FURNISHINGS

Rustic Storage Console

I’ve been looking for a table for my entry for things like mail, keys and other remnants from a long day of work. At the time, I wasn’t able to find anything, so I had something made by a local craftsman for under $300. It’s a nice sturdy piece, but it doesn’t have drawers, and that would definitely keep that area tidier than it is looking now.

This piece by WestElm is actually almost exactly the same size, but it has the drawers that I’m now wishing my custom console had. Constructed from solid mango wood, the piece has a nice muted look.

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Available from: WestElm

Filipp Walnut Coffee Table

It looks like a large block of walnut, and probably feels like it too (it weighs almost 100 lbs), but there’s something else about this coffee table that makes it special. It hides two large drawers for tucking all manner of living room paraphernalia- remotes, magazines… and all that other stuff that create clutter. Be forewarned that this needs assembly, but that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering the price.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Available from: Fashion for Home

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Reflect Sideboard, Black

You might have seen the natural oak version, especially as we’ve posted it before, but the black finish of this Reflect Sideboard is, shall we say, hot. Designed by Søren Rose Studio for Muuto, each drawer front has corners that curve outwards, reflecting light and capturing our collective interest.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,762.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Modern Windsor Chaise

It really doesn’t matter if you’re into the whole ‘modern Windsor’ look or not, this chaise is on sale for $389 from $699. Spice it up with some colorful fabrics or leave it sparse, either way $400 for a chaise longue (not lounge!) is pretty darn good in the price department. And, yes, it’s from West Elm, so keep that in mind that there’s ‘simple’ assembly involved.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $389.00
Available from: West Elm

Bambica Modular Shelving System

Let’s face it, modular shelving systems are not pretty. Usually they look cheap, and if they don’t, it often means there’s a hefty price tag attached. Now, this system from Bambica has a little bit of an Erector Set feel thanks to the rods held together with plastic pegs, yet the bamboo saves it from looking too college dorm room-ish*. There’s fifty bamboo pieces in all, and you can combine sets to expand the system.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Bend Seating: Farm House, Lucy, Ethel

Update: Bend Seating is on Fab.com today. Sale price of $289 (from the original price of $425) for the Ethel Side Chair, just as an example. Craziness!

My-oh-my, what do we have here? Indoor/outdoor chairs from Bend Seating that mix old fashioned flair with modern geometry. The backrest of the Farm House Chair (right) is inspired by the architecture of old Amish barns, while the Ethel Chair (left) is the straight lined sister of Lucy (below). It’s enough to make your head spin (with longing).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Available from: Bend Seating

Ash Bath Cabinet

So what, it’s a cabinet, you say. Well, so it is, but there’s something a little special about it other than the lowish price tag. If you view it from the side, it appears to float on its two front legs, which it does thanks to a secure wall mount. This clears up the clutter of legs and adds an extra oomph to the stream lined feel of the cabinet. And do I need to remind you that minimal-ish bath storage is quite hard to find? Designed by U.K.-based Lime Studio.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00
Available from: CB2

Ming Green Side Chair

The dull January sky has me itching for some color so, of course, this bright true-green metal chair caught my eye. With a little Ming Dynasty thrown in, it fits the bill for robust seating in a modern-yet-eclectic home. And it’s welded from steel, so you can have it indoors or out.
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Comic Shelf

Check out this Comic Shelf by Oscar Nunez. It’s a good size at just over 3 feet wide, which means it would fit it in a variety of spaces- bathroom, bedroom, hallway, you name it. It’s now available through Groopti for $249.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: Groopti

P7 coffee table

In terms of coffee tables, how many decent ones are at or under the $300 mark? Not many, that’s for sure, especially if ‘decent’ means aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This solid ash base was inspired by the peace symbol*; the designer deconstructed it to form 7 intersecting triangles.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: CB2

Vollen Bench

Remember this bench? It’s definitely time for an update as Chadhaus now has its own online store. The Vollen bench is hand built in Seattle from sustainably harvested local hard wood. Modern and simple, they’ll fit into many a room easily, especially as there are several sizes and finishes to choose from. Also, use the code STORE LAUNCH for 20% off, effective now through 12/31/11.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00 - 1700.00
Available from: Chadhaus

Gus* Stump Coffee Table

How do you feel about faux-bois woodgrain? Terrific or tacky? I vote for terrific in this case, as the pattern is grooved into the sides and top of a white coffee table. It adds an organic feel- “updated organic modern” would be the label if you’re in need of classification. Perhaps even more exciting than the table is the handy storage box (Stump Storage Box, pictured below) which provides a great place for all sorts of things- toys, blankets, pillows, etc.- and could double as a side table (or stool?) if need be.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00
Available from: 2modern

Klaffi Shelf

Here’s a great choice for shelving, especially in small spaces. This piece designed by Finnish Eeva Lithovius only takes up space when open; when closed, it lays flat against the wall. Whether you choose just one or several grouped together, you’ll have a home for transitory books and magazines and, of course, more options with your own space.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $540.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Frame Coffee Table

I’ve been thinking about changing out my coffee table for a more appropriate size, and this caught my eye as a possible option. A walnut top and a brushed steel base makes it fully appropriate for a modern living space, and it’s simple enough it wouldn’t take center stage (important when you have a lot of other stuff fighting for attention). Plus, there’s three different sizes to choose from, which gives a custom feel without a custom price.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00

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Available from: Crate & Barrel

Lagarta Stool

Check out this beauty. Designed by Ana Mestre, a Portuguese furniture designer, the Lagarta stool is made from agglomerated expanded cork, the most sustainable kind of cork composites. There’s a hollow in each stool, allowing them to nest together for infinite modular seating. At a price of $345, it’s just under the cost of the Cork Stool by Jasper Morrison for Moooi.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $345.00
Available from: Corque Design

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