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Get the Look: 30 Modern Rocking Chairs

A few weeks  ago I did a small roundup of modern rockers to accompany a decor story in the Boston Globe. (Every Monday my lovely colleague Jaci Conroy writes an interior design article for the Globe and I pull together a corresponding group of furnishings & accessories.) I found so many great modern rocking chairs + contemporary rocking chairs that I figured a blog post was in order.

These all have great styling and are a far departure from traditional rockers or overstuffed gliders for the nursery. We have an Eames molded plastic rocker in sky blue on the Cape that we bought for my son, though I think it’s in our room now. Sometimes I use it on our little deck. I didn’t include that iconic example here, but there are other examples (mid-century modern furniture replicas), like the #16, the Swerve which has jaunty cut-outs and a full wooden base.

I love the look of  #5, a very spare rocker from NYC shop Matter, and of love the tall mint-upholstered one by Normann Copenhagen. And if only I could place that blush colored Artifort rocker in the model apartment I’m decorating. Probably thought, the one that makes the most sense for my lifestyle is Gus Modern’s GT rocker (#13). It is definitely a contemporary rocking chair in style, but with enough cushion to be comfy.

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Contemporary & Modern Rocking Chairs

1 Comback Rocking Chair by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell, $890 at YLiving.

2 Taxed Rocking Chair by Segis, $1,309.99 at AllModern.

3 First Rocking Chair, $3,170 at Matter

4 Buttercup Rocker by Blu Dot, $899 at Lumens.

5 Era Rocking Chair by Normann Copenhagen & Simon Legald, $1,860 at A+R.  

6 Terra Rocking Chair by Antonio Forteleoni for ATIPIC, $1,172 at AllModern. 

Contemporary & Modern Rocking Chairs

7 Outback II Rocking Chair, $329 at CB2.  

8 Hand-Woven Rocker, $299 at Urban Outfitters.

9 Geneva Wood Patio Rocking Chair by Safavieh, $216 at Target

10 500 Series Rocking Chair by Artifort, $4,006 at YLiving. 

11 Stingray Rocker by Thomas Pedersen, $4,537 at Danish Design Store.

12 Luxembourg Rocking Chair by Fermob, $1,024 at Horne. 

Contemporary & Modern Rocking Chairs

13 GT Rocker by Gus Modern, $1,150 at 2modern

14 Rapson Rocker by Ralph Rapson for Loll Designs, $1,159 at YLiving.

15 Aquios Bentwood Rocking Chair by CorLiving, $102.05 at Overstock

16 Swerve Rocking Chair by Modway, $299 at IFN Modern

17 Regatta Rocking Chair, $499 at Crate & Barrel.

18 POÄNG Rocking Chair, $169 at Ikea.  

Contemporary & Modern Rocking Chairs

19 Risom Rocker, $2,470 at DWR.  

20 Version 5 Rocker by A. Jacob Marks for Skram, $5,302 at Lumens.

21 Voido Rocking Chair by Ron Arad for Magis, $985 at YLiving

22 Mod RockerBy Iglooplay, $326 at 2modern

23 Mid-Century Rocking Chair, $599 at Land of Nod. 

24 Mod Lounger by Lisa Albin for OFFI, $599 at YLiving

Contemporary & Modern Rocking Chairs

25 Rocker Chair by Guidecraft, $109.95 at AllModern.

26 Sleepytime Rocker by Nursery Works, $499 at YLiving

27 Rapson Greenbelt Rocker with Arms by Ralph Rapson, $1,695 at YLiving.

28 Wicker & Chrome Mid-Century Rocking Chair, $850 at Chairish

29 Springwood Rocking Chair, $799 at Land of Nod

30 Mademoiselle Rocking Chair by Artek, $1,538 at 2modern

Contemporary & Modern Rocking Chairs

31 Windsorrondack Single Rocker by Board by Design, $4,100 at Aha Life

32 Rocking Chair in Scrapwood by Piet Hein Eek, $921 at The Future Perfect. 

33 Rocking Chair by Adrian Pearsall,$3,000 at Azalea Modern, 1stdibs.

34 Upholstered Mid Century Rocking Chair, $281.71 at shopladder, eBay. 

35 Rocking Bent Wood Chairs, $1,875 at S.Julian, 1stdibs.

36 Do Do Rocking Chair by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau at Switch Modern.

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Get the Look: Curating a Contemporary Patio

It’s Memorial Day weekend (in case you, like, forgot you had a long weekend) and I’m headed out to the Cape.Today I partnered with Wayfair to re-imagine my contemporary patio.

We have a simple and spare bluestone patio, cut cleanly into the grass, two steps down from the house. It’s a nice contrast to the more wild (and surely overgrown) landscape beyond. If we had the budget, I would replace our sturdy wood loungers with sleek contemporary lounge chairs topped with brightly colored cushions, and a wood slat metal table and fun, modern  patio chairs.

If I had the time (not to mention a green thumb), I’d add minimalist planters along one side. I’d also finally stain the concrete wall that separates the grill from the sitting area on the little  back patio, which is kind of bleak. Concrete troughs would hold funky, spiky plants in a Pinterest-worthy tableau. And the inexpensive no frills gas grill would be replaced by a shiny outdoor kitchen model.

We would by no means have a rug. It’s not SoCal. It’s untamed New England. Yes to fire. Last summer  we got a portable fire pit. Makes too much smoke, but good s’mores. A  higher end non-wood burning  fire pit would be preferable.

Here’s an inspiration photo of a contemporary outdoor space I love, along with nine contemporary patio furnishings  from Wayfair.

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S H O P P I N G

Mondrian Sculpture

Blomus Hurricane Set

Cilinder Planter

Pacifica Canopy Umbrella

Cabana Club Chaise Lounge

Real Flame Table

Sala Stacking Dining Arm Chair

Haringe Dining Table

Napoleon Gas Grill

Inset photo by Michael Graydon for Style at Home

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Just In: Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Starts Today

The much anticipated Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale started today. A select group of on-trend, current season items for women, men, and kids are discounted about 30 to 40 percent. I did a little preliminary shopping for you, curating a closetful of neutral looks to get you through the summer. Seriously, just about everything you need for a stylish summer is right here, right now.

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 S H O P P I N G 

1 Marni Sunglasses 

2 A.L.C Striped Silk Blouse 

3 Eileen Fisher Racerback Knit Dress

4 Skagen Slim Leather Strap Watch 

5 Max Mara Brushstroke Print Sheath Dress

6 3.1 Philip Lim ‘Marquise’ Sandal

7 Tory Burch Cork Wedge Espadrille

8 Kendra Scott Drusy Ring 

9 L’Agence Contrast Panel Pleated Crepe Dress

10 Oliver Peoples ’Louella’ Sunglasses 

11 Tory Burch Geo Hexagon Pendant Necklace 

12 Seamless Day Bra

13 Philosophy ’hope in a jar’ Hydrating Foundation SPF 20 

14 T by Alexander Wang Side Slit Wide Leg Track Pants

15 DV Dolce Vita ‘Ziggie’ Sandal 

16 Herschel Supply Co. Market Tote

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Get the Look: Creating a Bohemian Style Backyard

Continuing with the theme of creating a bohemian style backyard—following up on Montage: 14 Bohemian Style Patios and Fine Print: Casa Bohemia—I partnered with World Market to curate a backyard with boho vibe Using an outdoor space designed by Consort Design as inspiration, I pulled together pieces from the global bazaar-like retailer to create an easy-to-follow shopping scheme.

Turns out creating a bohemian style patio is pretty easy when there’s a good selection of affordable finds. Today is the last day to take $50 off every $250 spent online or in-store at World Market with online code: HOORAYMAY

How to Create a Bohemian Style Patio

Inset photo by Phil Sanchez for Domaine

Shop StyleCarrot partner World Market to curate your own bohemian style patio.

S H O P P I N G 

Aqua Wire Wall Unit

Mini Succulent Pots

Faux Succulents in Rocks

Copper Punched Lanterns

Silver Dollar Stems

Segovia Whitewashed Mirror

Nomad Tiles Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Turquoise + Fuchsia Nesting Tables

Embossed Metal + Wood Daybed

Spotted Moth Outdoor Pillow

Grommet Top Outdoor Curtains  

More boho backyard decor from World Market

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Get the Look: 25 Bar Cabinets, Classic and Contemporary

A million years ago, we offloaded our television in the living room, leaving an extra roomy could-be bar cabinet free and clear. It soon became a convenient space, given its boxy shape, to store art we weren’t displaying, extra picture frames, and overflow throw pillows. A television has since taken up residence again with a new DVD player, specifically for me to watch movies (since I don’t know how to work the main TV with its fifty-buttoned five remotes), or currently, Friday Night Lights (OMG, Tim Riggins).

I had the best intentions; I imagined transforming the newly vacant slot, complete with pull-out shelf, into a stylish home bar cabinet for my husband. I thought about it a lot, knowing it would make a much appreciated birthday gift. But no follow through from me. Instead, liquor bottles remain relegated to the upper cabinet of the pantry, with some of the more attractive specimens on display atop the would-be bar cabinet in a teal lacquer bar tray, provided by the lovely ladies at an agency for Absolut. (You can see my bar tray styling post here.)

So, woe is my husband’s home bar situation. Jon Draper he shall never be. But if you have room in your living room, you could set up a stylish home bar in one of these 25 bar cabinets chosen from a dozen of my favorite sources for modern and classic furnishings, including some partner sites. Imagine tucking one of these bar cabinets into an unused corner, complete with a shiny cocktail shaker, sleek drinkware, and stripey paper straws.

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Italian Bar Cabinet, $7,450 at 1st Dibs.

2 Miranda Cabinet by Bellini Modern Living, $1,616 at AllModern

3 Mid-Century Modern Wood & Brass Bar Cabinet, $750 at Chairish.

4 Anna Green Lacquer Bar Cabinet, $3,598 at ShopTen25

5 Elixir Mini Bar, $299 at CB2.

6 Solomon Acacia Bar Cabinet by Arteriors, $3,792 at AllModern.  

7 Victuals Cherry Bar Cabinet, $2,499 at Crate & Barrel. 

8 Ayers Bar Cabinet, $1,546.77 at AllModern

9 Soft Modern Bar Cabinet, $135 at AllModern.

10 Orient Express Bar, $1,449.95 at Wayfair.

11 Claude Walnut Bar, $2,095 at Jonathan Adler

12 Peralta Wine Bar Cabinet, $454.51 at Wayfair.

13 One Fifth Trunk Bar by Ralph Lauren, $14,385 at Bloomingdale’s. 

14 Green Lacquered Mid-Century Modern Bar, $1,455 at Chairish

15 Ino Bar Cabinet by Giorgetti at Switch Modern.

16 Delphine Mirrored Bar, $2,995 at Jonathan Adler

17 Crawford Hollywood Regency Bar Cabinet, $4,950 at ShopTen25.  

18 Lawson Bar, $2,470.50 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

19 Cosmopolitan Mirrored Strips Bar Cabinet, $577.48 at AllModern.

20 Rutherford Demilune Bar Cabinet by Safavieh,$257.86 at AllModern.

21 Zoe Hospitality Cabinet, $724 at AllModern.

22 Swig Mini Bar, $429 at CB2.

23 Clive Bar Cabinet, $2,499 at Crate & Barrel.

24 Baron Deco Bar Cabinet, $799 at West Elm.

25 Edvard and Tove Kindt-Larsen Walnut Bar Cabinet, $20,000 at 1st Dibs. 

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