I’m at Target frequently out of household necessity, so naturally, I scout the furniture and accessories each time. Over the past 5 years or so, it has gotten better and better. This season, they are particularly nailing it with the floor lamp offerings. I’m seeing the kinds of modern classic styles I have been pinning for years, at a crazy low price point.
Alabaster is a translucentstone. When back-lit, its swirling bands of cream and brown are accentuated. Naturally, it lends itself beautifully to lighting fixtures. Here are three sconces, all round in shape, but each one accented by a different metal. Each sconce could skew traditional or contemporary in design, but the overall effect is definitely glamorous.
File this one under Industrial Chic! I am enjoying this lightingtrend that incorporates a pulley detail into a pendant light fixture. A lot of times, I like to imagine a grouping of pendant fixtures for visual impact. In this case, one of these babies would make a memorable design statement on its own. HIGH // Pendant Pulley Light // Sun Valley Bronze // $2000
Another plus for this kind of fixture is its flexibility. It could be ideal for a space where there may be a dining table under it sometimes (in which case you would want the fixture down about 30″ from the table), but other times people would be moving through the same spot (in which case you would want it much higher).
I’ve found myself designing for a series of single male clients lately. This is a favorite bachelor padmood board from my designstudio. It’s sexy! And masculine. And art-driven. And full of moody blues. And if you could reach out and touch the sensuous upholstery fabrics on the board, you could better imagine how comfortable this place would be.
The bluevelvet with the pajama-stripe textile is one of my obsessions here – Millbreck in Azure by Designers Guild. It is luxuriously soft. And I snuck in a piece of art (the Lone Ranger with the laser eye), by my favorite musician, Bob Schneider -because that’s sexy to me! If I were a single lady, and I walked into the home of a date to find all this, I would be relieved to know it was done by a designer – and not his ex! Then I could just admire his fantastic taste in art…
Here are some pieces you could buy to get the look.
A Tolix chair, also known as a Tabouret chair, is an inexpensive way to add some Industrial Chic to a dining space. In steel, copper or brass, I like them teamed with a rustic wood table for an organic contrast. In one of a multitude of fun powder-coated color finishes, the iconic chair looks great with a range of dining table finishes.HIGH // Marais A Chair // Design Within Reach // $275
In one of my favorite dining spaces I have designed, I gave my client’s grand and beautiful trestle dining table a modern edge with some armchair versions of a Tolix chair. You can take a look at it on my Pinterest.
A little while ago, I showed you a brass drum table at three price-points. I don’t see people’s hunger for brass accents abating anytime soon, so here are three more fun little tables in said finish that I have run across in recent weeks. Each is an eye-catching shape that kicks this trend up a notch. HIGH // Jonathan Adler Brass Teardrop Table // Wayfair // $995
Bar-carts are definitely a thing right now. I attribute this to the rise of mixology, and the fact that there is something about ceremoniously rolling out a tray of booze that says Prohibition-era fun has arrived. From fancy to industrial to basic, these are all going to look even better after a couple of cocktails. HIGH //Cheval Bart Cart// Jonathan Adler // $2,000
I’ve been considering this type of cocktail table for a lot of projects recently. Its minimalist lines offer a nice contrast in a room with heavy pieces like a Chesterfield sofa, or any type of ornate furniture. And its length is just the thing to visually balance a long sofa.
The style is basic, but the range of finish combinations on the market keeps it interesting. Three price-points makes it even more so.
You can’t beat the flexibility of being able to double your coffee table surface area at a moment’s notice, or have side tables appear and disappear in a smaller space. I also appreciate the way its stripped-down form allows a beautiful rug to shine through.
For Living Rooms, Family Rooms and Bedrooms, I am always on the lookout for small tables to fill out my furniture arrangements. Sometimes I even use a grouping as a coffee table. A sculptural drum table shape is timeless, and brass makes it of-the-moment. There is a friendly price-point here for everyone.