All of MASHstudios’ understated beds, desks, shelving, tables, and chairs are made from solid English walnut and finished in natural oil, perfectly complementing the line’s philosophy that design should be effortless—or at least look it. So believes Bernard Brucha, the founder of this Los Angeles–based firm that specializes in classic white-box commercial interiors softened with subtly curved corners and wood-grain accents. This aesthetic has carried through to the company’s LAX series of residential furniture. Pale, powder-coated aluminum panels add a twist to the cabinets and drawers—a clever wink to that white cubicle that’s neither cute nor extraneous.
Clean lines and fluid, nature-inspired colors and shapes mark this serene selection of furniture and accessories. Start with a focal piece, like The Phillips Collection’s freeform wooden dining table or root console. Add accessories, from Architec’s wavy mixing bowls to Aviva Stanoff’s silk-screened vases and votives with embossed metallic leaf motifs. To finish the look, lay down one of Anji Mountain’s rustic bamboo rugs.
Don’t start accessorizing ‘til you get the big stuff right — namely, the furniture. Choose pieces that define a room, and that you can live with for years. Here are some options — seating, tables, and beyond — to get you started. And, to make things even sweeter, you’ll score everything here at a major discount.
Sleek silhouettes, steely hues, and the occasional hit of energetic print: These furnishings and accents would all look perfectly at home in a downtown loft (and, by the way, they’d add sophisticated, urbane style to wherever you live, even if it’s a ways from downtown).
When it comes to decorating, the art’s in the mix. One idea for curating a beautifully balanced room is to start with clean-lined neutral furnishings, then “pop” the look with accents in brighter hues. We’ve got plenty of thought-starters here to help your space achieve a perfect yin-yang quality.