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Pouf!

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Poufs, those smallish circular ottoman-like seats, are everywhere it seems. While I don’t own any, I could totally see getting on board with them if I were redoing the decor in our family room or if any of my children still lived at home. I think they’re wonderful for casual settings, such as a family [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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I am in serious need of a spring pick-me-up. The weather here in the Northeast has mostly been in the 40s and 50s with rain, after the winter from Hell. I am desperate for even 65 degrees at this point. So I was drawn to color this week, as is clear from this first pick [...] [Read More]

Rock On

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Yes, it’s on the pricey side — okay, the wildly pricey side — but isn’t this Federica Stingray wood rocker by Thomas Pedersen a showstopper? The shape of the rocker, which is available at Huset, is inspired by a stingray moving across a seabed. It is available in oak, walnut and makassar, an African wood. [...] [Read More]

Dotted Lines

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So is this a yea or nay as a side table? It obviously wouldn’t work in every room, but certainly would be a conversation piece no matter where it is. This dot art piece is available at All Modern,  which is part of the CSN Stores family. Happy news? It’s on sale, now $220, marked [...] [Read More]

Restoration Hardware Sale

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In 1958 Danish designer Arne Jacobsen designed the iconic “egg” chair that was meant to embrace its sitter. Restoration Hardware has created its own contemporary riff on this fabulous chair, using leather and hair-on-hide combinations. I think these would be terrific in a study or den. Just love the metal version below, although you’d really [...] [Read More]

High Chairs

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Industrial-style furniture isn’t for everyone, but if it’s in your future, here’s a good website: Industry West. The company’s furniture is inspired by 19th and 20th century designs  and is hand made from metal, reclaimed woods and distressed fabrics. Pictured here are their Marais high back stools, which are made from grade A steel and [...] [Read More]
Categories: chairs, furniture

Top Three Thursdays

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Up first on Etsy Top Three Thursdays  is this one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly rocking chair available in Living Home, a shop dedicated to organic and sustainable furniture. This rocking chair is hand-crafted from organic and sustainable upholstery materials. The wood is FSC certified walnut and alder. The silk woven fabric was created in Thailand by a family [...] [Read More]

Book Giveaway

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In my life as editor of life@home, we feature books from time to time. This month, we’ve got a review of How to Squeeze a Lemon, 1,203 Kitchen Tips, Food Fixes, and Handy Techniques from the editors, contributors and readers of Fine Cooking. It’s published by Taunton Press.  It’s a handy book filled with a [...] [Read More]
Categories: furniture, kitchen

Top Three Thursdays

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I am in serious hunker-down-and-make-winter-go-away mode, so I was drawn to this driftwood tea light holder picked up on the Scottish coastline in the North Sea and available for sale on Utopia‘s  Etsy shop to kick off this week’s Top Three Thursdays. It just made me feel warmer and cozier. I also like the upcycled [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Top Three Thursdays on Etsy kicks off with a Herman Miller Eames chair alert. The meticulous restoration was done in CoMod‘s shop. If you’re into Miller, you’ll want to snag this little wonder ASAP. Price is $215. If you’re like me, chances are good you’ve got at least a few items on your fridge for [...] [Read More]