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Furniture 487 Stories

Once you’ve decided what you want your home to look like, picked...
Once you’ve decided what you want your home to look like, picked...
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...
Must-Know Furniture: The Hoosier Cabinet
A Hoosier cabinet is a freestanding kitchen workhorse that was popular in the first half of the 20th century. So much more than just a storage cabinet, this versatile piece was outfitted with a flour sifter and more. Today the Hoosier cabinet can be an...
Must-Know Furniture: Bergères and Fauteuils
Author Joan DeJean tells a story about Louis XV’s daughter, Victoire, in the book The Age of Comfort. Addressing the fear that she may run off to become a nun like her younger sister, Victoire pointed to the bergère upon which she was outstretched...
12 Smart Designs for Small-Space Living
In a compact living space, each piece of furniture should earn its keep. These 12 ideas — including adjustable tables, sliding bookcases and nesting and expanding furniture — make the most of small-space living.
Must-Know Furniture: The Wingback Chair
The wingback chair, also known as a wing chair, an easy chair and a grandfather chair, is a late-17th-century piece designed with side wings, also called cheeks. Traditionally ending at the arm, the wings partially enclose the sitter’s upper body to...
Cure Your Addiction to ‘Busy’ With a Dreamy Daybed
When life is busy, rushing from task to task can become so normal that when we do have five minutes of unscheduled time to ourselves, it can feel a little uncomfortable. So we quickly fill that space with another task. The glorification of busyness means...
Must-Know Furniture: Get Close With a Tête-à-Tête
With the holiday party season in full swing, I’m reminded why the tête-à-tête is the perfect party seating. You’ve probably sat next to a friend on a crowded sofa and struggled to talk without wrenching your neck to one side, or you’ve curled...
You Can Kick That Ugly Filing Cabinet to the Curb
It doesn’t matter how much time and effort you spend getting the look of your home office just right; if you have an ugly filing cabinet, the whole room tends to sag in disappointment. But it needn’t. Rather than being a bulky eyesore, a filing cabinet...
Sleep Easy: Your Guide to Bed Frame Styles
Upholstered, sleigh bed, four-poster, platform — if the hunt for a new bed has you ready to take a nap, this quick guide to 13 popular styles should help sort things out. The bed frame you choose sets the tone for the room; make yours just right.
Tips for Squeezing in More Guest Beds
Have the whole clan coming to stay during the holidays? If you’re wondering where on earth to put everyone, these ideas can help. From chic sleeper sofas and daybeds to trundles, bunks, hide-a-beds and air mattresses, see which of these solutions can...
Color Glams Up the Old-Fashioned Secretary
You may think of secretary desks as a bit old-fashioned, but these hardworking pieces can be incredibly well suited to modern life — not to mention small spaces. With drawers below, a fold-down desk, and shelves (and sometimes small drawers) above,...
A Designer’s 8 Go-to Decor Pieces
As a designer, there are certain pieces that I return to time and time again in my life and work that I know will instantly enhance any space, no matter what the style is. If I’m ever stumped — or a client is stumped — I always know I can count...
8 Ways to Decorate a Center Table
Whether placed in a grand foyer, tucked in the corner of a compact entry or serving double duty as a reading spot and dining table, you can count on a center table to bring a gracious note to the home. Here are eight ways to decorate this classic piece....
How to Dress Your Daybed
A daybed is a wonderfully versatile piece of furniture, working equally well as a bed, a sofa, a napping spot or an extra seat. A daybed can also prove to be a bit confusing to dress — do you make it like a bed, get a special daybed cover or just throw...
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