Latest Mid-Century Posts from Smart Furniture

Chattanooga Modern: Smart Furniture + Uptown Firm

  • Author: Christian
  • Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016
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This beautiful home collaboration between Uptown Firm and Smart Furniture Studio will make you want to move to Chattanooga ASAP!

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Eames & Nelson: Happily Ever After

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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When Eames + Nelson combine forces they make up the powercouple of the Mid-Century Modern World. Nay ... Universe! Today, we explore our favorite Eames + Nelson couples. Check them out and then make your own! 

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Trending: Transparent

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Transparent furniture has been a long trend with minimalist enthusiasts - but now we see it making waves beyond the sub-style and into modern playful pairings. Let's take a look ... 

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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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Dreamy Dowel Leg Dining

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It takes an eclectic personalty to love the look of a mismatched vintage home. But there is one vintage trend that stands the test of time ... Mid-Century Modern and the Eames design duo in particular. Today we explore dreamy dining legs! Dowel Legs to be precise - an Eames classic. 

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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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Home Tour: Tribal Living

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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Creating one's home is more than just a compiling of furniture - it is an embodiment of your personality while lifting up your loved ones. No one exemplifies those traits more than Stephanie Duncan of Her New Tribe. As a stylist and creative, she has an eye for pairing and design but at her core the entity that matters most is her family ... her tribe. 

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A Daily Sleep Space

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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See the results Rebecca Gallop of A Daily Something's Master Bedroom Makeover.

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Curated Minimalist

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015
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If you haven't had the pleasure of running across Amanda Jane Jones and her inspiring social media accounts, then you are missing out.

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Loft Living with Mark McKnight

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014
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Storage and style are the most eye-catching elements in Rock/Creek marketing guru and RootsRated founder Mark McKnight's loft, located in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga. Warm tones and modern lines are on display at every turn. Even though Mark's home is impeccably curated, the open-space loft has presented some difficulties. He states "a big, open loft reveals everything at once, which can be a bit overwhelming and chaotic." He has combated this predicament by filling his home with quality pieces rather than cluttering the space with quantity. He organically creates defined sub-spaces by ingeniously using shelves and bookcases as barriers.

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Shape up Your Space

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014
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I confess: I have a split personality when it comes to furniture. I've always loved the look of tight upholstery and crisp, straight lines. But at the same time I remember flopping into my Grandfather's huge, overstuffed, nap-worthy recliner. It felt good. But it looked terrible. Cringe-worthy. Fugly. Was it even worth all that extra padding if it wasn't worth looking at?

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Smart Living Home Tour: Chattanooga Creative Director's Crisp Condo

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Chattanooga has no shortage of style and design lovers. Karen - a Creative Director - is one of the most defined. She, her husband, and their two children live in a delightful riverfront condo community and a recent renovation opened the door for a fresh new look in the living room. After hearing about the new space, we caught up with Karen to take a look inside the renovated living space she styled and furnished herself.

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How to: Sectional and Small Spaces

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Sectionals and small spaces just don't mix ... right? Wrong. For so long, we have all complied with the design idea that large furniture pieces will just clutter an apartment. But it is time for us to embrace change because sectionals might just become your small space go-to seating arrangement after this blog post.

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Modern Outdoor Love

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014
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We're very excited about the advent of warmer weather (it's already hit the high 80s in TN)! So in the spirit of long weekends, lake days, and frosty beverages, we've taken a close look at some of our favorite designs for our outdoor areas.

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Top Sleeper Sofas

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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At Smart Furniture, we're redefining the way you feel about sleeper sofas. We understand that those two words can often cause traumatic flashbacks to childhood vacations when you were duped into believing you'd finally get your own "bed" - when in reality all you got was a thin, creaky mattress that had been kept hidden away from the world by tacky upholstered seat cushions and metal springs that hurt almost as bad as knowing you had been shafted.

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Eames Lounge Chair ... in Ebony

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is a modern classic. It's never been equaled, never been surpassed from concept to execution. Sure, it's been copied (or, to put it delicately, "knocked off"). But a copy is just that - a shadow of the real thing.

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Gift Ideas from Design Milk's Jaime Derringer

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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We can feel the Holidays approaching. It's gift-giving time again, and we're all looking for a special gift for that special person. And when we're looking for ideas, what's better than getting recommendations from people who know good design?

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Cherner & Carl Hansen - A Perfect Match

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Right now we have the enjoyable (and unexpected) experience of offering two fine mid-century collections for sale at the same time.

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The Maharam Shell Chair Project by Carl Hansen

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013
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On the occasion of its 50th anniversary and ICFF, the perpetually innovative Hans Wegner Shell Chair serves as a foil for Maharam's diverse range of textiles, including homespun wool textures, re-editioned designs of the Wiener Werkstv§tte and Alexander Girard, and collaborations with Hella Jongerius and Paul Smith.Twenty special Shell Chairs, each with a different Maharam textile and coordinating wood frame, have been editioned as part of Carl Hansen's celebration of the chair and the creative genius of both Hans Wegner and the designers of these incredible fabrics. Smart Furniture is the only place you'll find the full range of colors in which Maharam offers these fabrics. You can shop them all, here.

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Smart Furniture's Dining Essentials

  • Author: Karen
  • Posted: Friday, September 06, 2013
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This year has flown by and before you know it leaves will be falling off trees, temperatures will have dropped, and you'll be setting your tables for the holidays. But if you're anything like my family, you have - for the third year in a row - forgotten to get the extra chair used only at Thanksgiving dinner fixed. Every year someone is stuck doing the wobble - and I don't mean the line dance.

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Charles Pollock Remembered

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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This is a sad designer profile, one for which we wish the circumstances were different. We're accustomed to profiling either living designers or those who have passed away long ago. But the recent passing of Charles Pollock makes us stop and think for a while; life is fragile and beautiful, and when it's cut short too soon we all experience loss in some way.

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5 Star Ratings Everyday

  • Author: Karen
  • Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2013
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I don't know about you, but when I'm shopping for anything, I always check out the customer reviews for a first hand opinion. Do I need to size up or down? Are these shoes really comfortable or an unusual form of torture?

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Gus Modern: We Love This Stuff

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013
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We love the clean lines and effortless chic of Gus Modern's collection of sofas sectionals and chairs ... and everything else they offer for that matter. Feast your eyes on these fresh, Gussied-up spaces:

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Eclectic Harmony using SmartSpace

  • Author: Karen
  • Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Oftentimes, one's dream home doesn't follow any single aesthetic or style. Thankfully, it seems that many people are pulling away from the purchase of room sets with matching dining tables, dining chairs, console tables and chests.

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