I just came across a new to me company that I thought was worth drawing your eye. Have you heard of SOAPBOX?
This company offers a variety of coffee tables, side tables, and wall mounted boxes in a mix and match sort of format. You can pick from three different wood veneers options and five different metal end pieces that work as connectors. The pieces arrive in the mail, as they only sell online, and then you assemble them - sans tools! I think I'm most tempted by the green and walnut color combo!
This line certainly speaks to the neon trend we talked about here. And just to continue the juxtaposition we talked about here, I wanted to show you a feminine version of this same idea.
I like the concept of the contrasting material on the end. I'm working on a version of this for my dining room table, it's in need of a upcycle. Stay tuned!
I've got a pouf, you've probably got one. What's the deal with poufs? Well; they're crazy practical for adding flexible seating options to a room, inexpensive, they are a great pop of color and pattern, a unique shape, a great DIY, and they can be stashed under a coffee table or in an awkward corner. All around they are pretty great and might be just what a difficult area of your home is screaming for . I've collected a few of my favorites but if I've missed one you love please let us know in the comments!
I wanted to start with the iconic pouf, John Derian's moroccan pouf. This baby has been featured everywhere and for good reason. People love it in the metallic, but I think it's pretty timeless in white. I am not doubting that it's worth$345, but if you don't have that to spend, know that there are a lot of other more budget friendly options out there, specifically HSN.
I also think it's important to acknowledge the knit trend. The coolest version of this that I've seen recently is one by Kumeko. I love the thickness of the weave, and the break in white with the added band; so sharp. There are some great budget versions of this style at West Elm and cb2.
I also love the global look that poufs often showcase. Have you seen the Ernest Pouf at DWR? This would look so so good in my living room.
And a source not to be over looked...etsy. Lots of options there, and so many customizable features from size, fill, fabric, and shape. I was drawn to this frenchy one below...
Do you use a pouf in your space?
I think everybody knows that you HAVE to try out a piece of furniture in order to know if it will be comfortable for you. Back when I had a normal 9 to 5 job the sit test was a big part of my day. I would often be seen in my tiny little car with a few chair legs poking out of the back seat. We always wanted our clients to try out a chair before they placed an order so I would bring them a chair from a dealer, often with a fabric sample, and have them perform the all important sit test.
When my husband graduated with his third degree I wanted to celebrate big time! I thought, I should really get him the gold standard of all office chairs, the Aeron! So I talked to my boss and finagled a deal on one of these beauties:
I had Spencer come into the office and try it out, he loved it! Funny thing was, his new employer knew how great these chairs were too, and they staff all of their offices with them. So I didn't place an order, and he ended up buying himself a big TV instead, the kind that all designers hate! But my husband is now a very willing tester as he always sits in things when we go furniture shopping; which is kind of often as I have a thing for furniture. He always sits in the chair below and dreams of a day when we can put one in our own home:
According to Spencer the Eames Lounge and Ottoman set is the MOST comfortable place to sit in a modern furniture store while your wife slowly pursues the rest of the shop. One of these days we will take this beauty home with us and he can sit in comfort and style while he watches his too big TV.