When it comes to your personal abode, furniture can say a lot about the homeowner. You don’t have to cram your space with many things, but it’s important to make sure that what you have is well-designed and of good quality – one expensive, well-made piece can make a lot of difference to a living room or a dining room. Whether you like sleek minimalism, quirky whimsy or chic individuality, here are eight conversation-starters for your home.
Crate & Barrell: Pivot Brass Caged Pendant Light
Nothing draws oohs and ahhs like a chandelier hanging in the living or dining room. But this striking caged pendant light by Crate and Barrell deviates from the traditional type that drips crystal. Instead, its concentric rectangles of gleaming brass bring to mind a pivoting mobile (for adults!), adding a modern geometric edge to any space. Finish it off with a vintage-inspired filament bulb for a lighting fixture that will truly draw the eye.
BO Concept: Chiva Coffee Table with Storage
Who says you have to always settle for an ordinary coffee table? This Chiva Coffee Table by BO Concept will take your living room from drab to fab with its intriguing adjustable heights. If you’re an avid book or magazine reader, you can use the table to store your favourite reads, as it easily doubles up as a chic storage space. You can even raise the slim table tops to create the perfect height for an afternoon tea with your besties. Doesn’t get better than this, does it?
JG Casa: Gio Gio Lounge Chair
Change up the vibe of your home with this emerald green Gio Gio Lounge Chair by JG Casa. Its plush texture, densely padded armrests and seat cushions, and clean, modern silhouette make it a gorgeous piece that will make you want to take any opportunity to curl up on it. After all, nothing feels more luxe than velvet.
Stockroom: Round CowHide Rug
Bold is in and we’re not just talking about colours. One wonderful way to play up a neutral-coloured room is to add a bold, patterned rug. The round Cow Hide Rug by Stockroom is made from all natural cow hide and its striking geometric pattern will do just the trick in bringing life to your living room.
Indigo Living: Tivoli TV Cabinet
TV consoles are usually highly functional pieces, hiding unsightly wires, storing TV boxes and elevating your TV to the right height for comfortable viewing. But this piece from Indigo Living proves that it can be a sleek and stylish piece as well. Featuring a grey glass top and intricately crafted veneer, this media set is both practical and pleasing to the eye.