Archive for the ‘den’ Category


Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The new Eames lounger got a spot in the den.

I updated the shelving unit to celebrate.

The fake Eames lounger got relegated to the bedroom.

I took a nap to celebrate.

Herman Miller

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

I did a little interview for the Herman Miller Lifework blog. We talked about my office/den and I realized I have nothing useful to say about organization. It did force me to update the tour of the den. Rad.

Check it out HERE if you are so inclined.

Now if they would just send me some fancy Herman Miller stuff I would be the luckiest girl around. I’d take an ottoman for my fake Eames lounger, oh you know what, why not just throw the chair in too. I’ll be holding my breath.


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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I’ve been on the hunt for a new coffee table for the den for a long while. We’ve gone through multiple coffee tables (for a recap let’s time travel to here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

Most recently we used a pair of John Keal for Brown Saltman end tables (just like these on fancy 1st dibs) that worked adequately but never really made me happy.

This weekend I found a pretty beat up Eames elliptical table at this place called Foothill 5 Fifty.

This place is not for the faint of heart, well…pretty much its just plain awful. The store is seriously packed with amazing pieces of furniture (all the biggies – Eames, Nelson, Bertoia, Wegner, Nakashima, you name it they got it stuffed in there – like crazy hoarder style) but it’s almost impossible to move around and you can’t see anything. When I’m feeling particularly masochistic I tend to check it out.

Customer service? TERRIBLE. Prices? OUTRAGEOUS.

So, my little beat up table was $90. I like it, Iggy loves it, The Boy, well he’s not convinced. You gotta get low low low low low low low low