Entries in Furniture (146)
Repurposing old pieces of furniture, garage sale finds or family heirlooms is always a fun DIY project to work on. I recently found and old, shabby desk I knew would work great as a bathroom vanity for a project I was working on. With a couple of coats of paint, a new glass top and fresh hardware, I was able to transform a beaten down desk into a brand new piece for this bathroom. You can see the whole process here.
It's that time of year when we all have a list of small projects around the house to get it ready for holidays and our guests. One that I have been putting off for a while, but I knew I couldn't procrastinate any longer, was revamping this cute little vintage desk I found a few months back in one of our many trips upstate New York. Don't get me wrong, the desk was in pretty good shape but I felt a fresh coat of paint will liven it up and give it a new fresh look. As a contributor blogger to MyColortopia, I came across this amazing Glidden Trim & Door paint that I knew would work wonders for my project. Since it's an oil base paint, I knew it would give it the glossy, lacquer-like finish I was going for.
I'm always in constant search of innovative pieces of furniture for my projects. Especially when working in small spaces where I need to get creative and make the most of the limited square footage. So scoring multi-functional pieces is always a good thing. Take for instance the Lean Man Side — a smart looking side table/bookshelf designed by Frank Flavell. Its slim and minimalist design makes it ideal as a night stand or side table. I guess I hit the jackpot!
There's nothing that makes me happier than a beautifully designed home collection, especially when created by world-famed designer Paola Navone. Well, perhaps delicious food, shopping and traveling. Ok, but back to what's making so excited today. The multi-talented Italian designer recently launched her tableware and furnishings collections exclusively designed for Crate & Barrel. All three collections, Como, Mallorca and Riviera, are "dedicated to many different houses... joyful and delicate, imaginative and poetic, classic and timeless." The collection has an air of simplicity and a relaxed sophistication that make the pieces an easy fit with any style. It's fresh and elegant at the same time. What can I say? I'm totally crushing on it. This is one not to be missed!
I can already feel the crisp air of Fall in the mornings and the bright Summer sunlight has started to transition into a softer and more subdued color palette. And with it the Autumn/Winter 2013 home collections have begun to show up in stores and online. One of my favorites this year is from the Danish house Ferm Living. Their collections is a bit edgier than in the past with materials such as brass, wood, leather and marble in the mix. Ferm Living's iconic geometric shapes still play an important role for Fall and Winter but with a few new surprises that you will love. These are some of my favorite pieces from their catalogue, but there are plenty more to drool about in their look book. Trust me, it's worth browsing through just for their gorgeous vignettes. Enjoy!
How thrilled would any kid be with this adorable doll house that also doubles as a coffee table? Both, little ones and grown ups can enjoy the beautiful design of the Qubis Haus. Sliding panels with windows and doors already engraved on them are used to create the various rooms in the house. But that's not all. You can also turn this table/house into a multi media center by sliding your iPad into the grooves for you and your kids to watch and play. Most definitely, it's a genius gift for a modern family or just for those that love cool designs.
Inspired by paper doll chains and the gingerbread man, this amusing bookcase is a fresh take on the traditional book cabinet. I'm glad Brazilian architect Henrique Steyer gave life to such an original piece of furniture. In 'boy' or 'girl' versions, this shelf won't go unnoticed. With several wood finishes, gloss and matte lacquer, the Niño bookshelf has a simple design with an ingenious solution. I'm sure kids (and grown ups) will get a kick out of it.