Anyone who lives in the city knows that sometimes, space is of the essence. Not only can you be lacking it, but you also have the common problem of having more things than a place to put the things. This is an equation played out on TV romantically, illlustrated through city hotties storing their Manolos in the Oven. In real life, the formula is much less romantic, and way more unsolvable. So what are us city folk to do and how are we to deal with the suffering we’re willing to endure in order to keep our zip codes? By building up, storing under, and making the very most of our space. Whether you’re seeking one large piece, like a couch to fill your room, or just the simpler details to round out a space, you can score chic city style with accents at Raymour and Flanigan.
I recently visited the furniture giant, after being intrigued at a recent fall preview. After visiting the grandscale Upper West side location for the event, I later decided to check out my own, nearby Union Square location. It was far less grand, but still had a lot of the same, great pieces, like a chevron chair, and massive corner desk. As I walked through I picked out a ikat pillow and I thought I was done, still happy from my find, until I saw it. The goblet. It not only was there, ready to scoop up, but on the clearance table, almost like an afterthought. I immediately grabbed it, adding it to my purchase. “OOOOOH, girl, look, look! Someone is finally buying the vase!”, “Oh, the goblet you mean? OHHH man I wanted that!” I realized that I was not the only one in the store who realized how randomly cool this table find was, and I better pay for it, before an employee stole it away from me.
What I love most about this is its possibility. It could be a centerpiece, a vase, a drink, you decide. More on how I styled this amazing piece, and how to use small details to style your space, coming to the site this month.