Get the Look: 48 Office Chairs that Swivel

As I mentioned yesterday, I need a new desk chair. Not only is mine falling apart, lately, the seat seems really hard. (Not sure why, all of a sudden.) So, when Tesco (yes, the British supermarket) got in touch asking me to tout its great office chairs selection, I figured it was a good a time as any to investigate. I found the usual suspects by Knoll and Herman Miller at Design Within Reach and Smart Furniture, and some high end contemporary models at Hive and Unica Home. Of course I browsed IKEA, West Elm, and CB2 for some less expensive choices too.

My favorites, the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair and the Eames Aluminum Executive, are both way too expensive, Any other thoughts? Here’s my desk:

my desk, Boston

 

S H O P P I N G

1 Eros Castors by Philippe Starck for Kartell, $517 at Hive.

2 Amia Chair by Steelcase, $629 at Smart Furniture.

3 MultiGeneration Hybrid by Formway for Knoll, $340 at Smart Furniture.

4 Admire Office Chair, $348 at Zinc Door.

5 Cherner Task Chair by Norman Cherner, $1499 at DWR.

6 Hudson Task Chair by Philippe Starck for Emeco, $1,980 at DWR.

7 Bubble Camel Leather Office Chair, $229 at CB2.

8 Criss Cross Office Chair, $248 at Zinc Door.

9 Bungee Office Chair, $139 at The Container Store.

10 Sayl Task Chair by Yves Béhar for Herman Miller, $499 at DWR.

11 JULES Junior Desk Chair, $34.99 at IKEA.

12 Aeron Chair by Donald Chadwick+William Stumpf, $849 at MoMA Store.

13 Freedom Task Chair by Niels Diffrient for Humanscale, $799 at YLiving.

14 Uno Multi-Purpose Mid-Back Chair by Steelcase, $309 at Wayfair.

15 Trafico High-Back  Chair by dCOR Design, $151.59 at Wayfair.

16 Crescent Office Chair, $370 at InMod.

17 Eames Soft Pad Group Mgt. Chair by Herman Miller, $2,049 at Hive.

18 Freedom Task Chair  w/Headrest in Sabrina Leather, $2,465 at DWR.

19 Nine-0 Swivel Chair by Ettore Sottsass for Emeco $1,030 at Design Public.

20 Egoa Task Chair by Josep Mora for Stua, $699 at DWR.

21 360 Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, $840 at Bobby Berk Home.

22 Globus Work Station by Michiel van der Kle for Artifort, $10,863 at Hive.

23 Exclamation Chair by Spectrum West, $700 at YLiving.

24 Plywood Wrap Office Chair, $199 at West Elm.

25 Mirra Chair by by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, $829 at YLiving.

26 Embody by Stumpf + Weber for Herman Miller, $1,339 at Smart Furniture.

27 Eames Aluminum Executive Chair by Herman Miller, $2,119 at Sit4Less.

28 ALRIK Swivel Chair, $14.99 at IKEA.

29 Polo Desk Chair by Robin Day, $199 at The Container Store.

30 Liberty Task Chair by Niels Diffrient for Humanscale, $1,129 at DWR.

31 Bombo Desk Chair by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis, $952 at InMod.

32 Crew Task Chair by Brian Kane for Steelcase, $489 at Smart Furniture.

33 Moorea Swivel Chair by Vico Magistretti for Kartell, $800 at Hive.

34 Think Chair 3D Knitt by Glen Oliver Löw for Steelcase, $884 at Sit4Less.

35 PATRIK Swivel Chair, $199 at IKEA.

36 Jones Office Chair, $249 at CB2.

37 Jam Workchair by Archirivolto S.T.C. for Calligaris, $307 at YLiving.

38 Trafico Faux Leather Office Chair, $223 at Zinc Door.

39 Scoop Task Chair by Blu Dot, $599 at Design Public.

40 Swivel Leather Desk Chair, $399 at West Elm.

41 Mauna-Kea Swivel Chair by Kartell, $1,352/pair at Smart Furniture.

42 MultiGeneration Hybrid Chair by Knoll, $285 at Smart Furniture.

43 Spin Chair by Ross Lovegrove for Driade, $941 at Unica. Home.

44 Scoop Office Chair, £39.88 at Tesco.

45 Flow Upholster 5-Point Star by Jean-Marie Massaud for MDF Italia, $695 at Northern Icon.

46 Lotus Chair by René Holten for Artifort, $2,789 at Unica Home.

47 Chair One 4-Star Base by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, $1,298/pair at 2Modern.

48 Bentwood Desk Chair, $135 at Crate & Barrel.

 

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Get the Look: 22 Sconces that Stretch

I’m trying to come up with a spot in my apartment where I could install one of these super long-armed wall lamps. I’m over the industrial factory look (for my own space anyway). I like the bare bones minimal ones and also the Italian vintage styles from the ’50s, though I fear they’re a bit on the whimsical side for me.  I think #15 is my favorite. Maybe in the family room, over the sofa? That room could use a little architectural-like interest. It’s much more practical than an annoying floor lamp.  Many of these are pricey; the style hasn’t been knocked off  in a frenzy by the usual suspects yet, so I didn’t really find any truly “low” options.

S H O P P I N G 

1. Huge 1950-Inspired Sconces at Antiques MC.

2. Link Small Wall Lamp, $330 at Room & Board.

3. Counterpoise Swing Arm Sconce, $429 at Restoration Hardware.

4. Prouvé Potence by Jean Prouvé, $579 at Bellacor.

5. Workstead Wall Lamp, $475 at Horne.

6. Vintage Swing Arm Lamp, $575 at Addo Novo.

7. Talak Wall Lamp by Neil Poulton by Artemide, $690 at Hive.

8. Deadstock Jib Light by Castor, $1900 at Matter.

9. 1950’s Sconce by Pierre Guariche, $4500 at BG Galleries.

10. Falena Wall Lamp by Alvaro Siza for FontanaArte, $682.20 at Hive.

11. Gooseneck Barn Lamp in Red, $315 at DWR.

12.Array Twin Sconce $2,400 at Siglo Moderno.

13. 265 Wall Lamp by Paolo Rizzatto for Flos, $1295 at DWR.

14. 1950s Stilnovo Articulated Sconce, $7,900 at Modern One.

15. Serge Mouille 2-Arm Sconce by Serge Mouille, $4900 at Horne.

16. Cord Lamp by Brendan Ravenhill, $230 at Horne.

17. Twiggy Ceiling Lamps by Marc Sadler for Foscarini, $2100 at Hive.

18. French Articulating Double Arm Sconce, $1800 at Orange.

19. Tolomeo Mega by Michele De Lucchi for Artemide, $695 at DWR.

20. Tolomeo by Michele De Lucchi for Artemide, $370 at DWR.

21. BL5 Wall Pendant by Robert Dudley Best, $599.50 at Horne.

22. Danish Teak Double Sconce, $1,938 at Art of Vintage.

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Get the Look: 72 Green Home Furnishings

The biggest round-up yet: 72 items in all sorts of lovely shades of green. Lighting, wallpaper, chairs, tables , beds, vases, pillows, rugs, racks, kitchen stuff, and more. I sneaked in a few fashion accessories and jewelry too.

S H O P P I N G

Tank Suspension Light by Alexander Taylor, $1110 at YLighting.
Rubber Vase by Henriette Melchiorsenv for Menu, $23.95 at Fjorn.
Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen, $726.75 at DWR.
Salix Wallpaper, $148 at Anthropologie.
LACK Side Table, $7.99 at IKEA.
Hang On Rack by Normann Copenhagen $96 at The Future Perfect.
Streamliner Classic Wood Car, $47.50 at Fjorn.
Benjamin Moore Lawn Green Paint, $36.95 at West Elm.
Link Task Light by Peter Stathis, $323 at Design Public.
Scheherazade Headboard by Ceylon Portfolio, $1,150 at Dering Hall.
Kastehelmi Dewdrop Bowl by Oiva Toikka for Iittala , $19 at Didrik’s.
Grams 16″ Pillow, $59.95 at CB2.
Key Modular Storage by Scott Bennett for Housefish, $734 at Design Public.
Turquoise Quercus Ring by Lucifer Vir Honestus, $6,400 at Barneys.
Future Vase by Holmegaard , $65 at Fjorn.
Ming Green Steel Side Chair, $199 at Crate & Barrel.
Arrow Hanger by Design House, $39.98 at Fjorn.
FREDRIKA Fabric, $6.99/yard at IKEA.
Baker Sofa by Finn Juhl, Onecollection, $14,620 at DWR.
Banana Leaf Wastebasket by Gail DeLoach, $95 at Gracious Home.
Binic Table Lamp by Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini, $289 at Ylighting.
Untitled #4 by Matthew Tischler (30×40 print), $2400 at 20×200.
Claire Faux Bamboo Mirror by Bungalow 5 $640 at Clayton Gray.
Mandala Rug by Madeline Weinrib at Madeline Weinrib.
Franklin Credenza by Christopher Kennedy, $9600 at Dering Hall.
Ibis Bird by Oiva Toikka for Iittala, $595 at Didrik’s.
Green Balance Steel Ceiling Mobile, $399 at Nova68.
Jacqui Side Table by Bungalow 5, $420 at Clayton Gray.
Scalloped Headboard, $1,100 at Decorator Tag Sale.
Clothes Tree by P’kolino, $109 at Design Public.
Nixon 4 -Piece Setting, $50 at Jonathan Adler.
SOMNAT Crib, $79.99 at IKEA.
Velvet Arm Chairs at Galerie Andre Hayat, 1st Dibs.
Ere-be-Dragons Wallpaper for Paper Boy, $125 at Vertigo Home.
Pitcher by Anu Penttinen for Marimekko, $89 at Crate & Barrel.
Stretch Stool by Jessica Carnevale, $295 at MoMA Store.
Grass Vase by Claydies for Normann Copenhagen, $45 at Vertigo Home.
Acrylic Box by Baron Alessandro Albrizzi, $190 at Moss.
Zebra Llama Wool Rug, $995 at Jonathan Adler.
Tennyson X-Stool by Arteriors Home $775 at Clayton Gray.
Templeton Twin Bed, $2,795 at Jonathan Adler.
Chrysoprase/Diamond Necklace by Irene Neuwirth, $20,100 at Barneys.
Doodle Dog Pillow by Crypton, $40 at Design Public.
Herb Scissors, $9.95 at Chef Tools.
Unikko Tray by Marimekko, $39 at FinnStyle.
Rollerstop by Harry Allen for Areaware, $199 at Fitzsu.
Cheeky Ikat Organic Cotton Pillow Cover, $50 at Fabricadabra.
Walnut Vessel With Green Trim by Matt Pugh, $62 at Gretel Home.
Gorilla Pillow by Ross Menuez for Fauna, $28 at Design Public.
Elan Wedges by Diane von Furstenberg, $395 at Net-a-Porter.
Fluted Contrast Mug by Royal Copenhagen, €20 at Royal Copenhagen.
Grass Flocked Terracotta Pig Bank, $20 at The W Hotels Store.
Silicone Trivet by Sagaform Sweden, $7.95 at Fjorn.
Circles Placemat by Daisy Hill Linens, $58 at Barneys.
POÄNG Birch Veneer Chair, $129 at IKEA.
Tron Sofa by Richard Shemtov, , $4,970 at Dering Hall.
BARNSLIG Mirror, $19.99 at IKEA.
Reed Cover Chair, $149 at CB2.
Raw Candelabra by Jens Fager for Muuto, $250 at A+R.
Suede Passenger Clutch, $78 at Madewell.
Richard Nixon Baby Alpaca Throw, $295 at Jonathan Adler.
Chilewich Spun Grass Placemat, $52/set of 4 at Design Public.
BLOMMIG Vase, $3.99 at IKEA.
Aalto 3.75″ Vase by Alvar Aalto for Iittala, $85 at Fjorn.
BILLY Bookcase with Glass Doors, $79.99 at IKEA.
Taboret Stool/Side Table, $325 at Hudson.
Collapsible Silicone Funnel, $10.49 at Useful Things.
Aquinnah  Cotton Rug by Dash & Albert, $30—$414 at Dash & Albert.
Edge of Belgravia Ceramic Knives, £34.90-£59.90 at Edge of Belgravia.
1970s Gooseneck Desk Lamp, $1,200 at Metropolis Modern, 1st Dibs.
Pear Screen Print by Enzo Mari, $480 at Nova68.
Jacqui 4-Drawer Chest by Bungalow 5, $1690 at Clayton Gray.

Get the Look: 55 Coffee/Cocktail Tables

I’ve already given you the rundown on our living room coffee table situation yesterday. I realize I provide photos of our apartment when I talk about it, but that would require more tidying than I have time for, not to mention camera skills.

We sort of need a coffee table for our family room too, but I hate to take up the limited and cozy floor space. And it would be in the way during Oakley’s playtime. (My cat, not my kid.) I daresay side tables must suffice. In any case, here are 55 coffee/cocktail tables. More than a few are amazing.

S H O P P I N G

Concentric Brass Table by Codor, $5,600 at Tamara Codor, Dering Hall.

X-Frame Glass Top Table by Tapio Wirkkala for Artek, $14,705 at Hive.

Umbra Geometric Tile Table by Manulutio, $2,898 at Anthropologie.

Yellow Changeright Table by Worlds Away, $1,010 at Zinc Door.

Onyx Laser Cut Base Table by Eva Zeisel, $1,500 at DWR.

Lily Pad Table by Blu Dot, $399 at Hive.

Orange Lacquer Block Lucite X-Base, $1,495 at Jonathan Adler.

Braiden Oxidized Iron Coffee Table, $449 at Crate & Barrel.

Nixon Pierced Brass Base with Marble Top, $2,500 at Jonathan Adler.

Amoeba Table by Jens Risom, $991 at Hive.

Norwood Recycled Wood on Casters by Arteriors, now $2,518 at Zinc Door.

Como Bi-Level Table in Espresso Wood, $498 at Chiasso.

Gray Stones Table by Maya Lin for Knoll, $673 at All Modern.

Ion Round Glass Table with Ash Base, $299 at West Elm.

Diego Bronze Table w/White Top by Oly Studio at Tonic Home.

Set of Three Lucent Nesting Tables, $349 at CB2.

Two Tier Lucite Table with Brass Details at John Salibello Antiques.

Satellite Rec Rectangle Table by Loll Designs $519 at Design Public.

Black Hex Table by Cara and Cole , $781 at Candelabra.

Gold Leaf & Glass Sabine Table at Jan Showers, Dering Hall.

Around Table by Thomas Bentzen for Muuto, £449 at Made in Design.

Seguro Square Rustic Wood Table, $799 at Crate & Barrel.

Zebrawood Ellipse Table, $6,300 at Alexandra Angle, Dering Hall.

Brass Radial Base Table, $2,250 at Lawson-Fenning, Dering Hall.

Green Lacquer Jacqui Table by Bungalow 5, $715 at Candelabra.

Polished Nickel Table by Planter for Knoll,  $1,421 at Smart Furniture.

White Pipa Lattice Table by Oly Studio, $1,980 at Candelabra.

Keil Meshwork Table by Daniel Herr at Matter.

Lazy Susan Metal Strap Coffee Table, $1,350 at Candelabra.

Tri-Oval Glass Table by Ross Lovegrove for Knoll, $1,685 at All Modern.

Arktura Red Strand Coffee Table, $2,195 at Bobby Berk Home.

Splay-Leg Table by George Nakashima for Knoll, $1,676 at DWR.

Milo Baughman Bronze Geodesic Table, $6,500 at Converso, 1st Dibs.

Henredon Elephant Tusk Table, $2,300 at Galere, 1st Dibs.

Oly Studio George Table w/Black Resin Top, $1,845 at Candelabra.

Pierced Iron Base Table with Glass Top at John Salibello Antiques.

Smart Round White Marble & Chrome Table, $329 at CB2.

Kingston Driftwood Glass Oval Table by Arteriors, $1,260 at Candelabra.

Pi Steel & Black Laminate Table by Blu Dot, $599 at Smart Furniture.

Glossy White Rectangular Kira Table w/Chrome Legs, $458 at Chiasso.

Sea Green Coral Table by Arktura, $1,990 at Bobby Berk Home.

White Lacquer Capresi Swing-Out Table, $398 at Chiasso.

Red Around Table by Thomas Bentzen for Muuto, $640 at Ambiente Direct.

Fracture Table by Matthew Hilton, $3,385 at The Future Perfect.

Ash Base P7 Table with Glass Top by Jonas Wahlstrom, $299 at CB2.

Cork Table by Moooi, $423 at All Modern.

Olivia Nickel & Glass Round Table by Arteriors, $1260 at Zinc Door.

Rustic Pine & Iron Delwyn Table by Robert Ogden, $1,298 at Anthropologie.

Orange Zanotta Wire Table, $930 at Ambiente Direct.

Zuri Round Table, $599 at Crate & Barrel.

Brass-Plated Flash Square Table by Tom Dixon,  $1,010 at Lumens.

Tablo 3-Leg Table by Normann Copenhagen, $220CAD at The Modern Shop.

Pelutho Table by Lee Kirkbride, now $622.30 at The Future Perfect.

Steel & Glass Gubi Pedrera Table by Barba Corsini, $815 at Finnish Design Shop.

Kartell Panier Tables by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, $380 at Lumens.

Get the Look: 50 Modern Bar Carts, Serving Carts, and Trolleys

As you know, bar carts  have become the must-have accent piece in the modern home. Even those who don’t drink want shiny a bar cart set up in an unused corner, styled to perfection with all the best bar accoutrements—decanters, shakers, stirrers, striped paper straws, martini glasses—finished with a killer piece of artwork hanging on the wall above it.

Bars don’t have to be on casters (though all the bar carts in this post are on wheels). You can create a bar in a cleared out section of a bookshelf, on a lacquered tray atop a console table, or repurpose the armoire you no longer need for your TV since you switched to a flatscreen. A tray table—the kind that’s an actual tray set into a butler’s stand—works particularly well as a home bar too.

This entry has been one of the site’s top five posts since I first published it over two years ago; it’s been long overdue for an overhaul. As of November 10, 2014 you’ll find 50 brand new bar carts arrayed here. With the holidays approaching, it seemed an ideal time for a bar carts refresh.

I’ve been thinking about setting up a bar for my husband for like half a dozen years now. At this point, with the boys approaching teendom, we’ll need a bar cabinet with a lock. (I’ll work on a bar cabinet post soon.) Perhaps I could pull one together as a holiday gift. Or his next birthday. We will be entertaining for our son’s bar mitzvah this winter. Can’t have a cocktail party without a  pretty home bar, after all.

This selection of 50 bar carts, serving carts, and trolleys, some with removable trays, are all ideal for setting up your home bar. Styles include contemporary, mid-century modern, art deco, and traditional classics in brass, walnut, acrylic, polished nickel, lucite, birch, oak, rattan and more.

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Libations Bar Cart, $599 at Crate & Barrel.

2 Gerard Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $1,247.50 at The Well Appointed House.  

3 Isadora Console Table on Casters by Bungalow 5, $1,113 at Zinc Door. 

4 Dar Rolling Round Black Bar Cart, $79.99 at Amazon.

5 Connaught Brass Oval Bar Cart by Arteriors Home, $1,476 at Wayfair.

6 Gastone Trolley in Blue by Antonio Citterio for Kartell, $935 at Lumens.  

7 Luxembourg Yellow Bar Cart by Fermob, $785 at Lumens.  

8 Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley 901 by Artek, $2,230 at Horne

9 Turquoise Lacquer Bamboo Bar Cart, $1,712.50 at The Well Appointed House.  

10 Industrial Style Bar Cart by Woodland Imports, $309.04 at Wayfair. 

11 Lucite Bar Cart. $375 at Furbish.  

12 Foxed Mirror Chrome Bar Cart, $399 at West Elm. 

13 Cart With Antiqued Mirror Tray, $1,170 at The Well Appointed House.  

14 Bølling Red & Oak Tray Table on Casters, $695 at DWR.

15 Barboy by Verner Panton, $1,850 at DWR.

16 South Seas Rattan Bar Cart, $395 at Serena & Lily

17 Møller Serving Trolley, $1,725 at DWR

18 Trays Black Seving Cart by Piero Lissoni for Kartell, $650 at YLiving

19 Clara Bar Cart in Gunmetal, $299.95 at Pier 1

20 Swedish Light Wood Serving Cart, $159.95 at Williams-Sonoma Home

21 Lilly Lacquer Bar Cart, $425 at Society Social.

22  Ireland Silver Geometric Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $1,020 at ShopTen25

23 Mai Tai Trolley by Punt & Odosdesign, $875 at A+R.  

24 Melrose Bar Cart by Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams, $2,750 at Bloomingdale’s. 

25 Round White Serving Cart, $108.89 at Wayfair

26 Gold Finish Iron Bar Cart by Safavieh, $299.99 at Target. 

27  Cosmopolitan Polished Nickel Bar Cart, $1,160 at Williams-Sonoma Home.

28 Lilly Turquoise Lacquer Bar Cart, $425 at Society Social.

29 Vintage Mid-Century Bar Cart by Nasco, $300 at Chairish

30 Roland Gold Leaf Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $817 at ShopTen25.  

31 Cottage Rattan Bar Cart, $395 at Serena & Lily.  

32 Cheval Antiqued Brass Bar Cart, $1,950 at Jonathan Adler

33 Workshop Industrial Style  Bar Cart, $1,399 at West Elm.  

34 Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart, $1,250 at Chairish.

35 Bølling Walnut Tray Table, $895 at DWR

36 Gerard Gold Leaf X Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $947at ShopTen25.  

37 Polished Nickel Bar Cart, $1,476 at The Well Appointed House

38 Parisian Bar Cart, $995 at Serena & Lily

39 Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Utility Cart, $142.98 at Amazon. 

40 Red Vintage Danish Modern Bar Cart, $1,100 at Chairish.

41 Mathieu Mategot Perforated Steel Server, $2,950 at Thomas Brillet, 1st Dibs.

42 Faux Bamboo Bar Cart by Powell Furniture, $184.39 at Wayfair. 

43 Weldon Turquoise Serving Cart, $179.95 at Pier 1

44 Manhattan Red Lacquer Bar Cart, $595 at Serena & Lily

45 Fancy Gold Serving Cart by Woodlands Import, $227.94 at All Modern

46 Wheelie Bar Cart, $259 at CB2.

47 Lisbon Brass Bar Cart by Arteriors Home, $1,200 at Wayfair.

48 Prost Bar Cart, $699 at Crate & Barrel.

49 The Marshall Black Metal Bar Cart, $29.50 at Amazon.

50 Brooke Polished Nickel & Mirror Bar Cart, $499 at Pottery Barn.  

 

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