FURNISHINGS

Envelope Chest

Expletive! This Envelope Chest is so very clever for its appropriation of the classic string-and-button envelope closure. It has custom leather rounds and cord (instead of paper and string) and has soft close hinges. Be sure to take a look at the other pieces in Field Day’s collection: Shingles Pantry and the Vault Dresser.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $950.00
Available from: Field Day

Gear Console Table

You would be hard pressed to find a console table more simple than this. Heavy duty steel with super thin legs means it almost disappears, yet it’s sturdy enough to take a few stacks of your massive art and photography books.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: CB2

Redo-me

Redo-me is a system of pieces that you can reconfigure to make an endless array of furniture. Sounds a little far-fetched, but it looks pretty easy to assemble and the end result has a modern erector-set-feel that actually looks nice. You’ll have to do a little translating on the site to figure out which set combinations you need to make what you want, and for those of you that go for it (despite the overseas shipping) you get a high five. It’s also worth taking a look at Redo-me’s blog for customer pics and such.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €240.00 and up
Availability: Buy Redo-me here

Balcon

If you have a few knickknacks that need a special spot to call their own, consider this Balcon by Inga Sempé. Its simple installation (turn the plate to screw it into the wall) will have you thinking you could make your own. Which you could, if you are the slightest bit handy.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €29.00
Available from: Store Without a Home

2nd Shift Studio

2nd Shift Studio has a couple of seating options worth checking out, and while you’re perusing their site, you’d do well to take a look at their collection of boxes made from reclaimed lumber. The stool (pictured below) has an interchangeable seat top (wood/cushion top) and is priced at $295. The bench features no hardware, instead acrylic rods secure the legs, and can be stacked to create shelving. Contact 2nd Shift Studio for more pricing and info.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00 and up
Available from: 2nd Shift Studio

Trine Bench-Valet

Update: Does 50% off sweeten the deal? This is on sale for $149 from $299 (I’m assuming until quantities last).

The whole bench/valet idea has seen a few iterations in the last few years, but this version is perhaps the most affordable. A solid ash frame and white lacquer gives a light look while the vertical post provides a spot for hats, bags, jackets or clothes. Might be perfect for an entryway perhaps?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: CB2

Covet Desk

A glass top desk often appears sharp and sleek, but most lack drawers which can be a little annoying when it comes to desk miscellany. This desk has a drawer plus a storage solution built into its frame which solves that ‘where-do-I-put-my-paperclips-and-files’ question without sacrificing the clean look of a glass work surface. Available in Oak or Walnut.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1500.00
Available from: YLiving

B&B Italia Leather Sectional Sofa by Afra Scarpa

I’m obsessing over 1970’s vintage leather right now, and mainly this arose out of living with a man who is allergic to my cat. My wool Bottoni sofa is a virtual sponge for cat dander, and my poor boyfriend can’t take it any longer. We looked at new leather–but if you buy a high quality piece it will cost about as much as a car. So, on to Ebay I went. I scored a cool 70’s Italian leather piece from B&B Italia for a song. There are similar listings on auction sites for around $8500, but if you’re not in a hurry, you can wait it out and get a good price like I did.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2000-$8500. Varies by seller.
Available from: 1st Dibs

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

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