Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's sometimes difficult to add a staircase to your space without it looking obtrusive. Who wants to spend all of their time and hard earned money designing a beautiful home, just to have an ugly staircase jut right out into the middle of it? Whether you want something practical (like the built in shelving or seating areas underneath) or something modern and chic, there are plenty of ways to make your staircase a unique focal point in your home.

We were amazed when we saw some of the beautiful variations (as shown in the blog post by Apartment Therapy), so we did some poking around of our own. Pick an open stair case with thin steps allowing you the space to add seating or shelving underneath, or pick one of the many floating staircases for an instant "aw" factor. One of our personal favorites is the beautiful and elegant staircase that shifts from a traverse to a spiral after the first landing. Stunning, simple, and chic (perfect if you just-so-happen to have a lovely loft space such as that).  

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Make Your Small Space LARGER

Living in a tiny space is a common problem for far too many people... and it can be a challenge to find the right furniture that will utilize all of your space (and still make it feel a big larger). Luckily for us, there are many solutions to this problem...

Armadillo&Co. Ribbon Stripe $206.25 to $825
1. Unify the color in your space: Choose an area rug to match your walls! Stripes are a particular favorite for the smallest of spaces, like the Ribbon Stripe rug ($206.25 to $825.00) by Armadillo&Co., because they give your space an instant visual depth that you might not get with a patterned or solid rug. Choose a stripe with a pop of color if you'd like, but the white or cream stripes will help to keep the color unified.

2. Choose transparent furniture: You can buy just about anything these days in an acrylic or glass finish. Pick a glass coffee table, acrylic nesting tables... there are even platform beds with plenty of space underneath, making the furniture visibly less bulky. Pick furniture with thin stainless steel or wood legs to take the weight out of the furniture, making your small space instantly feel larger!

Gus Modern Picture Rail $115 to $165
3. Utilize ALL of your space (while keeping the clutter off of the floor): It's always a good idea when you have a small space to use your walls as much as you can. With the Gus Modern Picture Rails, you can move items around as often as you like, while keeping a clean and modern appearance. Display your favorite artwork, plants, books... you name it! The Picture Rails are available in 3' and 5'.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Latest and Greatest in Acrylic Furniture!

It's hard not to notice that acrylic furniture is becoming more and more popular lately. Acrylic side tables, accessories, chairs, entertainment units... and while the acrylic furniture is beautiful and chic, no one wants to buy an ordinary piece of furniture that's been seen everywhere. Our furniture by Gruppo Seccio is guaranteed to be anything but ordinary. Gruppo Seccio's Angel Armchair ($437) has a beautiful chrome base with acrylic feet, and if you move or remodel and want to switch up the color scheme in your space, the 9 different color options for the interchangeable cushions is definitely an added bonus! Choose between the black, chrome, white, or even gold base on the Diamond Armchair ($326) for some additional flare.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Modkat in Action!

No longer your dirty little secret.

Who says a litter box can’t embrace form as well as function, work with your d├ęcor and provide an unparalleled experience for your cat. Not us. The award winning ModKat Litter Box is the answer. Its modern design compliments any room, while the enclosed base and “rooftop access” allows your cat the privacy needed to do his or her business.
Every detail of this patented design has been thoughtfully considered. The locking lid acts as a walk-off mat keeping litter off your floors while keeping small dogs from enjoying the "treats" inside. An ergonomic scoop with incorporated brush stows neatly on the side and the reusable litter liner is friendly to your wallet and the environment.