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Furniture 491 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...
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...
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...
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