The Tulipwood Table has been created by furniture makers Barnby & Day for Alex de Rijke, the project was imitated American Hardwood Export Council and Benchmark Furniture. Tulipwood Table Project description: “The Wish List has not only engaged the interest of 10 design legends, who have commissioned something personal. It is also giving an extraordinary…
There are endless styles on the market so we’ll focus on ones that are comfortable and incredibly stylish. Here are our favorite hammocks right now:
Swing chair with stand styles
If you don’t have space to hang a hammock, a modern swing chair with a stand is a great option. Place it in a corner or near a window and add some pillows to make the swing chair inviting and comfortable.
The classic hammock is normally hung between two trees or posts. Or you can buy one that comes with a hammock stand. Many styles are lightweight and portable, making it possible to have a siesta nearly anywhere.
Modern hanging chair styles
Hanging basket chairs or hammock chairs are one of the most popular hammock styles because they work in small spaces.
You can hang most of these hammocks and hanging chair styles indoors or outdoors. Find a favorite spot, set one up and enjoy the relaxing summer ahead!
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We’ve already talked about how Google can give us some pretty cool data when it comes to interior design, but the monster search engine is proving itself yet again. This time, Next Day Blinds analyzed Google shopping data for over a year to figure out what is the most searched for furniture item in each of the 50 states.
What did your state choose? Scroll down to find out.
A breakdown of the results
A sectional was one of the two most searched for items, topping the list in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
The TV stand also came in first in seven states, including Illinois, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
A distant second, the hutch is favored in Delaware, Kansas and Nebraska.
Sofa tables were also favored in three states: Colorado, Maryland and Missouri.
Bar stools are popular in Idaho and Iowa.
Dining benches took the title in California and New Jersey.
Arizona and Florida prefer entertainment centers.
Jewelry armoires are favored in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Recliners took the prize in Oklahoma and West Virginia.
TV cabinets were the item of choice in New Mexico and Oregon.
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming all voted for individual items. See them below:
Key takeaways from the study
Based on these results, we can gather a few key insights from the study.
Sectionals and TV stand are the #1 most searched home furniture item in 7 states each, tying for the highest number of any item included in the study.
27 states chose an item specific to the living room, highlighting the importance of the room in the home.
- The dining room, however, was the least searched room. Only 2 states searched for any accompanying furniture.
5 of 14 states in the Midwest are searching for a TV stand the most, while 5 of 16 states in the South are searching for a sectional. However, states in the Northeast and West tend to all be searching for different items.
What do you think of these results? Will you be searching for your state’s top pick?
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We love the look of a styled coffee table to give your living room a pulled-together feel. When you think of your coffee table as more than just a surface for setting drinks and a book or two, you can create a stylish addition to your decor. When styling your coffee table, you’ll want to keep functionality in mind. A beautiful display of books and accessories is wonderful, but be sure you leave room for the essentials (like coasters and space for snacks and drinks). Once you have assessed how you actually use your coffee table, get inspired by these clever styling ideas from top interior designers:
Coffee Table Styling Made Simple
Jill Hoskings-Cartland of Hoskings Interiors finds several opportunities to transform a simple coffee table into a focal point. Using her tips, styling a coffee table that is both attractive and functional is easy.
- Glass instantly adds sophistication to a vignette. A glass cloche, or a collection of this traditional bell-shaped jar in varying heights, can feature everything from greens and florals to sculptures and collectibles. Display them on a tray to present them as a curated grouping.
- Coffee tables should be functional, so as you plan out your centerpiece or vignette, incorporate enough room for your guests to put down a drink when you’re entertaining. Use 1/3 of the overall length/diameter of the table as the approximate space you’ll need to style a centerpiece.
- It’s the successful mix of color, texture and various heights that take a coffee table centerpiece to the next level. Books, vases, greens and metal elements carefully styled in one cohesive arrangement can create a perfectly balanced, magazine-worthy vignette.
- Repeat your wall color, couch color or a color in nearby artwork on your coffee table. This makes that all-important aesthetic connection and creates a repetition of color.
- Change your coffee table vignette seasonally. It will keep you from getting bored and help you celebrate the season without having to wait for the December holidays. Since fall is approaching, think silver pumpkins and a fall floral arrangement in a silver vase as an alternative to the standard “basket of pinecones.”
Be Open to New Ideas
Mark Cutler is a dynamic LA-based interior designer. Mark’s approach is to rethink the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. Customizing the configuration of your furniture and accessories can create a totally unique look when styling your coffee table.
Mark asks, “Why just one table? Depending on the situation, a cluster of small tables may be the best solution. In the featured photo, it was a large room so a cluster of tables allowed the grouping to expand and contract as needed, whether you need a place to put a cocktail or somewhere to put your feet up. Also, since it was a beach house, we were trying to tell a story about location and I thought that the group told a cool story about flotsam and jetsam that may wash up on the beach.”
“I like to use a variety of objects on a table. Boxes are great for holding a collection of remotes, books add a bit of flavor and tell the story of your interests and even a few pieces of art glass or sculpture add some variety of color and scale that can capture the eye. My general rule of thumb is to use collections in odd numbers so you will often see in my work groupings of 3, 5 or 7. This always seems more harmonious.”
Keep Your Coffee Table Style Simple
Alice Chiu of Miss Alice Designs shares her inspiration for creating a relaxing and organized coffee table design. “I like to keep the coffee table very simple without a lot of clutter, so I usually just style with one or two books (in different sizes and stacked) and flowers, or a pile of design magazines and small decorative objects on top. I also like to vary the scale of each item to add visual interest to the table. Organizing a few items in a larger tray keeps the coffee table simple and tidy.”
Style Your Coffee Table With Meaning
Interior designer Chad James shared his favorite (and simple) tips for styling your coffee table with special items you may already have at home. “I love to arrange items as if they’re in a museum. Consider them as collected special items.” Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Choose a beautiful, unique box to hold items that aren’t so pretty, like remotes, matches or lighters for candles, a set of coasters, etc.
- Choose eight to ten of your all-time favorite, most beautiful largescale hardback coffee table books.
- Add your favorite scented candle in a glass hurricane vase.
- Display something that’s alive, like simple flowers or a hearty spot of green foliage.
- When arranging these items on the table, make sure to consider size and scale. For example, stack the largest books on the bottom towering to the smallest on top.
“Finally, make sure to add something that tells your story. Something that’s collected or something that holds great meaning to you… like a bowl of rocks that you and your grandfather collected on walks in the country or a small pewter cup that has feathers that you’ve found on your outdoor journey.”
Think Outside the Box When Styling Your Coffee Table
Mother and daughter Catherine & Justine Macfee are the creative force behind Catherine Macfee Interior Design. Their collaboration gives them a unique perspective on creating beautiful and fresh interior spaces.
Creative Director Justine Macfee suggests making your coffee table just as unique as your accessories. “As the centerpiece for any living room or entertainment space, the coffee table can always be a special anchor to set the tone for the environment. We like to use coffee tables that are unique and represent the strength of the entire home. We have created custom tables using steel, wood or glass to create these versatile and usable tables. In addition to the traditional ‘coffee table book,’ we always try to bring in something unique.”
To bring a natural style to your coffee table, Justine brings inspiration from the outside. ”One of my favorite things to do is bring a piece from the outdoors,” she says. “For example, for a beach house, we like to bring in polished driftwood and set it on a small stand. For a city home, we like to bring a piece of modern sculpture in miniature. In a casual mountain retreat or a home in a wine region, we always try to find that unique piece of art that is representative of its outdoor surroundings and culture.”
These tips should make styling your coffee table much less of a mystery. Let us know how you style yours in the comments!
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