TOP 5 PICKS FROM OUR LIVING SPACES COLLECTION
I’m finally coming up for air after my whirlwind of a couple of weeks - Nate and I launched our very own furniture collection with Living Spaces. I honestly still can’t believe it. After 2.5 years (but honestly a lifetime) of research, mood boards, sketching, samples, tweaking and perfecting, it’s finally here and I’m seriously emotional about it. I’ve never had seen my name on a product tag before, it is so surreal!
We took Poppy to check it out one weekend and she climbed on the Liv Sofa, turned around and said “Daddy, you made this!”, and you guessed it, I was reduced to a puddle of tears in the corner of our local Living Spaces.
This is the first time Nate and I have done something like this together, and it’s really a dream come true. We’ve worked together on so many different projects over the years but this one we really felt from inception to completion— we put so much of our souls into it, it’s basically our third baby. We were inspired by our travels, pieces we’ve collected along the way and the work of some of our favorite sculptors and architects.
The collection is a curated mix of sofas, sectionals, ottomans, chairs, and pillows. What’s great about it is, Living Spaces lets your customize the pieces into over 20 fabrics and colors in store. I love every single piece, but here are my top five. What’s your favorite? Shop the whole collection at Living Spaces and comment below.
Nate and I are longtime fans of architects Zaha Hadid and Santiago Caltrava. Their work is curvy, sculptural and always has a sense of movement. That curvilinear structure was our inspiration for the Gwen Sofa. I love the strong circular arms, soft cushions and modern wooden legs. Plus we did it in one of our favorite “colors”, a neutral warm white. But don’t worry, the fabric is totally durable and easy to clean.
The Emile is another favorite of mine. It’s inspired by French Art Deco. While designing it, we channeled Paris in the 1930’s hence the curvy enveloping shape and the rich fabric choice. The deep green velvet is so versatile yet so elegant, it’s a great addition to any room..
3. LIV SOFA
Swoon. The Liv Sofa and Liv Armchair are probably my two favorite items of the whole collection. Nate and I have both long admired the work of French interior designer Jean Michel Frank. He’s known for his minimal furniture made from luxury materials. And with high design usually comes a high price, but not this time! We are so thrilled to be able to honor his sensibility and style with an affordable option. We used faux shearling to keep it durable and affordable, but kept the channeled back design so it screams luxury.
Every now and again Nate and I will take a risk and go for a bold color. It’s out of our comfort zone, but sometimes it has to be done. Enter the Soane Sectional in vibrant orange. For this piece, we drew inspiration from the wild style of the 1960’s when design was bold and flirty. I love how it works seamlessly with clean, modern and neutral surroundings.
Storage is always tough when trying to design a clean and stylish home. Enter the Norah Ottoman— it’s a storage unit, coffee table and ottoman all in one. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most organized guy, so this is the perfect piece for me. Toss in the throw blankets and books when guests come over to maintain a gorgeous living room. We put it out in an earthy grey tone so it can really go with everything.