The Navy Chair (1944), first built for use on submarines and has been in continuous production ever since. Emeco’s 77-step patented construction process was invented to satisfy a military need for lightweight, corrosion-resistant equipment. In the late 1990s, the Navy Chair’s iconic design began catching the attention of architects and designers, initiating a new era for Emeco. Beginning with soft, recycled aluminum, 1006 Navy seating goes through a series of hand-crafted processes, including heat treatment and anodizing, to render the chair diamond-hard and virtually indestructible. Though imitations of the 1006 exist far and wide, Emeco’s Navy Chair is the only one to go through this rigorous production process. Three small welds on the back of the slats are left exposed to indicate that this often-copied seating is the real thing. Specially made stainless steel foot caps are covered with a clear plastic glide to prevent scratching floors or snagging carpets.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 13 May, 2013
1) Lamp by Mood Design Studio - Who says lamp shades need to be white and boring?!
Mood Design Studio creates the most design forward lampshades on the market, showcasing fabrics with bold colors and patterns that are right on trend from some of the hottest indie textile designers! This bold shade has a very retro feel and adds the perfect detail to any vintage or modern decor scheme. Try it in your living room to add some color and style or bring it to the office to liven up your work space! Price $302
2) Clip Tree by McCarty Quinn – Clip Tree is a configurable valet system that is designed to provide a well-organized place for everything that you carry with you during the day or for things you wish to neatly display or store. Price $225
3) Propeller Pillow by Inhabit - Made from 100% sustainable recycled polyester. Handprinted and handmade in the USA with environmentally-friendly inks with no chemical waste or disposal generated. All paper waste from this process is repurposed as shredded packing material. Product is recyclable at the end of its life-cycle. All pillows have a zipper closure for easy removal and cleaning. Price $58
4) The Ecconox Collection is not only diverse and exquisite, it’s also developed at a moderate price point without compromising on quality. Richly dyed and thickly tufted, the mix of man-made fibers give a keen shimmer to these enviable yet durable canvas-backed rugs. Their poly-acrylic construction makes them easy to clean and super durable. Price from $350
5) The Edge Clock by Liquidesign - Tick Tock introducing the Yellow Edge Clock. This clock is a designer cardboard clock made by Brighton-based furniture and lighting desginers Liquidesign. It is made from light but strong recycled cardboard and recycled satin veneer. Price $55
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 9 May, 2013
Anyone building a dream home is likely to tell you there is no better luxury architectural detail in a room than a fireplace. Whether you are building, remodeling or just sprucing up, don’t forget about the character a fireplace can add in addition to its increasing your home’s resale value and overall design aesthetic. A suspended fireplace creates a beautiful focal point where you and your loved ones can cozy up around.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 7 May, 2013
You might not have been going for the “bachelor pad” look but now you are left with black walls that look like a frat party rave venue. Fortunately black walls can look trendy if you know how to incorporate them in your home décor. Once you know what to do, your walls can be repurposed to look elegant and sophisticated, which was the goal when you brought home that first gallon of black paint.
- Start with the accents
Before you give up hope and sink more money into paint, take a look at your trim work. Invest in white crown molding, and opt for a dimensional design with lots of curves. Replace your thin baseboards with higher options, choosing boards that are twelve inches high rather than the standard four. By applying unique and prominent trim work, you’ll break apart the overwhelming nature of the dark walls.
- Introduce light with furniture
Unless you like immersing your living area in total darkness it’s best that you counter the drabness by letting in some light. This doesn’t only mean that you should pull the curtains back an inch or two. Some light colored accessories and textiles that will make the dark living space look alive. You cannot go wrong with black walls and white fabric either.
I recommend staying away from gold colored accessories like lamps or show pieces, and would advise to go for more dynamic pieces with modern flairs and designs such as vivid orange lamps or shaded light boxes rather than standard floor lamps.
- Liven up your floors
If you do happen to have extra cash, I highly suggest an update to your flooring that will bring your black walls to life. Opt for laying down natural ash colored hard wood floors. The light, airy ash will be a perfect compliment to the dark walls, giving your space a modern, sleek feel.
Black walls can look as drab as a dungeon if you let them. But, put in some effort and creativity, and you’ll be the proud owner of modernly chic look that will wow people as soon as they walk in. Some choice accessories peppered in the right places is all it takes to turn a drab and dreary living space into trendy room.
About the Author
Jake Kaufman writes on behalf of America’s Floor Source, a flooring and installation specialist headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. America’s Floor Source is committed to providing the highest quality carpet and flooring products, top-notch customer service, and customer satisfaction.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 6 May, 2013