The Around Table by Muuto; Available in 6 colors !

Around has a modern and unique identity, but the materials and craftsmanship express traditional Scandinavian design values. The shape and frame make the Around tables functional and elegant, and simultaneously give the table a warm and welcoming appearance. Both coffee tables work well on their own or in groups of two, three or more.

So beautiful and unique… another great design straight from Scandinavia!


: “Good design …

: “Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things – contemporary or traditional.” – Jens Risom

The Station Chair!


The Station Chair by Trunk Studio is one of our latest additions, and we just love the mid-century style with the striped wool upholstery! Each Station Chair is handcrafted in Nova Scotia using solid hardwood and a combination of traditional and modern joinery techniques, with cushions that can be easily removed to allow customizable fabrics. You can choose between their (rather fantastic) MacAusland’s 100% Virgin Wool from Prince Edward Island, an assortment of Kvadrat Hallingdal fabrics, or you can use your own! And they have a variety of finish options for the frame, too.

“Inspired by the Canadian wilderness, The Station Chair evokes memories of canoe tripping and snowshoeing through forest cover. Upholstered in Wool based fabrics evoke the familiar Canadian feel of a warm blanket on a cold night. This cozy yet modern lounge chair is quickly becoming a Trunk Studio signature piece.” – Trunk Studio


ImageWe’re thrilled to introduce our latest and greatest, Muuto, to Urban Living! Muuto strives to expand Scandinavian design with new and original perspectives by introducing unique forms, rich colors, and hand-carved detailing throughout their collection. In fact, the name Muuto, inspired by the Finnish word muutos, means new perspective. Muuto handpicks the best design talent in Scandinavia, and we are one of the only companies who carries them in the United States! Stop by our store to checkout the rest of their line.

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In Light of the Holiday…

picturesHappy St. Patricks Day! We hope that you are all out enjoying green beer/participating in various St. Patty’s day events. Here are some of our favorite green designs, some from us and some from companies we don’t know yet (but hopefully will, one-of-these-days).

1. Bulb Pendent by Ameico Lighting ($175). Yes, yes, the first product on the list is the only one we carry in this picture. They’re pretty great though, so it seems justified. I’d group these together in a line over the coffee table. Simple enough. But the outer glass shell adds a unique twist, and it comes in a Mega Bulb ($285), too.

2. Urbio. These ones are hard to price, they start at $75 for a small package, or you can buy all of the pieces separately and kind of make shift your own. The coolest part about these? You can buy larger planters, small planters, all in various sizes and shapes, and they can be moved around on the magnetic pallets. So add tons of plants (or dont), but they look pretty cool on a large wall. I myself have some on my roof, and I love em.

3. TeleTable Glass Occasional Tables by Umbra ($70). Cheap, and will definitely modern-up your space a bit. We love this with the slab coffee table and modern decor.

4. Acacia Slab Coffee Table ($1000). Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of information about this table, but it’s beautiful, and really ties this design together.   

5. &  6. We layered these rugs together to bring a little pattern and texture in. The Contempo Trellis Rug by Nuloom brings in some pattern, while the Flokati Rug by Safavieh is a shag-style rug made entirely of leather strips. The color in the Flokati rug is similar to the beige color in the Trellis rug, keeping the layered effect from being too jarring.

     7. Teak Chairs/Bench by Robert Tiffany. What we (really, really) love about these chairs are the variations available. Put a pair of them on one side and a bench on the other, just a few chairs, just a bench, whatever.

8. Last but not least, the Light Green Sofa by Cassina. We chose a down-filled sofa for a comfier loft-type feel. The great thing about these cushy sofas is they can easily be moderned-up or moderned-down (if you will), and are so versatile, they’ll fit in anywhere. Maybe this green one wont, but you get what I mean.

Harriet Anstruther’s bright and modern 1840s London town house


I love the florescent cabinets, and the idea that they can also be hidden when the side bar isn’t being used. If there was space, I’d hide it behind a pocket door.