Gift Guide 2016: Furniture Weenie

Posted by on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 in Furniture Design.

Need last minute gift ideas for that furniture lover in your life? Here are my top 6 recommendations for gifts that your furniture weenie will love!

1. LSTN – Apollo Bluetooth Speaker – Zebra Wood
2. George Nelson – Ball Clock in Black and Brass
3. Verner Panton – Mirror Throw
4. JORD – Fieldcrest Watch – Maple
5. Northern Gothic Woodworks – Medieval Modern Antler Pint & The False God Stein
6. Vladimir Kagan – A Lifetime of Avant Garde Design

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas everyone! This is going to be the first Christmas I have ever spent away from my family in Virginia, but it’s so worth it to grow our little family here in Michigan. We are so anxious for little Vera to arrive happy, healthy and soon! I hope you all are able to spend time with family, enjoy a relaxing long weekend and have a very happy holiday!



5 Fun Ideas for Christmas Decorations

Posted by on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 in Interior Design.

With just a few days left until Christmas it’s go time! Hopefully everyone out there has all of their holiday shopping done and can avoid the crowds this week. Luckily I don’t have many to buy for so mine were done a while ago. There is one thing that I waited until the last minute to do…and that’s the Christmas decorations. Can you believe it?! Well, I do have my tree up and trimmed nicely, with the stockings hanging aside it on the wall. However, I don’t have any other decorations up, and therefore it’s not feeling quite like Christmas!

When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays there are a few things that I recommend to make it easier yet much more impactful. First, don’t overdo it! It can be easy to keep adding holiday cheer to a room, but if things are kept minimal, it’s easier on you and can be more appealing overall. Take this minimalist tree for instance.

Modern Christmas Tree

Even though red and green seem to be the iconic colors to Christmas, dare to be different! Do a modern color scheme with turquoise and silver, or work with a theme such as owls. Your guests will feel refreshed and amazed if you think outside the box.

Colorful Holiday Decor

I love the smell of pine, or anything woodsy for that matter, and I am always recommending more greenery within a home. It’s so easy and does so much for a space. For the holiday try draping a great length on your fireplace, or wind it around your stair rail. Wreaths are another easy way to add some greenery.

Holiday Greenery

Add accessories that are easy to swap with your existing such as pillows, throw blankets, rugs and artwork. It’s just a matter of making the switch from storage to living space and vice versa. SO quick and easy. I love these from Pillows of Plenty. What conversation starters!

Don’t have room for a tree? Get creative and do one on the wall! There’s no limit to what you can use or how you can arrange it, but by having a ‘wall’ tree it is out of the way and you can still have some Christmas tree lights to set the mood.

DIY Alternative Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy the rest of the week and have fun with your family and friends during this special time of year. I hope Santa brings lots of wonderful gifts to each and every one of you!



Vintage Upholstery in Handsome Houndstooth

Posted by on Friday, December 16th, 2016 in Furniture Design.

With a topic like houndstooth furniture, I could have spent the majority of a day searching pinboards and modern designers and turned up relatively little. I really love houndstooth though, and knew that its handsome, polished, mid-century vibe could lend itself well to upholstered furniture. When I finally realized that the inspiration I was searching for would be found in the cool vintage designs of the past, I looked no further than 1stDibs. This is one of my favorite places to search for awesome unique vintage furniture inspiration. 1stDibs connects “the world’s best dealers, finest shops and most important galleries with individuals.” You should definitely check them out if you haven’t already! Below are some of my top pics for handsome houndstooth vintage upholstery pieces that I found on 1stDibs, enjoy!

Handsome Houndstooth ~ 1stDibs

My favorite piece has to be the Ward Bennett Sofa (second image down). It’s just vintage wool houndstooth perfection. I think an awesome update to any of these would be to see them in a more vibrant color like pink or green. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!