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Posts Tagged: furniture

Live Modern: Stealth Barn

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Stealth Barn

Okay we know we say this about almost every piece of architecture we showcase on the 2Modern blog, but mark it: this really is our dream house. Actually designed to be a guest house or studio next to a larger (equally as awesome) structure, we love the layout; simple, almost — Continue reading

Trend: Modern Romance

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Holiday Ideas
Trend: Modern Romance

Those wild about modern design will appreciate incorporating passion-inducing furniture and accessories into their home. The best way to get blood pumping is with a little hue therapy in the form of that color of love: red. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, it’s true, but don’t think February’s the only month — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Lagomorph Designs

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Lagomorph Designs

Seth Deysach of Lagomorph Design got a lot of attention for his awesome bikes. And they’re awesome, don’t get us wrong. But like his tagline says: “High end furniture and mind blowing bicycles.” He makes high-end furniture and built-ins, too, and they’re pretty darn cool! In his words: “Lagomorph design — Continue reading

Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

What’s up with our obsession with modern additions to more traditional homes lately?! You know sometimes we start looking for something that appeals to us (remember that barn trend we were on for awhile?) and it’s all we can keep on our minds. With so many structures that already exist — Continue reading

How-to: Turn a dumpy table to a bench

Categories: DIY + How To
How-to: Turn a dumpy table to a bench

Modern doesn’t always have to mean buying a fancy new piece of furniture (though, if you want to, we have a lot of nice affordable furniture over at 2Modern), it can mean rehabbing something that already exists. Making something that maybe isn’t the most gorgeous thing alive into something that — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Fern

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Fern

A Brooklyn-based handmade furniture company Fern is totally making us happy today. Run by Jason Roskey, Maggie Goudsmit and one-year-old Beatrice (though there are rumors that Little Beatrice doesn’t always pull her weight around the workshop), this company has gorgeous wood elements, fresh designs, heavy nature-inspired details and a clean, modern — Continue reading

Böwer furniture at imm cologne

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Böwer furniture at imm cologne

We’ve been keeping our eyes focused on the international furnishings show in Germany, imm cologne, for any new or cool or awesome stuff when we came across the New Impressions 2012 line by German interior design and furniture design company Böwer. We’re digging. It’s kind of like a modern retake on — Continue reading

We like what they do: BDDW

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We like what they do: BDDW

A new aesthetic trend started growing a couple of years ago…a sort of look that’s one part traditional, one part masculine, one part hunting lodge, one part French country house, one part trip to the desert, one part girly and a bunch of other things. We’re not sure if anyone’s — Continue reading

Modern Bio: Alvar Aalto

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Bio: Alvar Aalto

Believe us: There are plenty of benefits to carrying such awesome and prestigious brands as our newest, Iittala (among them, of course, being able to offer such gorgeous items for the home for purchase by you fine folk). But one of the best has got to be the chance to — Continue reading

We Like What They Do: Caroline Gomez

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
We Like What They Do: Caroline Gomez

In our efforts to WILL spring to us, we are focusing on posting about designers whose work is so lovely we know spring will come rushing back to us as soon as they see what we publish. Example: darling French designer Caroline Gomez. Stationed in Bordeaux, France, Caroline’s work is — Continue reading

Live Modern: Villa P

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Villa P

Anyone else notice a trend of naming homes with just a letter? We’ve had a few in the past, like a Villa G, House R, 4S House, Maison P+C and more. We wonder if they stand for anything interesting? Like the ‘P’ in Villa P, could it be for punctual? — Continue reading

Live Modern: Country House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Country House

What does the perfect intersection between traditional, country style and modernism look like? Like this incredible home by dva arhitekta located in Bijaca, Bosnia and Herzegovina. “The approach of the proposal was to develop a residential complex in strong connection to the context. Located in a remote, poorly inhabitated part of — Continue reading

For the skateboard lovers.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
For the skateboard lovers.

Skate-Home makes, you guessed it, skateboard-themed decor, from benches (kind of nice actually), to upholstered chairs (we’re on the fence about) to even light fixtures for the wall (we just don’t know about that). Would you be into this if you were into skateboarding? Would you be into this furniture — Continue reading

Interiors: The SuperGroup

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: The SuperGroup

We’d say we have a healthy obsession with what we’d call “future decor.” In other words, we’re always daydreaming about what homes, offices and businesses might look like in the future. Will they look like the set of “2001: A Space Odyssey”? Will they look just like they do today, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Maison P+C

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Maison P+C

What does a home that looks good at every angle look like? Why, this house, called Maison P + C. If you guessed by the title that it’s a French home, you’d be right. Located in Indre, France, to be precise. But this French home doesn’t have any hints at — Continue reading

Live Modern: BBD House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: BBD House

Just loving this house! It’s such a perfect mix of old and new when you begin to examine its details. First to catch our eye are those lovely, rounded corners of the house. Instantly creating a softer, more comfortable sort of feel to it than harsher, more squared-off corners would. — Continue reading

Vid: Matthias Pliessnig Wraps a Thonet Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Vid: Matthias Pliessnig Wraps a Thonet Chair

Loving this video of artist and furniture maker Matthias Pliessnig wrapping a Thonet chair. For those of you who don’t know, Michael Thonet pioneered the art of bending wood, forever opening up a whole new way of using wood in furniture design. The fact that Matthias Pliessnig is using wood—bending — Continue reading

Hill Country Views with the Wimberley House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Hill Country Views with the Wimberley House

Does it seem like we focus on Texas-centered architects or Texas properties a lot around here? Well, it just so happens that your friendly blog editor-in-chief (Adrienne) lives in Texas (Austin, to be exact) but that’s not really why we focus on them (if you could say we focus on — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Jessedirk

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Jessedirk

What do we look for when we are scouring the hundreds of thousands of Etsy users when it comes to choosing someone to highlight for our Modern Etsy segment? Well, someone who makes things that we think will look awesome in a modern home is probably number one, of course. — Continue reading

Live Modern: Suntro House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Suntro House

Last night I was thinking about getting business cards with rounded corners and I thought to myself how nice rounded corners are. They’re still structural but not too harsh. They still tell a shape story but just not scream it from the rooftops. They are sleek, but also kind of — Continue reading