Artisan end tables made from reclaimed wood pieces can also be used as organic décor, a plant stand or stool. A large black and white architectural photograph from the Sixties adds modern personality behind the sofa. The den’s windows offer a look at the outdoor patio with pergola.
Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork and accessories among rooms on a whim. Just because you bought that armchair for the living room doesn't mean it won't look great anchoring a sitting area in your bedroom. And try perching a little-used dining-room table in front of a pretty window, top it with buffet lamps and other accessories, and press it into service as a beautiful writing desk or library table.
Before committing to an outdoor coffee table for your porch, patio or courtyard, think about investing in something that can serve multiple functions and float around for use in several areas. A grouping of three concrete occasional tables ranging in shape, height, finish and color adds a sculptural touch and also allows guests to have their own individual surfaces to put down drinks and plates.
All-weather umbrellas and soft cushions offer a chance to lounge in the shade or bask in the sun. And the portable speaker dock keeps the tunes going. You can even let guests attach their own MP3 player or smartphone for a chance to DJ.
Decorative art pieces make a statement around every corner in the contemporary home, striking furniture pieces included. Topped with a modern sculpture, this wood and chrome console is work of art in its own right.
If a porch is covered, options are almost limitless for the kind of furnishings that can be used. Use unconventional pieces for a look that appears gathered over time (or perhaps even generations). Antiques that are already weathered and aged are particularly well suited to this.
After a day of romping around on the island, children can enjoy a private outdoor space to unwind. Teak lounge chairs with turquoise cushions and a pink throw blanket bring the cheerful theme of the kids’ room outside.
If a porch is covered, options are almost limitless for the kind of furnishings that can be used. Use unconventional pieces for a look that appears gathered over time (or perhaps even generations.) Antiques that are already weathered and aged are particularly well suited to this.