Floral Furniture: Exploring Nature-Inspired Furniture Design

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Floral furniture speaks to the heart. Embracing organic qualities and nature in interior design can open up the emotional capacity of a room and make your home feel purposefully warm and stylish. And it’s a common thread that unites furniture styles throughout history. In today’s blog, we want to explore that common thread and follow […]

A Place of Gathering: A Closer Look at the Biedermeier Table

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Today’s blog focus, the Biedermeier Table, is perhaps the purest expression of Biedermeier design philosophy. It’s well represented in the Styylish catalog. Indeed, of all the wide varieties of products in our carefully selected stock, it’s the style and shape we have the most of. It’s an exceptionally popular period for tables. That is not […]

Baroque Design: Incorporating Opulence in the Modern Home

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Baroque design is unmistakable. It’s a deeply decorative design period, filled with ornate details and structural whimsy. As a period intrinsically connected to certain royal households, particularly that of King Louis XIV and Louis XV in France, it’s a truly opulent style and moment in history. In our Blog on the History of the Baroque […]

Towards Modernity: The Features of Bauhaus Furniture Design

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Bauhaus furniture design is a key style of the 20th century. Architects and designers inspired by the simple power of industrial design methods turned their back on the opulence of Art Deco. As such, Bauhaus furniture easily incorporates into the modern home. In our Blog on the History and Development of Bauhaus Furniture, we familiarized […]

More than a Surface: Re-Introducing the Biedermeier Desk

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A Biedermeier desk is the kind of antique that can transform your office or living room. For frequent readers of our blog, it should come as no surprise that we at Styylish are big fans of the Biedermeier period. In some ways, the Biedermeier name has become synonymous with functional simplicity and high-quality craftsmanship. We’ve […]

What is an Antique Commode? Uncovering a European Favorite

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The antique commode is one of the more elusive pieces of furniture in the Styylish catalogue. Often misidentified and confused for something else, it is both widely sought after and widely misunderstood. How can that be? First and foremost, the commode has a variable definition. It is the proper term for the antecedent of the […]

Creating Contemporary Art: Custom Made Furniture on Styylish

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The Philosophy of Custom Made Furniture Custom-made furniture is becoming an ever-growing part of the Styylish catalogue. Sourced from real artists and artisans working today, around the globe, these pieces range as widely in form and function as they do in origin. But one simple philosophy unites them all: avant-garde design from the highest-quality materials, […]

Anything But Sleepy: The History of Antique Nightstands

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An antique nightstand might be just what your bedroom needs. Also known as bedside tables, or nightstand end tables, nightstands have a fascinating history and timeless functionality. From the 19th century onwards, through art deco and mid-century modern, they have served an essential role in the history of homes everywhere. In today’s blog, we will […]

Room for Learning: The Antique Bookcase in Focus

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No object embodies the mission of Styylish more fully than an antique bookcase. Inherently useful, and (literally) filled with stories, they are among the most elegant and tasteful additions you can make to a modern home. Recently, on our blog, we have been exploring how artisan objects interact with the social movements of their time. […]

Beauty on the Moors: Exploring the Worpswede Artist Colony

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The Worpswede Artist Colony in the German state of Lower Saxony has been a breeding ground for creative pursuits for over a century. Its presence has had a profound effect on craftsmanship in the region. In today’s blog, we will explore the history of the colony and how it impacted the furniture craft in Lower […]