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Furniture 495 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...
A Nice Little Desk Just Where You Want One
Whether you’re a diligent telecommuter, a weekend novelist or simply looking for a place to store your paperwork, a home office is essential for organized living. But sometimes there aren’t enough rooms in a house. Not to worry; these hardworking...
Great Furniture Pieces That Work Indoors and Out
If you live in a climate with a harsh winter season, summertime can be a blessing and curse: You want to soak up all the sun you can, but it can be hard to justify investing in a set of furnishings you’ll use only one-half to one-third (or even less)...
Small-Space Heroes
Compact rooms call for clever ideas to maximize their potential, both in terms of practicality and style, and furniture designed to be flexible in a tiny interior is worth its weight in gold. Solutions are available to suit all budgets and range from...
12 Ideas for Creative Desks
Whether you run a business from home or just use your desk for checking email, your home office has the distinct advantage of being at home. So why stick with a bland desk, when you can have a workspace that is far more fun to look...
6 Decades-Old Designs That Look Better Than Ever
There’s an unwritten fashion rule that if you can remember wearing it, don’t touch it when it has a revival. This applies to mini-skirts, denim jumpsuits, hot pants and white vinyl boots. Luckily, it doesn’t apply to the world of interiors, as we...
Must-Know Furniture: The Grandfather Clock
What we refer to today as a “grandfather clock” is more accurately called a longcase clock. Created in 1670 by English clockmaker William Clement, the clock was a revolutionary design that sported a pendulum that swung exactly once per second...
Must-Know Furniture: The Tulip Chair
Architect and designer Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Chair, which he designed for furniture giant Knoll in 1958, has become ingrained in our collective visual consciousness. Even if you didn’t realize it had a name, you’ve likely seen a Tulip...
10 Secrets of Successful Secondhand Furniture Shopping
Buying furniture secondhand is the recycling of the design world. Secondhand pieces don’t use any more raw materials, don’t require any more energy to be produced, reduce waste and pollution, and don’t require any additional packaging. On top of...
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...
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