categories + archives: seating

object of desire: victoria bain leather embroidered stools

leather-embroidered-stools victoria bain

Today’s objects of desire – these super chic leather embroidered stools – are very special. While leather embroidery is not a new skill, it seems that recently it has had a resurgence. But it’s actually a very hard thing to … Continue reading

maria pergay a designer for the history books

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Maria Pergay (b. 1930) is such a legend in the world of French decorative arts that she was recently honored in her native France with the Legion d’honneur for her contributions to the arts. For over 50 years Pergay has … Continue reading

sourcing scandinavian modern furniture

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Money Magazine recently published a national poll that asked people to list their 3 top challenges when remodeling or renovating their house. Pollsters responded: Finding acceptable products Selecting style Agreeing with your spouse It was interesting to note that in … Continue reading

comfortable recliners with style

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Are there elegant comfortable recliners out there? Just last week I was faced with this question when a new client called me to say that her husband was insistent that I include a recliner of some sort in my proposal … Continue reading

stylish folding chairs for the home

Stylish Folding Chairs Python

Finding chic and stylish folding chairs might seem like a quest for the Holy Grail: nigh on impossible to accomplish!  We all grew up with the ubiquitous folding chairs; they were the go to for school assemblies, extended family lunches … Continue reading

a chic contemporary wood bench

contemporary wood bench

One of my favorite new pieces of modern furniture is a cool contemporary wood bench I just discovered.  Infinitely more versatile than a sofa or chair, I can’t even think of a room where a bench wouldn’t be a welcome … Continue reading

modern vibes in the work of a brooklyn furniture designer

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Only in his early 30s, cabinetmaker and Brooklyn furniture designer Asher Israelow is already making waves in the world of original contemporary furniture.  Focusing on small batches, this eco friendly craftsman uses only ethically and locally sourced materials to create … Continue reading