Think of the daybed as the grown up version of a futon. By day it's an attractive sofa and at night it converts into a sleeping space. Great for studio apartments, daybeds are also a great way to add a guest bed to a one bedroom apartment.
Michael Shaikin, owner of Ottawa-based The Modern Shop, wants to bring a fresh take on modern design to Canada. As the former owner of a vintage resell shop, Michael certainly has the retail chops for this venture. And with an eye for great designs from Europe and the US, he has style covered, too.
Our British readers may already be familiar with Sofa.com but they're new to the us in the States. And like most new emigres, the custom sofa retailer is making their first stop in New York, with a Chelsea showroom and online store.
We're wrapping up our bedroom coverage this week and next week we'll start digging in on small space posts. As a bridge between the two subjects, we're looking at our favorite stores for essentials with creating a bedroom in a small space – daybeds, futons and sleeper sofas. Whether you're trying to carve a boudoir out of a studio or set up a guest room for the mother-in-law, check out these retailers for small space sleeping solutions.
Laura has been working with her daughter for a year planning and then executing a bedroom makeover to help create a room that will take her daughter through high school and possibly beyond. Though the new paint and storage are delightful, it is the DIY upholstered daybed that really packs a punch in the room.
Blue jeans — especially here in the birthplace of blue jeans — are forever, but no time of year do they feel more right than in autumn. What do you want to be wearing while navigating a corn maze, carving a pumpkin, flirting with a cutie at an apple orchard, or walking briskly to class? Jeans, of course. They're sturdy, comfortable, always look hot, and just get better with wear, so why not dress your home in denim, too?