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Bring the Outdoors In • Blue-and-white bistro chairs give this warm and colorful breakfast nook the feeling of alfresco dining. Plus, the weatherproof seating can easily be used outside. Design and durability were the driving forces for designer Phillip Thomas when he chose the chairs for a client’s city apartment. And the stripes “excite the eye,” he says. Get the look, page 105.
ARTICHOKES • Beloved in Italian cuisine and beyond for their nutty, slightly sweet flavor, these spiky spring stars can be prepared in a few different ways.
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THE NEW living room • Forget formal living spaces. Maximize multipurpose areas with ideas that add seating, style, storage and more.
Forgo the traditional coffee table. • Boost your living room’s functionality with end tables that are easy to move to create a surface for work or homework. When they’re not in use, treat them as traditional coffee tables by adding a small floral arrangement and a few design-forward books.
Add a bistro vibe. • This casual setup offers a place to eat and a place to relax all in one. To please a Weston, CT, client who didn’t enjoy eating at a kitchen island, designer Heide Hendricks placed a bistro table and antique French bridge chairs in one of the living room’s lounging areas. She completed the arrangement by adding a tufted sofa, which Hendricks says is “firm enough to allow for comfortable dining at the table as well as sitting back and unwinding over a cup of coffee.”
Outfit your office like a living room. • Love the idea of giving your workspace the living room treatment? Weave in an accent wall, an oversize ottoman or a daybed (elevate it with a soft throw and patterned pillows) and finish the layout with a sleek bookcase and floor lamp.
Go wall-to-wall with photos. • Enhance a kids’ homework station and amp up neutral walls with a display of black-and-white family photos. Use the same frames throughout to create a uniform, modern look.
Curl up on a comfy beanbag. • Any interior can benefit from a blend of fun and unexpected seating. In this kid-friendly hangout space, beanbags act as the perfect counterpoint to the industrial-style stools at the opposite end of the room.
Integrate smart storage. • Be selective when choosing items...