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High/low: Dapper den

By: Mary Levitski
High/low: Dapper den

Dapper den. Author: Michael Nangreaves

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Jul 9, 2015

High/low: Dapper den

By: Mary Levitski

We've designed a dapper den - fit for cozy movie nights - on both a Hollywood and an indie budget. Can you tell the difference?

 

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High/low: Dapper den

Can you tell the high from the low?

         

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Dapper den

Think you've got it?

        

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Dapper den

High: $11,768

1 Painted steel little flag floor lamp in black. suite22.ca, $1,000. 2 TW Ceramics medium handmade earthenware pot in white. greenlightshop.ca, $65. 3 TW Ceramics short handmade earthenware pot. greenlightshop.ca, $50 4 Spisani acrylic Scottish terrier bookends. elte.com, $295. 5 Linen blend down-filled Melinda toss cushion. boobooandlefty.com, $295. 6 TW Ceramics medium handmade earthenware path pot in white. greenlightshop.ca, $75. 7 Lafco hand-blown glass soy blend powder room candle in Duchess Peony. boobooandlefty.com, $65. 8 Elysee marble-topped polished steel coffee table. shelter.ca, $949. 9 Opulence Collection hand-knotted bamboo silk rug 8' x 10'. carpetandhome.com, $2,949. 10 Randall sofa with organic linen Farrow fabric in silver. elte.com, $5,755. 11 Down-filled linen toss cushion in Deerfield Coral. boobooandlefty.com, $195. 12 Hand-stitched wool toss cushion with polyfill insert. greenlightshop.ca, $75.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

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Low: $4,070

1 Powder-coated steel Eetu floor lamp. eq3.com, $250. 2 Powder-coated earthenware Papaja pot in white. ikea.ca, $4. 3 Ceramic hand stamped pot in thin stripe. westelm.com, $24. 4 Resin golden dog bookends with glass bases. zarahome.com, $100. 5 Cotton toss cushion with feather insert. homesense.ca, $40 per pair. 6 Eartenware kardemumma pot. ikea.ca, $5. 7 Glass soy blend candle in Pure Peony Blush. indigo.ca, $18 (8 oz.). 8 Round marble-topped chrome-plated steel smart coffee table. cb2.ca, $379. 9 Legend Collection hand-tufted wool blend rug. carpetandhome.com, $1,780 (8' x 10'). 10 Allen sofa with cotton Lenna fabric in steel. eltemkt.com, $1,395. 11 Cotton leisure toss cushion in Blush with feather insert. cb2.ca, $50. 12 Polyfilled cotton toss cushion. homesense.ca, $25.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Dapper den

Unique bookends

Make your bookshelf an attention-grabber (not to mention a jaw-dropper!) with unique bookends. Whether you choose an option from the animal kingdom, an industrial-inspired version or a beachy showpiece, look for luxe materials and sheens in neutral tones. Think glossy acrylics, solid marble and shimmery gold. (From the top, left to right): 1 Horse with wooden bases. cornerstonefurniture.ca, $74 per pair. 2 Spisani acrylic dachshund in tortoise. elte.com, $295 per set. 3 Faux shell with acrylic base. homesense.ca, $35 each. 4 Ceramic pug dog. linenchest.com, $70 per set. 5 Gold-leafed steel ampersand with marble base. elte.com, $305 each. 6 Spisani acrylic Scottish terriors. elte.com, $295 per pair. 7 Glazed porcelain gear. cornerstonefurniture.ca, $45 per pair. 8 Resin golden dog with glass base. zarahome.com, $50 each. 9 Resin shark-shaped with wooden bases. zarahome.com, $70 per set.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Dapper den

Bookshelf styling 101

The most intruging shelfscapes look like they came together slowly over time. But if you want style stat, we created this variation on our high and low shelving in less than five minutes. With our five pro tips, you can, too. 1 Step up your end game. Bookends that are this pretty deserve to be in the spotlight: Display them solo or atop a pile of books. 2 Breathe life. Incorporate greenery for a bright, tactile element. No one does texture better than Mother Nature. 3 Stack this way. Arrange books in small groups, set both vertically and horizontally for visual interest. 4 Surprise! Lend depth by weaving in unexpected pieces, such as this miniature armchair and golden nugget. 5 Pull it together. Keep the look cohesive with a distinct colour palette. Here, for instance, we covered a few tomes in paper in the same hue as the wall.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

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Sofa apart

Two sleek grey sofas, two very different price tags. Why the $4,360 gap? While the Low sofa is machine made using cost-saving materials, the High is handmade by skilled craftspeople using low-VOC finishes, including certified sustainable wood, a flame-retardant reneweable soy-based foam and organic linen. High: Randall sofa with organic linen Farrow fabric in silver. elte.com, $5,755. Low: Allen sofa with cotton Lenna fabric in steel. eltemkt.com, $1,395.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

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DIY: Magazine holder art

Camouflage run-of-the-mill magazine holders as one large art piece. Look for a graphic photo in your own albums, scour the web or reach out to an Instagram favourite (we go ours from @roberttravelpics). Print the image large enough to cover the backs of all the holders. Measure and cut it into equal segments and attach them to the back of each holder using spray adhesive. Set the holders side by side for a showstopping display that can stash a ton of stuff. Plywood Knuff magazine holders, ikea.ca, $13 per pair.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

 

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