Archive for the ‘Furniture’ Category

March 27, 2013 6

Box Cushion Makeover

By in DIY, Furniture, I have an opinion

I did it! I finally did it! I bought this chair over a year ago for only $25 with big dreams of dressing it with beautiful, gray wool cushions. After washing the cushion covers and replacing the foam, we lived with the orange, holey and corduroy cushions for over a year. I frowned every time […]

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May 23, 2012 0

ICFF 2012

By in Furniture, Roundup, Trends, Want

The ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and the NSS (National Stationery Show) are my favorite trade-shows/fairs. I had the opportunity to attend the show again this year (see last year’s post) and really enjoyed it. Although ICFF is typically a showcase for new and upcoming trends, I was really happy to see existing trends like […]

May 15, 2012 8

Dining Room

By in Apartment, Furniture

For a long time, our dining room went largely unused. It was an empty room with only one little boring rug. We ate our meals in the living room on the coffee table in front of the television like true Americans. But we wanted to be better. I hunted Craiglist and all the usual thrift […]

April 13, 2012 5

Sofa Craving

By in Furniture, I'm Obsessed, Roundup, Want

I want a grown-up fancy sofa. I want a tufted sofa with nice legs. What kind of sofa do I have now? A tufted sofa with nice legs, of course (you can see it here). I need a new sofa as much as I need to buy another chair that can’t be sat in because […]

March 14, 2012 59


By in Apartment, DIY, Furniture, Trends

Andy and I were endlessly searching for the perfect table for the entryway in our apartment. We needed something with at least one shelf for storage but with enough room underneath for tall boots and shoes. And of course, we wanted a budget-friendly option. I’d been keeping my eye on the whole dipped furniture trend […]

April 2, 2011 1

The House Project

By in Furniture, The House Project

I’ve vaguely mentioned the “big project” I’m working on a few times here and if you’ve missed me this week, you can blame the house. I can’t get into the details, but in a nutshell, I’m decorating and overseeing the renovation of a 106 year old house. After months of work, it’s starting to look […]

March 24, 2011 2

West Elm Summer ’11

By in Furniture, Roundup, Trends

[Images: West Elm] West Elm’s summer 2011 collection is here! Much of it is too beach-themed for my taste (fish gross me out) but there are several pieces I love. The owl measuring cups are as classy as they are cute and the cube lamp with a red cord is simply beautiful. Check out the […]