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The Best Affordable Coffee Tables, According to Interior Designers
Coffee tables fit a visually obvious void in most living spaces. Without one, the immense burden of gripping your beverage throughout a 45 min streaming episode is almost unbearable. A living room without a coffee table suffers from a lack of real, usable surface area and even storage space. While coffee tables most likely won’t be the most expensive furniture investment you make, they can get pricey.
The Best Storage Coffee Tables, According to Interior Designers
Displaying auxiliary living room knick knacks and trinkets may not have been the coffee table’s original primary task, but it’s certainly become a common criterion for them.
The Homefront: Artist Keith Martine Fills His Home With Friends’ Works
An artist is more than just the works in the medium they’ve chosen, as photographer Keith Martine proves. They beautify every environment they encounter, they construct in situ—as he does for his live art installation series Plant Passenger, which features classic cars overflowing with plant —and then recompose those works into images that can live on in perpetuity. Perhaps most importantly, an artist works to help other artists; knowing that community is a powerful force in the art world.
The Best Blackout Shades for the Darkest Slumber Possible
Windows and deep sleep don’t mix. They have a tendency to let in ambient noise, REM-disrupting light, or both. Not everyone wants to wake up with the sunrise, and leaving a crack in the window for a natural breeze is basically an invitation to be burgled. Instead, seal it shut and sleep better with blackout shades.
The Best Handgun Safes, According to Marine Corps Veterans
So, you bought a gun. Maybe it’s your first, maybe it’s your fifteenth. But if it’s a pistol, you’re going to need a safe place to store it. Because handguns are both dangerous and versatile, your storage situation needs to be secure and tailored to your specific needs — both for your weapon and the particulars of your life.
The Best Club Chairs Worth Skipping the Sofa For
Getting out of a club chair is always a struggle. The leather gathers and holds you in a deep embrace, while the downy cushions seem to soak up all of the body’s tension. It’s such a lovely feeling, if the room were on fire, something in your prefrontal cortex would say, “just one more minute.” That's why everyone should have one of their own
The Homefront: Everything Follows the Art in Sarp Kerem Yavuz’s Sunny One-Bedroom
“After looking at—no exaggeration—80 different apartments, I walked in here and saw the high ceilings and big windows and knew it was the dream apartment,” says Sarp Kerem Yavuz. He’s standing in the middle of his decadent but practical living room, smiling like a cat that got a great deal on a canary. Take a look at his New York apartment now.
The Best Armchairs Are the Ones You Never Want to Leave
Finding the right armchair for any personality type is the key to making that home come to life. Luckily, there are plenty of options available on the market.
How to Decorate a Bed, According to Interior Designers
Learning how to decorate a bed is critical for anyone who lives indoors. The task requires more than just pulling the bedspread up and fluffing pillows though. Learning how to decorate a bed properly requires making smarter choices based on each person’s lifestyle, from the bedframe up to the smallest throw pillow.
Field Report: Give me Colored Sheets, or Give Me Conformity!
Our agents have been looking through the homes of some of New York’s most stylish and noticing an often controversial trend: colored bedding. Hinge accounts across the country plead with men. “All I ask is that you don’t have colored sheets,” explains one user from Montclair. Another who recently moved to Silver Lake describes “navy sheets” as the ultimate red flag. Swipeworld is full of gatekeepers, a ponytailed subset of whom seem bent of gatekeeping colored sheets. It is bizarre. Read more.
The 9 Best Ottomans for Kicking Your Feet Up
The best ottomans in any home can serve many purposes—from coffee tables to footstools. It’s no wonder why they’ve transcended history from the Turkish empire that gives the object its namesake to the living rooms of homes everywhere. Originally designed as backless benches for lounging that could span entire wall sections, ottomans evolved into many sizes and shapes to fit the needs of those who use them.
The Best Pantry Organization Tools, From Shelves to Bins
If you’re eager to enjoy the benefits of organization, there’s no better place to start than the kitchen — a highly functional room that’s also a gathering place for the entire household — and no better project to tackle than the pantry. The best pantry organization tools can bring order to chaos in what’s probably one of the most highly trafficked rooms in any house.