7 Elegant Furniture Solutions For Your New Home

At a certain point in your life, you grow tired of having to put together furniture using vague directions and a tiny screwdriver. Now that adulthood is upon you, it's time to make your house a home with some furniture that expresses your creativity. Each of these options has something special, offering furnishings new and old to reflect your individual personality. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

7 Stylish Furniture Options

Name Specialty
Naturalmat Handcrafted organic mattresses made with 100% natural and sustainable sources
Articulture Designs Original creations that involve plants like living walls, Zen gardens, and botanical art
Thakeham Furniture Polished and preserved antique furniture including tables, mirrors, chairs, and desks
WoodenStreet Massive selection of customized living room, bedroom, and dining pieces, from beds and divans to lamps and coasters
L'estoc Designs, produces, and sells furniture made from recycled materials and disused objects
Circa Who Upscale resale shop with particular focus on 20th-century furnishings and decorations
Brian Reid Furniture One-of-a-kind, artisanal pieces made with an emphasis on fine craftsmanship

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American Interior Designers for Those Who Need a Little Guidance

Name Main Location
Eskayel Brooklyn, NY
Urban Dwellings Portland, ME
Lundberg Design San Francisco, CA
Tucker & Marks San Francisco, CA
Dana Wolter Interiors Birmingham, AL
Evars + Anderson San Carlos, CA

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In Depth

Decorating a new house is a fun and exciting adventure. It offers the opportunity to explore such interesting and innovative design concepts as retro accessories, botanical architecture, or customized wood pieces. In no particular order, here are seven chic and creative options focused on helping you make your home unique.

Starting off at #1 is Naturalmat, which handcrafts mattresses and beds using such natural and organic materials as coir, lambswool, cotton, latex, cashmere, mohair, and bamboo. Founders Mark Tremlett and Peter Tindall, both sailors, started the company in response to the synthetic mattresses found on most yachts. Their handmade designs are designed to be breathable and fit into awkward spaces.

In addition to its signature mattresses, Naturalmat makes toppers, bedding, headboards, and bases for the home. Its nursery line for babies features such furniture as changing tables, cribs, and cots, along with pillows, comforters, and baby lambskin Rugs. The company's products can be found in luxury hotel groups around the world such as Z Hotels, Six Senses, and The Hoxton.

Its nursery line for babies features such furniture as changing tables, cribs, and cots, along with pillows, comforters, and baby lambskin Rugs.

At #2 is Articulture Designs, an innovative design firm and boutique based in Austin, Texas. Founded by Monique Capanelli, it focuses on plant and botanical design, and is known for transformative interior plantscapes, and wedding and event decor. Its Living Walls, designed for indoor and outdoor spaces, have custom-fabricated frames that range from wood to steel to vintage finds. These vertical gardens feature such items as moss, flowers, and succulents.

Articulture Designs Living Furniture is functional art decor for interiors and exteriors. Coffee and dining tables, benches, and more can be customized according to size, color, style, and planting palette. Each project is uniquely tailored to the homeowners individual tastes and aesthetics, as well as the location. Visit its boutique for tips on botanical interior design, unique home decor, and premium garden accessories.

Entering the list at #3 is Thakeham Furniture, established by Tim and Belinda Chavasse in 1987. It stocks a comprehensive range of mostly English antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries. While Georgian pieces are its specialty, it also deals in Regency, Edwardian, and Victorian items. Mahogany and oak, along with an eclectic mix of rosewood, walnut, and yew wood are available as well.

It stocks a comprehensive range of mostly English antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries.

In addition to re-upholstering services for armchairs and stools, Thakeham Furniture specializes in preserving the original patina, or finish, for vintage pieces via beeswax or French polish. It also offers tips and instructions on furniture care. It is a member of the London and Provincial Antique Dealers' Association.

In the #4 position is WoodenStreet, a custom furniture store. Customers share their idea with in-house designers, who convert it into a workable three-dimensional design for further approvals and confirmations. Once the team receives the rendering, manufacturing is initiated with your choice of colors, materials, and dimensions. Sofas, beds, bookcases, and tables, can all be customized to your specifications.

WoodenStreet also offers homeowners Interior Design services. After consultation with internal designers, a three-dimensional rendering of your room design featuring your specific colors, patterns, and furnishings is created. Through this service, customers can take advantage of modular solutions for kitchens and closets for seamless, streamlined rooms.

After consultation with internal designers, a three-dimensional rendering of your room design featuring your specific colors, patterns, and furnishings is created.

Coming in at #5 is L'estoc, which designs, produces, and sells furniture made from recycled materials and disused objects. Its goal is to improve and dignify the life of people with intellectual disabilities, fostering development through work. Wooden blinds turned into benches or screens, doors becoming tables, or a crib converted into a child's desk, are among the unique pieces it has created.

For those who like to do it themselves, L'estoc hosts restoration workshops. Designed to suit every level, renovation specialists teach a range of techniques, including color consolidation, varnishing, and waxing. Each participant works on their own small article and receives individual teaching and guidance. During these classes, participants learn how to evolve their skills and work collaboratively to give their furniture a new life.

At #6 is Circa Who, an upscale resale shop with furnishings that range from Mid Century Modern to Hollywood Regency. Owners Scott Mast and Juan Goiricelaya offer customers tips for buying vintage furniture, such as embracing a piece's imperfections, confirming your measurements are correct, and purchasing what you love.

Owners Scott Mast and Juan Goiricelaya offer customers tips for buying vintage furniture, such as embracing a piece's imperfections, confirming your measurements are correct, and purchasing what you love.

Circa Who specializes in Mario Lopez Torres, whose wicker and rattan furniture, sculptures, and accessories are considered iconic conversation pieces. Among the items available are handmade Rooster Table Lamps, Two Parrot Chandelier, and Coyote Sofa. Its three showrooms also feature decorative sconces, garden seats, credenzas, and headboards.

Closing out the list at #7 is Brian Reid, a master fine furniture maker and craft educator based in Midcoast Maine. His handmade, solid wood pieces span one-of-a-kind commissioned items including hall tables, cabinets, and beds. He uses traditional dovetail joinery and hand-rubbed oil finishes, and rare woods such as Bog Oak or Bog Yew.

For homeowners interested in learning more about the techniques Reid uses, he offers individual, private instruction, as well as group classes. He frequently lectures and speaks about contemporary design practices and the history of furniture to a wide range of audiences. Among the topics he teaches are beginning woodworking, hand tools and joinery, and veneering.