A. Rudin furniture designs each chair, sofa, couch or bench in its top-tier collection to be both timeless and durable, perfect for livable luxury in the home or office. A. Rudin’s modern eye and old-world craftsmanship effortlessly mesh classic and contemporary styles, with hand-finished hardwood frames and hand-tufted fabric upholstery. The family-owned business has been based in Los Angeles for four generations, creating quietly elegant furniture all the while. The secret that really sets A. Rudin apart is that it escapes stuffy formalism entirely: While these pieces are undeniably elegant, they also possess an accessible, durable quality that makes them investments you can actually live with.
Give your room some sass, and your feet a rest, with one of the poufs or ottomans here (many have storage inside — perfect for controlling shoe clutter). Then tie the scheme together with a cowhide rug or a graphic carpet; their silky hides and hand-knotted piles are nice to pad around on.
Traditional and modern design elements needn’t be adversaries; they can, in fact, be blended effortlessly. Start with an investment piece, like Payne Street’s antique Chinese buffet, with classic, clean lines. Then add accessories that exude modern flair, but don’t overwhelm; a single abstract art print (we love Jamie Drake’s <i>Pop Color</i>) or grouping of three sleek, sculptural vases will do the trick. The key is to create a mix that feels organic rather than jarring.
"If one third of our lives is spent in bed, then most of the other two thirds must be spent with our bottoms in a seat," writes Deborah Needleman in her book <i>The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate & Live Well</i>. "This means that sofas and chairs may be the most important pieces of furniture in our repertoire." To that end, we've put together a panoply of seating pieces that’ll make that two-thirds as comfortable as possible. Also on offer are rugs, lamps, and tables to define a cozy area — perfect for getting together with a group or for just hanging out with your dog and watching made-for-TV movies.
Out with the old and in with the new. Give your home a fresh start — and reflect your fresh, healthful new outlook — with this Feng-Shui-boosting collection of minimalist sofas, light-catching vases, fresh-smelling candles, and dehumidifiers. Still purging from New Year's Eve? We've got some high-performance blenders and juicers that'll jump-start your detox.