Fashionable furnishings can breathe new life into a room and add dimension to a space otherwise suffering from a total eclipse of the hearth. Fill the void with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $200 worth of unique furniture and accessories at Nouveau Contemporary Goods in Belvedere Square.
The brainchild of design-savvy duo Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead, this modern dwelling depot boasts a rotating mix of eclectic pieces to vibrantly outfit abodes. Nest-featherers can browse accoutrements ideal for spaces from the living room of a condo to the powder room of a hovercraft. Periodicals will enjoy their conspicuous perch on a glass and wood Blanca side table ($170), while a ball table lamp ($135) adds sparkle to even the sparsest of surroundings. Adorn surfaces with selections such as a ceramic owl vase ($148), providing whimsical accommodations for fresh-cut bouquets or light-sensitive cavefish.
Nouveau Contemporary Goods
Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead found themselves in a design dilemma regarding the messy home of a wealthy client. She wanted to sell her house, but no one would buy the building in its current state. Instead of passing on the case, the duo visited the home and constructed a battle plan during a 10-hour consultation. Within the week, they'd completely repainted and replaced most of her furniture, readying her for a Saturday open house, and by Sunday, she'd received multiple offers from potential buyers. By Monday, the house was sold. As graphic-design majors and interior-design enthusiasts, Steve and Lee have used their talents in many such situations, under short time limits and with exceptional challenges, to refurbish a range of spaces—even helping famed baker Duff Goldman of Food Network's Ace of Cakes choose furnishings for his lobby at Charm City Cakes.
At Nouveau Contemporary Goods, the duo fills their space with an ever-changing roster of upholstery, dining sets, bed sets, and colorful crystal-infused wallpaper. Modern furnishings such as egg chairs and aquamarine crushed-velvet benches share a mutual territory with traditional pieces such as a red cabinet with a marble top and the actual couple who posed for American Gothic. In addition to showpieces, samplings of glass panels, blinds, and other window treatments ooze inspiration for potential clients coming up with their own projects. Anyone on a tight deadline can also count on the design duo for same-day delivery, be it for full showroom sets or unique recycled artwork and furniture.