Months ago I started preparing one of my long dormant "Chain Gang" posts where I scour all the online retailers and pick my faves of their new selection when I happened upon AccentFurnitureDirect.com and almost had aneurysm. Usually I won't quit until I've seen every single stick of furniture on a site, and they have thousands. I'm just thorough that way.
Like today when I began compiling a friend's birthday playlist (Happy happy, Kayker!) and decided to replace every "Track 01" in my library with the proper artist and title ... four hours later I'm still at it and have created a 103-song playlist. Editing is hard.
So why didn't I just do a whole post on this one site? Duh. Still cringing at the name (let's vow to strike the word "accent" from any decorating description) and am blinded by 90% of the merch. But cream rises to the top, and I promise that using only AFD and the Chelsea flea market I could decorate an entire apartment. They have some major diamonds in the haystack and needles in the rough! It's mostly modern and all brand, spanking new so you'd need some tatty chairs or non-formica bookcases to throw it off. Take a looky:
HeatherBrooke Console in Powder Blue. Doesn't this look like Treillage? Love the color, muntin layout and ball feet, and think $703.50 plus free shipping ain't all that bad.
Water Hyacinth Ottoman ($222.00 each). Don't you wish Ikea made more hyacinth furniture like this rocking chair? I sure do. Feeling the flat drum shape (better for setting drinks upon) but take note: they're only 24" in diameter.
Three Piece Nesting Tables in Brown Smoke ($258). I want go give clear acrylic/Lucite a rest and come back to it in five years. Smoke is just skexier.
Bensen Homework Drawer Desk ($1500.00): squint and you'll see a Richard Neutra house. Love the cantilevered drawers but wish the legs weren't sawhorse-y. Would I paint the cheap wood? Red? Of course!
Now two lounge chairs in different styles:
Glogg Lounge Chair ($492) and Pillow Top Chair and Ottoman ($499): Wow, they really have a way with names. The first is much chicer than a Nordic Christmas beverage and the second looks nothing like a mattress ("semi-attached cushion" doesn't have the same ring I suppose), but I'm feeling the low-slungness of both.
Here are two modern side chairs you don't see everywhere:
Top is the Magis Air Armchair -- pretty sure I flew Magis Air to Spring Break in Yemen -- for $596. That's steep, but they stack. Below is the blue, Blu Dot-esque Misewell Lockwood Chair
at $365. Cute pulled up to trad-ish desk or around one of those mammoth Restoration Hardware tables.
Finally, I humbly submit the following folding screens for your consideration:
Quit knocking the cheetah!! It's fun and '80s. Do we see two behind a teenager's bed in lieu of a headboard? $292.99 each. The second ($375) is pure David Hicks ... gorgeous, but I'd probably try to paint all the metallic sections a different color.
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