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Oversized can be way overrated — especially with coffee tables. Low-to-the-ground, subtle pieces can sometimes have more wow factor than massive, architectural ones. This neutral living room in Toronto (the home of design shop Mjölk's owners) proves that a small-scale chair and table combination can make a huge impact without sacrificing an intimate vibe.
The key is in the leg proportion. The top of the tiny copper table lines up with the tan track chair right at the seating for great line harmony. And, the neutral rug, small brass bowl, and modern white lamp tie the two pieces together to create a well-curated vignette. It tells its own little story. Ahead, we found three table and chair pairings to capture the short look in a big way. Get ready to get low.
Milan has never been as high on your must-visit list than now, with its Fashion Week becoming one of the most innovative destinations for indie brands, and its upcoming World Expo in 2015 (from May 1st to October 31st, if you're planning ahead!). The vintage palaces are getting spruced up, the bistros are getting a modern read
We have a million and one ways to tell time these days — our phones, cable boxes, microwaves, and computer screens, to name a few. So, you’d think something as archaic as a wristwatch (with hour and minute hands you actually need to read) would be near-obsolete by now. But, according to Instagram, the exact opposite is read