Design Within Reach...

The Savvy Shopper

Jeanne Vogt

Design Within Reach...
Simplicity and comfort at it's finest.

I stopped in Design Within Reach this week and spoke with the owner, Robin Lankford. I was amazed at all the fabulous designs found here. The furniture is modern with simple lines. You can customize any of their sofas or chairs to fit your needs. They offer a choice of 800 fabrics, 900 leathers and nearly 100 colors of ultra suede. You can even provide your own fabric.
The many choices are contempory with straight lines and minimal arms or lean to the Danish modern look as found in the upholstered rocker that features a high back for comfort by supporting your head and sculptured arm rests designed by Jens Rinsom. I liked the sleek recliners that take up very little space. They don't look like one of Grandpa's big old dinosaur recliners that take up a room by themselves! They have clean lines and metal legs, it takes just a slight push to activate. Designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk.
There is a variety of simple trestle tables some are all wood or can be purchased with a glass top. The basic table is made with saw horses and a plank top. The glass topped extension tables, perfect for a smaller space, has a seamless extension mechanism which opens smoothly to accommodate additional guests. My daughter has one of these, it works well in a small condo. The Cross collection features a extension table designed by Matthew Hilton has clean lines and the elegance and warmth of classic English furniture, with two leaves that store in a felt-lined compartment on the underside. It has a matching credenza. Find many styles of chairs to pair with the table of your choice. There are media centers, and many shelving units to choose from.
Besides a wide selection of classic furniture you will find a wide array of fun, modern things that make a room outstanding. Choose from very unusual lamps and lighting. A large selection of colorful rugs for every room in great patterns. All kinds of cocktail and end tables.
In the bedding department, comfort is king. Headboards that are arched to mimic the natural curve of the spine and provide a natural angle to lean against. Perfect for reading in bed. The platform beds looks like they are floating. One even has a clip on headboard made of translucent plexiglass to coordinate with any environment. Also found is comfortable organic cotton bedding called Nest bedding.
You will also find a nice selection of outdoor furniture. The Polyester and PVC mesh features an anodized aluminum frame. It will not rust. Chairs, chaises and ottos. I loved the Treviso Lounge collection, very modern again with sleek lines and Sunbrella cushions. You can find collections in teak and the Luxembourg collection has a aluminum tubular frame with aluminum slats.
The Luau portable LED lamp is very cool to put around the pool for an extra glow. Only 15" high. The illuminated planters were awesome! The bottom lights up and you can put a plant in the top. They come in different sizes but they were all on the large size so will really make a statement!
You can find all kinds of interesting things in this store from a cast iron fire bowl, a teak swing, aluminum house numbers to yes, even a premier mail box! For the ultimate, a teak croquet set!
It is a fun store to browse in. You never know what you will find. Go in to see Robin, tell her the savvy shopper sent you!
Design Within Reach is located at 23101 Fashion Drive, Suite 113 in Coconut Point, Estero.
Phone: 948-9154

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