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Multifunctional, customizable and technologically advanced, these products make life a little easier.

Alumilux Architectural Essentials in silver from ET2ET2

Bring the outdoors inside with ET2’s line of Alumilux Architectural Essentials high-quality interior and exterior wall sconces. High-powered LEDs create dramatic light effects with the ability of manual adjustment for precise and specific light direction on select fixtures. www.et2online.com






Thor white loveseat with chrome accents from Zuo ModernZuo Mod

Zuo Mod’s Thor loveseat features a modern design with smooth leatherette fabric accented with a slim chrome frame. USB panels on each outside arm are added for easy access in charging electronics. www.zuomod.com






Universal Furniture

Summer HIll white bed with drawer underneath and light on the side from Universal Furniture

Universal Furniture’s Summer Hill for youth is a breezy collection with clean lines and soft edges in a painted off-white finish called Cotton. The twin panel bed features layered paneling and trim in both the headboard and footboard, and includes a built-in reading light. www.universalfurniture.com

4WCDB charging drawer with outlets and USB portsRev-A-Shelf

Charge all of your electronics together in one complete drawer system with Rev-A-Shelf’s 4WCDB series charging drawer. Featuring maple construction with a shock-adsorbent mat and BLUMOTION soft-close slides, this easy-to-install unit is designed for 18-inch-base cabinets and boasts an integrated cord guide to ensure safe operation and an in-drawer receptacle with two 120V plugs and 2.1 amp USB ports. www.rev-a-shelf.com

131T-SC incandescent table lamp with a white shade and USB ports from Dainolite





Dainolite’s 131T-SC incandescent table lamp with USB port and receptacle matches style and illumination for a living space with a useful and practical touch. www.dainolite.ca






9T adjustable bed with white sheets from Reverie

Reverie’s 9T provides true smart home technology in an adjustable bed base for total relaxation. Complete with lumbar support, massage with 3D Wave™ technology and zero clearance design, the 9T adjustable base offers Bluetooth connectivity for ease of control. www.reverie.com

Twin Star Home

Ashford adjustable-height table in an office from Twin Star Home

The Ashford adjustable-height desk from Twin Star Home features a height range from 29.5 inches to 47 inches and three programmable height settings, selectable with the Illumitouch™ seamless control panel on the ergonomic glass top, which is also dry-erase-compatible. For a reminder to stand up, set an alert with the GetActive™ timer. Also, ensure devices stay powered with an integrated, multiport charging station. www.twinstarhome.com

Black Baxter table with three stretching tables from NoirNoir Furniture

Noir’s Baxter adjustable side table can have one, two or three tabletops for versatile surface space. The circular, polished metal fits many styles and has additional storage space underneath. www.noirfurniturela.com




Lightbox cube in living room from Gus Modern




Gus Modern

Gus Modern’s Lightbox is a lamp, seat and accent table all in one. It casts a pleasing ambient light for interiors or covered exterior spaces and is operated by a footswitch. The cube-shaped shell has no visible seams and creates the effect of a glowing sculpture. www.gusmodern.com





Blazing Beats

Coyote fire pit at night from Blazing Beats

With the Coyote firetable, consumers can mix their favorite playlists with fire to create an elevated outdoor experience. Blazing Beats incorporates a proprietary patent-pending gas fire burner assembly linked directly to a self-contained integrated speaker system and Bluetooth audio system. www.blazingbeats.net

American Chapter Live Edge activity table in brown with one chair from A.R.T. FurnitureA.R.T. Furniture

From A.R.T. Furniture, the American Chapter Live Edge activity table has four flip top partitions that can be adjusted for an optimum tablet-viewing angle. The table also comes with cord management, a surge protector, a rotating footrest, two utility drawers, and USB and electrical outlets in a center tray. www.arthomefurnishings.com



Karlson cylinder drink table on four legs from Currey & Company



Currey & Company

From Currey, the Karlson drinks table has a removable lid that unveils interior storage with a velvet-lined bottom. The table is made of metal finished in Matte Black and natural vellum with a Caviar Black pattern. www.curreycodealers.com





Colbolt Aura WIFI frame from Jonathan AdlerJonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler’s AURA wifi-enabled frame can be preloaded with photos via the AURA app, which liberates photos from devices, organizes memory collections and then instantly and securely shares pictures to the frame so a memory will never be forgotten. The limited edition frame is available in Cobalt Blue with a brass trim. www.auraframes.com 




White LED Bluetooth light kit with string from Kichler LightingKichler Lighting

Perfect for entertaining, Kichler’s Bluetooth Audio LED light kit is capable of pairing two units together to broadcast music from any Bluetooth-enabled device, all through your ceiling fan light kit. It’s damp-rated and ideal for locations with a screened-in or covered porch, but can also be used indoors. www.kichler.com





Ballad Design performance fabrics in neutral colorsSmart Addition: Performance Fabrics

Performance fabrics — which are stain-resistant and moisture-repellent — are quickly gaining ground with consumers, who love the idea of having a couch that is kid- and pet-proof and easy to clean. 

The latest in the performance fabric arena is a debut earlier this year from veteran home furnishings retailer Ballard Designs and performance textile leader Sunbrella®, who have partnered to launch the retailer’s first collection of performance fabrics for indoor upholstery, pictured above.

Ballard Designs Performance Fabrics by Sunbrella includes more than 100 fabrics with patterns and textures ideal for interior spaces, all with Sunbrella’s legendary durability, stain-resistance and ease of cleaning. Soft chenille yarns and a palette of neutrals ground the collection, while simpler yet statement-making motifs offer an aesthetic that complements the relaxed atmosphere of a home. www.ballarddesigns.com

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