Back In The Groove – Record Storage

Vinyl record sales are the highest they have been in the last 15 years.  Today we are exploring new ways to store these nostalgic music makers.  Join us as we get ourselves “back in the groove” with record storage!

Atocha is a New York based company and we are in love with their American made, sustainable wood storage! This cabinet features six drawers for LPs and four drawers for CDs.

We love the angled lines of Etic Design’s media cabinet.  Takes the typical wooden box and gives it a new sculptural aesthetic.

This sculptured media cabinet would look perfect with a collection of LPs stacked in it!

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Available through BHD

Mixing of materials is always  a good idea when it comes to media storage.  The metal legs makes it durable while giving the piece light weight feel and a rock star appearance!  Brass is back baby….antique brass, that is!

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Available through BHD

And for those who love whimsy with their storage.  This ikat painted console would be perfect for storing music and media!

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Anthropologie

Modular storage is becoming more and more popular.  This stackable storage would be perfect for a small space!

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This modular storage makes configurations endless!  I love how the horizontal lines are always at the same level!  Would look sharp full of vintage and new LPs!

What kind of storage will you use for your new found collections?

By |September 16th, 2013|Accessories, Inspiration, Jennefer|Comments Off on Back In The Groove – Record Storage|

Faux Sho-House: Play Room!

Last but not least, the Faux Sho's final post, the playroom (for young and older). What fun a playroom can be! It’s a high activity space: tumbling, playing instruments, music listening, art creating, playhouse and lego building, movie/TV watching, gaming, lounging, entertaining! Often an odd shaped space, long and skinny, the room over the garage, an attic build out, basement build out, odd pass through room…these rooms are unusual and perfect for a multi-tasking.  I prefer to think of these spaces as separate zones based on activity and because of their high energy these rooms can take bold design elements.

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I love all things abstract and color but with a little grounding and practicality. This American Leather sofa is large, plush and versatile.  Available in leather or fabric, the backs can raise and lower to meet any body frame. It softly says, come lounge (or jump) on me…I’m comfy! By adding abstract pattern pillow,s from Dedar, we create a simplified graphic statement. Accompanying the sofa is an ottoman from Montis. Pack it with books, mags or toys. It’s soft yet has a flat surface, has rounded corners for safety and offers a punch of color.

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Dedar Pillow Fabric & American Leather Sofa

Purcell Living’s Cuscino easy chair is constructed of a quilted synthetic leather stretched over foam.  Extremely comfortable for gaming and movie watching, but can take a  beating!  We’ve paired it with Made Good’s Lambert table.  Formally know as the potato table, we love this recycled cement paper on wire frame’s asymmetrical curves!

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We couldn't pass up this chaise lounge by Patricia Urquiola!  It’s wooden and steel frame with woven cord upholstery would make a lovely place to read or work on your laptop! Paired with this versatile floor lamp which allows you to direct light where and how you need it!  This lamp is available through BHD. 4

With most of the rooms lending themselves to active specific areas, use flooring to define the spaces. Where tumbling, art,  and indoor wall climbing happen we placed cushy rubber puzzle tiles.  Interface’s new plank-style carpet tiles are the perfect practical soft flooring for all other areas.  Both easy to clean, repair and replace if ever needed!

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Playrooms can never have enough storage!  We love this concept image of a wall full of asymmetrical shelving to hold toys, books, and movies.  For game storage we chose B+N Industries collaboration with Rex Ray, the Ellipses and Waves credenza.  Practical, functional and absolutely fun all in one!

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Playrooms are the perfect place for wall treatments!  We love Designing Solution’s chartreuse climb wall!  And for an accent wall we chose Flat Vernacular’s Peaks and Valley’s wallpaper to give an area an extra special pop!

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We hope that our Faux-Sho playroom design has inspired you to look at your playroom design differently; whether this space is for the young or young at heart. How can you incorporate some of these design details into your play area?

Thanks for following our Faux Sho House Tour. We've enjoyed the challenge and exploration of designing our own spaces. Hopefully you have gathered inspiration and ideas along the way. Until our next Sho-House returns happy designing! -The BHD team

By |September 13th, 2013|Beth, Faux-Sho House, Furniture, Kids|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Play Room!|

Faux Sho-House: Outdoor Living!

One of the simplest pleasures many of us know is relaxing on our back porch or deck. Taking inspiration from the front façade of the Faux-Sho house, this covered back deck would be the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or to hold a gathering of family and friends. By giving just as much attention to our available outdoor spaces, we create natural, seamless transitions between interior and exterior spaces and maximize the opportunity to enjoy our entire house.

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 Nothing is more luxurious than a carpet underfoot when you are outside and this large, jute outdoor rug from Surya is perfect! It will encourage everyone to take off their shoes and curl up on the couch. The teak sectional from Ethimo could be mistaken for vintage mid-century modern but it is actually brand new. The sectional is made of modular pieces that can be configured into practically any arrangement you choose. As a designer with a big family and who likes to entertain, I like having the option to go large! Cushions can be custom made with any fabric; we chose Sunbrella Contract for Robert Allen, St Tropez fabric in Rain for the cushions and Sunbrella for Robert Allen, Palmwood fabric in Birch for the pillows3For a pop of color, I love these Fermob loungers. The classic burnt orange color pairs nicely with blues, greens, and all of the warmer tones. The understated teak side tables from Brookfarm General Store would look fantastic positioned between the lively chairs and flanking the couches. The side tables are subtle, but, like much subtle, well-constructed furniture, they are stunningly simple and elegant.

4Adding more coziness to the outdoor room, this modern, cutting-edge fire pit will become the center and soul of the space. I  love this piece for it’s clean lines and modern styling as much as for its versatility. Fire pits are sometimes impractical and the fact that this piece has the option to be converted into a coffee table with a simple, stainless steel, flush mount top seems like the perfect solution. It is sort of the best of both worlds.

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While we are outdoors, lighting is still key! This great chandelier, available through BHD, would look magnificent paired with the fire pit and would provide great illumination for the space. On the exterior walls of the house, I would use understated sconces like these simple two-way fixtures available through BHD. All the lights would be on dimmers for adjusting the levels throughout the night. Dimmable outdoor chandeliers and sconces – yes please!

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Last but not least, I would furnish the room with accessories. This being an outdoor space—I would be thrilled to decorate using these gorgeous planters, unexpected candle holders and glowing lanterns. The cube planters from VONDOM come in different sizes and would look great in clusters of threes, planted with herbs, lavender, or even native grasses. The lux hand blown, leather handled lantern from Casimidy would add just the right amount of polish to the otherwise minimalist space. Finally, the OXO Candela Luau would be the finishing touch needed to complete the space. How handy would it be to have glowing lanterns on hand when your struck with the sense of adventure to explore your yard as the sun begins to set?

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Hope this has captured your imagination and given you some ideas to transform your own outdoor space! Next week, we will give the final installment to our Faux-Sho house with Beth’s post on kid friendly family spaces!

By |September 4th, 2013|Accessories, Design Elements, Exterior Spaces, Faux-Sho House, Kate|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Outdoor Living!|