- Nov 21, 2008
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gdl recently posted this:Furniture generally - couches, armchairs, swivel armchairs.
Lighting and other furnishings as well. Open to all recs.
I think Floyd is also a nice upgrade from Ikea but I don’t own any of their stuff. Blu Dot if you like their design aesthetic. The quality varies a lot in my experience. The metal styles are better made than the wood/MDF stuff.Hmm... I’m not very good at keeping bookmarks of stuff. Some that come to mind: TRNK NYC, Crofthouse LA, Schoolhouse, Akron Street, Thuma, hem, Hay, Tom Raffield (bentwood), humanhome (lighting), Menu.
then there’s of course a number of replica-focused places that have been discussed here before, like Rove (we own a few), Eternity Modern... those scratch the itch of a classic design at a lower cost. Rove also sells non-replica stuff and the quality is quite solid in my experience (we have a bed and a couple of side tables from their own line).
Other recommendations on furniture:
Room & Board -- I have a few pieces, and the quality is good, but they're a bit pricey
Herman Miller (I really like some George Nelson designed stuff) -- again tends to be pricey but can be found on sale or used
Honestly I think Crate & Barrel (and the modern CB2) has as good or better stuff than RH for a lower price
Honestly check out lumens.com or something and get a feel for what you like.
Flos is a classic, but pricey option
Rejuvenation has similar vibe fixtures all made in the US. As an example, here is the first fixture if I just clicked lighting on RH's website and it is a member price of $521 vs this rejuvenation one at $309. The shade is smaller, but they have a lot of customization available. Any fixture you see often has dozens of shades available.