Category Archives: Furniture

Laser Sharp: The Art of Michael Mittelman

This week, Styylish had the privilege to chat with Michael Mittelman about his creative process, influences, and passion for marrying digital and analog modes of making. If you find yourself lucky enough to ask him about his creative process, you’d find the start of many of Mittelman’s ideas around 2am, turning over in his head […]

Groundbreaking Century: 19th Century Furniture Styles 

19th century furniture styles- Styylish

The 1800s were a period of major transformation in Europe, that saw upheavals in political systems, social organization, and the development of distinct 19th-century furniture styles and artwork. There were radical changes across rural and urban landscapes, in the lifestyles of the wealthiest elites and the most impoverished communities. Europe experienced major wars and ongoing […]

Not Just a Sidekick: Antique Side Tables, Center Stage

Antique Side Tables- Styylish

While stylistic preferences vary widely from person to person, something is certain: you’ll always find use for a beloved antique side table. Known by a myriad of names and having witnessed many uses in its rich history, the side table is an undeniable classic. In today’s blog, we will delve into the origins of the […]

The Cylinder Desk: From Baroque to Biedermeier

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There is perhaps no object more elegant than an antique cylinder desk. Also known to as a roll-top desk, the cylinder desk is a writing desk, with a cylindrically-shaped frontispiece (or “cylinder top”) that opens to reveal a writing surface and storage area. There are a few adaptations to this desk, and the style ultimately […]

French Country Antiques: From Louis XIII to Now

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There is an enduring appeal to French country antiques. Also called “provincial style,” the simple, rustic elegance of the period remains popular in homes throughout the world today. It is easy to appreciate the style’s casual elegance; an effect created by rustic qualities joined with sophisticated details. Read on to learn about the origins of […]

Timeless Designs: Art Deco vs Mid-Century Modern

Art Deco vs Mid Century Modern- Styylish

It is incredibly valuable to be able to distinguish styles from one another while admiring furniture, artwork, or architecture. Whether this affects your purchases or just personal taste, there is something you can learn about yourself just by browsing! That’s why we’re focusing on Art Deco vs Mid-Century Modern. Two fundamental 20th-century styles, that are essential […]

Our Beloved Coffee Tables: Origins and Innovation 

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The good old coffee table. Who doesn’t love coffee tables? The centerpieces of every respectable home for centuries, these low-rising objects are a site of togetherness – and history. In today’s blog, we will trace the rise of the coffee table at the hand of our Styylish catalog. Maybe you’ll find exactly the piece you’ve […]

A Life of Antique Furniture: Styylish and Silke Berlinghof

Antique Furniture- detail of an 18th century piece- Styylish

Although the Styylish catalogue features a wide variety of interior design objects, it all began with antique furniture. And there is good reason for that. Our founder Silke Berlinghof comes from a long line of antiques dealers and auctioneers in Germany. Her story is the story of Styylish. The philosophy at the heart of Styylish, […]

Space Age Furniture: Exploration Meets Innovation

Space Age Furniture- Styylish

The so-called “Space Age” is a period of the 20th century marked by a cultural interest in scientific innovation. Coming out of the Second World War, the Atomic age, marked by rising tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, established scientific supremacy as a cultural goal. The launch of Sputnik, human space travel, […]

Contrasting Biedermeier and Empire Style Furniture

Empire Style Furniture- Styylish

While researching furniture options for your home, you may encounter a lot of terms and characterizations. Especially when browsing a site like Styylish, the distinctions between 18th and 19th-century furniture styles can get blurry. In this blog, we want to explore the difference between two of our most popular styles: Empire Style Furniture, and Biedermeier. […]