Published at Wednesday, August 01st 2018, 13:23:45 PM by Isa Van Hoebeek. Footstool & Ottoman. Button detail upholstered ottomans make a gorgeous centrepiece in any living space and a large tray is crucial in order to make sure it is as functional as it is stylish, creating a flat surface that will allow you to rest a drink or plate on. Look for large trays with handles that can be used to transport drinks from the kitchen like this one show in this design by Mackenzie & Temple Architects & Designers.
Published at Friday, August 17th 2018, 12:35:51 PM. Curved Sectional Sofa By Lily Cornelissen. After starting with nests, Hefer’s work evolved into animal-shaped forms that are playful and comfortable. The figures invite people to climb into the comfy seat through the wide open mouth of the beast. From toothy crocodiles to killer whales, tigers and toucans – the “Monstera Deliciosa” collection, along with other assorted creatures, is a menagerie of inviting, cheeky beasts. Despite the large teeth inside the gaping maw of these works, they are still comfortable nests, beckoning you to crawl in and curl up.
Published at Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 14:33:53 PM. Living Rooms By Jeannine Buteau. Yours truly is remembering a hallway-like common area that she and two roommates shared in New York City, in which an armchair was so crushed up next to a couch that they overlapped at the arms, the corner between them occupied by a side table that could fit a lamp and nothing else (and that was so crammed into the space you couldn't even see the legs of it, let alone clean it). But a sectional—the right size sectional—could have added one more seat to that corner, relaxing the cramped nature of the room we'd so poorly devised.
Published at Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 00:15:48 AM. Footstool & Ottoman By Xavierra Aurand. Quite often ottomans are sold paired with a seat or are made to match another piece of furniture. They are made to either match exact patterns or at least compliment their accompanying chairs. However, this is not always necessary. An ottoman can be an accent piece, working to contrast or even stand on its own as an independent piece of furniture.
Published at Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 13:12:55 PM. Curved Sectional Sofa By Avice Carreau. The name alone — Chesterfield sofa — carries a certain air of distinction and even royalty. Rising to popularity in the in the 18th century, historical websites note that this iconic sofa has a slightly murky history. It is thought that the fourth Earl of Chesterfield commissioned it when he wanted a comfortable seat that allowed him to sit upright, however, there is no historical confirmation of this.
Published at Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 12:24:43 PM. Living Rooms By Angela Koningh. Embrace warm wood tones. The warmth of wood helps to balance out the cool tones often found in gray, so embrace wood where you have it. If you have wood paneling or wood beams overhead, install an eye-catching light fixture to draw the eye upward. If you have wood built-ins, style them with colorful, curated accessories to ensure they’re a focal point.
Published at Monday, August 13th 2018, 14:59:39 PM. Living Rooms By Adele Dautrich. She recommends choosing a piece with a low back and arms to "help a small room not feel engulfed by a piece of furniture," and using either standing lamps behind it or sconces above it to light the room without a table lamp.
Published at Monday, August 13th 2018, 14:12:51 PM. Curved Sectional Sofa By Anne Beenhouwer. Just like its namesake, the camelback sofa has a hump — or maybe two — that accents the main silhouette of this sofa style. This is a traditional style that was made popular in the 18th century by Chippendale and families who wanted aristocratic, formal furniture often opted for this style.