Here's a little decor secret: Bringing in a well-placed item from Urban Outfitters can totally throw even your most design-savvy friends. The retailer often bets big on mainstream trends (boho, rattan, etc.), but it's the non-ubiquitous pieces with a bit of edge that are worth betting on. The following items remind us of things we've seen at industry design fairs or from up-and-coming designers. Take a look:
This rounded stool (or side table) reminds us of some Scandi-chic brands that regularly show at Stockholm Design Week.
Sleek, modern design for the price of an L.A. sandwich.
Mirror or abstract art piece?
If you told us this spindle bench was the product of a time-honored Swedish outfit, we'd probably believe you. (At least, from far away.)
The circle cutouts on this dining table turn it into something a bit more avant-garde.
Yes, we'd all love to have a classic midcentury leather desk chair, but that's not necessarily in the cards. Until then, this stand-in will do.
Pull a room together with this box that reads as an elegant piece of glass art.