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I love this classic swivel stool made of stainless steel and with the very necessary foot rest ring. It’s perfect for any setting, contemporary, industrial, cottage, what-have-you, this sure to fit right in.

Elte
Swivel Stool, $275
Diameter: 14″ H: 20 – 27″

I saw this simple lamp while perusing the internet. It’s cute, somewhat geometrical, and comes in so many fun colours. A fun accessory for any room!

Shades of Light
Geometric Ceramic Table Lamp, $159
Size: 22.5″ Hx16″ W
Colours Available: Orange, Pink, Gray, White, Oxblood, Apple Green, or Turquoise

So I just finished the Steig Larsson trilogy (which was great), but when I finish reading anything, I have a slight moment of oh-my-gosh-what-am-I-going-to-read-next. Yes. I’m a nerd in that sense. In all fairness, it’s what I do on my subway ride to and from work so that I don’t stare at other people’s cute outfits. Bad habit.

My friend told me about this website called Designer & Books. What is this you say? Well, it featuers 52 designers, from Billie Tsien to Daniel Libeskind, who post the books that they are currently reading or have read. Or, you can pick from 710 and 10 books, click on a book and see which designer has read it. It’s a great. And I think this is how I’ll pick my next read.

Posting my weekly pick a day early as I am off to Mt. Tremblant in Quebec for some good old snowboarding. The one activity that makes winter, ok. Right? Right.

I am loving this two person desk. It is perfect for narrow den areas that are so common in condos these days. In another situation, I had a client that wanted an office/guest room combo with a pullout couch for her guests. This was perfect for her and her roommate. Throw in a drawer unit in the centre for a more defined and separated working area and voila.

Ikea
Besta Burs Desk, $299.00.
Size: 16-1/8″ W x 3-1/2″ H x 72″ L
Available colors: Black, Grey, Red, White (all high gloss)

I’m finding this coffee table so lovely! Made out of bent steel, it has a cutout throughout the centre of the table to give it a delicate and airy feel. Would work so well in all those bright white spaces I’ve been seeing lately!

Arktura (via Bobby Berk Home)

Hive Coffee Table, $1,795
Dimensions: 50″L x20″W x15″H
Available Colours: White, Blue, Grey, Orange, Red, Black



Continuing on yesterday‘s post about picking the right headboard, it can be hard enough to choose one for yourself. But throw in a male counterpart or a bachelor whose bedroom you’re designing, it can be even more challenging. Face it, some headboards just ooze femininity, but it’s all in picking the right one, and filling the rest of the room with the appropriate objects. What I would look for, in this case, is something sleek, with not a lot of details or fancy business, something with straight lines, and oh what the heck, nailhead detailing.

West Elm
Nailhead Upholstered Headboard, $349-$599
Colours – Jute: Platinum, Natural

I hate tissue boxes. They’re so ugly. Why can’t  they just be in nice solid colours or inoffensive stripes and geometric patters? Instead you get the tackiest boxes, covered in atrocious colours with cartoons or cities or weird amoebas with eyes smiling at you. This will not work in a beautifully decorated space. They stick out like sore thumbs. Do you ever see them in catalogue pictures? Nay. At the One of a Kind Show this year (or I suppose last year at this point), I stumbled upon Pi’lo (which I blogged about here) and her cute home accessories. She has these lovely linen tissue box covers that will save the day. Hooray.

Pi’Lo (via Etsy)
Linen Tissue Cover, $20
Square or Rectangle

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