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bT2sday: The Cigar Club Sofa

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The “Cigar Club” Sofa is an old time favorite of ours. There’s something about the frame/tufting combo that makes us swoon. Although this sofa has manly characteristics, it can be used to achieve several looks. Here are a few options with different price points.  

The “Cigar Club” Sofa is an old time favorite of ours. There’s something about the frame/tufting combo that makes us swoon. Although this sofa has manly characteristics, it can be used to achieve several looks. Here are a few options with different price points.

 

HomeScapes: Chesterfield Cigar Sofa $7997.50

HomeScapes: Chesterfield Cigar Sofa $7997.50

Restoration Hardware: 98" Kensington Leather Sofa $3635

Restoration Hardware: 98″ Kensington Leather Sofa $3635

Curations Limited: 90" Cigar Club Sofa $3528

Curations Limited: 90″ Cigar Club Sofa $3528

Pottery Barn: Chesterfield Upholstered Sofa $2099

Pottery Barn: Chesterfield Upholstered Sofa $2099

Tabouret

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

tab·o·ret also tab·ou·ret  (tăb′ə-rĕt′, -rā′) noun 1. A low stool without a back or arms originally in the shape of a drum. 2. A low stand or cabinet. Origin of TABORET French tabouret, literally, small drum, from Middle French, diminutive of tabor, tabour drum, from Old French First Known Use: 1630 ELSIE TABOURET The original Elsie Tabouret was View More

Elsie Tabouret

tab·o·ret also tab·ou·ret  (tăb′ə-rĕt′, -rā′)

noun

1. A low stool without a back or arms originally in the shape of a drum.
2. A low stand or cabinet.

Origin of TABORET

French tabouret, literally, small drum, from Middle French, diminutive of tabor, tabour drum, from Old French

First Known Use: 1630

ELSIE TABOURET

The original Elsie Tabouret was designed by Elsie de Wolfe Mendel, the “First Lady of Interior Decoration” and mentor to Duquette. So taken with Duquette’s talent, de Wolfe introduced him into Hollywood society, personally commissioning significant pieces for her home to showcase his abilities. It was through this recognition that Duquette rose to worldwide fame and established himself as one of the leading designers of his time. This sophisticated replica of the original – which now resides in Duquette’s historic studio – pays homage to this important association and friendship and remarks upon the sophisticated spirit of the woman behind Duquette’s early fame.

Trendy Thursday: Built-in Bookshelves

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Hello Everyone!!! We’re bacccckkkkkkk…. Things have been SOO busy in the BTD studio that we’ve had to take a small break from blogging. We hope you didn’t miss us too much.   TODAY we’d like to share with you one of our favorite ways to store books! Built-in View More

Hello Everyone!!! We’re bacccckkkkkkk….

Things have been SOO busy in the BTD studio that we’ve had to take a small break from blogging. We hope you didn’t miss us too much.

 

TODAY we’d like to share with you one of our favorite ways to store books!

Built-in bookshelves are a great way to add interest to any room. If staged properly, bookshelves can be more than just storage…they can become a work of art.

via cococozy

via cococozy

via Elle Décor

via Elle Décor

via Elle Décor

via Elle Décor

Contact us today for a custom bookshelf design!!! 919.847.4717

bT2sday: Leather Butterfly Chair

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Ladies and gentleman, it’s time to get your butterfly on with the comeback of the classic “butterfly chair” inspired by the “198 Hardoy Chair designed in 1938. Check out the two (very similar) options we’ve picked for you today! Splurge: Steal:

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Ladies and gentleman, it’s time to get your butterfly on with the comeback of the classic “butterfly chair” inspired by the “198 Hardoy Chair designed in 1938. Check out the two (very similar) options we’ve picked for you today!

Splurge:

CB2: 1938 Leather Butterfly Chair $399

CB2: 1938 Leather Butterfly Chair $399

Steal:

World Market: Camel Leather Butterfly Chair $99

World Market: Camel Leather Butterfly Chair $99

Fabulous Find Friday

Friday, December 13th, 2013

STACK by Skirvo: “The concept behind the Stack easy chair comes from the idea of having cushions in constant motion that look like they have been stacked randomly on top of each other. Placing multicoloured polyurethane upholstered cushions on a molded plywood structure creates the perception of depth View More

STACK by Skirvo:

“The concept behind the Stack easy chair comes from the idea of having cushions in constant motion that look like they have been stacked randomly on top of each other. Placing multicoloured polyurethane upholstered cushions on a molded plywood structure creates the perception of depth and playfulness. Two tubular steel rods add additional aesthetic detail as well as structural support for the ash wood legs.”

Stack Chair- Skrivo Design

Stack Chair- Skrivo Design

LEE Industries Products we LOVE!

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

During the Fall Highpoint Furniture Market, we spotted several Lee Industries pieces that we LOVED. Here are a few of our FAVS!

During the Fall Highpoint Furniture Market, we spotted several Lee Industries pieces that we LOVED. Here are a few of our FAVS!

Lee Industries Tufted Chaise

Lee Industries Tufted Chaise

Lee Chair

Lee Industries Chair

Lee Industries Antique Rug Ottoman

Lee Industries Antique Rug Ottoman

bT2sday: Modular Sofa

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Looking for a modular sofa? Check out this great sofa from West Elm and it’s thriftier alternative from Ikea!

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Looking for a modular sofa? Check out this great sofa from West Elm and it’s thriftier alternative from Ikea!

West Elm Tillery Sofa $999

West Elm Tillery Sofa $999

Ikea KIVIK Sofa Combination $687

Ikea KIVIK Sofa Combination $687

bt2sday: Dining Room Side Chair

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

For a timeless and traditional dining room look, slipcovered side chairs are the way to go. Our inspiration this week is the Blair Slipcovered side chair from the Williams-Sonoma Home catalog. Here is the same look for less, from Crate&Barrel

For a timeless and traditional dining room look, slipcovered side chairs are the way to go. Our inspiration this week is the Blair Slipcovered side chair from the Williams-Sonoma Home catalog.

williams sonoma inspiration

Williams-Sonoma Blaire Slipcovered Side Chair $695

Williams-Sonoma Blaire Slipcovered Side Chair $695

Here is the same look for less, from Crate&Barrel

Crate&Barrel Slip Side Chair $186.15

Crate&Barrel Slip Side Chair $186.15

bT2sday: Patchwork Cabinet

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

We have LOVED this patchwork dresser by West Elm ever since we laid eyes on it at the opening of their location in South Point Mall. Here are a few options to help you get this look (with a smaller price tag)…

We have LOVED this patchwork dresser by West Elm ever since we laid eyes on it at the opening of their location in South Point Mall.

West Elm- Patchwork Dresser $1,299

West Elm- Patchwork Dresser $1,299

Here are a few options to help you get this look (with a smaller price tag)…

Home Depot- Bernard Multi Color Console Table $499

Home Depot- Bernard Multi Color Console Table $499

Ikea console with Panyl self-adhesive vinyl film Total- $150

Ikea console with Panyl self-adhesive vinyl film Total- $150

Fabulous Find Friday

Friday, October 25th, 2013

We are LOVING the Soho collection by Boca Do Lobo. This combination of  different styles, textures and colors provide a fun combination that can fit in any space!

We are LOVING the Soho collection by Boca Do Lobo. This combination of  different styles, textures and colors provide a fun combination that can fit in any space!

Boca Do Lobo- Soho Sideboard

Boca Do Lobo- Soho Sideboard

Boca Do Lobo- Soho Bedside Table

Boca Do Lobo- Soho Bedside Table

Boca Do Lobo- Soho Coffee Table

Boca Do Lobo- Soho Coffee Table