Author Archives: 2011

The Navy Chair

We all know the saying “Necessity is the mother of invention.” I find that particularly interesting when applied to furniture pieces that have endured the test of time. I came across the story of the Navy chair, which is really named the Emeco 1006 chair. This aluminum chair is produced by the Electric Machine and […]

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The Parsons Table

Its springtime and on college campuses all over, students are finishing up (hopefully) their semester projects. They can only hope that the result of their endeavors has the life span of the Parsons Table (originally named the T-square table)! This design classic was born out of a 1930’s course taught at the Paris Atelier (now […]

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Life Size Spring Flowers

I know I’m feeling a bit spring-starved. Winter has overstayed its welcome in my opinion and I’d love to look outside and see some bright colors…other than bright white! It would seem I could solve my problem by hopping a plane to New York and heading to Park Avenue where artist Will Ryman has an […]

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The Smoke Chair

My husband has never been a fan of distressed furniture. Why pay extra for something that we will do for free ourselves? It’s a safe bet that he wouldn’t embrace this chair… but I have. It’s called the Smoke Chair and it is part of a small series by designer Maarten Baas. The series includes […]

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Coat Racks

Like many of you, we entertain larger numbers of people than normal during the holidays. In our house that means multiple episodes of empting the front closet to accommodate guests’ coats. It’s a yearly discussion: do we lug our coats upstairs and hide them in our bedroom to make way for company or to we […]

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Cocktails!

The holiday season, that is, the party season, is upon us. I don’t know what possessed me to look into the origins of the cocktail but I got curious and started googling. I hope what I learned brings a smile to you too.In 1806, The Balance and Columbian Repository was asked the question, “What is […]

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Copper Considerations

Ever thought about having a copper sink? They are beautiful, timeless, and versatile in their styling. The use of copper predates historical records by millions of years! And did you know that copper is antimicrobial? If you’re considering a copper sink, keep the following in mind: Look for a copper sink that is certified to […]

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Mardi Gras and Football

We love to blog about color and it’s uses and we recently came across a color article appropriate to football season. And best of all it talks about my home town, New Orleans! Many of you I’m sure are aware of Mardi Gras’ color palette of purple (symbolizing justice), green (symbolizing faith) and gold ( […]

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Cozy Furniture for Cold Weather

Perhaps I’m a little too aware of the changing seasons, but I’ve recently noticed some furry furniture and I have to admit that it looks warm and cozy. The fur? Sheepskin. I’ve always equated sheepskin covers with car seats…and not my car seats to be clear! But check out some of these photos of available […]

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