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OK, so it’s only a concept — but, what an idea it is! Designed by D.K. & Wei, this soft “cloud” would be supported by the magnetic force generated by its base. No matter if you wanted to sit in comfort or maybe just take a nap, you could do it all on a floating cloud.

Floating Sofa Cloud

Tell me, do you have an “out there” idea like this one? I want to hear about it!

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Pucker up! It’s International Kissing Day, and we’re celebrating by curling up with these sexy designer lip sofas.

heller studio 65 bocca lips couch

Heller Bocca sofa by Studio 65

The sofas draw inspiration from the 1937 original designed by none other than Salvador Dalí, modeling it from the lips of famous 1930′s actress Mae West. Since then, several designers have hopped on the lip train to create these red hot pieces.

velichko velikov kiss chair

The Kiss Chair by Velichko Velikov

sand and birch roxanne lips couch

Roxanne by Sand & Birch

Which sofa do you want to plant a big one on?

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As much fun as it is to jazz up a neutral couch with fun accents like throws and pillows, sometimes a statement sofa is where it’s at. The Sofa 3031 by Josef Frank has clean modern lines, and comes in different fabrics and styles but this blue-green variation (“in accordance with Estrid Ericson‘s instructions”) is one of the more interesting versions.

blue-green 5-seat sofa

There are 14 different shades of blue-green linen on this sofa, and the effect is subtle, yet eye-catching. The almost-ombre reminds me of the way the ocean sometimes looks from above. I’m entranced, but what do you think of the statement? Is a multi-hue for you, or do you think it’s 13 shades too many?

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Happy National Lawn Care Month, dear readers. Sure, it’s not the sexiest-sounding month ever, but lawn care and landscaping can be fun, too! Just taking a look at Pinterest, I loved this idea for a low-cost sprinkler, and hey, a bike that’s also a riding lawn mower? That is genius multitasking. But I think my favorite lawn-related find was this DIY sod sofa.

sod sofa

It looks a bit like a wacky Edward Scissorhands-style topiary, but it’s actually solid enough to sit on, as the picture demonstrates. Heck, I think you could even go further and make a sod coffee table and sod ottoman, too! Interested in making your own literal lawn furniture? Check out the DIY instructions here.

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Greetings from Los Angeles. I’m here with my colleague, Liz, attending the Design Bloggers Conference, so if any of you readers are also here, please do say hi! I’ll make it easy for you. Tomorrow, I’ll probably be wearing a fun, fuchsia blazer that looks a lot like this. There’s no way you can miss me, just like there was no way I was missing this bright Cocoon Sofa from Richard Shemtov on Dering Hall.

hot pink sofa

I have a very safe, neutral couch, so it’s fun to daydream about something more DayGlo. I obviously love the color, but the wooden base, sleek curves and luxe tufting add to the appeal. As the Cocoon is made-to-order, it isn’t exactly a discount delight, but I still love looking at it. Or looking like it, I guess, when I put on my pink blazer. (Just hopefully not quite as stuffed!)

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Yes, we’re all past the “put a bird on it” phase of home decor, but what if the bird in question is a cockatoo? And what if there are two of them? And what if the piece of furniture looks as awesome as this settee I spotted on Anthropologie?

cockatoo settee

This settee is both totally classic and totally kooky. Check out that intricate embroidery! It’s a lot of look, but I can see this fitting into an Anna Spiro-designed home — and I think she’d know just how to balance it out and make it work.

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Don’t you just love the beauty of fresh flowers at home? Every week, I head to the local farmer’s market and purchase bunches of flowers to place in my living room (peonies are my favorite). They are the most amazing pick-me-up. While I love my regular trip to the market, it would be so nice to be surrounded by flowers every day, no matter the season. These rooms highlight the sheer beauty of floral prints, and how you can make them a part of your interior throughout the year.

Green Master Bedroom with floral de Gournay silk walk panels, Nate Berkus, Elle Decor

Ellen Decor

Nate Berkus used silk wall panels by de Gournay to create a secret garden in this bedroom. The hand-painted flowers are light, whimsical and absolutely charming.

Fresh Flowers Vs. Floral Prints

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Back in college, I was so broke that I didn’t even have a phone. Always a month or two behind on car payments, I’d park my shiny, red 2-door Honda Civic a few blocks away to avoid repossession. While being penniless sucked really bad, I made the most of it, even managing to fully design my apartment complete with a good-looking, comfy sofa. In fact, no matter what my financial position has been, I’ve always gone without certain things — some important and some not — to be able to afford great seating.

Sure, those two-paychecks-away-from-living-in-a-tent days are long behind me; however, I still have a financial threshold for how much I’ll spend on a sofa: $2500. Whether it’s recovering a vintage piece or buying something brand-spanking-new, I find this to be the magic number. To prove my point, here are five fantastic sofas all $2500 or less. But enough about me, let’s talk about you. What’s the maximum amount of money you’d spend on a sofa and why? HGTV Design Happens - IKEA KIVIK Sofa Check Out Brian’s Fab Five

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Tufting is one trend that I’m glad to see growing some legs and evolving in such pretty ways.

elton settee west elm

This small scale sofa in West Elm’s new line has such nice, refined proportions which balance the tufting out so well. And at only 60 inches wide, the Elton Settee is small enough to be a love seat, and big enough to feel like it can hold its own in a living room.

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Episode three was a total blast (watch it here). Excitement just oozed out of Micah and Evelyn. I promise never to say ‘oozed out of them’ again. Gross. But it did. They were desperate for help and all they wanted was fun, color and some function. They already had a TV room (that you didn’t see.) They also wanted a place to play with their friends—they love themselves some board games. They also needed a dining room. The loft was pretty daunting actually; it was massive and dark and totally vacuous. Frankly, it was very cold, and these people are not.

Secrets From a Stylist: Episode 3 Loft, BeforeI know. Empty. Dead. Boring.

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I’m a little bit obsessed with Jonathan Adler’s line of sofas, especially this orange Templeton one. But I’ve wondered if such a bright-hued sofa could come off as anything other than novelty. Then I saw this:

orange sofa

Photo: New England Home

I was pleasantly surprised to see such playful colors used in such a sophisticated room. The couch, as well as the accessories, are sunny and bright but balanced by the light-filled room and bright-white walls. I’m in love.

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For me, watching sports is like seeing ducks in a pond quack at one another. Why are fans always screaming, flapping 4-foot foam hands and sporting high-energy face paint? It makes me wanna give everyone a permanent time out. (And while I can barely remember who’s playing, I do know that Genevieve Morton and the Black Eyed Peas left me off their Super Bowl Bash guest list.)

So as Super Bowl Sunday approaches, I’ve become obsessed with trying to conceptualize a football-centric space that doesn’t suck. What could be manly enough for a rugged fullback yet possess enough panache for a polished, proper prince? Hell if I know, but if they are going to co-exist, here are the items certain to help.

Superbowl Decor Restoration Hardware Leather Sofa Man Cave

The Kensington sofa from Restoration Hardware. It’s got the aged leather look any dude will dig and diamond tufting befitting of the most dashing of Dukes.

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Finding a sofa for a small space can be quite the challenge. If you want something bigger than a loveseat but smaller than a standard couch, you may be stuck.

cb2 parlour sofa

The compromise that this small Parlour Sofa from cb2 reaches is a fantastic solution to that dilemma. As one of their new pieces for 2011, this small-scale number measures in at just 61″ wide. The sleek lines and steel blue color really won me over.

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The perfect way to find your own style is to learn how to combine the new with the old. Eloquence has accomplished this incredible task with their company, which started as an antique company seven years ago. They still feature French-inspired antiques, but are also now creating antique reproductions, as well as painting vintage pieces that need to be updated.

According to their website, “The idea behind Eloquence was to create furniture with such elegance that it needed no explanation. The pieces should speak for themselves.” And they do just that.

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