A secondhand wood table with a farmhouse or industrial heritage has already passed the test of time. Any scratches and nicks in the tabletop surface have mellowed into design details, becoming features to admire.
Clients are thinking beyond the practical kitchen table that you don’t mind if your kids trash and want a place for family and friends to linger.
Color is cool but beware the trendy hue. Today’s on-trend shade is tomorrow’s fashion fail, so choose wisely. Classic colors, such as the primaries (red, yellow and blue), usually have staying power, mainly because they are so unapologetically basic.
Whether they lead to your closet or your bedroom, doors need clearance to open and close. The required clearance may limit your options for furniture placement and size. If this is the case in your home, consider replacing traditional doors with a stylish folding, sliding
In the family room of a Chicago duplex designed by Michael S. Smith, an Italian mirror and a Hiroshi Sugimoto photograph are displayed on walls sheathed in a John Robshaw fabric; the ceiling fixture is by Mathieu Lustrerie, and the sectional sofa, in a Jasper
So, with the pads on the legs or on the bases of your furniture you can slide items much easier. You can also attach sliders on pieces of equipment like a fridge, a washing machine and others. Importantly, moving objects with sliders under them does
If you are looking for a table to suit an urban-industrial decor theme, don’t go all-out with a (heavy) metal table but consider a (lighter) wood table with some metal design features.
If you want a table to last through years of dinner party wear and tear, choose a table made from a hardwood, such as mahogany, walnut, maple, oak and teak. Tables made from engineered or composite woods, which include plywoods and MDF, are durable and
As for lighting, I prefer warm, non-directional dimmable light such as cove light or from under a nightstand, and I hide outlets so the design isn't interrupted. I use artwork as an accessory to complement the overall design. And accessories like a carafe, a tray
Know how to spot quality wood furniture. We’ve all been there you bring home an inexpensive piece of furniture that falls apart after only a few months’ use. To prevent this situation, learn how to spot quality wood furniture pieces and construction so the next