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Get the Look: 30 Modern Rocking Chairs

A few weeks  ago I did a small roundup of modern rocking chairs 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.

Shop 30 modern rocking chairs from StyleCarrot partners and other favorite shops.

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: 42 Modern Desks For Your Home Office

I’ve been so focused on Florida (though not nearly enough, as I’ve yet to order rugs, shades, or decide on the pink problem in the bathroom), that I’ve neglected organizing and upgrading in Boston. Coming back in the fall from the Cape, I’m always bothered by the amount of stuff we have. Too. Much. Stuff. It’s particularly striking because not only is the place on the Cape a lot bigger, being a house instead of an apartment, it’s white and virtually empty.

Here, in addition to crown moldings and bookshelves lined with coffee table books (one of the best perks of being a blogger), there’s , well, everything. The piles of dishes still not put away from the bar mitzvah in February (because, after all, we’re having another one this coming February), our bicycles in the living room until it gets too cold to ride and we store them, etc.

I’ve been promising my younger son that I would work on his bedroom. Meaning, I would clear out all the outgrown clothing and extra bedding I’ve been keeping in there. Done! He has the upholstered armchair that I used to nurse them on when they were babies. It’s taking up a ton of space that would be better used for a desk. He’s starting to get a fair amount of homework, plus, like me, he’s very organized, so I think he’d love to have drawers where he can store supplies.

Our other son has a little desk from IKEA, which when it’s cleared, he actually likes to use (not for homework, though). When he was away at a boarding school program this summer he lived in student housing, with a room furnished in typical dorm style (by a company like Peelmount) that outfits dorm rooms with sturdy wood beds, desks, and dressers. It’s kind of incredible that those designs haven’t changed, in like, ever. Blocky oak stands the test of time, I suppose. In any case, I’m not looking for anything as practical as all that. A small, affordable, modern desk is all we need.

Here are 42 modern desks, almost all of them well-priced (and one very extravagant example) from StyleCarrot partner sites and other great resources.

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Soft Modern Writing Desk by Sauder, $210 at All Modern.

2 MICKE desk, $49.99 at IKEA

3 at All Modern.

4 Phillip Desk by Arteriors Home, $2,520 at All Modern.

5 Finch Desk by Gus Modern, $1,044.75 at Burke Decor.

6 Half Pipe Writing Desk by Offi, $899 at All Modern. 

7 Ayers Writing Desk by Reual James, $1,338 at All Modern.

8 Jacques Desk, $3,495 at Jonathan Adler

9 Homework Desk by Niels Bendtsen, $1,595 at DWR.

10 Reef Writing Desk by Tema, $720 at All Modern

11 Paul McCobb Style Birch Desk, $2700 at Chairish. 

12 Pilson Paprika Desk, $199 at Crate & Barrel.

13 Eames Desk Unit (EDU) by Herman Miller, $1,419 at Room & Board.

14 Rustic Storage Oak Desk, $499 at West Elm.

15 Radford Adjustable Desk in White design by Safavieh, $495 at Burke Decor.

16 Offi Wave Writing Desk, $999 at All Modern.

17 Royal Blue Vintage Campaign Desk, $795 at Chairish.

18 Executive Desk with Cabinet by Jesper Office, $2,374 at Bluefly.

19 Shutter Hall Desk, $1,350 at Furniturea.

20 Marco Desk, $799 at Crate & Barrel.

21 Delphine Desk, $1,950 at Jonathan Adler

22 Hanh Left Desk by Euro Style, $552 at Burke Decor.  

23 Eames Desk Unit (EDU) by Herman Miller, $1,419 at DWR.

24 Contrast Drawer Desk by Assembly Home, $369 at Urban Outfitters.

25 Slim Desk in Orange, $449 at Room & Board.

26 Nelson Swag Leg Desk by George Nelson for Herman Miller, $2,149 at DWR.

27 Mid-Century Desk in Thai Blue, $399 at West Elm.

28 Cant Writing Desk by Blu Dot, $599 at All Modern.

29 Poltrona Frau Fred Desk, $ stat Switch Modern.

30 Format Desk by BDI USA, $1,299 at All Modern.

31 Green Josephine Desk by Cost Plus, $199 at World Market.

32 Reclaimed Pine Cross Base Desk, $499 at West Elm.

33 Manon Desk by Italian Modern, $539.99 at All Modern.

34 Reale Desk by Moe’s Home Collection, $781.76 at Bellacor

35 Junction Desk by Gus Modern, $1,255 at Burke Decor.

36 Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Storage Desk, $1,299 at West Elm.

 37 Scrub Desk by Autobahn for De La Espada, $5,185 at Matter.

38 Fairfax Desk, $495 at Serena & Lily.

39 Companions Writing Desk by StudioIlse, $3,145 at The Future Perfect.

40 Lark Desk, $695 at Serena & Lily.

41 Pontus Desk by Pinch, $11,257 at The Future Perfect.

42 Remix Desk by Gesa Hansen , $3,065 at Matter.

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Get the Look: 72 Bar + Counter Stools

As I mentioned yesterday, we chose the bar stools for Meredith + Daniel’s  kitchen. Although we arrived at an obvious and eternally perfect classic (Bertoia!), I looked at a lot of examples of bar & counter stools. Lucky you, they’re detailed below.

First though, let’s have a lesson about rules for bar stools and counter stools:

What’s the difference between a bar stool & counter stool?
If you’ve ever shopped for kitchen stools, you’ve noticed that they come in two heights. The standard height for a bar stool is 30″, while the average height for a counter stool is about 26″.

How to choose the right height bar & counter stool?
You’ll want 8″ to 12″ of leg room between the stool and the bottom of your counter/table.

Consider the overhang.
You might find that counters with a very deep overhang call for a slightly shorter stool.

How much space should you allot between stools?
For stools 16″-18″ wide, allow about 22″ of space between them. For stools 19″-22″ wide, allow about 24″ of breathing room. Leave even more space for swivel stools and stools with arms.

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S H O P P I N G

Shop bar stools and counter stools from StyleCarrot partners and others. 

1 Vienna Barstool, $129 at Crate & Barrel.

2 Arteriors Wyndham Swivel Counter Stool, $480 at Bellacor.

3 Real Good Barstool by BluDot, $249 at Lumens.

4 BOSSE Bar Stool, $49.99 at IKEA.

5 Onda Counter Stool by Jesus Gasca for Stua, $410 at DWR.

6 Magis Steelwood by Ronan+Erwan Bouroullec, $499 at YLiving.

7 Tolix Marais Barstool by Xavier Pauchard, $335 at DWR.

8 Arteriors Home Rochefort Stool, $488 at Wayfair.

9 P.A. Bar Stool by Soren Rose Studio, $895 at Matter.

10 Ulrik Bar Stool by Alex Hellum, £205 at Heal’s.

11 Hal Stool by Jasper Morrison for Vitra, $515 at Lumens.

12 Modern Windsor Bar Stool, $149.99 at West Elm.

13 Little Tulip Stool by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, $1,535 at Hive.

14 Tractor Counter Stool by Craig Bassam, $1,275 at DWR.

15 Bay Counter Stool by Newport Furniture, $349 at Room & Board.

16 Restoration Warehouse Maxwell Stool, $348 at Candelabra.

17 Spoon Stool by Antonio Citterio for Kartell, $750 at Lumens.

18 Bertoia Counter Stool for Knoll, $1027 at DWR.

19 Felix Walnut Bentwood Barstools, $119 at Crate & Barrel.

20 Folio Leather Backless Counter stools, $269 at Crate & Barrel.

21 Industrial Stool, $179 at West Elm.

22 Upholstered Cherner Stool, $829 at All Modern.

23 OFFI Jim Barstool by Scott Laughton, $299 at AllModern.

24 Deer Bar Stool by Autobahn for De La Espada, $1,885 at The Future Perfect.

25 Era Counter Stool by Michael Thonet, $250 at DWR.

26 Flint Steel Counter Stool, $119 at CB2.

27 Emeco 1006 Navy Aluminum Counter Stool, $790 at DWR.

28 Little Apollo by Patrick Norguet for Artifort, $1,378 at Hive.

29 1961 Pierre Jeanneret Stools, set of 4 at Galerie Half.

30 Jamie Young Americana Stool, $325 at Wayfair.

31 Gigi Stool by Marco Mara for Knoll, $550 at Hive.

32 Collins Stools, $279 at Room & Board.

33 Bar Stool in Scrapwood by Piet Hein Eek, $766 at The Future Perfect.

34 Lucite Bar Stools, $3,675/pair, Sandra Oster, Decorator Tag Sale.

35 Model Six Stool by Jeff Covey, $420 at Amazon.

36 dCOR Design Gen Bar Stool, $239 at AllModern.

37 Phoenix Swoon Barstool, $149 at CB2.

38 Milo Baughman Chrome Bar Stools, $8,000/six at Orions Objects.

39 Gubi 3 Stool by Boris Berlin+Poul Christiansen $799 at Danish Design Store.

40 Staach Cain Kitchen Stool, $363 at 2Modern.

41 Kartell Charles Ghost Stool, $400/pair at Lumens.

42 Cosmo Bar Stool, £50 at Next.

43 Petite Barstools, $149 at CB2.

44 Ribbon Counter Stool, $179 at West Elm.

45 Arteriors Calvin Bar Stool, $2,112 at Wayfair.

46 Crescent Bar Chair, $117.30 at S&S Modern Furniture.

47 Kubu Hand-Woven Barstool, $149.95 at Pier1.

48 Dandelion Stool by DesignK, $345.75 at Bouf.

49 Knicker Counter Stool by Blu Dot, $299 at Lumens.

50 Facto Stools by Patrick Jouin for Fermob.

51 Deja-vu Stool by Naoto Fukasawa for Magis, $369 at Yliving.

52 Cygnus Barstool by Safavieh, $554.40 at Burke Decor.

53 Counter Stool 1C by RoomB, $660 by Yliving.

54 Stitch Chair by Cappellini, $881 at Dwell Store.

55 BCN Fixed Stools by Harry & Camilla for Kristalia, £252 at Milia Shop.

56 Kant Stool by Karim Rashid for Casamania, $265 at AllModern.

57 Graph Stool by Gus* Modern, $325 at Lumens.

58 Aalto High Chair K65 by Artek, 352€ at Scandinavia Design.

59 Reata Counter Stool, $198 at Anthropologie.

60 Hi Pad Stools by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini, $729.50 at AmbienteDirect.

61 Perch Barstool, $298 at Anthropologie.

62 Lancaster Barstool by Michael Young for Emeco, $745 at DWR.

63 Blu Dot Counterstool Counterstool, $249 at Lumens.

64 P Stool 2 by Lebello, $462 at Yliving.

65 One More Please Stool by Philippe Starck for Kartell, $450 at Lumens.

66 L’Eau Counter Stool by Calligaris, $248.65 at Yliving.

67 Church Stool by Gus*Modern, $210 at Lumens.

68 Last Minute Stool by Patricia Urquiola, $270/pair at Chairish.

69 Florence Swivel Stool, $89.99 at Target.

70 Air Counter Stool by Calligaris, $237.15 at Yliving.

71 Perch Counter Stool, $550 at Yliving.

72 One More Please Stool by Philippe Starck for Kartell, $450 at Lumens.

73 Bungalow 5 Oslo Gray Limed Oak Barstool, $500 at Burke Decor.

74 Magis Stool_One $838/set of 2 at Lumens.

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Deal Alert: Offi at OKL

A smattering of awesome Offi pieces, especially for the nursery. Shop OKL now – sale ends Sunday!

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