fun. What a great space in which to live. Comfort done right.

Have Fun With Modern Style (2)

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This bedroom has it all--modern style, vivid color and awesome pattern. Even the rugs layered by the bed seem perfect. And again, on the bed, layers of pattern and color are lively and interesting. The deep rose and green are gorgeous with the black and white stripes and polka dots. The hat and its unconventional hat rack add a jaunty touch. Plants also make a big impact in this space.

Have Fun With Modern Style (3)

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The Veronic Lounge Chair in Black & Clover is definitely a statement piece for either the living room or bedroom. Doesn’t it look comfortable and so modern?

Veronic Lounge Chair - Black & Clover

Veronic Lounge chair - Black & Clover

If you’re looking for comfortable and visually interesting seating, you’ll want to check out the Lusso Daybed in Sea Green & Grey with solid oak legs. The convenient built-in table is a nice addition. This one is a favorite to consider.

Lusso Daybed - Sea Green & Grey

Lusso Daybed - Sea Green & Grey

We hope you’ve had fun with this post. If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you at Gfurn.com. See you soon!

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Modern Decor: White, White & More White

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The beautiful faces of white in modern decor are many and wildly varied. White and modern seem to be a perfect pairing for today's modern lifestyle. Pure white on white is stunning while adding pops of color to mostly white rooms gives us the versatility to change our decor whenever we choose. Today, let’s explore a few of those modern white interior spaces.

A sophisticated spin on tropical style.

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Pops of sunny yellow, glam gold, and vibrant deep pink that some would call Azalea because it’s that perfect shade often seen in that beloved plant are beautiful in this white living room.

This room also shows us how easily a white space can take an entirely different look if those colorful accessories are exchanged for water blue ones or any colors you choose. Think of the possibilities!

In the modern living room below, an island of white is created in the center of the space, while flooring, walls, and the ceiling are also white. A sedate area rug under the seating area serves to intensify the white furniture.

A fearless homeowner restores a dilapidated beach house with bold flourishes

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Using lots of textures means all-white rooms are never dull. We love the lux shaggy rug in white. A white paper lantern hanging pendant adds another entirely different texture.

Modern Decor: White, White & More White

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The Bristol Lounge Chair in Ghost White would be even more stunning in a modern white room. This is one of our favorites. What do you think?

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Does your modern white living room need a floor lamp? Consider the Soili Marble Floor Lamp. It’s an elegant choice to elevate any upscale modern room. And, it’s so gorgeous in white marble, gold metal, and creamy white glass globes. Be sure to check this one out. You’ll be glad you did.

Soili Marble Floor Lamp

Soili Marble Floor Lamp - White

We hope you are inspired to try an all-white color palette or a mostly white one with your favorite hues' accents. This one modern look will indeed have an enormous impact on your home’s decor and on your outlook on life every day. We think white rooms offer an optimistic point of view--open, airy, and fantastic. See you soon at Gfurn.com.

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Modern Decor: White, White & More White

Posted by Team GFURN on

The beautiful faces of white in modern decor are many and wildly varied. White and modern seem to be a perfect pairing for today's modern lifestyle. Pure white on white is stunning while adding pops of color to mostly white rooms gives us the versatility to change our decor whenever we choose. Today, let’s explore a few of those modern white interior spaces.

A sophisticated spin on tropical style.

Pinterest

Pops of sunny yellow, glam gold, and vibrant deep pink that some would call Azalea because it’s that perfect shade often seen in that beloved plant are beautiful in this white living room.

This room also shows us how easily a white space can take an entirely different look if those colorful accessories are exchanged for water blue ones or any colors you choose. Think of the possibilities!

In the modern living room below, an island of white is created in the center of the space, while flooring, walls, and the ceiling are also white. A sedate area rug under the seating area serves to intensify the white furniture.

A fearless homeowner restores a dilapidated beach house with bold flourishes

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Using lots of textures means all-white rooms are never dull. We love the lux shaggy rug in white. A white paper lantern hanging pendant adds another entirely different texture.

Modern Decor: White, White & More White

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The Bristol Lounge Chair in Ghost White would be even more stunning in a modern white room. This is one of our favorites. What do you think?

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Bristol Lounge Chair - Ghost White

Does your modern white living room need a floor lamp? Consider the Soili Marble Floor Lamp. It’s an elegant choice to elevate any upscale modern room. And, it’s so gorgeous in white marble, gold metal, and creamy white glass globes. Be sure to check this one out. You’ll be glad you did.

Soili Marble Floor Lamp

Soili Marble Floor Lamp - White

We hope you are inspired to try an all-white color palette or a mostly white one with your favorite hues' accents. This one modern look will indeed have an enormous impact on your home’s decor and on your outlook on life every day. We think white rooms offer an optimistic point of view--open, airy, and fantastic. See you soon at Gfurn.com.

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Ways to Use the Colors of Autumn in Modern Rooms

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It’s that time of year again already, time to make a plan for decorating for fall. The good news is that there are many, many exciting color palettes to choose from. You’ll find one that perfect for you and a modern home. Here are a few options to inspire you:

Ways to Use the Colors of Autumn in Modern Rooms

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Let’s start in a room with fall colors in medium tones, not light and not dark, but just right. This is decor that doesn’t shout “autumn” or appear color-timid but instead uses what is often seen as fall colors very effectively. This is a palette for all year long. Add a few pops of deeper autumn hues, and it becomes decor just right for fall.

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Did you realize that pale tones are also suitable for fall decor? The room is seen in the image above shows off pale, almost ethereal autumn foliage. That soft color is repeated in the throw tossed casually at the end of the sofa. What a charming idea for fall decorating!

From pale, we turn to darker autumn hues in the stunning room below. We think this fall palette is an excellent option for modern spaces. Its colors are darker but still create an upbeat vibe--just right for a Mid Century living room.

Ways to Use the Colors of Autumn in Modern Rooms (3)

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The Bristol Rocking Chair in tawny leather on a black stained solid oak base is a beautiful addition to a room with a fall-inspired color palette. We love this modern chair.

Bristol Rocking Chair - Tawny

Bristol Rocking Chair - Tawny

Here’s the Duster 3-Seater Sectional Sofa with Left Chaise in Auburn Olefin fabric. It’s an exceptional choice for seating in a modern living room or family room with an autumn color palette. Just perfect, don’t you think?

Duster 3-Seater Sectional Sofa with Left Chaise - Auburn

Duster 3-Seater Sectional Sofa with Left Chaise - Auburn

Consider how beautifully the Veronic Lounge Chair in Walnut & Ruby would fit into a modern living room done in fall hues. We think this chair will help you successfully elevate your Mid-Century living space. It’s a gem for sure.

Veronic Lounge Chair - Walnut & Ruby

Veronic Lounge Chair - Walnut & Ruby

The rooms we’ve looked at today illustrate just a few of the myriad fall color palette options--each of which works in its unique way. Which one suits your modern design aesthetic? We would love to hear what you’re planning for fall decorating this year. Share with us on our Facebook page or Instagram, if you wish. You can browse all of our furnishings at Gfurn.com. See you there!

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Ways to Use the Colors of Autumn in Modern Rooms

Posted by Team GFURN on

It’s that time of year again already, time to make a plan for decorating for fall. The good news is that there are many, many exciting color palettes to choose from. You’ll find one that perfect for you and a modern home. Here are a few options to inspire you:

Ways to Use the Colors of Autumn in Modern Rooms

Pinterest

Let’s start in a room with fall colors in medium tones, not light and not dark, but just right. This is decor that doesn’t shout “autumn” or appear color-timid but instead uses what is often seen as fall colors very effectively. This is a palette for all year long. Add a few pops of deeper autumn hues, and it becomes decor just right for fall.

Ways to Use the Colors of Autumn in Modern Rooms (2)

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Did you realize that pale tones are also suitable for fall decor? The room is seen in the image above shows off pale, almost ethereal autumn foliage. That soft color is repeated in the throw tossed casually at the end of the sofa. What a charming idea for fall decorating!

From pale, we turn to darker autumn hues in the stunning room below. We think this fall palette is an excellent option for modern spaces. Its colors are darker but still create an upbeat vibe--just right for a Mid Century living room.

Ways to Use the Colors of Autumn in Modern Rooms (3)

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The Bristol Rocking Chair in tawny leather on a black stained solid oak base is a beautiful addition to a room with a fall-inspired color palette. We love this modern chair.

Bristol Rocking Chair - Tawny

Bristol Rocking Chair - Tawny

Here’s the Duster 3-Seater Sectional Sofa with Left Chaise in Auburn Olefin fabric. It’s an exceptional choice for seating in a modern living room or family room with an autumn color palette. Just perfect, don’t you think?

Duster 3-Seater Sectional Sofa with Left Chaise - Auburn

Duster 3-Seater Sectional Sofa with Left Chaise - Auburn

Consider how beautifully the Veronic Lounge Chair in Walnut & Ruby would fit into a modern living room done in fall hues. We think this chair will help you successfully elevate your Mid-Century living space. It’s a gem for sure.

Veronic Lounge Chair - Walnut & Ruby

Veronic Lounge Chair - Walnut & Ruby

The rooms we’ve looked at today illustrate just a few of the myriad fall color palette options--each of which works in its unique way. Which one suits your modern design aesthetic? We would love to hear what you’re planning for fall decorating this year. Share with us on our Facebook page or Instagram, if you wish. You can browse all of our furnishings at Gfurn.com. See you there!

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Modern Style: Turquoise, Aquamarine, and More

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Turquoise, purple and lilac

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Is there a better way to refresh modern interiors than to change out or update color palettes? We think fresh new color is the way to go or perhaps fresh old paint in the case of watery blues.

Over time, turquoise and its sibling blues have shown their staying power with interior designers and the general public alike. Add purple tones to turquoise, aqua, sea glass, and aquamarine, and you have a perfect color palette. And one that shines in lots of styles, not just beachy cottages or iconic coastal style two-story beach houses. We think watery blues and purples are perfect in modern rooms.

The modern space above is an ideal space for a teen girl. We love the Eiffel chair in aquamarine. The pairing of turquoise with purple in varying tones is stunning, don’t you think?

Deft touches of turquoise elevate the Australian living room below. Colorful wall art shines in this modern space.

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In an entirely different play on an aquamarine/purple palette, the living room above is stylish and modern.

Shades of watery blue and medium gray, along with an appealing pattern, is stunning in the modern bedroom image seen below. A tall upholstered headboard with simply stylish lines and crisp white bedding makes this bed the room's focal point. Sleek glass pendants hang above modern bedside tables.

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The Safari 3-Seater Sofa - Aquamarine is our choice of watery blue seating for modern rooms. Its seating swathed in aquamarine fabric.

Safari 3-Seater Sofa - Aquamarine

Safari 3-Seater Sofa - Aquamarine

And here’s a watery blue chair to check out, the Sportage Single Seater Lounge Chair/Sofa - Aquamarine. It's gorgeous and so comfortable, too. Think of the possibilities!

Sportage Single Seater Lounge Chair/Sofa - Aquamarine

Sportage Single Seater Lounge Chair/Sofa - Aquamarine

When you give your modern home a refresh, consider watery blues to take your spaces to a new level you’’ enjoy for a long time to come. With these appealing blues and perhaps a splash of complementary purple or lilac, you’ll wake up each day to home decor that will make you smile.

We hope to see you soon at Gfurn.com! 

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Modern Style: Turquoise, Aquamarine, and More

Posted by Team GFURN on

Turquoise, purple and lilac

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Is there a better way to refresh modern interiors than to change out or update color palettes? We think fresh new color is the way to go or perhaps fresh old paint in the case of watery blues.

Over time, turquoise and its sibling blues have shown their staying power with interior designers and the general public alike. Add purple tones to turquoise, aqua, sea glass, and aquamarine, and you have a perfect color palette. And one that shines in lots of styles, not just beachy cottages or iconic coastal style two-story beach houses. We think watery blues and purples are perfect in modern rooms.

The modern space above is an ideal space for a teen girl. We love the Eiffel chair in aquamarine. The pairing of turquoise with purple in varying tones is stunning, don’t you think?

Deft touches of turquoise elevate the Australian living room below. Colorful wall art shines in this modern space.

Modern Style Turquoise Aquamarine and More

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Modern Style Turquoise Aquamarine and More (2)

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In an entirely different play on an aquamarine/purple palette, the living room above is stylish and modern.

Shades of watery blue and medium gray, along with an appealing pattern, is stunning in the modern bedroom image seen below. A tall upholstered headboard with simply stylish lines and crisp white bedding makes this bed the room's focal point. Sleek glass pendants hang above modern bedside tables.

House of Turquoise

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The Safari 3-Seater Sofa - Aquamarine is our choice of watery blue seating for modern rooms. Its seating swathed in aquamarine fabric.

Safari 3-Seater Sofa - Aquamarine

Safari 3-Seater Sofa - Aquamarine

And here’s a watery blue chair to check out, the Sportage Single Seater Lounge Chair/Sofa - Aquamarine. It's gorgeous and so comfortable, too. Think of the possibilities!

Sportage Single Seater Lounge Chair/Sofa - Aquamarine

Sportage Single Seater Lounge Chair/Sofa - Aquamarine

When you give your modern home a refresh, consider watery blues to take your spaces to a new level you’’ enjoy for a long time to come. With these appealing blues and perhaps a splash of complementary purple or lilac, you’ll wake up each day to home decor that will make you smile.

We hope to see you soon at Gfurn.com! 

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