Archive for September, 2010

Cassina Fall Sale

September 29, 2010

There’s always room in Womb

September 28, 2010

Knoll Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen

The Womb chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll is the perfect lounge chair. When Saarinen designed this beauty in 1948, he was challenged by Florence Knoll to create “something she could curl up in.” And so was born a beautiful, comfortable lounge chair that supports your body at every angle. You can curl up and take a nap, read a book or enjoy a movie marathon in Womb. If you’re careful, the wide armrests can be a place to put your drink or the right spot to work on your MacBook Pro, iPad or laptop. And if authentic mid century modern design and quailty were not enough, the variety of fabrics available make Womb a natural fit for any home.

Poltrona Frau Fall Sale

September 27, 2010

Smart Investing: Knoll Classics

September 24, 2010

Knoll Saarinen Dining Table

I believe that when you invest in classic modern furniture you get a 2 for 1 deal. You are purchasing an art sculpture for your home and a quality piece of furniture to live on and use everyday. I love the stamina and the history behind these classic modern designs and the idea that these pieces will be passed on to my children and grandchildren and that they’ll all appreciate how hip I am, or try to be at least.

Investing in furniture that is well made and has clean lines that I don’t tire of is one of the ways that I am environmentally conscious.   I’m not caught in the never ending buy-discard cycle.  Also, since quality furniture costs more, I have to be patient and can’t fill up a room with one quick shopping experience.   Going slowly insures that I’m buying what truely to speaks to me and the way I want to live in my space.

The 1956 Knoll Saarinen Dining Table is one of my favorite modern classics. You see this table at least once a month in Elle Decor, Dwell, Veranda, Arch Digest; home magazines that feature both modern and traditional homes. I love seeing how different designers stage this classic dining table. It’s fun to see the sleek Saarinen table look so smart and unexpected when paired with an ornate traditional chair. I opted for a clean lined chair but wanted dark stained wood to help balance the colder marble top. The Saarinen table is tough as nails so I don’t have to worry about my young children hurting it. The fact that the table has a base rather than legs lets the family pack around it during holidays.

The Knoll Saarinen table comes in a variety of finishes and is also great in the coffee and side table versions. From September 24 – October 3 the Knoll Saarinen table and other Knoll Space designs will be 15% off as part of the Annual Knoll Space Sale.

Annual Knoll Space Sale

September 22, 2010

1903 Tenement Remodel

September 18, 2010

This before-after story featured in New York Magazine is all about transforming “two warren-y apartments into one modern living space.”  One trick the designer used was to open the fireplace to both sides of the new space by installing an Ecosmart fireplace.  It eliminated the need to plumb a fuel line or engineer a venting system.  That can save a bundle in architectural costs.  In addition, changing the burn fuel to denatured alcohol (which can be derived from renewable resources) means higher efficiency and an ecofriendly attitude.

Save 15% on all Ecosmart biofuel fireplaces from Oct 14 – Nov 13, 2011.  Stop by the SR Hughes showroom at Center 1 Tulsa, we’ll help you design the perfect fireplace for your space!

Comfortable Living with EcoSmart Fire

September 14, 2010

EcoSmart fire buners retrofitted for custom project.

Fall Into Comfortable Living with EcoSmart Fireplaces

My husband and I were so excited to finally move into a house with a fireplace. The problem was that the two fireplaces in the casual and formal living areas were both very traditional in style and high maintenance in cleaning, especially with two young children in the house. We decided to open up the main part of the house by tearing down walls.  Then, to maintain the open feel, we turned the two existing fireplaces into a single large fireplace open to both sides of the room.  Converting the two fireplaces into one turned out to be more complicated and costly than we’d imagined, so we looked at EcoSmart ventless and flueless fireboxes. It proved to be the perfect solution. We retrofitted several EcoSmart fireboxes into a stainless steel sheet with holes cut out for each firebox. The EcoSmart fireboxes are super easy to light and very low maintence to keep clean.
We love how easy it is to light up a fire on a cool night with EcoSmart. The flames are beautiful to watch and roast smores over. And of course the fact that EcoSmart is environmentally friendly feels good.

Stop by the SR Hughes showroom at Center 1 Tulsa and we’ll help you design the clean burning fireplace of your dreams!

Through October 31st 2012 save 15%.

EcoSmart Fire It Up Sale

September 9, 2010

Save 40% throughout September on all EcoSmart Igloo, Tower and Lantern models (while supplies last).

As the temperature drops, EcoSmart fireplaces are the perfect addition to your indoor or outdoor space.  EcoSmart fireplaces are clean, vent free, easy to operate, and add lots of ambience to both residential and commercial spaces. This month SR Hughes is focusing on comfortable living.  What could be cozier than dancing flames from your environmenatly friendly fireplace to spark good times with family and friends?

EcoSmart Tower

EcoSmart Lantern

EcoSmart Igloo

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