FURNISHINGS

Eco-Friendly Stool Table

Talk about some summer colors, these stools are hand painted with a VOC-free milk paint, just like in the old days.

…the tables are made in New Mexico from locally-harvested Pine logs historically used in traditional Adobe homes as exposed ceiling beams called Vigas. Dried in a solar kiln, harnessing the energy of tomorrow, they have a 100% natural finish free of toxins. Hand-painted with a VOC-free milk paint, the hand-mixed colors, which include Federal Blue, Tavern Green, Marigold Yellow, Dove Gray, and Glazed Terracotta, are made with the same basic ingredients used during the Colonial era – milk protein, lime and earth pigments. Finished with a clear non-toxic topcoat, the tables are rubbed with a layer of an all-natural beeswax and lemon oil wood wax created by an 18th Century/Early American cabinetmaker.

12 dia x 16H inches, $219.00
12 dia x 20H inches, $239.00
12 dia x 22H inches, $259.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $219.00-$259.00
Availability: Buy Eco-Friendly Stool Table here

Kattbank 48″ Bench

If I had a nickel for every time someone talked about needing a decent way to conceal a litter box, I’d have about 40 cents. Unfortunately that comes nowhere near paying for this particular solution.

A modern bench designed to conceal the cat litter box. The streamlined appearance hides its purpose. European hardware offers soft-close lid support to open and close without slamming. The interior is cleverly vented to provide adequate airflow for the cats health, yet does not give up any offending odors.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,750.00
Availability: Buy Kattbank 48″ Bench here

Weego Home Sale

Weego Home is offering BLTD readers 10% off any weegohome.com purchase through the end of July. Nice of them, isn’t it?

Simply enter the code “betterliving” at checkout.

More information:

View Weego Home Sale here

Hotline Dining Table

I have got to say, CB2 has really nailed it with this collection. This table is a great dining table or would look good as a desk too.

Red-hot. Hand-welded iron X crosses two U’s for one red-hot diner. Impressive miters are hand-sanded obsessively smooth, invisible to the eye. Lobster red powdercoat is a major pop every which way but price. Extra long rectangular glass top reveals all, seats 6. Levelers included.

Metal X-base with lobster red powdercoat finish
Glass top
Levelers and glass bumpers included

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/12/09)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Hotline Dining Table here

Dauphine Velvet Headboard

This would be a quick way to dress up a bed, and for $300 I’m sure it’s worth it (or at least better than the wall and much less expensive than going full on out on a bed frame/headboard combo).

This plush velvet headboard attaches to any standard bed frame simply and easily, dressing up your bed for a serious touch of class. Clean and modern rectangular silhouette, softened with pretty button tufts and luxurious velvet. It’s a comfortable and sophisticated alternative to leaning against that unforgiving wall. Adjustable to accommodate either a full or queen-sized bed frame. Made in the USA. Spot clean.

Also available in Aqua and Citron.

62.5″w, 26″h, 1.5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Availability: Buy Dauphine Velvet Headboard here

Halftone Coffee Table

Designed and manufactured by Iannone Design, this coffee table has over 1600 wood dots inlaid into the bamboo surface. Crazy.

“This is no screen print. Those are hand inlaid wood dots. About 1600 of them. Available in two color combinations, two shapes, and two heights.”

Material: Amber bamboo/walnut dots or natural bamboo/maple dots. Both with stainless steel pedestal.
Square: 36 x 33 x 10h or 14h
Rectangle: 46 x 22 x 10h or 14h

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,750.00
Availability: Buy Halftone Coffee Table here

Zen side table on sale

This cute little side table is almost $100 off the original price.

Simple, straightforward lines with a distinctly Asian flair. Two-tiered tables have subtly angled legs; bottom shelf provides storage or display space. Wood construction. Simple assembly. Gray stain.

19″sq x 20″h.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.99
Availability: Buy Zen side table on sale here

molto sectional

Finally, an inexpensive sectional with Italian simplicity. Even the color is perfect. I’m very impressed.

  • Benchmade, kiln-dried hardwood frame
  • 100% polyester fabric: grey
  • Tight back and seat with foam core cushioning
  • Back pillows have duck feather/down insert
  • Plinth detail at base
  • Spot clean

(update: price as shown is about $3414.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $3414.00
Availability: Buy molto sectional here

Blu Dot One Night Stand Sleeper

Instantly turn your living room into a guest room with this innocuous looking sofa. Just flip the seat forward and it converts into a queen size mattress.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1799
Availability: Buy Blu Dot One Night Stand Sleeper here

Surfin Side / End Table

At $150, this little side table is certainly affordable, and the bright red color would add some interest in whichever room you decide to put it in…

Catch the green wave with the truly modern Surfin side table. Constructed from just three pieces of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified/environmentally friendly SmartWood®, this table assembles in minutes with InModern’s patented, no-tools assembly method. Mix It In® as an end, bedside table or plant stand. Designed to pair with the Surfin Occasional and/or Coffee Table.

20″ W x 2″1 H x 20″ D
Available in Fire, Leaf, or Slate.
$150.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Surfin Side / End Table here

The Pisa Book Shelf

This is such a strange bookshelf…it is definitely more sculptural, and at just over 5′, I’d almost be tempted to have a few floating around a big room, or maybe just lined up against a large wall?…hmm…

“Tall sculptural bookshelf makes a strong statement in any environment. Dark wood veneer (sonokeling), certified harvest.”

Dimensions: 12.5″ W x 29″ D x 63.5″ H
$500.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00
Availability: Buy The Pisa Book Shelf here

023 Bureau by Atlantico

This nicely sized desk by Atlantico is thoughtfully efficient; the right side surface is a metal plate that hinges up to allow for post-its and easy access to the surface underneath, while folded down it can conceal the inevitable office mess.

Available finishes: Traditional Oil Oak, White Oil Oak, or Walnut
Dimensions: 44.09″ x W 24.00″ D x 31.50″ H
$1745.00, at Velocity

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Danish Modern Tables

Distinctly influenced by mid century modern style, these occasional tables are entirely affordable.

“Sleek wooden table cut in the Danish Modern style, with rounded edges and simple, slim legs. Finished with a deep shelf with plenty of room for all of your coffee table needs. Imported.”

MDF bentwood with walnut wood veneer, four round wood legs
Some assembly required; hardware included

Coffee Table, $180.00,
35.25″ W x 23.5″ D x 18.25″ H

Side Table, $130.00,
19″ W x 19″ D x 21″ H

This item is no longer available from the original retailer.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

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Valdes Chair H

The interesting framework of this hand-assembled chair seems to merge an old school sensibility with a more modern appreciation of construction.

The Valdes furniture collection, still solely hand-assembled in Santiago, Chile, has been named “one of the truly great chair designs of the 20th Century” by Architectural Digest. The intricate design features a combination of leather, steel tubing and laminated wood.
Lead time is 8-10 weeks.

Leather, Steel Tubing, and Laminated Wood
L 31.5” x W 26.8” x H 28.7”

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,880.00
Availability: Buy Valdes Chair H here

Scandia Swivel Chair by Hans Brattrud, 1957

This is such a stunningly simple and beautiful chair.

Laminated walnut and chrome base.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2550
Availability: Buy Scandia Swivel Chair by Hans Brattrud, 1957 here