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I have modern furniture. Now what?
October 20, 2008 7:36 AM   Subscribe

Help me find some modern accessories to go with my modern furniture.

I ditched my old furniture and went with a modern style (lots of glass, steel, and shiny plastic). Now I want to continue that style with the rest of the decor. I'm looking for lamps, clocks, coasters, art, etc. Basically anything that isn't a table or something to sit on.

Please point me in the direction of stores or individual items that would fit. I'm located in between Chicago and Milwaukee, but I'm expecting that I'll probably buy a lot of it online.
posted by burnmp3s to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Have you any online photos or links to your furniture? "Modern", even with your description of "lots of glass, steel...", encompasses so much it's really hard to say.
posted by notsnot at 7:50 AM on October 20, 2008


Did you look at Design Within Reach? Their things are spendy, but very modern.

You might also want to check out the MoMA store.

I don't think they have outposts in Chicago, though.
posted by Lycaste at 7:50 AM on October 20, 2008


FinnStyle looks cool.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:52 AM on October 20, 2008


"Modern", even with your description of "lots of glass, steel...", encompasses so much it's really hard to say.

Things like this, this, and this. I'd be happy with any suggestions that could loosely be described as modern though.
posted by burnmp3s at 8:01 AM on October 20, 2008


Chiasso is in Chicago (in the Lincoln Park area) and would have what you're looking for. Also try CB2 and the Museum of Contemporary Art gift store.
posted by carrienation at 8:05 AM on October 20, 2008


EQ3
posted by junkbox at 8:14 AM on October 20, 2008


For pieces where quality is not paramount- IKEA might not be a bad choice for you.
posted by JMOZ at 9:35 AM on October 20, 2008


You can also incorporate some natural pieces to accent your modern furniture. Stones, wood pieces, etc. A catalog I love is West Elm, more contemporary than straight up modern, but a lot of nice accessories.
posted by shinynewnick at 10:07 AM on October 20, 2008


Pick up a Dwell magazine and check out the ads.
posted by entropic at 10:10 AM on October 20, 2008


Chiasso

West Elm

CB2
posted by crunchtopmuffin at 11:32 AM on October 20, 2008


(I apologize for the duplication. Obviously, I didn't read the prior posts carefully enough.)
posted by crunchtopmuffin at 11:35 AM on October 20, 2008


You may be surprised by Target.
posted by deborah at 5:45 PM on October 21, 2008


Thanks everyone, I marked the ones I hadn't heard of before as best answers but all of the suggestions were good.
posted by burnmp3s at 7:21 AM on October 23, 2008


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