The Friday Find: The Perfect Mid Mod Teak Cabinet from GUFF

If you are a fan of mid-century modern and/or Scandinavian design and you are in or around the Toronto area, chances are you've heard of GUFF Furniture.  I personally have a house full of gorgeous finds from this Leslieville vintage shopper's staple, including the dining room table I'm working on right now! 

I pop onto the GUFF website at least a few times a week to see what's up and then I spend the next several hours fighting myself to keep from buying everything. My house is already in over-teak and though I'm quick to justify it by citing my Danish bloodline, there really does come a time when enough is enough. 

This cabinet though? COME ON. How strong to I have to be?! Those perfect proportions for a smallish space and cheerful smiley face drawer pulls? Add the fact that it's a two-piece and top and bottom can be used separately as required/desired and I'm actually in the car right now forget you read this it's mine... 

...okay fine I'm not in the car. I haven't a square inch left to devote to this cuteness. But if you do, get cracking! And if it's already sold, as it might well be when you read this (sorry), we would be beyond delighted to hunt down something equally perfect for you and your space. Call us! 

-Mia

Source: http://www.gufffurniture.com/

A Little Piece on the Side

Everyone needs a little side (table) action, amirite? But finding the right fit can be tricky. You want one that will be solid and dependable sure, but also cute. Cute is a must. 

We're giving away some of our best kept secrets here today, because although it's always a bonus to have access to trade-only distributors when trying to find just the right piece, there are a few readily available side tables that we love for their size, shape and style. These pretties represent a eclectic mix of design styles but will also fit in to just about any space that needs a little something on which to rest a bevvie and a book. They are on trend but not so much so that you'll be trading them in for a hotter, younger model next year. Best part is they can all be purchased online or in store without too much hassle or delay. 

Of course this is just a taste, we've got more tricks up our sleeves when it comes to finding the perfect side piece. Need a hand? Call us!

  1. Worlds Away Debra Ice Glass Side Table
  2.  Lily Side Table - Gold 
  3. Marble Tables by Ferm Living - White Medium
  4. Mid Century Night Stand - White + Acorn
  5. Campaign Night Stand - White
  6. IKEA PS 2014 Storage Table - Multicolour

Why Don't You Just Sleep On It? (Stylish Storage Beds)

Here's a shocking fact for you, we all have too much stuff. And many of us don't have enough space for it. While we are by no means advocates for a life lived in rooms full of nothing, there is an art to clutter, a difference between a space filled with the things that we love and space that's just a mess. 

You cannot have a well-designed room if you haven't considered where all the stuff is going to go. We can take all the beautiful photographs we want, with all the things shoved into piles out of the frame, but the plain and honest fact is if that stuff doesn't have a place to go once the photo shoot is over, the room is poorly designed. The clients have been duped. 

Don't get us wrong, we constantly coach clients on the beauty of editing, of letting go, of organizing and tidying up, but we also know that these days life comes with Costco-sized packages of toilet paper and 25 pairs of jeans even though we only ever wear two of them. And we want to help you find a place to store all those not-so-nice-to-look-at things so that they are accessible, usable, and yes hidden from sight. 

One solution for a small storage-challenged bedroom? Take your stuff and sleep on it. Enter, the storage bed. They have come a long way from the clunky, boxy rectangles of yore. We've shared a few of our favourites in the picture above. But remember, this is a piece of furniture that will dominate the space. How you decorate and furnish the room around it is of utmost importance. Keeping the space from feeling and looking too crowded and closed-in can be tricky. 

We can help you select a storage bed that works in your room, for your things, and make it all look fabulous. Contact us and let's get started today. 

  1. EQ3, Simple Bed with Panel Headboard and optional storage drawers
  2. Pottery Barn, Raleigh Upholstered Camelback Headboard & Storage Platform Bed
  3. West Elm, Nash Teak Storage Bed
  4. Crate&Barrel, Bowery Storage Bed
  5. Room&Board, Marlo Bed with Storage Drawer
  6. BluDot, Modu-licious Full Bed