Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fabulous Finds at Former

Does your furniture need a refresh?  Tired of living in a perpetual state of 'dorm-dom' with your Ikea functional finds?  Or, maybe you just can't stand that (insert leg lamp, lay-z-boy, shag rug, etc. here) for one more bloody second.   While trying to clean out my excessively cluttered inbox this morning, I came across a link to an article from the New York Times website about a very cool online furniture reseller called

Here's how it works:  Started by interior designer Lindsay Dann Miller, Former Furniture features a great variety of designer and trade pieces that are slightly worn or have come directly from high-end furniture companies.  This includes lighting, furniture, accessories, art, and the list goes on and on. Unlike E-Bay or Craigslist,  all the items have been vetted by Lindsay herself and they only come from the Los Angeles area so she can see them in person and take her own measurements and photographs to post online.  So you may very well find a sofa from the home of a well-known actress, a side table shown in Elle Decor, or throw pillows straight from an uber-exclusive trade only showroom....all for a fraction of the price.  Luckily for those of us outside of LA, Former Furniture ships nationwide.  


Here are some of my favorite finds:

Barclay Butera - Marble Table lamps
FF Price: $200      Valued at: $2000

A. Rudin Sofa
FF Price: $2340     Valued at: $6,000

Vintage Lucite and Brass Console Table
FF Price: $550     Valued at: $1730

Jonathan Adler - Pear throw pillows pair
FF Price: $198     Valued at: $356

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