Modern Finds

Modern Kitchen Furniture and Contemporary Stools

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Modern Kitchen Furniture and Contemporary Stools

One way to give a fresh update your kitchen is to switch out some kitchen furniture or barstools. Another way is to add some great accessories. See our accessory choices in our shop. Keep the lines clean if you’re going for a modern kitchen aesthetic, but also take the liberty of mixing up classic, contemporary, or even eclectic styles to add character to your kitchen or dining room. Sometimes a simple element can transform your space. Here are some of our designers’ favorites from vendors we are associated with. Mid-page arrows will allow you to scroll through our designers’ finds.    ...

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Stunning Modern Flower Vases

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Stunning Modern Flower Vases

Modern Flower Vases We Absolutely Adore (click photos for purchase info) Often the best way to purchase your vases is to think about which rooms they will go in and what kinds of flowers you would like to place in them. I have one vase that I bought specifically for sunflowers only, another just for single buds, and yet another for the pickings from my flower garden. You’ll want to have a variety for the varying heights of your flower selections. Be sure to have at least one flared vase in order to make an extraordinary flower arrangement. Note the style of the room so that you may select a vase that works best. Often when the vase is empty, it acts as a beautiful accent piece or an art form. Leaving the vessel out makes it readily available when you decide...

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Spoon Stool by Kartell

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Spoon Stool by Kartell

The Kartell Spoon Stool designed by Antonio Citterio is an original stool whose shape is as elastic in appearance as it is in function. The innovation of Spoon consists mainly in attaching the seat to a central support with a specially reinforced curve to guarantee flexibility and comfort. Furthermore, thanks to a sophisticated designed solution, the gas lift pump adjusts the seat height almost 8 inches and is perfectly inserted into the stem; in the same ingenious fashion, the handle which regulates the gas pump is perfectly concealed inside the seat design. The Spoon Stool features batch-dyed polypropylene and lends itself to any surrounding Kartell, headquartered in Italy, creates superb products through its commitment to project, design, and technological...

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Saeco Xelsis Espresso Coffee Bar in Your Own Home

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Saeco Xelsis Espresso Coffee Bar in Your Own Home

My kind of wake-up call! With the Xelsis, it is like having a coffee bar in your own home. Making use of cutting-edge technology, the Xelsis is extremely versatile and able to offer multiple types of beverages, all of which may be completely personalized: from strong Italian espresso to a mild American-style coffee, cappuccino to latte, and even hot water for a cup of tea. It is possible to create up to 6 user profiles, of 6 drinks each, customizable for each family member. The Xelsis’ 36 unique beverage settings are all activated with the simple touch of an icon. All beverages and functions are accessed through the wide, easy-to-read display screen located prominently on the front of the machine. The Xelsis also provides an entirely integrated milk...

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Allure Fire Pit – Venturi Flame (Silver Vein)

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Allure Fire Pit – Venturi Flame (Silver Vein)

I first saw this tabletop firepit with twist flame at KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show). What a perfect way to add ambiance and warmth to those summer nights when entertaining outdoors. The piece uses Venturi Flame technology, which is a proprietary turbo disc combined with a tempered glass cylinder to create the “spinning” flame. This product comes with one can of Venturi Flame Gel. This gel is clean-burning and can burn effectively for 3 hours emitting 9,0000 BTUs. The can is similar to a sterno. What’s fantastic about this table-top fire pit is that it runs off gel fuel and can be burned indoors or outside. You can find Venturi Flame portable firepits at Exterior-Accents. The Height 16.5″H x 10.5″W x 10.5″D, bottom of...

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Reclaimed Oak Wine Barrel Chiller

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Reclaimed Oak Wine Barrel Chiller

This whole barrel ice chest will be the talk of all your outdoor entertainment! Made from a 60 gallon retired French Oak wine barrel. The converted barrel is refinished and converted to an ice chest. The cooler comes with a stand and drain plug. The hinged door comes with a handle for easy access. The chest is made for outdoor use and can hold up to 100lbs. of ice and cases of beer or a case of wine. Dimensions: 36′ H X 26′ W X 26′ D         More for the wine Room:...

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Railroad Tie Console Table

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Railroad Tie Console Table

This is a wonderful piece if you need a slim, functional design in your hallway or entryway as a bench or a table.  This railroad tie furniture is made of reclaimed rustic railroad ties that are planed to a smooth, waxed finish. The rustic elegance of the Railway Tie Bench is enhanced with a pair of modular legs to create an instant classic of form and function perfect for use indoors or out. Dimensions: 42″Wx14″Dx17″H. From Bambeco (one of our affiliates)…          ...

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Unique Outdoor Bench Concrete and Sapele Wood-Nico Yektai

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Unique Outdoor Bench Concrete and Sapele Wood-Nico Yektai

I had the pleasure of seeing this designer’s work at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in NYC and thought this bench was spectacular. Designed by artist Nico Yektai, this contemporary custom outdoor bench is Sapele and Cast Concrete measuring 30″H x 117″W x 24″D. The bench will be on display this summer at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton New York in a fantastic location by the pond. The LongHouse is the home and 17 acre garden of Jack Lenor Larsen. Nico Yektai has been making unique wood furniture since 1995 and maintains a studio in Sag Harbor, New York (the home of our second Kitchen Designs showroom – coming Summer 2011), in the Hamptons. His modern pieces of furniture are sculpture and have been on view in numerous...

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Sambonet Coffee Break

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Sambonet Coffee Break

Shown here is a contemporary design in Sambonet Bamboo holloware made in Italy. Constructed from highest-quality 18/10 stainless steel, thickness generally ranges from 1.5mm to 2.0mm, although some points go up to 5.0mm where exposed to shocks and strains. The decorative handles are solid micro-cast stainless steel. All welding of handles, knobs, hinges, necks, and bases is done by hand using silver alloy brazing. Spouts are specially shaped to ensure easy pouring. Bamboo is available in either the bright polished stainless steel finish or electro-silverplated stainless steel (EPSS) with a bright mirror polish finish using the exclusive Sambonet HSSP (Hard Sambonet SilverPlating) process. HSSP adds a thick layer of 999.5 per mille silver to plate the high-quality...

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Classic Alfi Carafes Made in Germany in Wicker & Jewel Tones

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Classic Alfi Carafes Made in Germany in Wicker & Jewel Tones

This classic thermal carafe was designed originally in 1918 for the Pullman cars of the American railroads. All Juwel models feature the AlfiDur vacuum hard-glass liner, metal body and handle, and hinged cover with stopper. The Juwel Lacquered Aluminum carafe is available in three finishes: Ivory Cream, Midnight Black, and Velvet Burgundy. It is also available in chrome and wicker as shown below. The wicker style features the chrome-plated brass carafe covered by a rustic handmade brown wicker work. Click photos for purchase information. Carafe size 8 cups (1.0 liter) Made in Germany, Alfi is the world leader in thermal carafes for home and restaurant use. Quality is never compromised, and each Alfi insulated thermal carafe is created with a combination of...

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Espressione Café Retro Espresso Machine

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Espressione Café Retro Espresso Machine

Beneath the popular retro look of the our Espressione Café Retro lies a high-performance, full-featured espresso machine that will provide many years of reliable duty in your home or office. The Espressione Café Retro is manufactured in Italy. Available in five cool colors! Shown here in Café Retro Red. Here are the details: Steel body with powder coat color finish Retro toggle switches with indicator lights Prominent temperature gauge for monitoring brewing and steaming temperatures ESE adapted for use with both ground coffee and convenient espresso pods Powerful 18-bar electric pump for authentic espresso extraction 24oz heavy-duty boiler with immediate recovery for continuous service Commercial-style pull-down lever for steaming/frothing with frothing...

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Modern Loft Bench – Beaux Maison

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Modern Loft Bench – Beaux Maison

This fabulous bench is hand crafted of birch veneer and hand silk screened by in-house artisans. It may be ordered with pewter legs or metal legs. Due to the hand silk screen process, colors may vary. 78″ x 24″ x 17″ Available at Layla Grayce Modern Loft Bench– $ 1950.00        ...

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Glass Slipper Cocktail Shaker by Boardman Silversmiths

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Glass Slipper Cocktail Shaker by Boardman Silversmiths

As featured on television’s Food Network! Available at 125 West, this Classic Shaker Company collection brings you the essential element of this timeless rite with cocktail shakers designed and crafted to capture the spirit and elegance of the modern age. Echoing the art deco influences of the early twentieth century, these shakers are the kind typically produced from the 1920s through the 1940s. This beautifully proportioned classic cocktail shaker has an elegantly rounded handle and top. The handcrafted pewter has a bright finish and is made in the USA. Each pewter Classic Shaker is lead free and hand polished by craftsmen using imported pumice and hand buffed to a flawless bright finish. The bright finish is similar in appearance to polished sterling but...

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Modern Vases and Planters

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Modern Vases and Planters

Modern vases and planters are the perfect way to display flowers and plants to grace your home. Shown here are some that in an of themselves are beautiful empty, but when you fill them with fresh flowers or plants, they take on a life of their own. The modern selections below are of varying innovative shapes and sizes. They combine unique artistic materials, textures and colors. All very unique… favorites are: paintbrush vase, blades of grass, and little black dress… (click photos for purchase info)       These fabulous finds you see here are available for purchase directly from our affiliate vendors (click photos to visit their...

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