Monday, October 31, 2011

Ghost Chairs and Halloween

There is no better chair to represent Halloween than the modern Ghost Chair. The only thing that can make them better is to pair them with a clear acrylic side table. 

The Ghost Chairs below can be picked up new for $81 or as an open box item for $49.  Made of transparent acrylics, the chair is sturdy and durable even as it displays a delicate, ethereal appearance. This pair is likely to sneak up on you if you are not paying attention. This just as spooky end table can be yours for $54.

If you are looking for a slightly larger chair with a dining room feel, pick up the Armed Ghost Chair. Take home this chair new for $85 or as an open box item for $62. Sitting next to this seemingly floating end table, this set has a Halloween feel. We currently have one of these tables on the outlet floor for $119. 

These clear Ghost Chairs do not stick around our outlet for very long. Just as fast as they show up they are gone. So don't take your time getting over here, you might just miss out. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday's Etsy Fall Home Decor Picks

So I decided to mix things up this Friday, instead of posting about our favorite furniture picks from Interior Express Outlet, I'm going to do my favorite Etsy Fall inspired home decor items!

Hands down my favorite time of year, beside that my birthday falls in this season, it is filled with wonderful colors, beautiful weather and a lot of good food. 

First thing I came across in the fall decor section and I think it is an amazing idea. Paper Mache Pumpkins!

Not made with any old newspaper, these gems are made from a 1940's gardening book. Perfect for a center piece or mantel decoration. Pick them up a set of 2 for $12. 

A lot of what makes fall so beautiful is the vibrant shades of oranges and golds. This Harvest Gold Throw Blanket caught my eye because it is defiantly inspired by this time of year. 

Hand made and beautifully done, each ones of these comfy pieces of art is unique. Wrap up in one of these for $195.

I love the vintage feel of these Fabric Coasters. Made with a waterproof no slip base these special pieces are cute and practical. 

Pick up more than one set, this store offers them in a variety of colors. For the price of $12, how could you pass them up. 

I do not know what I would do with them but I need them. There is something about these Rusty Wool Acorns that are just so irresistible. 

Now that I thought about it, they would as a great sense of playfulness to any centerpiece at a holiday party. Ok I'll take a set! Wait... they are only $20 for 10!  I'll take 2 sets. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Win 4 Ivory Ghost Chairs!

Starting today, we will be giving away 4 open box Ivory Ghost Chairs! You must first like our Interior Express Outlet-Raffle fan page on facebook then comment on any post containing an image of a Ivory Ghost Chair (there will be many). This means you can enter more than once! The raffle will be lasting one month. The winner must be able to pick up the chairs at our warehouse in Bensenville, IL. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday's Trend Spotter: Dining Chairs

Since the first day these chairs were on the outlet floor I have been in love with them. Now it seems everyone else is too! The Philippa and Pearsall Dining Chairs live up to their sophisticated names. Both in a beige linen with button tufting, these chairs can class up any room.

Above, The Pearsall Beige Linen Dining Chair is a beautiful parsons chair style with lovely button tufted backrests and neutral light beige linen upholstery. Each  of these beige linen dining chairs are made with a birch wood frame and black legs as well as padded with foam cushioning. Price at $91 per chair.

Below, The Philippa Beige Linen Dining Chair is a likable little dining chair set that will take your home to new heights of comfort and style. The Philippa Chairs are sturdily and carefully crafted with a birch wood frame and legs and comfortably padded with dense foam. Priced $68 per chair.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday's Inspiration: Retro Modern Bold Prints

It seems that I can never pass up a bold print, whether it is on a great piece of clothing or an eye catching piece of furniture. I have to say etsy is a great place to pick up yards and yards of fabric. I searched "mid century modern fabric" and a little piece of heaven popped up. 

I narrowed my fabric search to "atomic fabric", and ow did it get even better. There is something about the atomic print that is sooo pleasing, its a great combination of retro funky playfulness. I know that is quite a description but how else would you describe something like this?   

Lets take it one step more detailed. Next I searched "retro barkcloth fabric", these so far are my favorites. 

This post gave me a great idea for a later topic, I think I am going to compile a list of my favorite etsy searches and some screen shots of all the wonderfulness that comes up!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday's Staff Pick: Two Piece Coffee Table

This is a great living room table we carry – it’s brand new as of September 2011.  This a coffee table of substantial size but I find its simplicity, versatility, and architectural design elements to be irresistible.  -Danielle

The Divyde 2 Piece Wooden Coffee Table is extremely stylish and versatile with its two piece design and contrasting wood grain and black lacquer. The table takes modern architectural inspiration, a combination of several materials, and becomes your favorite piece of furniture. Priced at $297, this coffee table is an easy choice. 

This living room table is actually two separate tables that can be arranged together or separately. Both pieces are made with a black-coated steel base topped with both engineered and solid woods, but the larger piece is slightly shorter and is finished with a black high gloss top whereas the smaller table is taller and features a walnut stain tabletop.

Each table is completely freestanding and we recommend experimenting with the endless arrangements that are possible with this table! Rounding out a bevy of features is a drawer hidden on the side of the smaller table.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hidden Gem: Aluminum Cafe Barstool

Not listed on, these Aluminum Cafe Barstools have a timeless 1950s styling and are made of outdoor-friendly aluminum. We are certain you will also love the contoured seat and red gloss finish of this versatile piece, equally suited for use in a home or restaurant. The Cafe Stool is finished with plastic disc feet, and is fully assembled. Priced to sell at $76. Currently we have 3 on the outlet floor. 

Wednesday's Trend Spotter: Platform Beds

In with the platform, out with the bulky box spring. Included with the bed are slats that provide a sturdy foundation, making buying a box spring obsolete. Only a mattress is needed to complete your beautiful bed. Without the box spring these beds have a sleeker more modern look. 

Available in many colors, fabrics and styles, there is a platform bed for any personality. Priced between the high $400s and the low $600s, these beds are very affordable. 

This Dark Brown Queen Sized Platform Bed is priced at $475. A contemporary update to the classic sleigh bed, the Brian queen size faux leather bed in dark brown is a platform bed including wooden slats. The Brian bed is sold alone for $475. The Brian bedroom set, including one bed, one night stand, one dresser and mirror set, is available for $1279.

Clean and classic this Beige Linen Upholstered Queen Size Bed is very sophisticated. Wooden bed frames are things of the past, update your bedroom with the stylish upholstered bed.  The headboard is padded, button-tufted, and upholstered in a beautiful beige rayon/linen blend. The side rails and footboard are also fully upholstered. Made with a wooden frame and black wood feet, sound construction is not left by the wayside. Wooden slats are also included with a steel frame and matching black coated steel legs. This is a platform bed, so a box spring is not needed. Priced at only $631.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday's Inspiration: Ghost Chairs

Often times taking inspiration from the past leads to success and this is again true in the case of Philippe Starck. Architect and designer, Starck is the man behind the Ghost Chair. Taking inspiration from the Louis XVI armchair and Victorian armless chairs Philippe developed a timeless, classic design using extremely modern means. 

Using a process call injection molding, the original ghost chairs are made of polycarbonate and formed in one piece. Reproductions are often made of acrylic, these modern Ghost Chairs are just as sturdy as the originals. Available in an array of colors these chairs are also said to be "green" because they can be recycled.  Here at Interior Express Outlet we offer affordable prices on popular designs and currently have Ghost Chairs priced at $62 for return items and $85 for new. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday's Staff Pick: Leather Club Chair

"What a cool looking accent chair." That is what I thought when I came across this chair. The chair is very well made too. Its craftsmanship is awesome. The best thing about this chair I that it is not expensive at all! -Pai

This has to be one of the most classy club chairs we have in stock. This stylish leather club chair is the perfect piece to add to any room in order to add a touch of sophistication. Whether your decorating style is contemporary and modern or traditional, this leather upholstered chair will fit right in and compliment your other pieces. Its unique and sculptural shape makes it stand a notch above all other accent chairs. The button tufted back lends a touch of elegance along with the antiqued brass nail heads that grace the bottom and back, making this chair beautiful from the front, back, or sides. The curved black wooden legs with non-marking feet complete the stylish feel of this chair, as well as provide a decorative touch with their contrasting color.

You can not ask for much more than that, and definitely not at this amazing price! $227! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hidden Gems: Classic Beige Accent Chairs

Remember all Hidden Gem items are not listed on our outlet website, but these chairs are not currently listed anywhere. Hidden in the back of the outlet, you have a great chance of taking them home. 
 1. I love this small fanned desk chair with swooping legs. Very classic and slightly girly. Priced at $130!

2. Small and simple this chair would be perfect for a dressing table. Take it home for $88!
 3. This larger lounge chair is classic with a punch of small details. With button tufting and decorative legs, this chair add sophistication to where ever it resides. How could you say no for $157!

4. Use this as an accent chair along side a dark wood table or use it to add some class to your dining area. Either way you know you need it for $99!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cash Strapped Shopper 5 under $50!

No matter what it is a great feeling to score a great deal. Nothing is better than walking away with change in your pocket and knowing you are taking home a great item. Once and a while I like to compile some items that are priced so low you can't help but take them home with you. All these items shown are under $50 and perfect for the cash strapped shopper. 

1.  These bar kitchen stools are made from durable chromed steel and black or white vinyl. At this moment we have both colors on the floor. Priced to sell at $49!

2. Get a great deal on this classic table. Our gray style side table is a top notch reproduction of a classic design. The Eileen Gray side table has sophisticated design, a glass top, and a chrome frame with adjustable height. Take it home for only $46!

3. Available in both a tall or short style these well made TV Side Shelves need to go. Liquidation price is $49!

4. If you are looking for modern home furnishing items, this Pascal white plastic chair with brown wooden legs is the perfect addition to any modern or contemporary dining room furniture living room chair combination. So affordable you can't help but fall in love this chair is only $35!

5. One of our most affordable items this small but sturdy brown leather ottoman will add a sleek, sophisticated look to your living space. You can't beat this price at $25!

Do not miss your chance to take one of these amazing deals home with you! Stop by our show room and check out all of our other items!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Favorites: Dark Brown Wood

I have to say I love the new products we have gotten in. Most especially the dark brown wood items. Many of these are tables and wine cabinets. The nesting tables shown above are great little gems. With a great tapered leg and dark brown finish, these tables are clean and classy with a modern twist. Simultaneously having a classic and contemporary feel, the Havana Nesting Table Set is a versatile design with just the right touch for a sophisticated, casual living space. This is a practical yet elegant two-piece table set that is ideal for use as an end table positioned with the tables together or separately. 

This handsome little wine cabinet makes impromptu guests or celebrations a breeze! The Tuscany Modern Dry Bar houses a small collection of wines, up to 10 wine glasses, and more. The cabinet door shelters wine glasses from the risk of accidental breakage. Use the top to display decor or bottles of spirits and then slide the two panels apart to reveal an open compartment for storage of any other necessities.

Deal of the Day: Coffee Table With Swivel Top

I ran across this swivel coffee table in the showroom the other day. I must have walked past it a million times but that day it caught my eye, I couldn't put my finger on why until I noticed it had changed shape. I didn't realize until I started messing with it that the "layers" of the table move! It can transform from a small coffee table to almost double it's size by swinging out the top layer. The top table swivels freely 360 degrees. The lower table swivels as well, but cannot go 360 degrees due to support for the upper table. The different shape configurations make this table very versatile and useful for a variety of occasions. Pick this Modern Coffee Table up for $250! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday's Inspiration: Gobbler Motel and Restaurant

You might remember a couple posts back some pictures of The Gobbler Motel, well it wasn't just a motel, it was also a restaurant. Not just a restaurant, but a restaurant with a rotating bar. Everything that caused the motel to be so ridiculous is also present in the bar. Blue and purple velvet mixed with many shades of red. Ow and don't forget about the tufting! I don't know if I would have believed it unless I saw these pictures, so believe it. I could only imagine if a place like this was open today it would be just as busy as it was during its grand opening.

Some of the pieces reminded me of a few things we carry. If you are looking for a similar feel to some of the items pictured you might like our Lia White Tufted Accent Chair. The button tufting on the faux leather chair has a retro feel. Our Ivory Leather Modern Dining Chairs also reminds me of the chairs shown in the last picture. Come by our outlet to see some of these items for yourself!

Friday, October 7, 2011

My Mid Century Modern Space

I want to give you a little peak into my life... I moved into my house a couple years ago, an early 1950's brick ranch in a medium size Chicago suburb. I had started collecting art, furniture and everything else for a while before hand so when I moved in my house was not empty for long. Since then my walls have been completely covered in art and every spare space has been filled with something I love. Whether it is a mid century style chair or an amazing shadow box, I have it.  I don't think I can ever stop collecting. I might need to hire a contractor to add more rooms to my house........

Friday's Staff Pick: Mid Century Style End Table

"This sleek end table is my all-time favorite Interior Express product!  This is an absurdly affordable version of classic mid-century modern design.  Not only is it a mere fraction of the price of similar tables offered by competitors, but it is surprisingly sturdy.  I wish our purchasing team would look into adding a dining table size of this same table -- I’d probably find a place for that in my house too!" -Danielle

High-quality and solidly constructed, this mid-century inspired end table is the perfect way to add both great design and tasteful simplicity to your home or office. The side table features a white coated wood top surface perched on a svelte but sturdy white-coated steel base. While it is priced new at $138 there are always customer remorse returns on the floor for AMAZING deals.

If you are looking for other modern items, I would suggest stopping by to see our Arco Lamp. We have more than one of these on the floor currently. The long-stemmed Arco Style Floor Lamp is a must-have accessory for a modern office or home. The steel arch fills space and provides an excellent look to both a sitting room as well as the executive office.

A large marble counterpoint provides a strong base for the lamp and would match perfectly with the marble top of the mid-century inspired table. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hidden Gem: Black Metal Chair

This is hands down the craziest looking chair we have on the outlet floor. While it is listed on the web site, the amazing discount price is not listed. You could pick up this Black Mesh Metal Chair for $68. There is currently only one so don't waste your time getting down here. 

I can not attest to this being the most comfortable chair but if you are looking for something that is a show stopper and will keep your guests talking this is the chair for you. 

Aluminum side chair in black with chrome legs is a unique addition to any modern decor. Aluminum seat and chrome legs are designed to use firmly both indoor and outdoor.

The Gobbler, The Grooviest Motel in Wisconsin

Well it was the grooviest motel in Wisconsin until it was sadly torn down. Thank goodness someone decided to put some images together so people can still enjoy everything that was The Gobbler. Words that would best describe the motel would be inventive, futuristic, state-of-the-art, funky and quite possibly a little crazy. Lets just say that there was a lot of blue velvet and red carpet. Well take a look for yourself!

For more info visit here

I am lucky enough to have a good friend that turns me on to all of these wonderful places. His house is one of them, but that is a post for another day. 


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