Monday, September 21, 2009

Recession Chic

I don't care what kind of person you are, everyone loves a deal. Former Furniture is a website that ignites the thrill of the find in me. While the items are gently used from local L.A. designers and showrooms, they do not come with the "second hand"stigma. It is even fun to muse that these items once sat in the homes of some of Hollywood's finest. Below are a handful of finds that can leave buyers with the feeling they can get star power without having to break the bank.

Zebra Mirror, a cool way to get a trendy pattern without being overwhelming: $1,450

Traditional, spindle leg chair with brass nailhead trim and cream linen upholstery. Timeless, traditional and clean. Was $1,450. Now $475. Trestle Table with gorgeous plank top. $2,200.

This coffee table once belonged to a famous actress (who's name cannot be disclosed!). Made of reclaimed oak this piece has cool rustic charm. Was $2,500. Now $1,395

This is a steal. A Ralph Lauren chair upholstered in a neutral herringbone with brass nailheads. Was $2,500. Now $675. Puuuuuurfection.
Osborne and Little velvet upholstered sofa from the Orange County Designer Tour Showhouse. Was $3,500. Now $2,400.

Modern take on a klismos chair. Was $5,432. Now $2,400.

This is a pair of these hot air balloon prints. With burlap matte and neutral tones these prints bring amusing character to a room. Pair was $900. Now $700.

Seafoam green provincial chairs with fanned back and rattan seating. Once belonged to a film producer, now made available to you! Was $2,200 for the set. Now $2,000

At almost ten feet tall this is a unique painting of a tailor. A neat piece for a distinctive space. Was $8,000. Now $4,500.

A sleek piece with Japanese influence and a limestone top. Was $3950. Now $1625.
A cocktail table with a silver leaf finish. Legs reminiscent of the Greek Key motif. Was $3,500. Now $1,850.

Upholstered wing bed made for a top L.A designer and never used. Tufting and wing sides make this a fun take on a traditional wing backed chair. Fully upholstered in linen. Was $12,000. Now $4,200.

A. Rudin chair upholstered in a matelasse with nailhead detail. Was $3,400. Now $1,300.

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