Virginia based Factory 20 has been making its rounds through all the indie home design blogs, and for good reason: it seems to be the singular online source for reclaimed vintage industrial pieces.
Industrial Block Work Bench Desk – $1380
Though many of their goods are reasonably priced (on par with what you’d spend at a Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware for a reproduction piece) it still seems that most of my personal favorites are far outside of my budget before adding shipping.
Still, I can see buying one or two signature pieces for your home here because they’d last forever.
Danish Wingback Library Chair – $1285
All that’s old is new again at Seattle-based The Sunday Times Market, where everything – from their website to their photography – is fresh and bright.
Some of my favorites from their current stock:
Also, their blog has a ridiculous amount of fantastic coverage of mid-century modern design and lifestyle.
Our current sofa is a $600 overstuffed two-seater that we bought about 5 years ago from a generic local chain furniture store. We got it because of the price and because it was relatively unoffensive in comparison to some of the stuff we had seen, but we’ve never been wild about it.
When we got our puppy, her claws and the sofa fabric didn’t really agree and she tore it up in a few spots when nobody was looking. And then somehow one of the pieces of the frame broke, so there’s no support on the top part of the left arm anymore. Plus now we’re living in an actual house instead of an apartment so we have a little more room to work with.
In other words – we totally need a new sofa.
We don’t have much more in a budget this time around, but we definitely want something more modern and in line with our style so that it will tie in with the rest of our decor better. We also want something that’s less bulky (hello clean lines!) and a little longer (so more than two people could potentially sit on it).
So lately I’ve been checking out some of the sofas that have come out recently from a few of my favorite stores – many of them right around the $1000 mark:
The Clark Sofa – West Elm ($999)
The Nines Apartment Sofa – Crate and Barrel ($899)
Hennessy Sofa – Crate and Barrel ($999)
The Tyler Sofa – Pottery Barn ($899 – $1399 depending on fabric)
The Benny Sofa – ZGallerie ($999)
No decisions yet, but it’s nice to know that there’s a ton of options within our price range!
The Nines Apartment Sofa
A friend share this post with me, and even though it’s from a few months ago, it’s perfect timing because it’s almost spring again.
When Jessie built this rustic outdoor table, she didn’t intend for it to become a lounging spot for her cats. But seriously? The second she planted catnip in one of the built-in planters, she should have known.
But I love the mix of green space and functional table space in her design. You could easily reproduce the design as-is with reclaimed lumber, or go more modern with new wood finished with high polish. Hopefully if enough people ask, she’ll post a rundown of how she built it.