We recently received a press release presenting a new line of Pouffles (slipcovers for ottomans), from Ainslie, an LA/Sydney-based designer. Here is the information and photos we were sent: “Aroopy has created a first line of Pouffles that is both eye-catching and lighthearted. The Pouffle (a snugly-fitting slipcover for a pouf/ottoman) offers all of the fun and none of the commitment … to one design. The initial collection is decidedly happy and starts with a dreamy Old World Map that asks us for holidays in faraway places. The Lower Manhattan Skyline, London Tube and Paris Metro maps have us zipping around the globe as a citizen of the world in no time. The single solid pouffle is in a muted cement on soft strokable velvet. The companion ottomans from Aroopy are very comfortably firm. A pouffle’d ottoman would be especially suited to recent college grads or anyone living where space is at a premium. A second line of designs, solids and patterns is due out in February. Which Pouffle suits you?”
Hobbyists often have lots of stuff that require lots of storage room that’s easy to access and keep tidy. Whether it’s sewing, crafting, gardening, or something else — organization is key, and an armoire can really be the perfect solution for it. You might be surprised to find how versatile armoires can be to use in place of other pieces of furniture. Check out this desk from Apartment Therapy! Put it out of sight by closing the doors when you’re all done working. If you’re expecting, an armoire can be a clever use of a changing table. And when baby is all grown up, you’ll have the opportunity to find another use for your armoire. An old armoire works just as well as a regular bookcase — if not better for the unique look you get. Check out how these home owners replaced the glass doors with netting to show off their book collection.
An antique armoire can bring a sense of timeless elegance to any home, but not everyone can find a proper use for one — not to mention sufficient space too! In the old days they were used to store clothing and linens back when bedrooms didn’t have closets, and today some people use them to hold their televisions — but that trend perhaps isn’t as big of a deal as it once was now that TV screens are so flat and compact. You just need to have a look around at all your stuff and see what needs a storage area of its own! Here are some great ideas that might pique your interest.