We opened a can of worms (in the best sense) when we posted about American made furnishings earlier this month. Since that post ran we've been hearing about a lot of other American-made products, like North Carolina's Younger Furniture.
We reported about the Klutz Design Ballerina Sweetspot ages ago, and now it's finally available for well heeled audiophiles who want somewhere to comfortably sit back and enjoy their Vivaldi or John Cage in complete comfort, minus $11,500 from their bank account.
Furnish Me Vintage is tucked out of sight on the second floor of an antique mall in St. Petersburg, Florida. What it lacks in curb presence is made up for in a well-curated selection; this place is a mid century enthusiast's dream. The large space (7,000 square feet) is filled with vintage finds, from all the big names like George Nelson, Paul McCobb, and Jens Risom.
My parents bought their place back in the early 1980s, and it was purchased fully decorated from a couple who had a taste for deco and what I'd later ascertain to be a near-limitless decorating budget. There were mirrored surfaces, white marble floors, modern crystal chandeliers, Creamsicle-colored velvet armchairs, and more. But all those elements paled in comparison with the monkey room.
From sea to shining sea and every limpid pool in between - blue represents peace and calm to me. Deep indigo, nautical navy, electrifying cobalt, cool cerulean, tantalizing turquoise and the most subtle of sky - each imbued with a wonderful wistfulness, the promise of refreshment, of longing and delight.
Queen, for a day. From Lady Stark to dragon-rearing silver-haired beauties, bawdy dames and ladies in waiting, the women of Westeros and beyond the Wall are no Disney Princesses. They're strong, exotic, armored and sexy. Who wouldn't love a room where any of these women would feel at home, plotting their next move and making those silly kings feel like they wear the crowns in the family?
From grand dining rooms to sketchy mead halls, torch-lit castle chambers to the mysterious glitter of Qarth: north, south, east, and Westeros… there's a lot of style inspiration in Game of Thrones. Here, a collection inspired by the books and TV series (including an over-the-top replica of the Iron Throne), all available now, in a mix designed to evoke the exotic, rough and regal in a way that works right now. Well, maybe not with that actual throne. (Wildfire sold separately.)
This living room is what would happen if Marimekko had its annual office party at a biker bar. It's both happily bright and a little on the dark side. It's also sophisticated and playful at the same time. I love the black leather combined with neon flashes of candy consumer pink. All that contradiction keeps people guessing.