What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “conversation pit”? Swank 1960’s and ’70s pads covered in bright patterns and textiles, with large comfy cushions strewn about the floor? Or continuous, curved seating arrangements designating a self-contained area? If that is what you envision, you would probably say the conversation pit is kitschy and outdated.
“Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting, but too often belongs only in museums.” So said Milo Baughman (1923-2003), a leading modern furniture designer of the mid and late 20th century. Perhaps no other statement he made about design can better encapsulate and convey the characteristic restraint and uncompromising good taste that pervaded his work throughout his career.
The home theater has become an important part of everyday life, bringing together family and friends for entertainment and relaxation. Having the proper set up includes getting this multi-functional piece just right: the media cabinet. Finding one with innovative engineering and modern design make the theater experience an even more rewarding experience in the home.
Most people have neither the budget nor the inclination to start with a clean slate and furnish their living space in a single style. More power to the minimalists with their clean lines and elements solely dictated by necessity and function. But many of us have hand-me-downs (oh, excuse me, ‘heirlooms’), pieces we picked up for a steal at a yard sale, a mismatched collection of lamps, and an interest in the best of many interior design styles. This does not mean your space needs to look like a storage room! You can still have a balanced, cohesive interior featuring an eclectic mix of styles. Here are a few tricks to getting it right for your modern living room.
Simple, yet classic, we’re seeing cool concrete furniture pop into modern workspaces and homes, both indoors and out. Most associate driveways and sidewalks with concrete, but the new to YLiving brand Urbia gives us a look into spring’s hot furniture trend: bringing concrete pieces into our living spaces. We’ll give you an inside look of the Urbia concrete products to help you create this cool modern look in your home.
If you’ve got house guests coming and nowhere to put them, let me tell you, I understand your plight! These modern sleeper sofas from Pezzan fit the bill for this busy mom of two looking to make room for out of town family members (a.k.a. my in-laws). But believe me, these convertible sleeper sofas are way more comfortable than the one in your parent’s basement. Comfortable, versatile, and beautiful. Your guests will thank you.
It’s possible to bring an international flavor to your interior without ever having to leave your home by adding select modern pieces from around the globe. For this mix, we selected modern furniture and accessories from Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, and England, to help give your space some flair from a handful of European designers. Check it out:
When a new year begins, it’s always a good idea to refresh your space with modern furniture. An inspiring home can positively impact your mood and bring new life and energy to the places you spend most of your time. By buying a new piece or two, you can make a huge difference in how your space feels. Take a look at 5 pieces that you can purchase to help transform your modern home in 2016:
Huddle up folks! It’s almost time for the Super Bowl, and whether you’re counting the days to see your team win it all, or you’re just in it for the commercials, it’s always a fun time. Luckily, if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, it doesn’t require hard work and skill to make it a success, unlike our players on the field. Thanks to these play-by-plays from our friends at BDI, some smart planning and simple strategies can help you have a touchdown of a party on your hands.
Matt Eastvold, the founder of small, Minnesota-based company, Eastvold Furniture, creates a line of handcrafted, solid wood modern furniture with a mid-century feel. Their high-end pieces are made from sustainable materials using innovative construction methods and plenty of sweat equity. Check out some of our favorite pieces that Eastvold Furniture produces.