window shopping

Every morning on my way to work, I bike past a modern furniture store called One Twenty Modern. I always look forward to catching a little glimpse of what they have in their window as I whiz by. There's nothing like starting your day with a little window shopping. Their latest display has me positively swooning. I am absolutely in love with this line of furniture by Italian designer Paola Navone.

The line is called Gray and it is composed of pieces that are made of natural American walnut or white or grey stained oak.

Navone's skilled hand can be seen in the way she balances line and proportion in these simple but elegant chairs. Personally, I am drawn to the warm, soft tones of the American Walnut. How stunning would a grouping of these chairs and table be on a white or concrete floor?

And while I'm showing you this I might as well show you another furniture piece that I am loving at the moment. It is a shelving unit and desk by the Belgian company Flamant.

Wouldn't this be a great addition to your living space? It has the perfect combination of open and closed storage with the added bonus of a small desk space and that undeniably charming ladder. Can you imagine it in your home?