We love our vintage collectible furniture but sometimes we add in contemporary home finishes to our small decorating projects. Here are some our favorite and some new online shops for home goods, check it out!
The museum cabinet has a history that dates back to the 16th century. Specimens of natural history and scientific wonders were collected for educational purposes in these cabinets. During my latest trip to Stockholm for the Furniture and Light Fair I came across some more contemporary functions for the historic piece with a focus on craftsmanship. We think it’s perfect for collectors.
Taking some inspiration from ancient Chinese wisdom and comparing to past experiences we take a look at what the Year of the Pig has to offer. How do we make sense of the Year of the Pig at The Empty Apartment? Here are 5 trends we are predicting for the new year and how to prepare for them if you are collecting art and design for your own home.
While developing the design concept for my daughter Juana’s bedroom, I revisited some of my favorite historic artists and designers for wallpaper and fabrics.
Desarrollando el concepto de diseño de la habitación de mi hija Juana visito algunos de mis artistas y diseños históricos favoritos para estampados en papel tapiz y telas.
The Eames fiberglass chair has the style and versatility I was looking for in my dining room with my 2 little dinner guests.
La silla Eames de fibra de vidrio, tiene el estilo y la versatilidad que estaba buscando para mi comedor con mis 2 pequeños comensales.
Summer has flown by and with the kids back in school I can give myself some treats, that with so many errands, plans, friends, pool, I couldn´t in these 11 weeks. It's something my mom calls: "pacing in the carriage" or daydreaming. Here is my list of favorite pieces available in Incollect and Chairish…
El verano se ha pasado volando y con los niños de vuelta en la escuela me puedo dar unos lujos, que con tanta corrida, planes, amigos, piscina, no me lo permitieron en estas 11 semanas. Es algo que mi mamá llama: ¨pasear en la carroza¨ o soñar despierta. Aqui les va mi lista de piezas favoritas disponibles en Incollect y Chairish…
Ceci tells us about her favorite functional pieces to keep her kid’s belongings in order. What to look for and where to find them. Another bilingual post from The Empty Apartment.
A vacation home in Samana beach in the Dominican Republic is pleasantly furnished with some mid-century modern treasures. A like to know it blog post for home decor.
A little history on the case study homes in California and the resurrection of the Case Study Ceramic planter as a timeless collectible classic.
A few of the treasures we found at the Brimfield Antique Market and the unique history we were able to discover later.
Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel’s Basket Chair from 1951 has been re-edited by furniture company KETTAL in a different material, read about this new version and let us know what you think of this reproduction.
Last Thursday as co-founder of Florida Modernism + Design I sat down with architect Max Strang to talk about Modernist influences in his career, his ideas resonated on a larger scale.
Coffee tables are a great surface to display personal collections, here are some ideas to spruce up your living space.
We are always looking for new ways of displaying old favorites, we came across a vintage Norwegian find for our plants. Also where to find indoor plants online.
We list some resolutions for 2018 from lessons we’ve learned on creating a personalized and collected home.
The Danish have a great word ‘hygge’, it evokes a feeling and experience. Along with certain traditions in Denmark, the Christmas season is a special and very cozy time of year.
I still remember some of the furniture pieces from my first apartment in NYC, you don’t need a lot of money to make a space cozy and personal.
As a leader in the Color Industry, Pantone follows the trends and makes a selection based on the forecast and general mood. 2017s color of the year is called Greenery a color that reflects optimism, growth and revival.
Fuglen is not only a super cool coffee shop/cocktail bar but also a great venue to learn about Scandinavian design. Read about how this coffee shop teamed up with an auction house to promote mid-century Norwegian design and Nordic Icons.
While focusing on the genre of design history and celebrated designers, author and photographer Leslie William shares with us a rarely seen view of intimate portraiture in her books Handcrafted Modern and Modern Originals.
I recently learned from a friend of mine that in India there is a holiday that celebrates and worships tools and household goods. Of course I had to look into this further as I feel I celebrate objects everyday, especially historic designs.
I break down some pros and cons of both wallpaper and paint and hopefully give you some ideas as to where to turn for inspiration, as usual inspired by history. I might even be able to resolve the issue with the perfect blend of the 2, you decide.
As a tribute to the endless summer in Miami I begin this blog on The Empty Apartment with a careful selection of designed games perfect for those hot summer days and a timeless aesthetic that’ll make you want to keep them out all year long.