Teak is one of the most beautiful woods used in today's dining room buffets. The wood itself imparts a sense of simplicity which is very important to the design of modern buffets. At the same time, teak offers a durability and stain resistance that means the piece will last for years.
The Teak Horizon Sideboard 4 Doors is a large buffet with clean sleek lines. If you love contemporary design and always go for eco-friendly, this one might be just what you're looking for. Ethnicraft uses only solid wood in all its designs—walnut, oak and sustainable or reclaimed teak. A great combination: contemporary good looks and sensitivity to the environment.
If you love to entertain, then you know how important it is to have numerous pieces, places and rooms to put all the food, beverages and decorations. From the kitchen to the living room, and especially the dining room you'll want to make sure you have ample room. Buffet tables and dining room buffets provide a perfect spot to show off a stunning centerpiece surrounded by a spread of appetizers & h'orderves. The HeatherBrook Furniture Veranda Buffet with Painted Glass is a stunning example of the perfect holiday furniture.
Not caught up in the current wine collecting trend? Once you take a look at all the great looking wine cabinets currently available you just might decide to start a very small collection of your own. Another perfect reason to bring home one of these stylish new cabinets is they could double as dining room buffets. Wine cabinets are not all rustic wood any more. Lots of them are updated modern versions of yesterday's wine storage racks and cabinets.
Speaking of updated and stylish, take a look at this gorgeous piece of furniture--the Artists Originals Parisian Striped Console/Wine Cabinet is oh so French and fun. With hand-painted wide stripes and antique brass finished knobs, this cabinet will be the center of attention in any room.
The Parisian would look terrific in a sunny breakfast nook along with a wire bistro set or long-skirted table and chairs with slightly curved legs.
Normally found in a large kitchen or dining room, credenzas, buffets and antique sideboards (like the Carmel Buffet below) break the mold with great looks and functionality perfect for use in the living room. The top holds your flat screen television and the shelves below keep media equipment stored neatly and safely. Its three big drawers hold remotes, game controllers, video games and anything else you would like to hide away. The glass panel doors even receive remote control signals!
The Carmel Buffet from Modern Furniture Warehouse is antiqued in a dark finish to make it look like an authentic and aged antique sideboard with a particular modern twist. The ambiguous and eclectic design lends itself to any style home whether you love country, traditional, modern, contemporary or a mix of all of the above.
Earlier in the week, we featured "The Men of Hollywood" in stylish interiors which included the Havana-inspired home of the very dashing Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia. Susi was inspired by a photo of Mr. Garcia in his living room (who wouldn’t be?), so she recreated the 20s and 30s style Key Biscayne living room from StylePath finds. I think she nailed it, all of her picks would create a rich and warm living room you'd want to curl up and spend hours in.
Andy Garcia Havana-inspired Miami Mansion (Credit)
Ashley Modern Swivel Chair
Tivoli Wingback Upholstered Chair
High Fashion Home 9 Drawer Sideboard
Waterford Sheridan Bowl
Jenny Ottoman Bull Natural
Tropical Print Square Pillow
Klaussner Furniture Winchester Coffee Table
Myron Twist Table Lamp
Mariol Portico Ceiling Fan
Timbermist Oak Table
Marla Dining Chair
Asiana One Light Wall Sconce
Old World Classics Mamluken Rug
We love Susi's "Friday Finds" absolutely, but we'll give you one more peek at Mr. Garcia to start your weekend off right ;) Enjoy!
If you love to host big parties or intimate gatherings in your home, you know its all about using the space you have to its best advantage. The furniture you choose for the rooms your company will gather in, needs to be functional and beautiful. The dining room and living room should be furnished with enough surface space to handle food, beverages and decorations.
Two dining furniture groups in particular accomplish all of these objectives, buffets and sideboards. The give you much needed storage space while offering enough surface space to create a lovely buffet spread, not to mention the beauty of rich wood, such as an elegant walnut buffet or a casual pine sideboard.
StylePath offers an expansive selection of buffets and sideboards in traditional wood, modern metal and many other styles and materials. You and your guests will enjoy the beauty and convenience your dining furniture choice offers party after party. Here are a couple of our favorite furniture buffet and sideboard selections.
Abizza Buffet Furniture Table
Surrey Sideboard with Merlot Finish and Wine Storage
Once objects of extravagant 17th century luxury, mirrored furniture could be found in the Venetian royal palaces and palatial homes of the uber rich and powerful. Fortunately, production costs fell along with prices, making this opulent style more attainable to those not of royal blood or wealth.
Once the style was well established and common place in many European and American homes, it never fell out of favor amongst designers and homeowners. It is truly a classic style across many cultures and financial status.
Modern and vintage mirrored furniture makes a dazzling addition to many style decors--but not all. A note of caution: mirrored pieces can be so striking that a few of the existing furnishings and design elements in the room must be equally as strong to balance the room out. The mirrored façade tends to be more formal than its wood counterparts. One exception to the rule is that mirrored pieces look lovely with a casual shabby chic decor.
If you have every wanted to own an opulent mirrored piece of your own, now is the time to do it. Styles are many and price points vary from extremely high to some that are an absolute steal. Vintage reproduction styles come with engraved nature and floral scenes with lots of etching and beveling. Modern lines are produced in clean lines and low profile styles. Mirrored furnishings are available for most any room of the home including dining furniture pieces like buffets and sideboards.
Bob Mackie's Gold Glass Credenza Server features three mirrored doors; two outside doors with one adjustable shelf each; one center door with three drawers for extra storage; silverware tray; and wire management.
The Borghese Mirrored Server in wood with intricate detailing and mirrored finish provides plenty of covered space and goes well with many styles of dining furniture.
Are you thinking of purchasing a lovely piece of mirrored furniture? What style are you inclined towards?