Furniture Shopping 101

Since Red Knot first started, we have always believed that this store had a little something for everyone; we’re more than just a store for “young” people. We are a store full of fun, modern, and transitional pieces perfect for people of any age. We can’t ignore a huge part of our demographic though. Red Knot is the perfect place for those who are buying their first pieces of furniture because of our affordable style.

Shopping for furniture for the first time can be very daunting. It’s one of the first steps to becoming an independent adult and can sometimes be a challenge when you don’t know what to expect. Thankfully, here at Red Knot, we have a great team of professionals to help make your first time just a little bit easier. I asked my team members to help me out on what they think are important tips for shoppers to remember when buying their first pieces of furniture.

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  • Get as many measurements as possible. Knowing just how much space you have is vital to your shopping experience. Not only get measurements of your room but also the pieces of furniture you might already own so you know right away what will work and what won’t. You don’t want to fall in love with something, plan your whole room around it, and then find out the piece isn’t going to fit.
  • Pick a theme, color, and a style that you want with in your space. Showrooms can be overwhelming with the many options they offer, so narrowing down what you’re looking for can help make shopping go a little quicker.

Tobias Vidaurri

  • Do your research. Be knowledgeable about the basics of furniture (i.e. types of wood, fabrics, quality) so that you know what to look out for when you’re shopping.
  • Ask a team member for help. Now that you know the basics, you can ask your team member to help teach you about the pieces they have in their showroom. Not at all furniture is created equal and your team member should be able to help you find what works best for you.

Alex Takeda

  • Consider setting up an appointment. Here at Red Knot, you can either call or go online and schedule an appointment with a team member of your choice. This is a great way to communicate early on and save time by going over your needs and wants before you even come in to the store.
  • Figure out your budget and consider any financing opportunities. Furniture is a big investment so it’s important to know what your budget is and whether or not you can be flexible with it. There are often financing opportunities you can take advantage of if necessary.

Anson Barros

  • Watching out for your needs vs wants. We get it – shopping is so much fun and everyone can get a little ahead of themselves. It’s important to understand the difference between what you want and what you need. For each item you’re considering, look at the pros and cons it offers so you can find a way to fulfill both.
  • Take a look in person, especially when testing out sofas, chairs, etc. It’s one thing to look at an item online and it’s another to actually test it out in person. Testing out different sofas can help you determine what your personal comfort level is and how to find the right piece for you.

Stephanie Vierra

  • Never impulse buy furniture. I always tell my customers that it’s so important to make sure you really want a certain piece before making the commitment to buy it. Again, buying furniture is a huge investment so make sure what you’re getting is something you can live with for all the years to come.
  • Give yourself time to shop, especially if you’re looking at a specific deadline of when you’ll need furniture. Sometimes pieces are out of stock and you’ll need to wait for it to come in. Sometimes you’ll end up wanting to special order something. It’s also great to be able to look at more than one store to make sure you know all of your options. Give yourself time to have options or you’ll end up having to settle for something you don’t absolutely love.

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  • Mix and match what you already have to compliment what you’re going to get. Some of us are fortunate enough to be passed down pieces from family members and friends. Who can pass up free furniture? Pick out pieces that compliment what you already have in your home to save money on having to buy new pieces.
  • Check the stock availability with your team member. Popular pieces tend to sell out quickly and the reality of living in Hawaii means that shipments can take awhile to get here. If you need something by a specific date, be sure to discuss that with your team member so they’re able to assist you better.

Micah Eugenio

  • Shop big pieces first like your sofa, bed frame, kitchen table, etc. and then finish with smaller items like occasional tables, wall art, and accessories. Once you have the bigger items selected, you’ll be able to find out how much space you have left to accessorize.
  • In furniture shopping, you need to be optimistic and have a plan B. Whatever the case might be for not having your first choice, keep an open mind on other options that work for you.

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  • Design your space to tell a story; let your space show a history about you, what you value, and what inspires you. Regardless of what it is, anything that you purchase should always have meaning to you. Find pieces that show who you are and can help turn your house or apartment in to a home.
  • Invest in an interesting piece of art. They make great conversation starters, brain teasers, and aha! moments. Think the Mona Lisa smile and the effect it has on the viewer to this very day. Even just one piece of art can be the finishing touch you need to make your place truly feel like home.

Style It Your Way – The Thurman Sofa

One of our newest arrivals at Red Knot is the Thurman Collection from Violino.

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The Thurman takes the term “designer” to a whole new level.  An upscale new frame from Violino’s European collection – contemporary, yet elegant.   Modern, yet transitional.  This Italian frame features a firm seating of 2.5 density foam, sinuous springs and piping to frame it’s curved silhouette. Definitely a one-of-a-kind statement piece to add to your space, the Thurman gives the advantage of being stylish and versatile.

Our Red Knot Team Members dressed up the Thurman sofa, reflecting their creative personalities and design tips.

STARBURST COLLIDE
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“Starburst has been one of my favorite candies since I was younger, especially the orange flavor. This very modern collection is proof that orange is the new black. I’ve styled up all my favorite items at Red Knot in one look.  The Thurman sofa is paired with the York swivel chair and Supernova coffee table topped with three phalaenopsis plants.  I also used three different accent pillows and the most popular rug in our store, the Cosmopolitan rug.  The hurricane lamps in turquoise, lilac and amber are the icing on the cake. And for final touches I used wall art (LA and NY) to really complement the color scheme of this vignette.” – Jake Javier, Red Knot Pearlridge

HAPPY-MESS LIFE BALANCEMicah-HappymessLifeBalance

“Everyone wants to find their work-life balance, and whether you’re studying, adjusting work schedules or typing up documents, the living room is one of the most comfortable places to work from; it’s the definition of balance – everything happens in the living room. By enhancing your living space with stimulating colors like orange or magenta, it can help to keep you focused and elevate your mood.  This contemporary room design allows you to feel comfortable and psychologically keep you sane through all the work you need to finish by midnight! I chose glass tables to reflect a clean studious atmosphere and they also highlight the sofa. Then, by adding a cow-hide ottoman, the room suddenly becomes playful – who would’ve thought to match this sofa with an animal print? To keep a casual feel, drape your throw blanket over an ottoman. Lastly, the accessories pull the room together. The textured rug creates an elegant balance and pillows in a saturated magenta or a hue of orange provide a stimulating effect. The use of greenery, like the potted succulents will provide harmony and comfort.” – Micah Eugenio, Red Knot Honolulu

COZY COTTAGE HOUSEShawn-CozyCottageHouse

“I wanted to bring in different wood elements into the space with a modern sofa piece. I love the outdoors, so earthy tones played a key role in this design.” – Shawn Estevez, Red Knot Aiea

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“The Thurman sofa reminds me of a clam! In this case it reflects how a neutral sofa when dressed up with accessories, can flourish to create a beautiful pearl! Also, I kept this look neutral by using plants and natural colors.” Anson Barros, Red Knot Honolulu

LET’S FACE ITRogi-LetsFaceIt

“Some people are scared of mixing modern and traditional pieces, especially when it comes to colors. It’s like eating plain cereal, instead of eating cereal with raisins and diced apples.  The beauty of modern and rustic elements will reveal itself once you add colors and textures.” Rogi Ramil, Red Knot Aiea

MODERN MEETS NATURESteph-ModernMeetsNature

“This sofa screams “sophisticated and unique” so I wanted something modern and light, yet still inviting. I used a lot of metallic and glass to bring in a glam factor, but anchored it with lots of green hues and plants. It has a modern and sophisticated edge while maintaining a warm and inviting vibe.” Stephanie Vierra, Red Knot Honolulu

WONKA’S LIVING ROOMAlex-WonkasWorld

“Your design can be inspired by anything. I took direction from an art piece ,”Wonka’s World”, to create “Wonka’s Living Room”. My design tip – find a color palette, art piece or even an outfit that speaks to you and run with it.” Alex Takeda, Red Knot Aiea

NOVEL ROOSTNovelRoost“I was striving to create a look that was modern yet still relaxed and inviting. I began with the Cosmopolitan rug for its geometric designs.  The patterns helped to add structure to the curvature of the sofa.  Next, I chose the Vintage coffee and end table. The rustic wood tones complemented the color of the sofa and the metal base anchored the style to the living room. Additionally, I added in the York swivel chair. It added an entertaining and fun element. Finally I finished this look with complementing blue pillows and lively accessories.” Tobias Vidaurri, Red Knot Honolulu

GILDED ELEGANCEHoney-GirlsBestFriend

“This vignette was inspired from a glamorous palette – since the Thurman sofa is in a light gray, it was very easy to complement it with an ‘all that glitters’ theme.  A fashionista’s lair, this living room features a glass oval coffee table, a chic rocking chair with chrome legs, and silver end tables with gold table top decors.  The hand tufted wool rug adds texture and mimics the curvaceous legs of the coffee table, while the splattered wall art completes the modern glam look.  There are also complementary patterns on the accent pillow.  Pops of yellow help to break the monotony of the palette, and gives it a more lived-in feel.  Fashion magazines, coasters and decanters are ready for when the BFFs come by for a girls night in.  Just like diamonds, the Thurman sofa is most definitely a girl’s best friend.”  Honey Millon, Red Knot

Now you can see how versatile our Thurman collection is.  Which look is your favorite?

Get The Look for Less – The Chesterfield Sofa

The Chesterfield sofa is more than just a classic piece of furniture.  It is historic as it is luxurious.  Named after the Earl of Chesterfield in the 1700s, this sofa has been around for hundreds of years.  Created and handcrafted in endless forms and fabrications throughout a span of four centuries, the Chesterfield retained its signature elements – button tufting, rolled arms, rivet trims, and low bun legs.

As styles vary, so do prices.  At Red Knot, we stand by our standards – to provide you savvy dwellers value and quality at affordable prices.  Our Chesterfield sofa is a steal compared to industry designer pricing.  How awesome is that!

And now — for our Splurge VS. Steal feature.

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POTTERY BARN Chesterfield Grand Sofa * ANDELLA HOME Audrey Sofa  * JOYBIRD Theo Sofa *ANTHROPOLOGIE Linen Lyre Chesterfield Sofa, Wilcox *WILLIAMS SONOMA Bond Chesterfield Sofa

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Inspired by Madison Modern Home‘s staging project featured on Houzz,  we recreated this living room with our Chesterfield sofa as the focal point and used other Red Knot pieces.  The Chesterfield sofa gives off a modern twist with a little bit of texture play when paired with a cowhide rug, glass coffee table and fun pillows and tabletop accessories. We had so much fun recreating this look!

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Let Your Style Shine Through: Custom order program

Furniture shopping tends to happen as often as once every few years, so it’s important to enjoy the whole process.  Buying furniture should not be hard, nor should it be stressful. It should be fun. Yes, technical factors such as design, size, quality and price should be taken into consideration, but also remember the most important factor of all is personality.  

Find and buy furniture that reflects you.     

Your home interior, just like your fashion choices, is a reflection of your personality.

At Red Knot, we take the term “personality” and give it meaning through our Custom Order Program.  We have never been your average cookie cutter furniture store and we are so proud to share that custom options are available for many of our upholstered pieces including sofa, loveseat and chairs.

Our frames from VIOLINO can be customized through different color selections and custom order options.

Hamlin, our only (and best selling) power reclining sofa and loveseat, can now be ordered in various colors.  So, for those who abide by the “no-white” rule for all kinds of reasons, fear no more, as we have black, brown, gray, and even burgundy available for our “lazy boys” (and gals) who wants to relax in their perfect reclining sofa after a long day.

The very modern and sleek Jackson sofa a.k.a the bachelor favorite, can now be ordered in a sectional.  You read it right, ladies.  Not just a sofa, but a sofa-chaise sectional.  That means more seating and leg room, which is a wonderful compromise between you and your-boyfriend-who-loves-it-because-it’s-perfect-for-his-mancave.  It’s a win-win situation!  Imagine, movie nights at his place with more room for cuddling!  Also, another thing to note – through our custom program, he can consider another color other than black that is not so…masculine. 🙂

Speaking of colors, Violino offers fabrications in different colors as well as textures.  Ariapelle and Dinera are both high-performance fabrics, the first having a more sheen, and the latter, a more matte finish. What they both have in common is they feel and look leather-like, but they are made of 100% high-quality and breathable polyester.  When it comes to color and texture, whichever fits your personality best, you decide.

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(Photo by Red Knot Team Member Stephanie Vierra)

Not only do our Violino frames make fantastic options just by themselves, we had to kick it up a notch by providing another custom order program. In addition to custom colors and sectional preferences, the Whitney sofa is now available in a sleeper.  It’s an actual pull-out bed.  And to be even more precise, a Queen size memory-foam sleeper.  Great to have for those expected (and unexpected) guests.  Although we have to warn you, the memory foam mattress just might make them want to stay a little bit lo-onger than you planned.  You’re welcome.

Our BOLIYA frames, Barkly, Gilford, and Bannon offer (almost) endless possibilities of colors and fabrics.  With over 90 different fabrics to choose from, Boliya provides virtually the most custom options at Red Knot.  Fabrications include micro-fiber, twill and velvet to name a few.  Ranges of hues vary from grays to browns, denim, blues and reds.  You decide what color your sofa will be AND you can also choose the colors of the accompanying pillows on your frame.  So many options!

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(Photo by Taryn Kabei)

Think about who you are, what you love and what inspires you.  Incorporating these elements makes your home more comfortable for you and your guests.

Quoting one of my current favorite designers, “If you are comfortable in your home, everyone else will be too. That sense of authenticity is what gives a home its soul.”—Interior Designer Courtnay Daniels Haden

Let your style shine through your home with our custom order program.

Rule Breakers – Wear White After Labor Day

Fashionistas beware. It is almost Labor Day, so that means wear as much white as you can, because after Monday, September 7th, you can no longer wear white.

Atrocious, isn’t it?

Who came up with such a thing? With a mixture of social, political and seasonal factors dating back to the 1800s, the wealthy class wanted to clearly define themselves from the rest of the population. They set out to create a belief that white clothing is worn during the summer months, starting on Memorial Day and lasts until Labor Day. Any day after that is considered fashion faux pas.

Because it declutters the mind, the color white projects creativity.

Through creative efforts, we get our work vibe on here at Red Knot every day (holiday or not) and we have to disagree with this tradition. We love bending rules to support wearing the color white year-round. Especially since it seems like it’s only getting hotter and hotter each day, white is our go-to color to beat the heat!

Inspired from this debate, we’d like to introduce our white furniture and accents from Red Knot, because we just can’t let them go…

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  1. TULIP COFFEE TABLE, $269.  Sleek and contemporary, this high-gloss and chrome coffee table adds sophistication (and a little bit of futuristic touch) to your living room.
  2. LARGE WALL CLOCK.  Walls can’t talk and tell you time, but having this oversized wall clock will have the same effect, promise!
  3. DALINO SIDEBOARD, $699.  An organizational must-have this sideboard is simple, but features lots of storage space.  You’ll know where to actually find things.
  4. TITAN BAR TABLE, $339.  Perfect for a small dining area, this bar can double up as your dinner table and home bar.  Cheers!
  5. CLUB LUX ACCENT CHAIR, $199.  Don’t be fooled by the size, this petite accent chair is super-comfy!
  6. SHAKLEFORD LEATHER SOFA, $1049.  A fresh look on contemporary seating, this leather sofa is surprisingly plush.  The wide track arms can be used as extra seating, thus making this the perfect “party sofa”.
  7. ACKERMAN BARSTOOL, $199.  No need to say more, this is the perfect match for the Titan Bar Table.  Want it in color?  No problem, as it is available in brown and orange.
  8. JEANET DINING CHAIR, $129. Yes, we have white dining chairs too!  Jeanet has chrome legs with nickel plated finish, which makes her tarnish resistant.  Isn’t she lovely?
  9. PENTA END TABLE, $168.  White rattan + tempered glass = a subtle touch of island.slash, global.slash, eclectic.slash, retro element in your space.  You pick your style, there is no wrong choice.
  10. SUPERNOVA NESTING END TABLE, $139.  Why have only one when you can have two?  This nesting table can give you additional tabletop space, so decorate away.
  11. SHELL TABLE LAMP.  So fitting for Hawaii, don’t you think?  Although these Capiz shells were not from our Hawaiian beaches, they are still so fun and flirty.
  12. PLUMP OTTOMAN, $149.  Another versatile piece- use as an ottoman, or additional seat for guests, or just have it because it swivels.

Happy 1st Birthday Red Knot!

It was just like yesterday when Red Knot first opened its doors, inviting the island’s savvy dwellers to a showroom never before seen in Hawaii.

It has been exactly a year ago when you allowed us to introduce ourselves as Red Knot, the “freshest furniture store”, where we help you create a fun, stylish and unique space in your home.  With raving reviews from customers who come into the store as well as through social media, we know that in some way we made an impact.

And as our company mission statement to “enhance our customers lives through innovation, continuous improvement, exceptional values and ultimate customer experiences”, here at Red Knot we strive to achieve that mission on a daily basis.

To celebrate our anniversary, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite photos that reflected our adventures throughout our first year being in business.  Enjoy!

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Here’s to 100 years and more, Red Knot!!!

The New “Kids” On the Block

Oh, you know…. Since last week’s post about staircases, the 90’s nostalgia is still lingering.

Back to the present, Red Knot has gotten some fun new things on the floor and we’d like to share them with you, as well as ideas on how to incorporate them into your home.

Introducing…

The Cowhide Rug

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If you have already rejected the notion of incorporating animal skin as part of your home décor, you may have to reconsider. Cowhide rugs are not as cruel as they look. They are stunning accent pieces and can be paired with either an eclectic or traditional design, depending on how they are integrated into the space. They are stain-resistant and soft to the touch. Cowhide rugs can be used as a focal point by selecting a contrasting color of your current color pallet. Brown cowhide makes a space feel inviting and white gives an elegant and luxurious feel. Cowhide rugs add texture and layers to an otherwise monotonous space. Pull colors from the rug with the rest of the room for a cohesive look. If you want it as a stand-alone piece, place it in a corner, with a chair, end table and lamp for a cozy reading area. Interesting fact – cowhide rugs are baby and kid-friendly as they are naturally soft to the skin.

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Zuo Modern Dining Chair Collection

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A fresh new look on mid-century modern, Red Knot welcomes an expansion of our dining furniture from ZuoModern.

Trafico Dining Chair
A striking balance of black leatherette upholstery and chrome give the Trafico side chair a sleek appearance. Almost like a high-end car interior, the chair has a fashion-forward look that epitomizes modern sophistication. Available in black and white.

Nitro Barstool
With its padded rolls and adjustable height, this bar stool looks as funky as it is functional. It has a chrome base with footrest and leatherette wrapped seat. Chair height can be adjusted anywhere from 30.5″ to 40.5″. Available in Gray and Brown.

Criss Cross Dining Chair & Counter Barstool
The Criss Cross side chair brings a modern and edgy vibe to any dining space. Chrome legs exemplify sleek minimalist style, while the woven seat back offers a cool detail from which the chair gets its name. With two height choices, the Criss Cross works in any décor setting, modern or transitional. Dining chairs are available in white and black, and counter stools are available in brown and black.

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Migration Glass Coffee Table

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Give your living space that extra oomph! This fascinating coffee table is not one to miss. Made entirely of tempered glass shaped into a triangle, this coffee table is a thing of beauty! The all-glass look gives you a blank canvas to work with, so decorate your tabletop depending on the trends, holiday season or your mood.  The more splashes of color around it, the better. The Migration Coffee Table is sleek, sophisticated and modern. What else could you possibly ask for?

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The Teak Stool

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As a subtle response to our high request for teak here at Red Knot, we brought in the super teak stool. It’s more than just a stool. It’s a chair, it’s a table, it’s an ottoman! The intricate design of the stool can be an accent piece by itself.  It looks like a big piece of log made of smaller logs. It can be whatever you want it to be. Well, almost. You can use it as an end table, an extra sitting space or foot rest, or an interesting art piece that makes for great conversation starters. Just think, your puzzled guests looking at it, saying, “Really, what is this?” It also makes for an interesting glass coffee table- just add glass.

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The Colorful Glass Lamps

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Photos by Red Knot Team Members Stephanie Vierra & Anson Barros

These cylinder glass lamps speak for themselves. If you need a pop of color in the form of something simple and universal, here they are. They radiate an energetic vibe without overwhelming the room. Use as singles or multiples to pull color from accent pieces (as pictured). Available in yellow, lavender, teal and frosted glass.

In a couple of weeks our wonderful buying teams are off to market again.  I wonder what awesome things they will be bringing back to Red Knot!

Celebrate Independence from Ugly Furniture!

More than just a perfect day for the beach, barbecue and fireworks, the Fourth of July is an important part of American History. Every year we celebrate our nation’s declaration of independence and ongoing political freedom during this wonderful holiday.

In any type of relationships whether it is on a political, professional or personal level, if something is not going right you try your best to work through it.  If it doesn’t work, it’s time to let go.  Break it up, don’t be dependent on something or someone that doesn’t work with you.

In the home furnishing industry, we celebrate 4th of July by encouraging your freedom of independence from ugly furniture.  Because if you don’t love it, you deserve something else.  Something better.  Something you love.      

It’s time to say goodbye… especially to something like this…

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Starting today and throughout the weekend, we will also be making history here at RK as we offer the biggest sale we ever had.  EVER.  The Fireworks Sale offers a savings of 10% – 15% off your entire purchase.  See below for details.

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If you can relate to how this young lady in our commercial below is feeling, then it’s definitely time.

So out with the old and in with the new, Mr. & Ms. Independent!  We’ll see you at Red Knot! 🙂

Storage Wars

We are in a day and age when we own so much stuff. Really- so. much. stuff. It can get overwhelming and stressful. When you have so many things and you don’t have a clue how to organize (or hide) it, it looks undefined and messy. Yikes! However, finding the right storage solution can help maximize storage, as well as living space.

It’s possible to de-clutter your home and get organized with the help of some of these fun storage ideas–

KERA SIDEBOARD

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Sideboards are not just for dining rooms anymore.  This elegant sideboard from Nye Koncept made of Walnut wood veneers feature extra large storage compartments that can accommodate even the big things.  Use it to fill an entry way, an empty wall (it’s 83″ long!), or in your bedroom as it can accommodate tabletop accessories, dining ware or clothing.

BESTA BURS TV CONSOLE

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Are you a gamer or music/movie fanatic?  This modern and eco-friendly TV console from Ikea (it is made of melamine and honeycomb structure recycled paper filling) is the perfect place to store your video games, DVD collection, and other techs and wires you may have lying around.  The console features two spacious drawers to help organize your entertainment system.  Let the pop of yellow be your main focal point, not all that mess!

BILBAO COFFEE TABLE
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No one will ever know that your coffee table can… hide things.  Particularly this Bilbao round coffee table from Red Knot. It adds a transitional look to any space with its mixed media feature- brown wood finish and chrome base. The 4 storage spaces helps you keep things organized and clean.

3-PIECE STORAGE OTTOMAN SET

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Stylish? Check.  Functional? Check.  Multiple pieces & one price?  Check!   This 3-piece ottoman set from OSP Designs by Wayfair comes in a variety of vibrant colors to choose from.  Includes one storage bench that fit two smaller ottomans,  and the two smaller ottomans also opens to reveal storage capabilities.  Made of faux leather, the seat is comfortable and is a great multi-function seating/storage option.

NEVIS STORAGE BED FRAME

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This versatile bed has the benefit of being able to match nearly any almost any bed decor you already have. With its minimalist modern design it looks great snuggled up to a wall or floating in a room. Built from sustainably harvested Tropical Mahogany hardwood solid wood, this simple contemporary piece will add a sophisticated look to your bedroom. This bed is available in, Full, Queen, King and California King sizes.

WALLY MODULAR BOOKCASE

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Made in Italy, this stylish, attractive and contemporary, modular Wally Bookcase allows endless storage options.  It can be used alone or in multiples to create a longer or larger bookcase.  It is a great alternative to a built-in wall unit.  A variety of sizes and finishes are available to meet the storage needs of your space.  Perfect for the book-lover, or collectors as the shelves also make great display cases.