Latest Contemporary Posts from Smart Furniture

SIRL: Smarts In Real Life Vol. 1

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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There is nothing more gratifying for us than when we get see our furniture in your home. They take on new personalities in their real life setting. So we decided to start a new blog series called SIRL or Smarts In Real Life. Check out the first installment as we explore some of chairs in their new homes. 

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Wondrous Workspaces: Vol. 1

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016
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In the grand scheme of interior design, corporate offices don't tend to take the cake. Most tend to be impersonal and uninspiring - they are a space to buckle down and bare rather an environment that nurtures creativity and inspire innovation. So we decided to share some inspiring offices of all sizes. 

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The Witty & Delightful Home Of Kate Arends

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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Everyone is a sucker for Before & After shots, makeover articles, and transformation shows. For months Kate Arends of Wit & Delight was working on her home remodel --- the end goal was to curate a timeless mix of both traditional and contemporary. We are so excited to share her bright and modern kitchen as well as the dramatic and creative office with you today! 

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10 Round Picks for Pi Day

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014
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3/14/2014 is here, and guess what that means? You got it - Pi Day. I've compiled a list of things that are round and awesome to celebrate this renowned holiday. Every home needs a shot of circular symmetry.

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Top 10: Best TV Stands

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014
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As we embark upon a rundown of our top 10 TV stands, I think it's important to acknowledge the elephant in the room. [Hello, elephant.] We all love lists, but half the time they're only good as linkbait. There, I said it.

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Home Decor - Before and After

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Design on Demand is one of our maxims here at Smart Furniture. This saying directs everything we do as we strive to provide our customers with an offering of products that can be customized to meet their unique design sensibilities and needs. For example, one chair can manifest in 1000 different ways as combinations are added or subtracted at your will - and we try to make those decisions simple. Customization doesn't stop at fabric options or fully adjustable arms, and the most telling sign of customization is probably home decor. Adding a pillow, an accent mirror, or a clock allows you to customize your home by injecting it with your design aesthetic.

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Fall into Autumn With Pantone

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013
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Pantone is at it again. That's right, we're back to talk about our favorite global color authority and their Fall Color Trends. For over 20 years, Pantone has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and Fashion Week around the world to bring you each upcoming season's most important color trends.

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Fun Fact Friday: the Golden Ratio

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013
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Since we try to be diverse here - not only in our tastes but also in our knowledge and understanding of the way things work - we thought we'd make this week's Fun Fact Friday all about the golden ratio. Now, if you're like me, you have a vague idea of what it is, but don't really know how extensively it's pervaded the things we look at every day. So here's a primer in images. Presenting: the Golden Ratio!

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An Emu; and Perhaps Some Outdoor Furniture

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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We have never before been able to post a picture of a wild creature that was actually relevant to our conversation, so I'm relishing this opportunity. Let me present to you an emu whose name is Bob (although he prefers to be called Sir Robert Jones III). He is relevant, and I'm sure he would be insulted if we didn't take him seriously. I mean, to become a Sir, there has to be a King or Queen willing to confer Knighthood upon you. And if that happens, then from that point on everyone has to call you Sir Jones or risk the wrath of your indignation.

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2012 Fall Color Report

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
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Lately, you may have noticed a vibrant trend in clothing and accessories. Pops of neon colors have been all the rage this season, particularly in women's fashion – from all over neon to a nice contrast of nudes and brights.

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Smart Organization

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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Getting organized is a worthy goal, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Where should you start? When setting up a smart organization system, it's important to find what works best for you, your space, and your organizational style.

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