8 Jul 2010

Vestibule: Furniture

We’ll need a bench, a mirror, and somewhere to put our keys in the front entrance. I’d be pretty excited to be greeted by any one of these pieces:

Below: Benches by Henry Built

Below: Barber and Osgerby bench

Below: Perry Bench from Room in NYC

Below: Photo by Roger Davies

Below: Argon bench designed by Arik Levy for Bernhardt Design

Below: Toronto-based Bookhou makes some really lovely products. I love the random lines on this steam bent ash wood bench

Below: Photo from Robert Stilin Interior Design

I love the BDDW Captain’s Mirror along with their Lake Drawer, as seen below. Pulltab Design also makes a great all-in-one option with their Entry Mirror. Bottom photo from J.Weiss Design.

Finally, this last photo barely shows a glimpse of the vestibule, but I do really like the wall-mounted drawer featured in the entrance.

3 Jul 2010

Dining Room: Top 10 Credenzas

There will really not be that much to the dining room aside from a set of table and chairs and a sideboard of some sort. Any one of the pieces shown below would do quite nicely, thank you very much!

Below: BBDW has done it again with their Lake Credenza. Here shown in walnut and oxidized maple. Bottom photo care of Hulya Kolabas.

Below: Jasper Morrison designed credenza for Cappellini.

Below: Brest Giorno credenza designed by Giuilo Cappellini for, you guessed it, Cappellini.

Below: Florence Knoll designed credenza.

Below: Photo from stylist Rohini Wahi

Below: Naoto Fukasawa designed credenza for Maruni.

Below: Photo from Blue Ant Studio blog.

Bordering an all-white kitchen, I’m inclined to add a bit of colour to our dining room. USM, Barber Osgerby and Danish company, Montana, all make nice options.


16 Jun 2010

Living Room: Floor Lamps

This is starting to get fun. There are some amazing floor lamps available. I’ll probably pick something once all the other furniture is in place, since I’m not sure what we’ll really needed at this point – but here are some pieces I’ll definitely keep at the back of my mind:

Below: BDDW Floor Lamp. This is one of my all-time favorites. My sense is that we won’t have the room for it, but if we do, I’d take the plunge. After years of pining after this lamp, it might be time to bring it home. Available in Canada through Hollace Cluny. Photos care of BDDW and Lindman Photography.

Below: Zeitraum makes some pretty damn beautiful furniture and the High Noon light is no exception. I was recently smitten during a visit to Avenue Road in Toronto. Oh I do love it. This piece will fit in the same camp as the BDDW lamp – wait and see!

For some smaller options, I’d go with one of these:

Below: Tab Lamp by Barber and Osgerby; Kelvin F Lamp by Antonio Citterio. Both produced by Flos.

Below: Arne Jacobsen Floor Lamp

Below: Foscarini GigaLite Floor Lamp

Below: Eileen Floor Lamp by Misewell. Gorgeous!

Below: Jielde Signal Zig-Zag floor lamp. I adore these fun and classic pieces. Photo care of Morten Holtum