Monday, August 2, 2010

Small Space dining - Bar/Bistro Tables

Another option for small space dining that doesn't offer as much flexibility is a bar or bistro tables. The drawback is that the tables are usually sized for only two people to eat at the table.

Ribbon Bar Table in black by Lumisource - $133.00

Bar Table 706 by EHO Studios - $130.73

Jupiter Bistro Table by Zuo - $158

MELLTORP/ HERMAN Table Set - $79.97

Bermuda Triangle Table Overstock - 134.99, Target - $129.99

Small Space Dining - Expandable Tables

I mentioned the small dining area predicament that my sister has in an earlier post. Here are a few possibilities for Expandable tables that may be a solution. Expandable tables are a great idea for people who like to entertain but don't have the space for a large table at all times.

Turin Flip Top Bar Table - $280

Expandaway Combination Dining Table - $399

Fusion Table Set - $299.00

Foldable Serving Buffet Dining Walnut - $249.95

Expandable Console Dining Table by Home Style - $275

Global GF-A3232 Dining Table - $250

Linon Tavern Expandable Counter Height Dinette - $233.50

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Small Space dining - Folding tables

My sister has a small living space in her apartment that has to function as a living room, office and dining room. She only has a small amount of room that can be used a dining area, so I decided to see what I could find that would make best use of the space.

The first option would be folding tables. They allow minimal space taken up when not in use and can even be stored in a closet or different room.

Christobel folding table by Zuo available in
Bar table - $130, Dining table - $150

Bard folding table by Zuo - $90

Norbo Drop leaf table - $29.99

MUDDUS drop leaf table - $59.99

Classic All Wood Folding Table - $129

Chesapeake Folding Dining Table - $139

Linon Space Saver 5 piece set (wenge) - $295.60

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Living room set

A special blogpost for my friend looking to get a new living room set for about $1000. She loved the living room set that I have but importing a living room set from Poland isn't really an option. I went about seeing what I could find with an equally modern look but more easily available and more reasonable price.

Source: Zfurniture
They have locations in DC and Virginia that you can visit to place an order. When I went, the salespeople were pretty useless and didn't know anything about the companies their store carried. Fortunately, the store website is incredibly helpful and has everything you would need to know. I'd recommend checking the website out and making your picks before even coming in the store. Not sure about what kind of shipping charges they have.

Global Furniture 9250 Sofa, Loveseat and chair set: Cappuccinno, Brown, Black

Global 399 Sofa, Loveseat and chair set: Black, Brown

Global 210 Tan-Brown Sofa, Loveseat, and chair set - $1,200

Source: Overstock
Overstock is only available online but they usually have $2.95 shipping regardless of the product size and usually process orders and ship out items pretty quickly.
Brianna Suede Sofa and Loveseat Set - $959.99

Marley Red Sectional Set - $1,150

Aura Red Brown Sectional Set - $900

Cabo-Mocha Microsuede Sectional Sofa Set - $1,055

Cora Cream Microfiber Sofa with Chair 2 piece Set - $1,270

LC White Leather Sofa Chair Set - $1,150

Rochester Charcoal Sectional Sofa - $1,120

Clayton Customizable Microfiber Combination - $780

Source: Value City Furniture
Value City Furniture has stores all around the area. If they don't have an item in stock, they can usually get it in within a couple days. They often have sales going on at the store so the prices can change from week to week.

Piper Brown 2-PC Sectional & Swivel Chair Package - $1,150

Source: Modern Euro Design
I haven't bought anything from this store but they offer a lot of modern furniture at decent prices. The wharehouse is located in New York, so shipping time shouldn't been too long.

ESF 405 living room set - $900 (available in two colors)

Concento Modern Sleeper Set in black, white or red - $1,250

Fina Modern Sleeper Set in black or white - $1,290

Three-piece Abigail Sofa Set with Color Options - $1,260

Bombai Modern Sofa Set with Ottoman - $1,230

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bedroom Runners

My dog Zoey is having some difficulties with the floor in the master bedroom. I'm pretty sure it's all mental, because I have the same floor installed on the basement level and she has no problem walking and running crazy down there. She's convinced herself that the bedroom floor is slippery, so whenever she walks in the room, she starts running in place like the road runner. Fortunately, I found that if I place a rug next to the bed, she's able to jump on and off the bed no problem.  I've been using an old bath rug that has a huge paint stain on it, so I decided to find a better and more fitting alternative.
I did check out the colors of the Home Flora rug and the colors work perfect with the room. But I'm not sure if one of the other ones would work just as well or better for a lower price.

Hessum Rug - $24.99, Bigum Rug - $9.99
Lydum - $12.99, Adana Gold Beige Runner - $36.99
Velvet Flat Weave Cream Rug - $42.99, Summerfield Beige Floral Rug - $44.99
Home Flora Rug Blue - $44.99, Hometrends Gumball Runner - $19.50

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

side tables

I've been thinking about replacing the side tables in my living room since I'm slowly switching the room from birch wood to dark wood.

Vejmon Side Table - $99, Melbu Nightstand - $69.99
Adesso Zig-Zag Accent Table - $83.91, Glacier End Table - $93
Boomerang EVO End Table - $99, Arturo Lacqured MDF Side Table - $57.99
Titanium Maple Duo Table - $75.99, Pierson Black Oak End Table - $85.99