Latest Minimalist Posts from Smart Furniture

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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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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A Scandinavian Study

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Take a look into the sleek Scandinavian study of designer and Kinfolk Magazine Co-Founder, Amanda Jane Jones. 

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Pennyweight's Picks: Get the Look

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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For some, an eye for design is innate. Objects "speak" to them. There are few whose design sense is at the highest level. But those who possess this gift have unequaled talent for pairing pieces and curating components. Elise Joseph of Pennyweight is one of the few who have that kind of talent. She sees quality design and has the instinctive vision to devise an intriguing and classy space.

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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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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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Budget Buys for Every Style

  • Author: Christina
  • Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014
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We all want our homes to express our taste - but a few things may get in the way of reaching that ideal look. Space ... not enough or too much. People ... conflicting ideas. Or, of course, the ever-looming Budget.

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9 Outdoor Furniture Collections

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Outdoor furniture offers a world of possibility. Indoors, we're constrained by space and decor requirements. But outdoors? Outdoors is where people expect you to let your hair down a bit - and there's an inherent need for practicality as well when we're talking about weather-proof furniture. No messing with fancy wood finishes and veneers.

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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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Spring Color Palette: Pastels!

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
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After months of dressing in dark colors, pulling thick drapes over windows, and hiding under mountains of throw blankets, nothing feels more refreshing than breaking out our favorite light and airy pieces for Spring!

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Small Spaces: Sleeping Nooks

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The bedroom in my NYC apartment could just barely house my double bed. Once I squeezed the bed in, I was met with another challenge - where to put all the other bedroom necessities? Scaling down the bed size would certainly solve that problem. But if you aren't willing to sacrifice your sleeping space to fit all your goods in your bedroom,check out our compact solutions for sleeping nooks:

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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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5 Blu Dot Favorites

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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Modu-licious: What's in a Name?

  • Author: Caroline Allen
  • Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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The Blu Dot Modu-licious Collection has been around for a while - and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere. Right now all the pieces in the collection are on sale with the rest of Blu Dot during the 20/20 Sale. So why is this stuff so popular? Its staying power can be easily attributed to two factors.

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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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Spring Cleaning in Chattanooga: 10 Best Organizers

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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We're spring cleaning here at Smart Furniture, and I thought I'd take a look around to find some of the best organizers in our catalog. Because no matter what, if you don't have the right tool for the job, you're not going to end up with as good a result, right?

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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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Eero Saarinen: Designer Spotlight

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2013
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What do the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Tulip Chair, and the Washington Dulles Airport have in common? Here's a hint: it's not a taste for sushi, though you'd think so at first glance. No, the common thread between those accomplishments (and many others) is their designer: Eero Saarinen.

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Design Trends For February

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2013
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I'm sure you're immediately thinking (after reading the title of this post) a number of things like, "Months have 'design trends'?" "What type of design?? Am I on trend?!" or maybe even, "Oh geez ... not more Valentine's Day themed stuff!"

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Popular Search Terms: Lighting

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2013
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Winter's great and all, but short days can really dampen your mood. It's no fun getting out of work after it's already dark, and if you work long hours it may feel like you never see the sun. The good news is the solstice has already passed, so days will be getting longer. The better news is, until summer's here and it feels like the sun's always out, Smart Furniture has a great selection of lights and lighting solutions that are just what the doctor ordered to brighten your space.

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Popular Search Terms: Clocks

  • Author: Chris
  • Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013
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As far as popular search terms go, it seems that folks just love them some clocks. Not only have they been a common item searched on but people have been looking for them on The Google as well. When I heard about that, it occurred to me that we do have a whole bunch of cool clocks to offer. Here are a few, just to give your mind's eye a frame of reference.

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Designer Profile: Verner Panton

  • Author: Chris
  • Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Mention the name Verner Panton to any design enthusiast and they're sure to smile. With his innovative use of vibrant colors and elegant shapes, it's hard not to get a lighthearted feeling when you look at or think about Panton's work. Born in Denmark in 1926, Panton helped bring elegant shapes and bold hues to the forefront of modern furniture.

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Announcing Magis!

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Monday, October 03, 2011
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