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.. If the legs on this table were straight, it would be just another industrial design.  But powder-coated steel with the soft curve of cabriole leg--that's fresh.  I love this IKEA design for showing the softer side of steel and office furniture. Vika Finntorp/Hyttan desk, $129; Ikea.com

Finds

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After hunting for a sofa for eight months, I was starting to think the chubby rectangle was the only style available. Massive upholstered blobs dominate the marketplace--but I knew there had to be something more, a sofa where grace and comfort could coexist. I'm thrilled to announce, I finally found it with the Greyson sofa. Bobo ...

Finds

ikea bed overall

I recently found the perfect bed frame at IKEA—or so I thought. I spotted it across the showroom floor: simple white, feminine shape, and IKEA-inexpensive. Then I came closer. The frame had massive carved tulips and hearts all over it! Shocked, slightly disgusted, and totally disappointed, we moved on to the next aisle. As ...

Projects

two piece Vanity

Flash back to three weeks ago and my backyard was a DIY testing ground for nine painted-furniture projects. The paint has since dried, the hardware been screwed back on, the bugs picked out of the air-dried paint, and the furniture has been moved inside. Some of the projects were just paint touch-ups and others, you'll ...

Projects