Although this table has more going for it in the unique department than just its paint job, one can't help but notice that the varied heights of the super glossy white paint make it rather eye-catching and fresh. More
As I sit at my desk in Chicago writing this post, I look out my window and see one tree whose leaves have turned deep red and another whose leaves are turning bright yellow. Autumn is slowly stripping the green from the trees and replacing them with a temporary explosion of vibrant colors. Inspired by this seasonal display I went in search of chairs that mimic the colors of nature. More
Fourteen years after Harry Bertoia's collection ofsteel mesh furniture made its debut, there came the Platner chair. Born of a generation embracing a more luxurious, sensual brand of modernism, the Platner chair gave new-school materials an old-school elegance. More
Originally designed in 1938 by the Argentinian architect Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, the Butterfly Chair has been popular among design enthusiasts for decades. It's also a great choice for those just starting out in their first apartment or, in the case of the folding variety, anyone looking for last minute seating. Check out these 5 options for new butterfly chairs, along with a couple of sources for new covers for vintage chairs. More
There is so much to love about the Cherner armchair. Let me count the ways. It is elegant and graceful, with twists and curves that are reminiscent of ancient tree roots or undulating sand dunes. At the same time, the chair is a technical masterpiece in furniture making: It seems impossible that anything organic could be bent in such a way without snapping! More
It's hard to believe that Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair was first introduced in 1929. With its clean styling, metal base and leather cushion, this 80+ year old chair still looks thoroughly modern. We've rounded up resources for this modern classic — both authentic and reproductions, new and used. More
It was love at first sight the first time I saw this chair. It may have been in House Beautiful or on Decor8. I am not sure. But I am smitten. The bad news is that this is a very rare – and therefore very expensive – chair. The good news is that it's not one of the pantheon of iconic mid-century pieces. So perhaps some unsuspecting homeowner may put one out in a yard sale one day. A girl can dream!
Although we looked at the Best Sleeper Sofas of 2012 a couple weeks ago, there are small spaces where even a sofa bed won't fit. In those instances, sleeper chairs and ottomans may work in a pinch. While they may not be comfortable enough to sleep on every night, convertible chairs and ottomans expand for quick and easy small space guest rooms. More