When does your home become your dream home? How about when you hit that elusive balance of style and personality: Straddling the line between magazine-shoot-worthy and somebody-actually-lives-here is a kind of nirvana. Here are five must-haves that will help you get there.
A sleek — but welcoming — living area
We've all been in homes where "nap potential" clearly wasn't a couch-buying criterion; I love how this couch plumps up sharp midcentury lines without diminishing their impact. Add a subtle coffee table (like this marble beauty), a couple plush pillows and a touch-me blanket, and you've got a quietly chic space that says, "I fell asleep here while watching an Eames documentary."
An inspiring work space
Set your desk free from workaday drudgery by outfitting your view with things that spark creativity, from bright mirrors and unique ceramics to decidedly non-corporate storage. And speaking of desks: Isn't this hand-brushed, hand-polished mango wood one grand?
A catch-all area for regrouping
A dedicated entry space (aka a landing strip) can save your sanity while still cutting a stylish figure: A slim chair provides a spot to set down bags or take off shoes, a USB-integrated lamp (#obsessed) adds soft light and charging power, and a mod sideboard means storage worth staring at.
A serene sleep space
When you're afraid you won't get out of bed in the morning, you know you're doing something right. Think rich wood accents, luxurious bedding, and a positively indulgent bed. Oh, and ditch overhead lighting for the warm glow of low-hanging pendant lights.
Dinner party central
It's why we throw housewarming parties: Home doesn't feel like home 'til you make some memories in it. Get a big ol' dining table and some comfy-meets-classy chairs, invite your pals over, and share a feast to remember. Repeat.
Make all these must-haves happen with Structube, a dreamy company that's offering a new — affordable! — alternative to online furniture shopping. From the bed you wake up in to the couch you binge-watch on, Structube has contemporary products in a variety of styles. And you'll love the prices as much as the pieces.