The Emmy Awards are this weekend and, in honor of Boardwalk Empire's win for Best Art Direction the other day, I created a room using lines, patterns, and colors inspired by the 1920s. This is Art Deco for today, and how designers have translated the period into modern furniture and accessories.
Emmy Awards weekend continues, and we're paying tribute to the nominees and winners from some of your favorite shows on television. Earlier we featured Hannah Horvath's bedroom from HBO's Girls. Next up is our take on the living room of science nerds Sheldon and Leonard from the Big Bang Theory.
A leather Chesterfield is something that just gets better with age. That perfectly distressed look isn't cheap, but there are some great bargain versions of this classic British sofa. Would you invest in the collectible, or scoop up this cozy library living room?
When you're spending a lot of time or money on something for your home, you might be tempted to play it safe and choose a neutral color. I'm talking about buying sofas, lounges or a set of dining chairs here. Sometimes that thinking will work, but sometimes you'll miss a chance to take your design to another level.
I have a deep love for velvet, so much that I've written not one but two other posts on the subject, one featuring deliciously covetable examples of velvet upholstery and another dedicated exclusively to the indulgence that is blue velvet. Want to get the look? You could have a vintage couch re-covered in velvet — or consider one of these sumptuous pieces.
We've written quite a bit about sofas for small spaces — but what if you're looking for a sofa for an especially large space (or you just have a lot of friends)? In my sofa-shopping experience, the available options usually top out at about 85 - 90 inches — long enough to seat three people (or maybe four really skinny ones). But just a few sofas go beyond, offering room for four or even five. Check out some of our favorites below.
It may be hot outside, but these blue pieces will keep your space feeling fresh and cool. Tables, chairs, stools, sofas, daybeds, storage – you can find them all in your favorite shades of aqua, cobalt, and cerulean.
One of my friends recently described shopping for a
sofa with her husband as one of the most depressing things one could do on a
weekend. It is one of those furniture purchases where people are terrified of
making a mistake, since the general thought is that a sofa will be in your home
for at least the next ten years. Here is a simple guide to help you navigate the
overwhelming sofa market.
I recently moved across the country and, let me tell you, squeezing my roomy Los Angeles sofa into my tiny New York City apartment was nothing short of a miracle. And while my sofa may not be perfectly sized, yours can be if you do your homework and ask yourself these four questions.