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Modern furniture brand opens doors to new North Yorkshire HQ following renovation

  • February 16, 2024

Contract furniture brand NaughtOne has marked an ‘exciting start to 2024’ following its move into its new headquarters following 18 months of renovation. 

Experts in furnishing offices of the future for their clients around the world, the tables were turned on this project as NaughtOne designed a space for their own team, bringing to life its vision of “how the modern workplace can be”. Previously based in Knaresborough, the team now occupies a first floor space at Harrogate’s Central House.

NaughtOne specialises in the design and manufacture of ancillary furniture for modern spaces, which have grown in popularity in offices in recent years with the move towards hybrid working and collaborative, breakout areas alongside traditional desk set-ups.

The brand has been on the pulse of the changing needs of the workplace since 2005 and its furniture features in offices around the world, including LinkedIn, Microsoft and Etsy. 

Managing Director, Nadean McNaught commented: “Workplaces have changed so much over the last decade and today people want so much more than a functional desk and chair. We’ve been well-placed to help clients create spaces which meet these evolving needs.

“In 2022 we started thinking about how to expand and improve our own working environment to better support our growing team. The brief was ambitious: we wanted a warm, welcoming space that felt more like a home than an office, somewhere the team would want to come to connect and hang out. And it had to be sustainably built and accessible for everyone.

“Central House in Harrogate ticked all the boxes. As soon as I saw the space, with its huge windows, high ceilings and treetop-lined views, I knew it would be our new home.”

Over the last 18 months, Nadean has worked with NaughtOne’s Creative Director, Stephen Floyd, and Design Manager for

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Vintage furniture by Black designers at Hyde Park’s Recycled Modern

  • October 10, 2023

Walking into Shari Currie’s vintage furniture shop in Hyde Park feels like walking into home.

At Recycled Modern, the art on the walls, plush furniture throughout the store, faint smell of incense and carefully placed home decor are all intentionally curated and styled to encourage you to stay a while and explore.

“I wanted to create a space where people could feel comfortable with shopping for home decor,” Currie said. “Interior design doesn’t have to be stuffy and exclusive. It can be luxurious and inclusive.”

As a Black woman in the interior design and furniture space, making antique and vintage furniture accessible to her community is something that has long been of interest to the Chicago native. In addition, creating a space at Recycled Modern in which people feel safe, welcome, and supported is at the root core of who she is even outside of the business.

Currie previously operated her shop in Lincoln Park. While business was doing well, she didn’t feel that she was engaging and creating community among her patrons and neighborhood in the way she truly wanted to.

As someone who sources the pieces in her store largely from Black designers and people of color, Currie said the trending interior design aesthetics – neutrals, rich and authentic woods and art – has been influenced by Black culture and she wanted to create a space in which that was recognized and celebrated.

Since moving into her location at Harper Court in Hyde Park in November, Currie has not only been curating a collection of vintage furniture that people easily envision in their own homes, but she’s also been creating opportunities for designers of color to host panels and interactive programming in the store.

“The shop is like a home decor store, art gallery and a lounge,” Currie

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Best Outdoor Furniture From Amazon | 2023

  • August 4, 2023

As POPSUGAR editors, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you’ll like too. If you buy a product we have recommended, we may receive affiliate commission, which in turn supports our work.

If you are looking to spruce up your backyard this summer, consider investing in new furniture that captures the comfort and feel of indoor pieces with the weather-resistant durability needed for the outdoors. Furnishing a backyard or even a small balcony will expand your living space, making homes with even the tiniest square footage feel more spacious. Whether you’re searching for a comfy outdoor sofa, an outdoor dining table with chairs, or even a hammock, we’ve got you covered.

Amazon carries a ton of impressive choices at affordable price points, with fast and free shipping. We’ve combed through the reviews of some of the retailer’s bestsellers to curate a range of outdoor furniture to fit a variety of needs, budgets, and aesthetics. From cute and compact bistro sets to sprawling outdoor sofas, we’ve found furniture options for both small outdoor spaces and large backyards. Whether your style is sleek and minimal, bohemian, or more traditional, we have silhouettes and materials that work for each aesthetic, including iconic styles like Adirondack chairs, Acapulco chairs, and more.

Keep reading to shop our top choices and transform your space before fall.

— Additional reporting by Angela Elias

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Target low-key has the best expensive-looking furniture, and here are 10 pieces I can’t stop thinking about

  • June 9, 2023

One of the more stressful things about moving is furnishing your new space. Even if you’ve already gone ham on your Pinterest board and have a zillion and one Instagram inspo posts saved, actually buying said furniture is terrifying. I should know because I’m literally moving apartments in a few days.

Something I’ve discovered while creating countless mood boards is that Target actually has so much cute furniture. Even though model rooms are the last thing you think about when imagining an IRL store, the retailer has a giant online selection.

From midcentury-modern cabinets with a twist to a much more affordable version of that accent chair all over Instagram, the Target furniture section is a goldmine. Scroll below to shop some of the best actually cute Target furniture that is perfect for any space.

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This looks just like the viral bouclé cair from CB2 that every influencer owns but for way less.

$380 at Target

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This fun TV stand can work with TVs up to 65 inches wide, and it holds up to 100 pounds and pairs seamlessly with every decor aesthetic.

$400 at Target

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Clearly, I’m obsessed with this style — and I can’t decide if I love it more with the desk or the TV stand.

$340 at Target

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Stackable floor poufs with a soft velvet finish are a must when hosting in small apartments.

$90 at Target

Target

The mixed material of this gold metal bar cart is so elegant that you’ll forget it’s holding cheap booze and IKEA wine glasses.

$150 at Target

Target

These brown leather chairs would look so good contrasted with a round white table.

$170 at Target

Target

Speaking of round white tables, this minimalist one is so classic!

$600 at Target

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Style at Home: Inspiring spring 2023 trends

  • April 5, 2023

After the past few years of nonstop neutrals trending, in 2023 we’re anticipating a return of color in home decor, paint colors and bedding. With the return of color, we’re seeing that creating sumptuous, inviting spaces is top of mind for designers and homeowners alike. There’s a focus on creating restorative rooms, with a big trend toward creating luxurious bedrooms and reinventing modern takes on classic textiles.

Here are a few of our takes on the trends you’ll see popping up like crocuses this spring season.

Bold colors in living rooms

Introducing color to your living room can sometimes feel as daunting as it does dazzling. While many might first run to throw a new can of paint on the walls, you might instead look to your furniture. A colorful sofa (or chair or accent table) is an exciting way to liven up a living space.

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In this bold and beautiful design, a fern green sofa pops against the warm neutral tones in the pillows and rug. Typically when introducing color, I carry the theme throughout the design. But in this case, this statement sofa is bold enough to act alone. This earthy color story is the perfect backdrop to the dash of blue found in the skirted swivel chairs, artwork and tabletop vignette. Because these colors are all muted in tone, they don’t feel overwhelming to the eye. It’s a perfect introduction to color without going over the top.

Keeping it New Traditional

Bringing traditional into modern day, New Traditional style emphasizes the comforts and conveniences of modern life while still maintaining the refined elegance of traditional design. New Traditional furniture tends to favor shapes and styles that have stood the test of time, but often in a

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How to Bring Maximalist Style to a Small Space

  • October 10, 2022
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Photo credit: Per Magnus Persson – Getty Images

Even in a tiny apartment, more can sometimes be more. Having a petite home and a penchant for maximalism may seem like the ultimate design quandary. With only so much space, conventional wisdom might demand that you modify your style and opt for a muted, minimalist look in order to make the most of every corner.

Contrary to popular belief, you can indulge in punchy patterns, contrasting colors, and varied textures—and still have room to move, too. With some artful tricks, this type of “more is more” aesthetic is highly achievable even in tight quarters. Here, how to go all out while fitting it all in.

Consciously combine patterns and finishes

There is an art to mixing and matching, and it starts with scale. More specifically, it’s about varying the scale of the prints you’re using for a more palatable effect. “For instance,” says designer Lance Thomas of Louisiana-based Thomas Guy Interiors, “thin pinstripes, a medium-scale toile, and an oversized abstract [print] can make magic together,” he says.

Shine or luster is another an important quality that often gets overlooked. “Incorporating various sheens allows [certain] elements to make their entrance known first,” Thomas says. Higher shines, like lacquered furniture, will be noticeable at once, while more matte finishes will reveal themselves a bit later.

It’s that delayed interaction with elements that make themselves known gradually rather than bombarding the eye that makes maximalism effective. Thomas explains, “The more you look at a space, the more you see. Deep, sheeny lacquered walls with a decadent mohair textile, for example, is like maximalist butter for me.”

Pick your bolder moments

A maximalist aesthetic by definition is synonymous with, well, a lot of stuff in one space. Including so much detail can quickly make

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Here’s The Difference Between a Renovation And a Remodel

  • July 26, 2022

If there’s anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s that a dream home wasn’t built (or purchased, or designed) in a day. As more and more homeowners are grappling with a competitive real estate market, limited resources, and major material delays, doing anything to improve our homes—or find a new one—can feel like a serious pipe dream.

If you’ve decided to sit tight on your property and put in a little sweat equity to make it the home of your dreams, you’re not alone. According to the 2022 U.S. Houzz & Home Study, 55 percent of homeowners anticipate taking on a renovation this year, a trend that shows no sign of slowing down. Here’s the thing, though—while you may be using the terms “renovation” and “remodel” interchangeably, there’s actually a distinct difference between the two when it comes to industry speak, and the more you can decipher what it is you want, the better you’ll be able to communicate with any contractors, architects, and designers you hire.

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In this Nashville kitchen renovation, Studio Dearborn designer Sarah Roberston relied on well-worn brick and bespoke cabinetry to transform an already functional layout.
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So, what is considered a renovation?

Plainly speaking, most pros consider a renovation to be cosmetic improvements to a space that don’t involve changing its intended purpose. This could constitute a range of projects, ranging in budget (and impact) both big and small. Take a kitchen for example; a renovation of the space may include things like painting or replacing cabinetry, upgrading the countertops, or even installing new light fixtures. There’s no denying these changes can have a serious impact on how you live in the space—they can even increase your equity in your home. That being said, you are not changing the overall

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Sick of Your Aesthetic? Try These Affordable Home Decor Updates

  • July 4, 2022

In my younger years, my decorating style could best be described as obnoxiously colorful. As a kid, I had free reign to decorate my bedroom as I saw fit, so middle-school me opted for dark purple carpet and lavender walls sponge-painted with metallic silver. In high school, I was aggressively into zebra print and went all-in with bedding, pillows, wall decor, and even light switch plates in the pattern. All that was set off with a truly appalling shade of lime-green on all four walls. Clearly, my mother was an absolute saint with boundless patience.

Now, I like to believe my aesthetic has evolved into a more tasteful form. I still love color, but I’ve traded neon hues for jewel tones paired with plenty of white. I’m more likely to opt for solids over patterns, and I’d choose hardwood floors over carpeting any day. All that to say, I’m no stranger to switching up my aesthetic.

Whenever I’m ready for an update, I’m not the type to get rid of everything and start from scratch. I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to buy all-new furniture and decor when you want a different look. (Unless, of course, everything is plastered with zebra print. In that case, I’d recommend buying some new stuff.) But if you just need to give your home decor a little freshening up, these affordable updates will help you achieve that new look.

 

1. Buy new pillows

Want to change up your color scheme? Start with your pillows. Especially if your space is mostly neutral, adding a few throw pillows in a fresh color can completely change the look and feel of the room. Pillows may be a small element in the overall design, but they can really establish the mood.

 

 

2. Change

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7 ways to make your house have a warm and cozy feel

  • June 29, 2022

Walking into a comfortable home after a tough day or long trip is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Did you know you can make small adjustments to increase that inviting, cozy vibe in your living space?

Whether it’s a house in the suburbs, a condo in the city or a place along the waterfront, small touches can make your home even more inviting — and there are cozy home decor items available for all types of budgets and styles. From swapping in some soft lighting to adding more texture to your sofa cushions, here are seven ways to create a welcoming ambiance.

Think Feet First

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Warm up your floor — and your feet — with small area rugs and runners placed throughout your space. If you have wood or tiled floors, you can set down a small rug in front of the kitchen sink and next to your bed, and put a runner in your hallway or entryway. The added texture warms up the atmosphere, and having an added soft layer underfoot can help keep your feet from getting too cold.

Adjust Your Lighting

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Whenever possible, it’s best to avoid single-source overhead lighting. Go with an abundance of task lighting, table and floor lamps instead to create clusters of illumination. If recessed lighting is your only option, consider changing the lighting temperature. Changing cool-temperature bulbs for warm-temperature bulbs adds a warm and cozy glow.

Incorporate Different Textures

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Whether it’s with a knitted pouf, a hand-woven pillow or a leather armchair, adding a variety of textures to a room can transform the space from feeling meh to warm and cozy. Pillows, bedding and rugs also offer great opportunities to incorporate layers of texture. Different fabrics, such as velvet, chenille and chunky knits create an inviting atmosphere,

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Tips to make your living room appear bigger

  • June 27, 2022

With growing urbanisation, many people are left with smaller spaces. Learning the concept of ‘less is more’, therefore, is pertinent. “Decorating a small space can be equally amusing if you are passionate about designing. Small spaces can be a quick investment, and can easily be decorated without much thought involved – you can also keep changing the décor time and again as it goes easy on the pockets!” said architect and interior designer Paushika Gupta, founder of Paushika Gupta Architecture+Design.

Simply declutter

Start choosing the right kind of pieces for the room, so that they are useful instead of just taking up space. The habit of decluttering frequently will make the area appear more spacious. To add more items to your living room, you must get rid of old ones. You may also go for modern furniture pieces which take up less space and offer more compartments —  like a sofa-cum-bed, a chest of drawers that comes with a TV unit or a foldable table. You will finally make extra room for useful items.

Insignificant, but significant

Either buy small pieces of furniture like an ottoman, an armchair, or a low table or go for more elongated and tall units and place them against the wall surfaces. This will ensure they are not taking up much space, yet will create a balance in the room. These statement pieces should not be placed in and around the circulation paths. The overview that way would remain clear and the room would appear bigger.

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Lighter shade

Well crafted furniture when paired with subtly coloured walls creates the perfect combination for quaint places. Choosing colours like beige, light grey, mint green, baby pink or baby blue – make the

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