Try tossing this around the living room for some nighttime fun!
Architectural digest greenroom at the Oscars
In show business, the green room is the space in a theatre, studio or similar venue which accommodates performers not yet required on stage. The green room functions as a waiting room and lounge for performers before and after a performance, and during the show when they are not engaged onstage.
Baker furniture will again adorn the Architectural Digest Greenroom of the Academy Awards ceremonies. This backstage space at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre is a prime spot for celebrity interviews, presenter pre-stage prep and refreshment.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Baker Furniture presents five auspicious pieces with elements of chinoiserie, a style developed in seventeenth-century Europe paying homage to Asian design. Many people think “chinoiserie” refers to figures painted in an oriental style, but it’s actually a broader class of design motif drawing on a range of Asian techniques – from painting to carving to fretwork. Happy New Year! — Chinese New Year: A Celebration of Chinoiserie
A stunning example of craftsmanship, this mahogany cabinet is crowned with a pierced fretwork pagoda. The original was created in England c. 1760 and is included in the Dictionary of English Furniture, Vol. 1. This is the ultimate focal point.
This arm chair with carved and moulded borders features an unusual chinoiserie geometric pattern. English c. 1760.
The brilliant crimson Eglomisé panels have carved gilt borders and are gilded and engraved with chinoiserie designs of trellis work, floral patterns, and scrolling foliage. English c. 1695.
This extraordinary commode goes beyond reproduction to a sense of continuing craftsmanship with hand carving and hand decorating. The expertly-formed serpentine shape is an appropriate way to commemorate the Chinese New Year as we begin the “Year of the Snake.” Peking Cocktail Table The Peking Table draws on the vocabulary of Chinese Chippendale to reinforce the idea that traditional English furniture can live happily in a modern home. The blind fretand lyrical bracket are the kind of texture that many modern rooms lack. The subdued finishes allow it to go more places – and become an immediate classic.
If you are like me you have a favorite room of the house. The den, the family, the bedroom, maybe even it is your home office. Within that room though think about the place you sit. Is that your favorite chair over there next to the sofa, by the window with the good light for reading, in your bedroom or at your desk? That favorite piece of furniture where we like to ‘park it’ means a lot to us ~ usually shown by the signs of wear and abuse it has taken over the years ~ that at the end of a stressful day or during a spare hour on the weekend always remains the spot to ‘make the most of it’.
It used to be that nailhead trim was found only on dusty old library chairs. But these days, it seems to be lighting up furniture and accessories like shiny stud earrings. This year one of the major trends at the Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market was the nailhead.
Singularly the nailhead is but a spec, but in numbers it is glorious. Whether outlining a beautifully contoured occasional chair, applied applique style on the plinth of a sofa or creating a terrific geometric pattern on the walls of your foyer to great affect the lowly nailhead is making a comeback.
If you’re looking for something that will put a little pizzazz in your space, nailheads are not only on trend at this moment, but their classic simplicity also makes them a timeless style statement.
As a design blogger, I can’t help noticing certain trends in the images I pore through every day. Last week, while searching for images of beautiful modern canopy beds, one bed in particular kept popping up over and over. It’s like the Eames chair of beds…simple, beautiful, modern, and seemingly ubiquitous.
If you have a sharp eye (or you shop at Ikea as much as I do), you’ve probably deduced that the world’s most popular bed is the Ikea Edland. Sadly, the Edland appears to have been discontinued by Ikea (whyy??), but you may still be able to snag one on Craigslist, or from your local store if their inventory hasn’t yet run out.
1. House to Home
2. The Edland goes super romantic. From Ikea.
3. Emmas Designblogg.
4. Penny’s Edland looks dreamy with a wood stain and string lights. From Penny, Petra & Sydney’s Gorgeous, Artful Home.
5. Ikea, via Ikea Fans
6. Canadian House and Home
7. Emma of The Marion House Book dressed up her Edland with a Pendleton blanket.
8. The Petersiks of Young House Love also have an Edland.
9. Blogger Ashley of
Meet Me in Philadelphia shares the story of how she cozified her Edland.
10. 14-yearold Caitlin Ballantyne (big sis is designer Melissa Waddell of Roost) has an Edland in her stylish bedroom.
11. I love how the Edland fits right in in this rustic interior. The table’s from Ikea, too. Country Living via Look4Design.
12. Love the idea of painting the headboard and just one post. Via Apartment Therapy.
13. Ikea via A Mad Tea Party with Alis.
14. An Edland in an all-white interior, from CocoCozy.
15. I love this Edland (from House to Home) painted a shocking neon green.
A retro-modern piece the Driscoll byDesiron featured at left is available in a variety of wood and metal options, fully customizable to your individual tastes. Set up with vintage barware, a few guests and you’ve got a party on your hands.
Chrome and glass come together in this Deco inspired piece. There is no more chic way to prepare a martini than to do so with beautiful things while standing at your very own bar cart.
Swing out sister with this Art Deco version; the second tier literally swings out for access to alcohol and other bar staples. Your personal homage to Modernist design wouldn’t be complete without this streamlined version. Pair with the Eileen GrayE1027 table and…”cocktails anyone?”
We like this vintage industrial wood and cast iron unit with Jack Daniels. The culture surrounding cocktails and liquor as we know it today is built on the foundations of many years of history, traditions and innovations. What better way to celebrate that than with the hard worn feel of well taken care of wood, leather coasters and pewter ice bucket ~ the perfect complement to this reclaimed version.
Incredibeds are unique charismatic characters that are in fact a kids bed that provides a safe sleep environment. There is no wood or metal for the kids to bump into. The Incredibed is a fun type of kids bed furniture made of a luxuriously soft plush microfiber that wraps around a mattress and foundation.
The mattress foundation rests on the floor creating a safe height for kids and toddlers. However, Incredibeds can fit onto an existing bed frame if needed.
Developed according to systemic principles, TMU was designed to organically include the person using it, who first needs to put it together through a playful and creative process that is innovative on an absolutely personal level.
Elements in poplar plywood give TMU its light, streamlined structure, with dark edges burnt by laser,
and unfinished surfaces ready to embrace stains, scratches, and any other mark of ongoing transformation. ~ MocoLoco