Build and Design a “She Shed”

What is a “She Shed”?

A “She Shed” is a tiny house separate from the home and about the size of a shed. “She Sheds” are the women’s answer to the man cave to escape and enjoy her favorite activities or a quiet place to relax.

This is the women’s private and personal space to enjoy without leaving her home. The woman designs her retreat with her favorite things and hobbies.

How to build a “She Shed”

There are different options when adding a Shed. Since there popularity over the years there are Shed Kits you can buy and put together yourself or you can purchase an already built Shed.

Some women have one built from scratch and design it themselves. Whatever you decide be sure you check with your HOA and city for any restrictions.

Some things to consider:

  • What will be the purpose of your Shed?
  • Do you need electricity or plumbing?
  • Determine the space for the inside furnishings.
  • Where will you place the Shed?
  • Are you going to add windows or a porch?

Then have fun decorating with paint, shelves and anything else to make it your own.

“She Shed” Decorating Ideas

If you are decorating a “She Shed” it should be a relaxing space that you customize for your enjoyment. Make it fun without spending a fortune with some paint and personal items. Or if you prefer you can upgrade with new furniture, art and accessories. Some women take it to the next level by adding plumbing, windows, porches and more.

Design your “She Shed” for making pottery or an art studio. “She Sheds” are also used for a reading room or an office where you won’t be interrupted by everyday distractions.

Check out these “She Shed” Ideas

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A Reading Room Retreat.

In front of your “She Shed” add a patio lounge set to read outside on a beautiful day.

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Inside the Reading Room

A Tufted chair, bookshelves, and a neutral rug create a relaxing space to enjoy a book.

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Yoga Room

This room is complete with nature artwork, bench and fun floor lamp to set the mood.

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Enjoying Nature

I love the added touch of the crystal chandelier in this space.

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Gardening Shed

There are also inexpensive ways to decorate your shed by shopping at the flea market or antique shops.

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Decorating the Outside

Fresh Paint, flower planters and custom doors are all ways to add to the outdoor look of your “She Shed” and make it unique.

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The Craft Shack

If you love crafts above are some inspirational photos. Either build a table or buy a simple one to lay out your creations. Don’t forget a couple of barstools and fun lighting to pull it all together.

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Art Studio

This studio includes a deck and some outdoor furniture to invite the girl friends over for a glass of wine and conversation.

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Office Space

Escape the distractions to your own study by adding a small desk, chair and lamp. Then you have room for a table and chairs for coffee or tea.

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“She Sheds” the woman’s answer to the Man Cave are showing up in backyards with Chandeliers, bistro tables, pillows and outdoor furniture for women to have a retreat of their own .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixing the Qualms of a Fellow Fixer Upper

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Photo Courtesy of: Magnolia Homes

I was asked recently if the Magnolia/ Fixer Upper style was on the way out. I truly had to take a minute to think hard about this. I gave her a simple answer of “it all really depends on your personal style”, but it really got me thinking about whether this style could be getting pushed to the wayside. No doubt that the charming farm house style fans of the show have come to love is probably bigger than it has ever been. Even here at Linfield, at least two of our current projects have a shiplap wall and quaint décor. However, even the designs by Magnolia have expanded greatly since the show started back in 2013. While the “farmhouse” style may be getting less attention due to its overexposure, that doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate aspects of the beloved designs into your home. By all means, add an accent wall of shiplap if you so desire! I myself am a sucker for a good barn door and those exposed beams? Yes please! Neutral colors are gaining popularity as they create a calm and soothing aesthetic and gold and aged bronze hardware add character to any space.

Try these pieces from Model Deco to help keep the “Magnolia” dream alive:

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Dining Chair

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Tufted Lounge Chair

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Tufted Bench

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Sculptures

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Photo Courtesy of: Suzanne Kasler

However, if you find yourself wanting a change from the beloved style, try pieces like this:

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Linen Loveseat

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Console Table

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Wall Decor

With such a big push for revitalization lately, it only seems fitting that the transitional style is the way to go. Keep the neutral color palette and select an accent color to stand out. If you’re a fan of the steely grays, pair it with white and various shades of blue to create a sophisticated palette. If you prefer the burlap browns, pair it with creams and reds to produce a casual setting. If you aren’t a fan of red, switch it out for rich dark greens as a way to generate a more natural setting. Check out last week’s post about the Pantone color report to help you get started!

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Le Blog de France!!!

The Tour de France is currently in full swing with coverage being shared all over the world. For those unfamiliar with this 114 year tradition, it consists of 22 different teams of 9 cyclists riding from Düsseldorf in Germany to Paris Champs-Élysées in France. The race started on July 1st and will conclude on the 23rd. With all of the excitement surrounding the race, we decided to take the blog and head across pond to incorporate a little French inspiration this week.

For those of you who are following the race and are taking a break from spectating to read our blog, I know you exist, we included the current rankings just for you! The catch is you have to read the post before you can see them.

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Photo by: Bernard Touillon Photographer

Whether you’re more of a Chateau or Villa person, here are a few pieces from Model Deco.com that can fit seamlessly into any French inspired design.

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Dining Chair

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Dining Table

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Gold Bowls

However, for those of you who favor more of a Le Corbusier style, here are some great pieces to get you started.

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Photo By: A+B KASHA Designs

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Arm Chair

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Round Dining Table

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Shell Wall Decor

And then for those of you who fall somewhere in between

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Photo By: François Guillemin

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Velvet Sofa

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Reclaimed Wood Table

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Now as promised, here are the rankings so far.

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Current Rankings

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PANTONE SPRING/SUMMER COLOR REPORT

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Pantone is known by many for their annual color of the year announcement as well as their ability to accurately communicate color across all aspects of design. While many probably know about the color of the year, “Greenery”, what some may not know is that they also come out with a color report every spring and fall. The spring report has been out since last September and includes colors that are bright and vivid as well as some that convey a sense of earthiness. However, all are reminiscent of hues that surround us in nature in an attempt to create a mixture of vitality, relaxation, and the great outdoors. While this may not be new to some of you, here are some ideas of how to incorporate these vibrant colors into your summer style.

PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow

Primrose Yellow is bursting with heat and vitality and takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days. The perfect color for summer!

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Yellow Chaise

PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood

Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade which creates an aura of innocence and purity. This unobtrusive hue is a subtle pink that allows it to be intermingled throughout the seasons.

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PINK BED

PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut

A key neutral for spring, Hazelnut brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious with inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.

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SWIVEL OFFICE CHAIR

PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise

Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that creates a sense of relaxation. This cool blue green shade speaks to our dream of the great escape and is representative of tropical settings as well as our desire to unwind.

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TUFTED OTTOMAN

PANTONE 17-1462 Flame

A red-based orange, Flame, is expressive and fun loving. Colorful and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to any space.

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SWING CHAIR

PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow

Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical hue that is alluring and exciting. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, this lively color is a captivating and stimulating, which can lift spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

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PINK CHAIR

PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara

Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. This is a classic denim-like blue that sets the stage for ease and relaxation.

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BLUE VELVET SOFA

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale

Kale isn’t just a leafy green associated with a healthy lifestyle. Evocative of the great outdoors, Kale is a foliage-based green that invokes one’s desire to connect to nature. Just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade is the perfect hue to complement the more vibrant tones in the palette.

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DEEP GREEN SOFA

PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue

Conveying vibrant energy is the next color on the list. Lapis Blue is strong and confident, which creates an intense blue permeating with an inner radiance.

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LAPIS BLUE MIRROR

PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery

Finally for the color of the year, Greenery, which is a tangy yellow-green. Bringing forth a refreshing take, this hue speaks to our need to explore, experiment, and reinvent. Expressive of flourishing foliage, Greenery signals one to take a deep breath and recharge

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GREEN VELVET CHAIR

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June Series: Bringing the Beach to You (Part 3)

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For the West Coaster

Now that we’ve covered both the East and Gulf Coasts, it’s time to move to the west coast. When thinking of the side on the U.S. thoughts of valley girls and surfer dudes come to mind. However, old Hollywood glamour comes to mind as well. For those wanting to combine these two concepts to bring Cali to your home, no matter where your living quarters may be, try using clean pieces with modern touches.

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Photo By: Luke Gibson Photography

 

To achieve this look, here are some pieces from ModelDeco.com to get you started:

While jute rugs are the epitome of beach style, for those wanting a softer touch try a plush rug in neutral tones. Tans and whites will keep the light and airy feel, but without the rough texture of the jute material.

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Stripes are always a classic and easy go-to for any beach look. However, if you are wanting something a little more glamorous, try choosing a more modern piece that contains a striped fabric. For example, this chair from ModelDeco.com using a classic black and white stripe for the fabric and is paired effortlessly with a gold metal base.

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Driftwood is an easy accessory to any space in your home. To give off a more modern or glamorous touch, try selecting a driftwood sculpture or metal imitation that has a metallic finish.

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As always, mirrors are perfect for any coastal home. Mirrors reflect any and all light in a space, allowing the space to feel larger and lighter. For this look try using other mirrors pieces, such as tables and chests, to give even more reflection in the space.

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As mentioned above, you can never go wrong incorporating stripes into your beach house design. To add a modern touch try including stripes that use other materials. For example, this bench from ModelDeco.com uses alternating wood and metal stripes that creates a more modern take on the classic pattern.

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Chandeliers create a feeling of glamour and elegance. A more laid back approach can be seen below. By using rope and steel, the fixture has a more coastal appearance and the Edison bulbs add a modern aspect to the piece. Combining these three elements makes for a perfect fixture to achieve this look.

 

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June Series: Bringing the Beach to You (Part 2)

 

beachWith summer already in full swing, many people will be packing up and heading to the beach. However, for those of you who can’t make it to the sand and surf or simply want to feel like you’re at the beach all year long, here are some tips to give your home a beachy feel.

For the Seasiders and Southern Belles

Most people from the southern region of the United States are familiar with the community of Seaside in Florida and it creates an image of breezy comfort and relaxed charm. For this type of beach look, choose materials like linen and select color that are soft and muted.

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Photo: http://beckiowens.com/a-southern-beach-house-beauty/

To achieve this look, here are some pieces from ModelDeco to get you started:

While jute and sisal rugs are good for this design as well, something soft with a short pile is also a good option. By selecting a light colored rug, it will create a tranquil contrast to wood floors.

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Chairs with soft linen colors are a good option for this design. This piece would go well with either a modern or traditional space.

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Sculptures such as this coral one help to bring the coast home to you. Not only does it add interest to the space, but it also compliments the soft colors used in the space.

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Wood helps to add warmth to a space. By selecting tables and other pieces in rustic woods it helps add character and warmth.

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Referencing back to last week’s blogpost, we had mentioned the use of mirrors in the space. The same concept can be incorporated into this design as well. By placing mirrors in spaces such as the living room, incoming light can bounce off of the reflective surface. This will not only create more light, but mirrors can also make a space feel larger.

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A more traditional chair compliments this laid back style. A classic piece like this could be used at either your dining room table or as additional seating in the sitting area.side chair

Natural linens are a staple for this style. Pairing this material with lighter distressed woods will help to tie the various materials together.

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Light fixtures are important to any space, but it is important to choose pieces that are simple as to not detract from the rest of the space. However, if you wish to use a fixture as a focal piece, then try using a chandelier type lighting to draw attention.

Inspiration for the latter can be seen in next week’s post!

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Wicker type furniture is also a great way to give any space that beachy feel. Wicker furniture can be used on anything from chairs to tables. Try selecting a piece that could serve as multipurpose as a way to maximize functionality and create a cohesive look.

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Bringing the Beach to You

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With summer already in full swing, many people will be packing up and heading to the beach. However, for those of you who can’t make it to the sand and surf or simply want to feel like you’re at the beach all year long, here are some tips to give your home a beachy feel.

For the one who loves Nantucket

The Beach can mean many different things for different people. For those who prefer the north eastern coastline, try incorporating the classic red, white, and blue color palette. Stripes and old, distressed woods are also good options.

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To achieve this look, here are some pieces from ModelDeco to get you started:

Jute rugs are a good option for beach homes not only for their aesthetic, but also for disguising the mounds of sand that get tracked into the house from the beach.

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Comfortable chairs are also a good option for curling up with your favorite book and watching the waves crash from your window.

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Accessories such as driftwood help to bring the outdoors in and encourage the beach feeling..

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Light, distressed woods are a good way to incorporate a Nantucket style into your home. The wear of the wood table add character and charm that one would normally find in a north east beach house.

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Mirrors help to bounce light around in a space. A piece such as this one would not only do so, but it also give off a rustic charm fitting of a beach house.

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Wicker and distressed woods are always good options when creating a Nantucket-like space.

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Stripes are great for coastal spaces due to their traditional design and simple colorways. Stick to a simple two color stripe for spaces like these. Rustic metals and rope accents are also good options for spaces like these.

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When thinking of light fixtures, choose ones with simple designs that do not take away from the overall space.

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Looking for the perfect bed for your fur baby? Well, look no more…

When you need a new bed for yourself, I’m willing to bet you don’t just pick out the first headboard and mattress you see. Instead, you carefully select the perfect one based on a number of factors, including style, maintenance, comfort and size.

 

You should spend the same amount of consideration on your fur baby’s bed since your dog sleeps more than you do! In fact, most canines sleep for about 12 hours per day, so it’s important to choose a bed that it can sleep comfortably in.

 

Your dog deserves to sleep in a stylish, yet comfortable bed that will double as a conversation piece and show off your impeccable taste! The 3 beds below are made from washable, water-proof velvet and are 100% handmade. The cushion is removable and washable to make cleaning a breeze.

Husky Pet Bed

Husky Bed

Also available in navy

Navy Husky Bed

Blue Husky Bed

When you need just a little extra room, there is even one for the longer dogs!!

Dachshund Grey Pet Bed

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Viva Modeldeco

BOHO COZY CHIC

How does a Bohemian chic room pull off looking so completely effortless yet glam? Here are 5 ideas to get that eclectic look for your house:

  1. Bring on the color: Layering is how to pull this off. There are no wrong colors- and all colors “match” in this situation. Stick to your favorite colors and mix away.
  2. Fur is required: The layering of textures is essential for laid-back luxe. Add fur wherever possible- benches, pillows, etc.

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  • Shag rugs are back: A thick shag rug softens the look and adds a cozy element to the space.
  • Layer: More is more with boho. Don’t be afraid to add collections of books, magazines, candles.

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Pillow Frenzy: Pillows in multiple colors, patterns, and textures adds to the ambiance.

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See my favorite products to create that Bohemian look:

 

Rug #1 (on left): Contemporary Shag Rug

Rug #2 (center): Silver Shag Rug

Rug #3 (on right):  Hand Woven Shag Rug

Fur Bench (on left) Sheepskin Bench

Blue Stool (on Right) Moroccan Ottoman

Gold Sofa (on left):  Cognac Velvet Sofa

Brown Sofa (on right): Brown LAF Sectional

Coffee Table (on left): Wooden Coffee Table

Glass Coffee Table (on Right): Rectangle Cocktail Table

 

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White on White on White

We were once told to only wear white after Easter or Memorial Day.  Well, when it comes to interiors, white can be displayed all year long. The “All White” home is becoming a very popular trend. It represents a soothing, pure, and clean palette.  White can make any room feel large and lush.  By adding different tints of white along with interesting textures, you can create a distinctive neutral palette suitable for your home. White furnishings and accessories can make a dramatic statement in any room it embraces.

Some items to help you achieve the clean look of white can be found on modeldeco.com.

 

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White Hand-Woven Contemporary Shag Rug

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Maxim White Marble Dining Table

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Noblesse Vinyl Dining Chair Set of 4

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Uttermost Athanas Alabaster Lamp

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Uttermost Arlette Tufted Wing Chair

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Uttermost Farran Fur Small Bench

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Ballinger Vase-Gold-Small, Medium, & Large

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Fuse Bar Stool

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Phoebe King Vinyl Platform Bed with Round Tapered Legs

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Prospect Vinyl Armchair

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Slingy Vinyl Lounge Chair