Spending the weekend on Martha’s Vineyard, where it’s still all about Jaws.
Australian shopping site and StyleCarrot sponsor Interior Secrets, which launched in 2009, features an array of sleek furnishings for homes and offices at competitive prices. In fact, it’s said to be Australia’s most comprehensive online collection of modern design.
The site offers pretty much every kind of modern and contemporary furnishings from dining chairs, desks, tables, entertainment units, beds, nightstands, and also lighting, accessories. While many of the furniture styles are clean-lined, they also carry a selection of rustic, reclaimed furniture and industrial style furnishings.
Here’s a survey of favorite modern furniture styles.
Interior Secrets showcases a wide range of modern dining tables and chairs, including molded plastic Eames replicas (upholstered and naked), Jens Risom lookalikes with webbing, and Scandinavian styles in natural wood. There’s a good array of light and dark wood finishes as well black, white, and a well-edited selection of colors, plus counter and bar stools too.
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If I were outfitting a workplace with modern office furniture I’d definitely go for a clean and tailored look. (It might help combat my midday napping tendencies brought on by my cushy sofa.) Interior Living carries the most popular modern desk chairs in fun, vibrant colors, as well as desks, workstations, and sleek office storage pieces.
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The modern entertainment center has evolved. The hulking, wall-hogging, black and mahogany veneer monstrosities of the ’80s have given way to long and lean media units that can hide the clutter of today’s smaller cable boxes and Apple TV consoles while providing a resting space for flat screen TVs should you not opt to mount them on the wall. These contemporary media storage centers from Interior Secrets have a bit of a mode, ’60s vibe.
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Sometimes buying signed original just isn’t an option. Interior Secrets sells replicas of iconic modern furnishings. Lookalikes include Finn Juhl, Eero Aarnio, and Le Corbusier chairs, George Nelson clocks, and Jean Prouvé and Isamu Noguchi tables, among other favorite modern furniture designs.
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The July/August issue of Design New England just dropped, complete with a feature I wrote about Boston area interior designer Heather Vaughan’s beach house. It’s a tall, cedar shingle structure with a huge wrap around porch fronting the ocean on an isthmus in Scituate, where families tend to keep their houses rather than flip them. Vaughan happened to be attending a wedding next door and knew her search for a summer home was over.
Vaughan used lots of bright color in her new summer home, from flea market sideboards repainted chartreuse to consignment shop armchairs re-upholstered in teal velvet, to orange drapery fabric she first used for a teenage client, to vibrant artwork purchased in both galleries and junk shops.
As a beach house should, Vaughan’s summer house has plenty of bedrooms, and she had a ton of fun decorating them. Each room has a quirky headboard, be it a chinoiserie concoction from Serena & Lily, or a vintage find from a funky shop in Palm Beach. (This summer I’m also working on a story about a home with the most fantastic Indian-inspired bed too.)
Inspired by Vaughan’s summer house headboards, here are a dozen boho headboards, with roots in Art Nouveau England, ’60s Palm Beach, and ancient Southeast Asia. Shop StyleCarrot sponsors and others for boho headboards, both vintage headboards and new styles for your bedroom.
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