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Furniture 473 Stories

Once you’ve decided what you want your home to look like, picked your colors, and figured out how...
Lay Out Your Living Room: Floor Plan Ideas for Rooms Small to Large
One of the first things I do when I see a room for the first time is study the options for furniture arrangement. Sometimes there can be more than one great option. Occasionally, things like windows, a fireplace or doorways can limit options and stump...
10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals
They’re big, comfy and totally napworthy. If something’s been holding you back from indulging in the pure comfort of a sectional, here are 10 reasons to just go for it. Whether your space is large or small, family friendly or slick and modern, see...
Second-Life Sofas Show First-Rate Style
When it comes to the decorative arts, the Victorian era is endlessly interesting. The Victorians themselves have a reputation for being as restrictive as the whalebone corsets many women wore to achieve wasp waists. But although their morals and social...
Use Wicker and Rattan for a Tropical Flavor All Year Round
Think you know the difference between wicker and rattan? Well, the truth is, they often are one and the same. Rattan is a plant material harvested from palm fronds to create a grassy, classic design essential. Wicker is a woven material made from natural...
Aim High: What to Know About Adding a Library Ladder
Studies, kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms can benefit from lofty storage. The problem is that no matter how frequently you use those items, you’ll still need a way to get to them. And the library ladder is just the thing to get you there....
Chinese Altar Tables Set a Soulful Tone at Home
When it comes to foundation pieces, few things are as timeless and useful as the console. Its long, lean lines and minimal depth help make the most of space-constrained rooms. To add a touch of intrigue, consider using a Chinese altar table...
10 Reasons to Love Banquettes (Not Just in the Kitchen)
Banquettes just may be the secret weapon of the decorating world. They are comfortable, space saving and useful in just about every room. Whether your space is large or small, an apartment or a house, classic or modern, there is sure to be a banquette...
6 Cost-Effective Ways to Go Custom Made
Words like “bespoke” and “custom made” may conjure up images of rare (and expensive) luxury items, but having a home with personalized pieces is more affordable than you may think, especially if you know where to focus your attention. For example,...
Objects of Desire: File These Secretary Desks Under ‘Gorgeous’
When I think of a secretary desk, I think of my dad’s home office while I was growing up. When my dad needed to work, his antique mahogany secretary became an elegant place from which to telecommute. But when my parents entertained, it was closed to...
Objects of Desire: Indoor Swings for Flights of Fancy
Many kids have had the experience of being stuck in the house on a rainy day, wishing they could be outside playing on the swings. Why not indulge your inner child and add whimsy to your interiors by installing an indoor swing? Whether you opt for a classic...
Objects of Desire: Adirondack Chairs Perfect for Summer Lounging
First made by Thomas Lee in 1903 as an outdoor chair for his vacation home in — you guessed it — the Adirondack Mountains of New York, this classic piece has come a long way from its original design of 11 flat boards fitted into a straight-backed,...
Objects of Desire: Recliners That Don’t Look Like Recliners
The image of the dad watching the game in his recliner, beer in hand (or in the built-in drink holder), may not exactly be Rockwellian — but it’s definitely an American classic. And for good reason. After all, the recliner provides a convenient solution...
10 Friendly Furniture Pieces for a Comforting Home
Our passion for design can lead us to choose the fabulous over the friendly, and, while nothing can compete with a midcentury Danish chair or a classic Eames lounger, there is room in our homes for more anonymous but no less appealing pieces. Think friendly...
Get to Know Louis-Style Chairs
Louis-style chairs originated during the reigns of French kings Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI, and they have remained design classics ever since. You’ve surely spotted these gorgeous chairs all over Houzz and in your favorite design mags — but...
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