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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Home & Garden

Analyzing the Couch

The John-John sofa, by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau, pays tribute to John F. Kennedy Jr., with solid beechwood and full-grain leather. Even the cows were treated kindly; $13,000.

The John-John sofa, by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau, pays tribute to John F. Kennedy Jr., with solid beechwood and full-grain leather. Even the cows were treated kindly; $13,000.

A high-end sofa can look remarkably similar to a low-end one, so why is it more than 10 times as expensive?

A Dream of a (Designed) Couch

Sofas do more work than any other piece of furniture. Don’t they deserve to be more than humdrum?

The Pragmatist

If You Can’t Bear to Buy a Couch, Try a Makeover

Quick fixes for stained upholstery, when a new sofa isn’t an option.

On Location | Dumbo, Brooklyn

Colors to Make Dumbo Blush

Two decorators warm up a loft with vivid prints, florals and splashes of pink.

Shopping With Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman

Dining Tables

Today, the dining table has unlimited uses, and its size is bound to make an impact on a room.

Market Ready

There’s a really big TV in my bedroom. Should I try to conceal it before showing my home to potential buyers?

Neighborhood Joint | West Village

Obsessions in Color, Form and Glass

The End of History carries about 10,000 pieces of midcentury glassware and ceramics, organized by color and form.

Currents
G. Bruce Knecht is pictured in front of one of the multimillion-dollar yachts he writes about in his book.
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G. Bruce Knecht is pictured in front of one of the multimillion-dollar yachts he writes about in his book.

G. Bruce Knecht on his new book, “Grand Ambition,” about an effort to build the best yacht in America.

Online

Extra Help for Selling Used Furnishings

An online furniture consignment business offers an alternative to Craigslist and eBay.

Goods

Bowls That Leave a Lasting Imprint

Tableware modeled after a variety of fruit and vegetables.

Furniture

A Desk That Aims for Progress

The compact plywood work station includes a storage cabinet and a swiveling rocking chair.

Books

When a Gardening Manual and a Cookbook Collide

Patti Moreno’s book “Gardening by Cuisine” provides basics on growing food as well as recipes.

Deals

Sales at Modani Furniture, Garnet Hill, DDC and Others

Discounts on rugs, floor samples, lighting and more.

Slide Shows
Shopping for Dining Tables

Andrew Kotchen, co-founder the New York design firm Workshop/apd, says a table’s size, shape and materials have an impact on the feeling of a home.

Videos
Teenage Bedrooms: The Forbidden Frontier

Emily Cohn and Emma Orlow, seniors in high school, spent a year interviewing their fellow teens about everything from collages to carpets. The result: The Do Not Enter Diaries.

A TriBeCa Menagerie

A loft in TriBeCa is home to a variety of taxidermied creatures.

From the Great Homes Section

House Hunting in ... Canada

Concerns about global financial turmoil have made buyers cautious.

What You Get for ... $700,000

A 19th-century cottage in New Orleans, a converted church in New Mexico and a Tudor in Wisconsin.

What You Get for ... $5 Million

A duplex in coastal California, a lakefront house in Austin and a Victorian in Boston.

The Scoop iPhone App

An insider’s guide to what to eat, drink and do in New York, including a category on our favorite home furnishing stores, compiled by the editors and reporters in the Home section and T Magazine.