Get the Look: 20 Modern Sleeper Sofas

I’ve done a number of sofa roundups of a variety of sofas from gray sofas to blue velvet sofas—but I have yet to pull together a collection of sleeper sofas for you. With summer guests on the horizon, I think it’s a good idea to examine some sofa bed options.

Choosing sofa beds can be tricky, since the sofas need to be deep enough to accommodate some type of mattress wide enough to pose as a bed. This means they can be bulky; hardly the contemporary look I favour. There are a number of options that go beyond the futon, but stay simple and sleek. Even the more comfortable upholstered sofa beds for sale these days have a streamlined silhouette.

I wrote a post on daybeds a while back, so I haven’t included any here save for one sectional piece that’s admittedly more of a daybed than traditional sleeper. On the Cape I have DWR’s Twilight in green which I love, but as for my old sleeper-sofa with the thin mattress and metal bar that pops out of the sofa – not so much.

Sleeper sofa design has improved, but still, if you’re shopping for a traditional sleeper, look for constructions that solve that issue. Mitchell Gold sofas tend to be great compromises for a plush upholstered sofa with a bed inside. [Availability of items checked and updated on 1-18-17]

Modern Sleeper Sofas With Beds

Modern Sleeper Sofas With Beds

Modern Sleeper Sofas With Beds

S H O P P I N G

1 Elliot Sofa Bed, $169 at Target. (unavailable)

2 SOLSTA Sofa Bed, $179 at IKEA.

3 Bay Sleeper by Busk&Hertzog, $2,200 at DWR. (unavailable)

4 Elke Convertible Sofa, $999.99 at Room & Board.

5 Henry Sleeper, $1,299–$1,699 at West Elm.

6 Twilight Sleeper Sofa by Flemming Busk, $2,100 at DWR.

7 Gus*Modern James Sleeper Lounge, $1,850 at Lumens.

8 Mexico Futon Sofa Bed, £189.99 at Argos.

9 Blu Dot Paramount Daybed, $1,804 at YLiving.

10 Twin Sleeper Chair, $1,795 at JC Penney.

11 Alex III Sleeper at Mitchell Gold Bob Williams.

12 Chevron Futon, $199.99 at Target.

13 Sliding Sleeper Sofa by Pietro Arosio, $3,875 at DWR.

14 LifeStyle Solutions Convertible Sofa, $560 at Hayneedle.

15 KIVIK Sofa Bed with Footstool, $958 at IKEA.

16 Eden Convertible Sofa, $999 at Room & Board.

17 Blu Dot One Night Stand Sleeper Sofa, $1,999 at Lumens.

18 Patti Foam Sofa Bed at Homebase. (unavailable)

19 Artek Sofa-Bed 550.

20 Niels Bendtsen sleeper sofa, $2,540 at Hive.

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Get the Look: Crystal Ball Chandeliers

Following up on yesterday’s Montage: 20 Rooms with Crystal Ball Chandeliers, and simultaneously pushing my own living room light fixture quest forward, I scrounged around for crystal ball chandeliers and floral sputnik styles. While these all aren’t exactly uniform in style, I resisted the urge to include other types of globe-shaped pendants, like the pierced Oly pieces, or spikey corals, or capiz shell creations, or globules of hand blown glass, in the effort to (mostly) approximate a globe shape in crystal (or at least crystal detail).

The vintage Italian versions from 1st dibs (#11 and #21) are what I’d love to hang. #1, which is a contemporary version, is great looking too, though minus the patina. I discovered that Juliska makes light fixtures (who knew?) and I’m kinda smitten with the Serena & Lily (#5) in concept, though it skews too Moroccan for my own home. Check out #8; it’s quite beautiful, and interesting (and I wouldn’t have expected to find it at a department store). #7 is a popular pendant that gets the look across without being frouffy, and #15 is a bit more feminine, petite, and very inexpensive. Anyway, enough of my musing, have a look yourself and let me know your thoughts.

 

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S H O P P I N G

1 Remy Sixteen Light Pendant by Cyan Design, $2,730 at Zinc Door.

2 Crystal Ball Pendant, now $1,495 at Neiman Marcus.

3 Maxim Arabesque Golden Silver Pendant, $990.91 at Lamps Plus.

4 Juliska Florence Large Globe Pendant, $650 at Bloomingdale’s.

5 Marmont Pendant.,$275 at Serena & Lily.

6 James R Moder Tekno Mini Sun Sphere, $913.68 at Decor Designs Unlimited.

7 Maxim Lighting Glimmer Chandelier, $698 at Lumens.

8 Waterford Persia Pendant, $18,000 at Bloomingdale’s.

9 Dar Geneva 15-Light Gold Pendant, £599.50 at Mail Order Lighting.

10 1920s Crystal Ball Floral Chandelier, $4,300 at Gallipoli, 1st Dibs.

11 1950s Crystal Ball Chandelier by Lobmeyr, $18,600 at Brady’s, 1st Dibs.

12 Tresor Pendant by Terzani, $10,500 at Lumens.

13 14.1 Suspension Lamp by Omer Arbel for Bocci, $350 at Switch Modern.

14 Worlds Away Knox Antique Mirror Large Pendant, $613 at Zinc Door.

15 WAC Roxy Chrome+ Crystal Pendant, $288.91 at Lamps Plus.

16 Ortenzia Pendant Light, $2,191.50 at Ylighting.

17 Currey & Company Crystal Bud Sphere, $986 at Layla Grace.

18 Fascination 3-Light Halogen Chandelier, $299 at Ylighting.

19 Caboche Piccola Chandelier by Patricia Urquiola, $1,078 at Ylighting.

20 Bloom by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell, $380 at Switch Modern

21 Chrome & Glass Ball Chandelier, $2,500 at Assemblage, 1st Dibs.

22 Plastic Floral Sputnik, $3,100 at Coolhouse, 1st Dibs.

23 ET2 Brilliant 1-Light Pendant, $170 at Macy’s.

24 Antiqued Silver-Leaf Chandelier, $1,500 at Horchow.

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Get the Look: 34 Linear Suspension Lights

In addition to wall-to-wall carpet, pink bathroom tile, and misplaced doorways, the Delray Beach condo doesn’t really have overhead lighting—except for one oddly placed linear suspension lighting fixture. If you can get your eyes to focus beyond the nautical fanfare, you’ll see the fixture above the former owner’s dining table. We are changing the layout, so that spot will function as an entry area, probably with a console table and/or bench. (The entry door is to the right of the table.) As I mentioned yesterday, the carpet and fake wood floor will be ripped out, and a plywood floor will run throughout. So, for the purposes of this post, the question is: What to do about replacing that light fixture?

I perused the usual suspects to figure out my options—Lumens, Ylighting, Lightology, Lamps Plus, etc., and found more ceiling lights, including an interesting option I didn’t see on the US ones (#6) on the British site Argos. (And I learned a new term in all this: linear suspension lighting.) I would love to know what kind of light you think would work best. Remember, it will be an entry space, not a dining area. Ideas please!

 

 

S H O P P I N G

1 Pinto 1 Linear Suspension by Eglo, $372 at Lumens.

2 White Birch Plywood Lamp byArtek, $995 at Hive.

3 Logico Triple Linear Suspension by Artemide, $3,115 at Lumens.

4 Hola Suspension Light by LZF, $1043 at Ylighting.

5 Prisms 3 Light Suspension by ET2, $178 at Lightology.

6 Arteriors Home Caviar Staggered Pendant, $2,760 at All Modern.

7 LED Over Light, £120 at Argos.

8 Classique Slender Rectangle by Stonegate, $1,008 at Lightology.

9 Jamaica Suspension by Foscarini, $2,738 at Switch Modern.

10 Lyra 48 Linear Suspension, $1,040 at Lightology.

11 Larmes Linear Suspension by ET2, from $318 at Lumens.

12 Silhouette Linear Suspension by Besa Lighting, $1,000 at Lightology.

13 Noto Suspension Lamp by Artemide, $2,940 at Hive.

14 Titanium Linear Suspension Light by Access, $359 at Lightology.

15 Odyssey Linear Multi-Light by Access, $333 at Lumens.

16 Sioux Suspension Lamp by LZF, $1,732 at 2Modern.

17 Zen Linear by Fredrick Ramond, $1,399 at Ylighting.

18 Mouille Style Bent Arm, $6,800 at Urban Archaeology.

19 Sonneman Puri Four Light Pendant, $990 at All Modern.

20 Cellula Swarovski Crystal Chandelier, $2,730 at DWR.

21 Helix LED Linear Suspension by ET2, $1,328 at Lumens.

22 Flexxxibile Long Suspension, $2,009 at Lightology.

23 Long & Hard Suspension by Philippe Starck for Flos, $1,895 at Hive.

24 Long Light by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, $814 at Hive.

25 I-Club Small Suspension Light by LZF, $1,713.60 at Ylighting.

26 Troag Suspension Lamp by Luca Nichetto for Foscarini, $1,488 at Hive.

27 Cirrus Linear Suspension by Hinkley Lighting, $599 at Ylighting.

28  T-2205 Series Island Light by Estiluz, $1,008.80 at All Modern.

29 Tolomeo Double Suspension by Artemide, $720 at Hive.

30 Revel Linear Suspension by Tech Lighting, $1,200 at Lightology.

31 Artcraft On the Spot 3-Light, $342.91 at Lamps Plus.

32 Forecast Alexis Nickel 3-Light Rectangle, $665.91 at Lamps Plus.

33 Scandia Three Light Oval by Artcraft, $347.43 at All Modern.

34 Louvre Suspension Light by Established & Sons, $3,020 at Unica.

 

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When choosing a light, be sure to note what kind of bulbs it requires, and if the wattage is bright enough to light your space. A guide to choosing the right GU10 LED or other similar guides light might provide helpful information.

Get the Look: 41 Modern Kitchen Island Pendants

To follow up on last week’s Montage: 32 Kitchen Island Pendants, here are 41 styles of modern kitchen lighting pendants petite enough to hang over the island. You can see I tend to veer to an industrial sort of style, and certainly favor the bare bulb aesthetic. I detest the red and cobalt cylinders so often found in newly built kitchens. I included a couple of colored glass specimens here, but they’re either a semi-translucent sky blue, if opaque, in a mid-century modern silhouette. I actually don’t have pendants over the island in Boston or the Cape. (I do however have a trio of #13 over the kitchen banquette table.) I prefer the clean look of recessed lights over an island, but if I had to have some, I really love these. My favorites . . . I am OBSESSED with #5 and #41.

S H O P P I N G

 

1 Cage Fuel Pendant, $119 at CB2.

2 Peterson Pendant, $150 at Williams-Sonoma Home.

3 Capri Bottle Pendant, $195 at Jonathan Adler.

4 Astron Mid-Century Modern Pendant, $130 at Rejuvenation.

5 Iacoli & McAllister Frame Light, $395 at The Future Perfect.

6 Hoyne Pendant, $349 at Crate & Barrel.

7 Lucy Pendant in Linen by Lights Up!, $227 at Burke Décor.

8 Pendant No. 7730 by Savoy House, $124 at Lumens.

9 LUNTA Pendant, $39.99 at IKEA.

10 Muuto E27 Socket Lamp, 59€ at Maison203.

11 Bulb Pendant by &Tradition, $175 at Lumens.

12 NUD Concrete Pendant, $79.95 at Room68.

13 BRASA Pendant, $39.99 at IKEA.

14 Vintage Deco Milk Glass Pendant, $900 at Obsolete.

15 Aromory Work Lamp w/Hemp Cord, $875 at Jayson Home.

16  Vintage Flowerpots by Verner Panton, $998 at Moetkunsten.

17  Hand Screened Shades by Tamasyn Gambell, £70 at Forest.

18 Globe Pendant, $99 at West Elm.

19 Northrup Classic Chain Pendant, $440 at Rejuvenation.

20 Etch Shade Pendant by Tom Dixon, $525 at Lumens.

21 Hudson Valley Lighting Marion Mini Pendant, $480 at Wayfair.

22 TORNA Pendant, $69.99 at IKEA.

23 LBL Olivia Pendant, $336 at Lumens.

24 Industrial Pendant, $99 at West Elm.

25 Anvia Counter Balance Lamp, $1443 at Mass Modern Design.

26 Glas Suspension Lamp by Diesel with Foscarini 580€ at Maison203.

27 Vintage Prescolite Pendant, $1000 at BG Galleries.

28 Coope Pendant, $160 at Jayson Home.

29 Edge 30 Suspension by Alessandro Mendini, $490 at Hive.

30 A330 by Alvar Aalto for Artek, $1,165 at Lumens.

31 George Kovacs Alecia’s Necklace Mini Pendant, $97 at Wayfair.

32 Siren Pendant, $299 at CB2.

33 Form Us with Love Work Lamp, $120 at The Future Perfect.

34 Floral Pendant by Hiroki Takad, $835.20 at Ylighting.

35 Easy Pendant by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell, $155 at Hive.

36 Copper Shade Pendant by Tom Dixon $735 at Lumens.

37 Turquoise Dome Pendant by Jamie Young, $276 at Ylighting.

38 Urban Renewal Disc Pendant, $139 at Lightology.

39 Coronado Classic Single-Pole Pendant, $159 at Rejuvenation.

40 Can Can Suspension by Marcel Wanders for Flos, $290 at Hive.

41 Lauren Ralph Lauren Dustin Dodecahedron, $440 at Circa Lighting.

42 Verner Panton Topan Pendant, $350 at Ylighting.

Get the Look: 65 Modern Candlesticks and Candelabra

For years I’ve adored the Lucite pretzel knot candlesticks by Dorothy Thorpe—a decade ago I had stashed a tear that features one prominently, and I still have it. I think it’s the ultimate modern candelabra. Lately I’ve been interested in brass candelabra with joints, as well as simple Danish candlesticks in teak or painted wood. There are tons of newer, contemporary ones too, like Muuto’s green raw wood candelabra and the chunky chrome or glass tubular pieces that refer back to the ’70s. Following up on yesterday’s Montage: 44 Rooms with Candlesticks & Candelabra, here’s a shopping guide for 65 modern candlesticks and modern candelabra.

S H O P P I N G

1 Festive Candelabra by Natalie Rutard for Philippi Design, 99€ at Connox.

2 Light Runner Wood Candle Holder by Marie Thurnauer, $79AUD at Vincent2.

3 Muuto Raw Candelabra in Hand-Sawed Wood, $250 at A+R.

4 Agnes Table Candelabra by Lindsey Adelman, $1,500 at The Future Perfect.

5 Polished Horn Candle Holder, $48 at Jayson Home.

6 Candlestrip Candle Holder by Design Glut, $30 at A+R.

7 Mistic Mini Candlabra by Arik Levy for Gaia & Gino, $259 at Switch Modern.

8 Nick and the Candlestick in Brass by Lindsey Adelman, $1,200 at Matter.

9 Empathy for Las Vegas Neon Borosilicate Glass Candlesticks by Cat Merrick.

10 Met Candlestick by Hans Harald Rath, $530 at Moss.

11 BJÖRKEFALL Candlestick Holder in Black, $5.99 at IKEA.

12 Nordic Light Candlestick by Jonas Grundell, $69 at Finnish Design Shop.

13 Menu Double Candleholder by Mikaela Dörfel, $80 at A+R.

14 Distortion Candlestick by Paul Loebach, $24 at Uncommon Goods.

15 Rococo Candlestick by Ted Muehling for Nymphenburg, $1,730 at Moss.

16 Jointed Brass Candelabras from Sweden, $175 at Steven Sclaroff on 1st Dibs.

17 Wembley Candleholder in Zinc-Finished Aluminum, $39.95 at CB2.

18 TRÅDIG Candlestick in Red, $7.99 at IKEA.

19 Tom Dixon Cast Iron Crown Candelabra.

20 Short Teak Taper Candlestick, $10.99 at West Elm.

21 Seis Multi-Level Candleholder, $59.95 at CB2.

22 Kosta Boda Connect Glass Candlestick, $125 at Fjorn.

23 Eve Candleholder in Matte White Porcelain, $78 at Jonathan Adler.

24 Louise Campbell Fiducia Magnetic Vase+Candleholder, $159.95 at UB.

25 Red 1920s Turned Wood Candlestick, $750 at Dongan Collection.

26 Heliodor Glass Candle Holder by Arik Levy Gaia & Gino, $450 at Aha Life.

27 Ralph Lauren Straton Triple Stag Candlestick, $1,295 at Michael C. Fina.

28 Ghost Candelabra by Jon Russell, $65 at MoMA Design Store.

29 Hourglass Pillar Candleholders in Aqua, $223 at Dwell Studio.

30 Dunes and Duchess Four-Arm Candelabra, $520 at Barneys New York.

31 Nine Concrete Candle Holders by Marit Meisler $320 at Unica.

32 Superliving Lime Cosmos Candlestick €18.15 at Wonen met LEF!

33 Antler Candelabra in Yellow Polyresin, £89 at Dwell.

34 JOY by Josefin Hagberg Electric Candlestick, $199 at Greener Grass Design.

35 Turn Me On Candlestick by Danti and Zanzi for Alessi, $80 at Unica.

36 Totem Votives by Eric Janssen Beech, $26 at MoMA Design Store.

37 Sagaform Upside-Down Vase/Candle Holder, $39.95 at Fjorn.

38 Curves Cast Iron Candlesticks, $18 each at Chiasso.

39 Donna Karan Burnished Metal Candlestick, $60 at Michael C. Fina.

40 Kubus 4-Candle Holder by Mogens Lassen, £115 at DesignShop UK.

41 Tom Dixon Spin Table Candelabra in Cast Iron, $650 at Lumens.

42 Homestead Candle Holder by Ladies&Gentleman, $58/pair at OBJECT.

43 Four Brass Dansk Teardrop Onion Candle Holders, $99 on Etsy.

44 Noelle Rigaudie Cardboard Candlestick, $750 at Anthropologie.

45 Green Mango Wood Candle Holder for Block Candles by Rice.

46 Loop Candelabra in Chrome Plated Brass, $27.99 at The Organizing Store.

47 Dansk Cast Iron Candelabra, starting bid $16.99 on eBay.

48 Candleholder with Matchbox, $17.50 at Swedish Design House.

49 Skyline Menorah by Jonathan Adler, $165 at Crane & Co.

50 Normann Copenhagen Heima Candle Holder, $72.50 at Lumens.

51 Antoine Table Candelabra in Blown Borosilicate Glass, $200 at DWR.

52 Slanted Brass Candleholders, $248 at Dwell Studio.

53 Brass Candlesticks, starting bid $1.57 on eBay.

54 Lava Candleholder Set by Louise Hederstrom, $119AUD at Vincent2.

55 Polyhedron Candlesticks by Revision Design Studio $47.50 at Supermarket.

56 Georg Jensen Masterpieces Small Candlestick, $300 at Finnish Design Shop.

57 Ted Muehling Biedermeier Candlestick at E.R. Butler.

58 Set of 3 Iron  Topiary Candleholders, $44.95 at Crate & Barrel.

59 Walk of Flames Candelabra by Studio Frederik Roije, $632 at Nova68.

60 Anna Kraitz Green Porcelain Fire Candlestick $42 at Huset.

61 3-Piece Arden Stainless Steel Candleholder Set, $149.95 at Crate & Barrel.

62 Georg Jensen Precious by Ilse Crawford, $130 at Finnish Design Shop.

63 Mistic Large Bronze Glass Candle Holder by Arik Levy, $279 at AllModernOutlet.

64 Claw Candlesticks in Blackened Brass, starting at $62 at Jayson Home.