Around Town: Living Space

10 Sep

I’ve driven past Living Space on Broadway & 14th for nearly a year now and have never gone in. I had my eye on a black leather click-clack chair some months back that was for sale in the window, but was quickly snatched up and replaced with a white leather one. I was going home for lunch today and slowed down as I past, and then decided to park and once and for all see what it is they sell in the place. I couldn’t tell if there were antiques or modern furniture or what.

There are two stores, or, spaces.. to Living Space. There is a larger storefront that goes all the way back into a warehouse area, and then a smaller storefront pictured above that is next door (they had to open it up and let me in so I could sniff around). For the most part, the furniture is all from within the past 15-20 years. There are some vintage inspired designs but definitely newly manufactured.

I’m a believer of “mix and match” as far as furniture goes, and that you can spray paint an old french ornate dresser white and it’ll go with anything. My boyfriend highly disagrees, and is somewhat of a midcentury snob. This mirror is, as they put it, an “amazing deal” at $35.00 and could be painted and dolled up to be pretty rad, if you’re into that whole bastardization of furniture generations thing. But seriously, paint it yellow, white, or a light blue. Shiiiit.

NOT a fan of the rolling cart or zebra print – but I do like the little cubed side tables! They’d be rad plant stands. Didn’t see a price on them, though.

This arc lamp was listed for around $250.00. It was HUGE and went across half the space. Pretty neat, but too spendy and a little too modern for me.

This was the style of most of the other furniture. Kind of “old world” or “asian inspired” 90’s stuff. A lot of it was reasonably priced, like – Ikea prices, but not my thing. And definitely not midcentury modern.

Okay so it ain’t got no tapered legs on it, but I’m a FAN of these leather click-clack couches. This one is CHEAP at $179.00, and folds down into a bed. Most click-clack styles can also be found way cheap. We have an office that we use as a guest bedroom and inflate an airmatress in, but I’d love to have something this size in there all the time. Just .. figure out a way to change out them LEGS and I think it could totally work!!

4 Responses to “Around Town: Living Space”

  1. joemountain September 10, 2010 at 4:13 am #

    I am also a fan of mix and match! Ben…not so much. I think we just have to show them that it can be done.

  2. Serene September 10, 2010 at 5:49 am #

    dude, high five. ferrealz. some of my favorite interiors have vintage pieces and some slick modern ones and even wayyy old.

    http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/08/sneak-peek-jo-of-these-are-things.html/jo_2

    http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/08/sneak-peek-jo-of-these-are-things.html/jo_1

    for instance – I lurve old timey photography and old silhouette paintings. Hard to put those elements into a room if you only want one kind of style..!

  3. Jenn November 24, 2010 at 12:45 am #

    I know you probably don’t check the older posts, but I saw the couch and had to comment! I have the exact same one in my living room and got it for around $120. There’s a store in the Midwest called Meijer, which is kind of like Wal-Mart and the chain had the click-clack couches in a few different colors.

    • Serene November 24, 2010 at 11:38 am #

      Oh I know Meijer! I spent a summer in Ohio and know Meijer quite well! I think they have similar styles at Walmart of the click-clack, and even a place called Big Lots has a click-clack of similar style and price. I think they’re a solid inexpensive piece that everyone can agree on. (except perhaps snobs, but oh well.)

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