Hello Everyone! Long time, no chat. I bet you’re wondering where I’ve been and what the future of this blog looks like…I know, I know…sorry. Thankfully, after months and months away from this space, I’ve gained some clarity in how all this will transform. I plan to visit back soon to fill everyone in. In the meantime I wanted to share one of my favorite brands with you as I’m knee deep in a living room makeover.
Akron Street is a furniture company that specializes on the finer, simpler details that make up small space living. My husband and I have been moving around a lot these past few years, but have recently decided to stay put in our rental home for the next couple years. The Denver real estate market is just crazy these days, so we’ll need a few years to gather a substantial down payment for our first home purchase. This means that I finally feel liberated to start purchasing “adult” furniture pieces that are made of quality materials and with sustainable processes.
We decided to start with our living room, the true heart of our home (because our kitchen is tiny). The challenge is finding quality furniture pieces that fit the small size of our living room and still felt “grown up”, if you know what I mean. Akron Street’s pieces do just that. They are compact, but so beautifully designed that they make a large impact. The wood the pieces are created of (American Oak) has a really beautiful natural grain pattern and a stupid-simple construction that makes assembly a breeze (thank goodness!).
I could go on and on about how much I love Akron Street and what they are doing, but I’ll leave you with a quote from the company that I feel is the icing on the cake. If you’re looking for a beautiful solution for a small space, check out the Elo Coffee Table (shown in these photos). I’ve also got my eye on the Elo Side Table and the Morse Coat Rack.
“They say millennials move on average every two years, so that sense of place is a fleeting thing. I have a vague memory of a sunlit window in an apartment in Boston, the hot summers on a fire escape in New York, a gravel path to a door in Copenhagen. It is the furniture, then, that I place my sense of home in, the objects that I take with me to root me to a sense of place, to – in an instant – make a new city familiar, a new place comfortable.
Akron Street is furniture for your home, wherever that may be, wherever you will go.”
PS. If you’re curious what other pieces are making their appearance in our living room makeover see the list below.
Candlesticks, Coffee Table, Floor Lamp, Blanket Basket, Plant (Crate & Barrel 2013), Couch (in Feather Grey), Frame