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Guest Picks: 20 Desks for a Stylish Office
With more and more people working from home or unwinding in front of a computer after a long day, having an office area that is pleasing to the eye is a good way to reduce stress and inspire creativity. The following is a compilation of a multitude of...
Cutting Corners with Sectional Sofas
Sectionals tend to be large, bulky pieces of furniture, and balancing them within an arrangement can be intimidating. But their size is their strength: Because they tend to dominate the space and offer the majority of the seating, they generally do not...
Modern Icons: The George Nelson Coconut Chair
The Coconut Chair is a stylish slice of modern cushiness. It was designed by George Nelson in 1955. A prolific architect, furniture designer and critic, Nelson served as the director of design at Herman Miller from 1945...
Mobile Furniture: Put a Wheel on It
In homes full of children, casters can make cleaning up a breeze. Wheels also provide much needed fluidity and versatility in small homes. And in homes where interests collide, wheels can create multifunctional pieces that serve all members of the family....
On Trend: A Continuous Lean
Straight-laced and staid? No way. The newest trend popping up in products is all about the lean. Forget the 90-degree angle for furniture design and focus instead on the up-and-coming 45- or over 120-degree slants instead. Here's how:
2012 Cabinet Trends: Storage for Every Room
These days, cabinetry isn't limited to your kitchen or bath. It's more streamlined and plugged-in than ever. Here are some trends in cabinets for your gadgets and media, office supplies, entryway, closet, garage and outdoor kitchen. 400-square-foot...
11 Vignettes to Inspire a Clutter-Free Nightstand
We all know how easy it is to crawl into bed at the end of a long day and in our exhaustion, dump everything from eye glasses to the newspaper to our kids’ toys on the bedside table. Avoid this clutter and the headache that accompanies it by looking...
Anthony Baratta's Picks from Las Vegas Market 2012
While perusing the 5 million square feet of showrooms at Las Vegas Market this week I found some great pieces that I would love to use in some of my upcoming projects. Below is a small sampling of the diversity of today’s most interesting new home furnishings.
8 Cozy Tables for Two
There's something so inviting about a pint-size table flanked by a pair of stools or chairs. It seems to call out for slowing down and taking a few moments to enjoy time with friends and loved ones — a gentle break in the day. And because there's not...
Style Trick: Use Office Furniture Outside the Office
Sometimes it's hard to put your finger on exactly what's a little edgy about a room that's catching your eye. One trick is using office and school furniture in other rooms around the house. Whether it's a vintage card catalog, flat file or a desk-turned-dining...
9 Ways With the Invisible Coffee Table
One of the easiest ways to make a room feel bigger is to keep it from being too full of furniture. In order to get away with keeping all of the furniture you need, use a sneaky designers' trick: clear furniture. While glass-topped tables reigned in the...
Happy Color: A Rainbow of Dressers
A generation ago, people typically bought their bedroom furniture as a set: the dresser with matching mirror and matching bed frame. Nowadays we do quite the opposite — everything is about mixing and matching and decorating with furniture that's unique...
Here's How to Outfit Your Dressing Table
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but I think a dressing table is next in line. An organized, "well-dressed" dressing table can become a place where you spend quality time preparing for your day, primping for your night out on the town, and unwinding...
Modern Icons: The Eames Wire Base Table
These diminutive and minimalist tables were designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950, back when they were experimenting with welded wire rods and birch plywood. Low and lightweight, they can be moved around with ease and stacked or lined up side by side....
Guest Picks: Serving Up the Best Bar Carts
It's that time of year when we are all entertaining. Whether for a big party or a small gathering, you absolutely need a stylish place to serve cocktails from. Banish the "we serve drinks from the counter" statement, and wow your friends with your impeccable...
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