Manufacturer Spotlight on Copeland furniture

Howard Haimsohn   |   In Designer Furniture Collections, Manufacturer Spotlight, Sustainable Design   |   18 December 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

“Copeland Furniture’s furniture manufacture includes a strong commitment to the principles of sustainability, durability and quality construction. This approach is more and more rare in American manufacturing, although the environmental issues of our times beg for more companies to think about the ramifications of how and what they manufacture. Copeland is a leader in demonstrating how a strong value system coupled with quality design and manufacturing can make a positive impact for this generation and those that will follow.” — Professor Rosanne Somerson – Rhode Island School of Design, Furniture Design.

 

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How to Create a Home Office You Can Work In

Gail Sakundiak   |   In How to Choose Furniture, Office Design   |   11 December 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

With the new year coming soon, it’s time to start thinking about your career goals. If you work from a home office, now is the perfect time to assess your workspace and find ways to make it more efficient and productive. These are my tips for turning any space into a work area that makes you want to dig right into your to-do list!

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Tips for Melding Two Different Styles

Cindi Schaefer   |   In Decorating Tips and Tricks   |   4 December 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

December is a popular month for engagements, giving some lucky couples even more to celebrate during the holiday season. If you will be joining lives with your significant other soon, congratulations! But you might need to consider how you will combine your two homes. No matter how much you love your partner, if he or she has a very different sense of style, it could be difficult to create an interior space you will both enjoy. It’s not impossible, but do take into account these tips for making the transition easier.

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The Iconic Designs of Milo Baughman

Howard Haimsohn   |   In Designer Spotlight, Interior Design Trends   |   27 November 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 2

Chances are you’ve seen a Milo Baughman-designed piece perhaps without even knowing it. After all, many of his mid-century modern furnishings are considered iconic of the movement and have been featured in a variety of famous settings. A circular sofa, a metal-framed leather scoop chair, a drum table – all of these 1950s – 1970s furnishings are representative of elegant Baughman style and likely to be seen on the set of Mad Men, in the homes of celebrities and gracing an upscale corporate office.

Not only are his designs iconic, they are also enduring. Baughman himself admitted toward the end of his life, “With an ongoing interest in 1950s and 1960s design, a lot of my work has been reintroduced and been very well-received. Increasingly, architects are using these mid-century classics from the pioneer producers of this period.”

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What Furnishings Should You Replace When You Want a New Look?

Erin Rath   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks, How to Choose Furniture   |   20 November 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

As time goes by and our circumstances change, often so do our tastes in interior design. It could be that a traditional setting was once what you craved but now you’d like to simplify things and opt for a modern style. By the way, that’s quite common – especially in the last several years when the economy took a downturn and many of us downsized. But rather than getting rid of everything in your home all at once, there’s an easier way to make a gradual transition to a new, contemporary style. Here’s how to proceed.

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