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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Creative Designs to Make a Home Feel Brand-New

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Creative Designs to Make a Home Feel Brand-New

May 25, 2018

Look at a room through new eyes, and who knows what you’ll see? This week the Remodelista editors discovered new creative designs to make a home feel brand-new.

Your First Sofa

Founded by Nidhi Kapur, Maiden Home offers nontoxic furniture handmade in North Carolina. Cutting out the middleman, Maiden Home’s four sofas start around $
Above: Founded by Nidhi Kapur, Maiden Home offers nontoxic furniture handmade in North Carolina. Cutting out the middleman, Maiden Home’s four sofas start around $2,000 (shown here is The Ludlow).
“Like the mattress, bedding, and flat-pack furniture disruptors who have arrived on the scene, a new crop of sofa companies is co-opting the direct-to-consumer model to offer affordability and, in some cases, new and improved designs,” writes Alexa. See her eight favorites in Your First Sofa: 8 Upstarts With Style.

Compact Refrigerators

 Big Chill of  Boulder, Colorado, creates modern appliances with retro appeal. The Under Counter Mini Fridge comes in eight colors—and more than 0 custom shades.
Above: Big Chill of  Boulder, Colorado, creates modern appliances with retro appeal. The Under Counter Mini Fridge comes in eight colors—and more than 200 custom shades.

Stacey rounds up her favorite energy- and space-saving compact refrigerators for tight budgets and small kitchens in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.

The Cuban Mop

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Above: Meet “the Cuban mop. Its genius lies in the simplicity of its design—no bells and whistles, just two sticks that screw together into a T. It’s inexpensive, lightweight, easy to use, and a cinch to clean,” writes Justine. Photograph by Justine Hand.

Read more in The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard Of.

Colored Glass Pendants

Handblown glass pendant lights (also shown in the top photo of this post) are designed by August and made by Andrew O. Hughes in rosaline colored glass. See more of the project, with photographs by Devon Banks courtesy of Yun Architecture at Layers of History—and Color—in an Artist Couple’s  Manhattan Townhouse.
Above: Handblown glass pendant lights (also shown in the top photo of this post) are designed by August and made by Andrew O. Hughes in rosaline colored glass. See more of the project, with photographs by Devon Banks courtesy of Yun Architecture at Layers of History—and Color—in an Artist Couple’s 1828 Manhattan Townhouse.

In this week’s Steal This Look: Kitchen post, “a colorful palette has plenty of genius ideas to replicate,” writes Alexa.

Chef-Made Ceramics

Cracked Black Plates by Dan Cox.
Above: Cracked Black Plates by Dan Cox.
“There are parallels to draw between clay and dough, the tactility of cooking and pottery,” writes Annie, which may explain a new breed of Chef-Ceramists Who Make Their Own Tableware.

Product summary  

Sofas & Couches

The Ludlow

$2,225.00 USD from Maiden Home

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