Furniture Friday: Vanity Stools

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Apr 23, 2010 | 3 Comments | Category: Furniture

Southern Accents

This Furniture Friday is by reader request!  I’ve already featured dressing tables, so this week I’ve rounded up the petite chairs that go with them…

Above two photos – Southern Accents

Restoration Hardware

Paris Underground via 1st Dibs

Ebay

Ebay

Ballard Designs

Ballard Designs

Horchow

Ikea

PB Teen

Ikea

Sultana via 1st Dibs

Tom Thomas via 1st Dibs





Furniture Friday: Campaign Style

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Apr 09, 2010 | 4 Comments | Category: Furniture

Pair of Campaign Chests via 1st Dibs

I have long love the “campaign style” of furniture.  The original concept is actually pretty cool…furniture you can pack up and take on the go!  For a great explanation of this genre that has been around since Roman times, read Buzz Kaplan’s explanation on his blog.

Vanessa de Vargas’ green campaign dresser as seen in Lonny

Black Campaign Dresser

Jenny of Little Green Notebook’s fabulous campaign dresser and shelves

T and S Company via Ebay

Campaign Inspired Table from Wisteria

Italian Campaign Bed from Anthropologie

Williams Sonoma Home’s  Canvas Director’s Chair

Ralph Lauren Mahogany Campaign Desk





{Thom Filicia}

I scored this antique print of “foil” designs for my friend, Libby, at Round Top last weekend.  In its honor I decided to dedicate this Furniture Friday to one of my favorite motifs, the quatrefoil.

Suzanne Kasler uses the motif quite frequently in her designs.  Her “Alexandra” chair for Hickory Chair is a personal favorite!

Gothic Arch Console from Wisteria

Cast Iron table by Ironies

Tini Table – love the name, love the table!

Quatre Feuille Side Table

Gothic Bench

White Painted Anna Bed

Antiques du Monde via 1st Dibs

Antique French Server

Antiqued Iron Demi-Lune Console Table w/Marble Top





Furniture Friday: Velvet Sofas

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Mar 26, 2010 | 6 Comments | Category: Furniture

{above and below photos via La Dolce Vita}

Along with a white, tailored, slipcovered- sofa, a velvet textured sofa (because let’s be honest…some of these fabrics just look like velvet) is a personal favorite of mine. Tufts or no tufts – I could go either way! I do prefer a “funkier” shape like the turquoise number from Shine Home. Do you have a favorite?

{Angie Hranowsky}

{Elle Decor via The Goods}

{Mary McDonald}

{Kelly Wearstler}

{Katie Denham}

{Mary McGee}

{Tobi Fairley}

{Melissa Rufty}

{Shine Home}

{Lee Industries}

{Alister Sofa}

{Lee Industries}

{Jayson Home & Garden}

{Hutton Sofa – Room and Board}

{Easton Upholstered Sofa – Restoration Hardware}





Furniture Friday: Velvet Sofas

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Mar 26, 2010 | No Comments | Category: Furniture

{above and below photos via La Dolce Vita}

Along with a white, tailored, slipcovered- sofa, a velvet textured sofa (because let’s be honest…some of these fabrics just look like velvet)  is a personal favorite of mine.  Tufts or no tufts – I could go either way!  I do prefer a “funkier” shape like the turquoise number from Shine Home.   Do you have a favorite?

{Angie Hranowsky}

{Elle Decor via The Goods}

{Mary  McDonald}

{Kelly Wearstler}

{Katie Denham}

{Mary McGee}

{Tobi Fairley}

{Melissa Rufty}

{Shine Home}

{Lee Industries}

{Alister Sofa}

{Lee Industries}

{Jayson Home & Garden}

{Hutton Sofa – Room and Board}

{Easton Upholstered Sofa – Restoration Hardware}





 

{Photography by Brandone Barre via Desire to Inspire}

I think every room needs a little lucite.  Accent tables are the perfect place to experiment with lucite because they are small enough to just add a subtle glimmer to a room.  I’ve rounded up some of the most fabulous little clear tables out there!   

{Above two photos Blount Design}

 

{Acrylic I-Beam Table}

I spotted this vintage darling at Mecox…I really wanted to bring it home!

Pair of Lucite and Brass End Tables.  Emily, these really remind me of you!

 

Glass & Lucite End Table

Charles Hollis Jones Lucite Side Tables

{Can’t beat this price}

{Alec Acrylic End Table}

{Acrylic Side table from Horchow}

{Timber Table by Gus Design making it’s second appearance on Furniture Friday}

 

{Kartell’s Jolly Table}





Furniture Friday: Skirted Tables

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Mar 05, 2010 | 8 Comments | Category: Furniture

{design by: Grant K. Gibson}

This Furniture Friday is dedicated to a very controversial piece of furniture…the skirted table!  It has even inspired a blog/radio show. I like mine stream-lined with a graphic punch or done-up with dress-maker detailing!

{Julie Neill}

{Above two photos, Palmer Weiss}

{photo from here}

{Beach Dwelling via Patricia Gray}

Pam Pierce via Cote de Texas

Ballard Party Table

Linen Table Skirts from Wisteria

I think the above three tables are the best options from the big stores.  There are also a few great tutorials on how to make your own out there in blog land… try here, here, or here.  If anyone decides to brave trying to make one yourself, please email me photos!





{Jonathan Berger via House Beautiful}

There is certainly no shortage of dark espresso stained four poster beds…check any big box website and you’re bound to find at least one.  The mirrored canopy bed Jonathan Berger used in the bedroom above is ANYTHING but mass-produced.  If you already have a dark canopy bed – check out Anne Turner Carroll’s transformation for Southern Living – amazing! 

Miles Redd is still getting praise for his chinoiserie bedroom seen in the late, great Domino.  It’s still perfect to me.  Bottom line – canopy and four poster beds come in a variety of finishes for completely different looks and different tastes.    

{Above two rooms – Jan Showers}

{Joni Webb of Cote de Texas’ daughter’s bedroom}

{Miles Redd}

{Anne Turner Carroll for Southern Living}

 

{Thomas Jolly Antiques via 1st Dibs}

 

{Pottery Barn Teen Bed}

{Anthropologie Bed}

{Overstock}

 

{Room & Board}

{Ikea}

{Marco Faux Zebra Bed}

{Queen Morgan Mirrored Bed}

 

{Cape Bed}

{Above two images – Mrs. Howard}

So what’s your preference – wood or iron, mirrored or painted?





Furniture Friday: Trestle Tables

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Feb 12, 2010 | No Comments | Category: Furniture

Belgian Bluestone Top Trestle Farm Table

A trestle table according to Wikipedia is, “an item of furniture comprising two or three trestle supports linked by a longitudinal cross-member over which a board or tabletop is placed.”  I personally love a touch of iron or a metal top on my trestle!  How do you like yours??

Trestle Table with Iron Accent – Mrs. Howard

Henry Trestle Table from Ballard Designs on sale for $299!

Antique French Planked Pine Table

Verona Desk from Mecox Gardens

Rustic Trestle Console Table from Wisteria

Mortise & Tenon Trestle Table

Camden Dining Table by Restoration Hardware

18th Century Spanish Trestle Table

Salvaged Trestle Table





{photo from here}

{Fiona Newell Weeks via Southern Accents}

Loveseats and settees are wonderfully versatile pieces.  From small living spaces to the foot of a bed, they can make the most awkward space exceptional! 

{Anne Hepfer via Canadian House and Home}

{Canadian House & Home}

{Carrie’s NYC Single Pad}

 

{Mrs. Howard}

{Leather Settee}

{French Settee from Lisa Luby Ryan}

{Suzani Covered Settee from Ceylon Et Cie}

{Dinora Tufted Loveseat}

{Hazel Settee}

{Grace Settee}

{Olivia Settee}

{Nate Berkus for HSN}

{Gustavian Style Settee}

{English Roll Arm Love Seat}