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Month: January 2012

Black and White & White and Black

Black and White & White and Black

Camden Black and Camden White

We work with thousands of products from hundreds of brands each day but as of late there has been a strong trend in collection features emerging. Almost every major furniture manufacturer has made a “Coastal” inspired collection in a breezy white and then introduced it in a distressed black. We love the styling, with the shuttered details and plantation styled accents this style bridges the transitional styles quite well.

Would you ever consider mixing and matching the 2 collections/finishes for a different look or just keep the room’s furniture all monochromatic?

We have posted images from Broyhill Mirren Point & Mirren Harbor (bottom), Lea Kids Retreat White & Retreat Black (middle) and American Drew Camden White and Camden Black (top) for inspiration.

Retreat White and Retreat BlackCamden Black and Camden White

We love the idea of “curating” a room with collected pieces and mismatched (black and white) furniture gives off that aura easily without being jarring. Let us know what you think!

2012: the Year of Storage & Organization

2012: the Year of Storage & Organization

angelo:HOME Kent Storage Bench Ottoman in Black Chenille

So another year has come and gone, yep that’s right it’s a new year again. Welcome 2012. Every year I always say that I am going to GET ORGANIZED! Well this is my year! During my mission I collected some great ideas on how to add additional hidden storage in my apartment without sacrificing style.  Listed below are some great ideas!

I have a lot of clothes, especially outerwear (it’s really cold in Michigan!), so much it doesn’t fit well in my hall closet. So I looked into a hall tree to store my frequently used items. For just a single person a coat rack would work well, but for a growing family (or hoarder) try and entry bench or locker unit for coat hooks and closed storage for mittens, gloves and scarves!

I got a slew of new video games and DVDs for Christmas and had a startling realization… I have run out of media room! I could just get some DVD bookcases, but I don’t really have room. A great idea that combines storage with function and organization would be storage ottomans and storage benches. A nice big one as a coffee table would be great or maybe a thinner version at the foot of your bed could store seasonal linens or shoes.

Fashionable storage is everywhere! Just make sure not to overdo it! Winter is a great time to thin out belongings while the cold winter rages on! What kind of storage solutions are you using? We would love to hear your suggestions!

(Pictured above angelo:HOME Kent Storage Bench Ottoman in Black Chenille)

Victoria’s Chair on abc’s Revenge!

Victoria’s Chair on abc’s Revenge!

If you love Victoria’s chair on ABC’s Revenge, like we do, then we’ll help you get it! We have a few great options below. But if you’re just like Madeleine Stowe’s character, Victoria Grayson, you may want to get it custom made in an upholstered similar fabric. What you’re looking for is a high wing back chair meant for a living room. It’s very regal, like a queen’s throne. There are also a few other products that have the same look and feel that would work too!

Our favorite picks are all made by Hooker Furniture. The most similar one is the Sanctuary Paris Accent Chair!

Hooker Melange Felicity Accent Chair

Hooker Melange Fifi Vanity Chair