The Furniture Geek
The Cocktail Table Tales
Design expert Jason Oliver Nixon is tackling the age-old questions: Which came first, the cocktail table or the coffee table? And is there really a difference? Grab your beverage of choice and watch as he uncovers the origins of this purposeful piece, recaps his favorite versions to buy now, and points out the pros and cons of common tabletop materials.
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The Story of Shagreen
The term of the day? Shagreen. Historically made from the skin of a shark or stingray, this glam hide (now often found in faux) is a chic choice for a sophisticated space. But did you know that its popularity dates back centuries? On this episode of The Furniture Geek, Jason Oliver Nixon unveils ...
The Origins of Ottomania
What does a popular piece of furniture have to do with one of the most formidable empires in history? Find out on The Furniture Geek as the all-knowing Jason Oliver Nixon shares the origins of the ottoman, how to choose between today's most popular options (storage or sheepskin?), and the many fu...
The Fretwork Report
If good design is in the details, then fretwork is a must-have in any space. So what exactly is fretwork? For all you non- furniture geeks out there, it's a technique that creates cut-out designs in wood and metal furniture. Watch as Jason Oliver Nixon explains the history of this intricate style...