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Get the Look: 53 Sideboards, Credenzas, Buffets

Following up on yesterday’s Montage: 45 Rooms with Sideboards, I’ve sourced 53 mostly modern sideboards, credenzas, buffets, or whatever else you’d like to call them. Many are pricey (a sideboard is a hefty piece of furniture), but there are a few inexpensive finds. I’ve always loved the Dandelion by Iannone Design, but I’m in serious love with the Florence Knoll in gray with the carrera marble top. (The Concrete low dresser at CB2 is a decent sub, minus the fancy slab.)

S H O P P I N G

Row 1:
Cherner 4-Door Credenza, $3,549 at YLiving.
Bamboo Stagger Server by Brave Space Design, $3,995 at AllModern.
Punt Sussex Sideboard by Terence Woodgate, $4,305 at Nest.

Row 2:
PS Cabinet in Red, $99 at IKEA.
Scatola Armonica Sideboard, $2,374 at Inmod.
Hughes 8-Drawer Chest, $2,745 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

Row 3:
4-Drawer Sideboard by Skram Lineground, $5,096 at AllModern.
Graphic Dandelion Console by Iannone Design, $2,095 at YLiving.

Row 4:
Lawson Chest by MGBW, $4,835 at Bloomingdale’s.
Block Party Multicolor Credenza by Thomas Wold, $3,990 at Design Public.

Row 5:
Teak Rough Sideboard by Ethnicraft, $2,500 at Lekker Home.
Ion Credenza, $999 at CB2.
Danish Modern Teak Credenza, $1,450 on eBay.

Row 6:
Florence Knoll Four-Position Credenza, $13,233 at DWR.
Sierra Credenza by Bellini Modern, $1,834 at HomeFurnitureShowroom.
Wooly Media Cabinet by Iannone Design, $2,195 at

Row 7:
Claude Double 4 Drawer Credenza, $1,995 at Jonathan Adler.
Roh Credenza by Spot On Square, $1,790 at Spot on Square.
Tetra 4 Ten-Drawer Cabinet by notNeutral, $3,500 at 2Modern.

Row 8:
Simon Sideboard, $499.95 at Pier 1.
Tone Cabinate by Leif.designpark for De La Espada $6,125 at Velocity.
Nolo Sideboard by Moe’s Home Collection, $1,615.99 at Wayfair.

Row 9:
Burl Wood & Lucite Console Table, $3,800 at Pieces.
Jackson Buffet by Oly Studio at Tonic Home.
Danish Modern Credenza, $475 on eBay.

Row 10:
Yasmine 6 Cabinet, $2,041.20 at InMod.
Highline L-14 Sideboard by Mueller-Moebel, $2,433 at ModLivin.

Row 11:
Kirk Buffet by Oly Studio at Tonic Home.
Delano Storage Cabinet, $1,499 at Room & Board.
Stainless Steel Cabinet by Delfina, $2,495 at Inmod.

Row 12:
Vintage Fretwork & Chrome Credenza at Pieces.

Row 13:
Concrete Low Dresser, $599 at CB2.
Antiqued Mirror Credenza by Currey & Company, $3,951.20 at HomeClick.
Niche Dining Buffet, $699 at West Elm.

Row 14:
Tall Key Module Credenza by Housefish, $679 at Design Public.
Danish Modern Teak Credenza, $822.50 on eBay.
Slice Swoon Wall-Mounted Shelf, $149 at CB2.

Row 15:
Cross Credenza by Matthew Hilton, $3,000 at DWR.
Franklin Media Cabinet at Circle Furniture.

Row 16:
K55 Boutique Buffet, $622.21 at Home Furniture Showroom.
Kast Sideboard by VITRA, $9,630 at ModLivin.
Oak Ligna Sideboard by Ethnicraft, $2,800 at Lekker Home.

Row 17:
Rosewood Sideboard, $6,126.80 at Bouf.
The Other Sideboard by Studioilse for Cerruti Baleri, $13,213 at Unica Home.
Credenza #24 by Daao Concepts at Daao Concepts.

Row 18:
Grate Oak Sideboard at Koush Design.
Drift Sideboard by Want Studio, $7,620.21 at Bouf.

Row 19:
White Highboard by Morten Georgsen, $2,396 at BoConcept.
Sideboard by Out of the Dark, $842.44 at Bouf.
Satellite Sideboard L270-78 by Barber Osgerby, $3,326 at Unica Home.

Row 20:
DOK Steel Sideboard by Reinier de Jong, 250€ at Renier de Jong.
Sideboard by Morten Georgsen, $1,995 at BoConcept.
Prima Sideboard by Toby Howes, $6,892.65 at Bouf.

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Design Diary: Jim Higgins’ Pre-Fabulous House in Maine

This modern prefab home is the weekend home of Jim Higgins, Boston architect, a principal with PH Partners. I found him through my hunt for dream homes. Although the house didn’t make that issue of the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine (Your Dream Homes), I was able to do a “Designing” column called “Modern, Naturally”, which ran this Sunday.

It’s a modern prefab home, designed by Missouri-based architect Rocio Romero. Higgins first spotted the modern prefab structure in Dwell, and it was love at first sight. He flew down to Missouri to check out Romero’s own home and decided he had to have one for himself. He ordered one for the plot of land he had recently purchased on Spinney Creek in Eliot, Maine. (The original plan had been to design and build a traditional New England house, but this is definitely much more fun.)

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Th is an LVL Home from Romero’s LV Series kits of modern prefab homes. The houses are 1,453 square feet, with a kitchen, living room, dining room, three bedrooms and two baths, though he made some changes, such as flipping the plan to better fit the site and take advantage of views and rearranging some interior walls.

If you look at the top photo, which is the back of the house, the rooms are as follows, left to right: master bedroom, guest bedroom, living room, dining room/kitchen. The second photo is the front of the house. The narrow strip of windows on the left are the windows above the kitchen counter, and the little windows on the right are in the bathrooms. Let’s take a tour.

Entry

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The exterior is corrugated panel siding called Galvaloom. The walkway (scroll back up to the second photo) is a docking system, so it’s actually a little bridge to the front door. He eventually plans to add a deck out back constructed from the same material.

Living Room

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These are the scouting photos Jim sent me initially. (I visited in the dead of winter, on the first snowfall of the season.) The white Petrie sofas are from Crate & Barrel (there’s an outlet in nearby Kittery), as is the red nylon rug, which cost just $99. The floor lamp is CB2. The chairs are the real thing – the Risom Lounge Chair from Knoll, and the marble-topped coffee table is Florence Knoll. The painting is actually a portrait of Jim, done by a friend, Marblehead artist John Bonner.

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This shot shows you a better view of the Spinney Creek, which is used as an oyster and clam farm. It’s clean enough to swim in, and he has a dock, as well as a flotilla of kayaks. So pretty.

Kitchen

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The stainless steel cabinetry is IKEA. The counters and island are white Caesarstone. The backsplash is a 2×2 white gloss tile. I love the fridge – it’s a white glass front Jenn Air – I’d never seen one before. The three little squares are $29 lights from Lightology, that match the little recessed ones in the ceiling.Stools from Crate & Barrel.

Dining Room

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Jim has his eye on a pricey Florence Knoll dining table, but in the meantime uses this outdoor dining set he picked up at an end of season sale from Sears. He hung IKEA tracks for the curtains, which he had made from cheap white material he bought at JoAnn Fabric. The African sculpture in the corner was a gift from his partner’s parents.

The floor looks like planks of pickled oak, or weathered grey shingles, but is actually Italian ceramic tile with a wood grain texture, in a plank design. And it’s toasty – he did radiant heat underneath. (I took this photo – notice the grey day outdoors.)

Interior Entry

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The stairs lead to a finished basement. The rail still needed to be built when this picture was taken, so they turned a glossy red IKEA bookcase on its side and topped it with a white cushion, to use as a bench and barrier. You’re looking down the hall, to the master bedroom. Notice the full height doorways, which, at $1,000 each, were a splurge.

Master Bedroom

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The bed is IKEA and the bedding from Dwell. The stool is Knoll, but he doesn’t remember where he purchased the marble cubes. In front of the bed there’s a patchwork cowhide rug from Paris. The painting is by Massachusetts artist Mark Allen. Sconces from Lightology.

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The sink is open to the room; the shower is to the left, the toilet to the right. The floor to ceiling mirrors are actually IKEA wardrobes that he built in. The sink, cabinetry, hardware, and plain wood-framed mirror are also from IKEA. The tile is the same as the tile in the kitchen.

Take a look at the recessed baseboard, which has a brushed aluminum reveal. It is a white melamine baseboard (durable and no painting required!) from IKEA. Easy and cost effective.

Guest Bedroom

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Love the tangerine bedding. Bed and mirrored storage from IKEA. Painting by a French artist, purchased from a furniture store that was going out of business. Sconces from Lightology. There’s a Florence Knoll side table and a Bertoia chair too.

Guest Bathroom

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Bathroom cabinetry and hardware from IKEA.

Basement

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There’s a full basement, accessed by a custom metal staircase with custom stained ash treads. It’s a large space, great for parties, and movies. Jim hosts a Halloween party with dancing, and a white party in summertime.

Doorbell

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I would like a modern prefab home for myself.

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