What a Set of Legs Can Do

Peg leg entry Want to literally elevate a piece of blah furniture? Change out the legs! Have you noticed how the right set of legs help to define shape, highlight negative space and even echo an era in design? It’s true. The right legs can transform something clunky into a new piece that’s fresh, light and modern. When you’re buying your next piece of furniture or just DIY-ing a piece currently your collection, consider updating the legs. Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 1.04.15 AM   NestingTablesWe love these light as air side tables that are defined by their see-through shape. Our nesting tables topped with marble are perfect for small spaces. They help give you a functional surface and display place, while still keeping things light and open.   Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 1.03.46 AM There’s a wonderful company in Sweden called Pretty Pegs that specializes in selling peg legs that instantly update your IKEA furniture. It’s such an inexpensive and fun way to create the look of an expensive and customized piece of furniture. Check them out! They ship worldwide! Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 12.59.37 AM Oh these are special. Denise came across them in South Africa on a recent buying trip and we have not been able to hang on to them, they’ve all walked out the door with their happy new owners. Luckily more are arriving soon. These are sculptural, architectural. They’re fun but sophisticated. It’s not easy to find a piece of furniture that can embody all of that. Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 1.06.01 AM And if you’re looking for something truly unique, try a piece of furniture built on a horn base. I love the curvy femininity of the cow horn side table and the kudu horn table. Really this is statement art as much as it is a table. Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 12.59.59 AM We’ve been building a lot of custom pieces lately on these wooden stands. The strong and imposing shape of this ostrich clad buffet is perfectly juxtaposed by the light and open stand it sits on. And these babies can carry an awful lot of weight. Just check out this wardrobe we built. Standing a massive 7 feet it’s a sight to behold! charcoal wardrobe - small What’s your favourite shape for the legs of your furniture? Do you like to keep your lines strong and modern or a little fun? Isn’t cool how just changing the legs can also evoke a completely new era of design? Take for example the peg legs which add that mid-century modern air to just about anything.

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