Archive | February 2012

Finding the Perfect End Table

The styles, shapes, sizes and material you select for end tables determine the mood you set for your decor. Don’t underestimate the impact of what could be the smallest piece of furniture in a room. Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or chose a subtle functional piece, these tables reflect your personality and style. Enhance your room with expressive and unique tables like the ones listed below.

BLEU NATURE Nileq Stools are handmade acrylic and driftwood pieces of art.

Made Goods Bea Accent table in Crackled Gold is an exotic piece that will draw lots of attention! It comes in gold, black, white and blue finishes.

The Oly Studio Pipa side table is a fun drum shaped cocktail table that you can use indoor or outdoor. It comes in black or white.

Circle Factory,  the Works of George Peterson, made these beautiful dark tree stump tables…

Worlds Away sells the Davis Basket Weave side table in silver leaf with a beveled mirror top.

Aidan Gray crafted the lovely Kason Wooden side table, representing an authentic “European Grandeur” style.

Made Goods Tressa Silver side table offers a modern flair to nature with the unique silver branches.

Decurate created the open concept AIR end table from welded steel rods and finished the design with thin strips of solid walnut.

The last on the list is a DIY project using tree stumps. These tables are an inexpensive and fun project if you’re up for the challenge! Find tree stumps in varying heights and shapes, paint them with the color of your choice and group them in clusters! You can use them for end tables, coffee tables or nightstands. Check out sites like Thrifty & Chic for additional instructions and ideas.

Mad Cowhide Craze

I think a lot of people have caught the mad cowhide bug, as you can’t hide from the cowhide these days.  I couldn’t help but to fall in love with some of these divine cowhide pieces. It’s cowboy chic meets modern elegance! You can find modern cowhide rugs, chairs and pillows at stores such as Kyle Bunting, Room & Board, Shades of Light, Restoration Hardware and Z Gallerie to name a few…

Tuft ‘N Up Your Headboard!

Does your bedroom lack character? A simple character upgrade could be as easy as replacing or making a new headboard. A new trend is the tufted headboard, which comes in a wide range of fabrics, colors and shapes. You can find these headboards at nearly every furniture retailer and on-line sites, such as Etsy. However, if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, consider a DIY project. DIY Network has a detailed step-by-step process for creating these beautiful headboards.

Top 10 Sites for the Vintage Industrial Look

Vintage industrial chic has gain more recognition in recent years primarily due to the popularity of loft apartments in urban cities. More people have converted old industrial buildings into residential properties and incorporating this edgy style into their space. The heavy-duty metal tables, wood carts, wire shelving and exposed lighting are standout statements for any room. Best of all, the furniture can withstand any kind of abuse! Here’s my top 10 vintage industrial chic sites and ideas.

1. Vintage Industrial has a wide selection of furniture, such as coffee tables, shelves, dining room tables, chairs and much more. This dinette table and light were custom-made by Vintage Industrial (the chair manufacturer is listed below).

2. Hudson Goods also provides furniture, lighting, mirrors, art, sculptures and more. This metal locker can be used for storage in an office, end table or nightstand. The metal swivel stools, which are also shown above, are adjustable for counter and bar height levels.

3. Justin Real Furniture has a great industrial furniture collection and specializes in custom designs too. Some of his new projects include custom barn doors for interior use.  The picture below is a custom-built credenza and shelf he made for a home office. Lastly, a reclaimed wood table with metal bands would be a great end table or nightstand.

4. It is Dwell is a seller on Etsy offering vintage and refurbished industrial and antique accessories. This striped dresser is a wonderful accent piece for a foyer, bedroom, buffet table or hallway!

5. Vidalia’s Vintage also listed on Etsy, is selling this vintage library card catalog below that can be used as a dresser in a bedroom, organizing paperwork in the office or an accent table for the foyer or hallway.

6. Vintage Seventy Five has unique accessories for your accent tables, office and/or shelves, like this industrial pulley below.

7. REHAB is selling this authentic wood cart that has been restored to its original state. This cart would be perfect in a living room, lobby or any common area.

8. The Luckett Store prides itself on being a vintage hip reseller. Once a month this store hosts a design house for designers and manufacturers to showcase their products. You can find vintage, industrial, shabby chic, and classic pieces at this store.

9. Cleveland Art repurposes industrial machinery and surplus goods for homes and commercial spaces.Cleveland Art has been a leader in the vintage and recycled industrial design market. These old theater spotlights are the perfect accessory for a living room corner or home office:

10. City Owl sells an affordable and wide selection of vintage industrial and primitive furniture, households items, handmade artwork, jewelry and lighting.

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