Friday Family-Friendly Find: Taylor Burke Home Lauren Chaise

What is better than lounging in a cozy, inviting corner chaise longue with a good book (or podcast, or Instagram feed) and your favorite beverage? Nothing, ever. Well, maybe napping – though I’m personally not a napper (I always feel more tired when I wake up!). When I am designing living spaces for clients I am usually angling to see if I can fit one into the furniture layout. It isn’t always easy, but when there is adequate space in just the right place, it is magic!

The only problem is…I often have a really hard time finding a chaise with the ‘just right’ specs – style, size, one-arm (generally looks best in a corner) and, most importantly, quality construction.

But I’m all about finding unicorns, and today I’m sharing one with you.

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Schumacher High Performance Silk Velvet

If there are two words in the world of decorating more diametrically opposed than “performance” and “silk,” I challenge you to come up with them. In fact, silk is so fraught with issues – lack of abrasion resistance, brittleness/deterioration when exposed to sunlight, vulnerability to ‘water stains,’ and extremely difficult to clean, just to name…

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: OKL Exeter Side Chair in Smoke Crypton

Thank you for the comments and feedback on Tuesday’s post about the significant (and I think, troubling) ‘cons’ of viscose pile fabrics and carpets. I realized yesterday, after speaking with Wayne Southworth at MWI Fibershield, that the onus for education does not fall solely to fabric sales reps, but also to retailers and designers, who have a responsibility to…

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Bunny Williams Home Tray Chic Ottoman

After a topsy-turvy, over-scheduled week, all I want to do when today is done is put my feet up and RELAX. With a generously-poured glass of wine and tall stack of back-issue shelter magazines close-by, of course! The aptly-named Tray Chic Ottoman from Bunny Williams Home  really delivers the best of many worlds, and takes the concept of a…

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