An Airy Family Home Inspired by Nancy Meyers Films




Posted February 25, 2016

Meryl Streep’s ranch in It’s Complicated. Diane Keaton’s beach house in Something’s Gotta Give. Cameron Diaz’s contemporary retreat in The Holiday. When those films hit theaters, the featured homes became characters in their own right; people swooned over the creamy palettes, the sophisticated textures, and the kitchens that could be theirs only in dreams. Alyssa Katz was no exception. “I wanted a house that looked like a home in a Nancy Meyers movie,” says Katz, who, with her husband, Todd, traded in a one-bedroom West Village apartment for a family home on New York’s Long Island, ahead of the birth of their daughter. She turned to Manhattan-based interiors expert Dan Mazzarini of BHDM Design to bring her vision to life. “We wanted something clean, with a neutral color palette, mixing a modern and traditional aesthetic.”

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Area Environments and ArtLifting

Area Environments recently announced its latest capsule collection, a collaboration with ArtLifting. Launching next week, the ArtLifting Collection features four pieces created by ArtLifting’s partner artists.
ArtLifting was founded in Boston in 2013 by siblings Liz and Spencer Powers. After leading art workshops at homeless shelters, Liz realized that exposure to a national audience had the possibility to transform the lives of artists who were homeless or living with disabilities. ArtLifting creates opportunity, empowerment, and validation – and the chance for artists to secure income through their talents. ArtLifting partners with artists from 20 states across the U.S., whose works have been purchased by individuals and Fortune 500 companies alike.
The collaboration between Area and ArtLifting seemed like a natural fit from the beginning, and we’re thrilled to share ArtLifting’s vision and contribute to their impact! Visit ArtLifting’s website to find out more about their inspiring mission.

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Spring Furniture News from Thayer Coggin


In the second half of the 20th century, Florence Knoll, Charles and Ray Eames, and Milo Baughman created furniture designs that helped define the mid-century modern era of American furniture. Their sculptural designs, intentionally created to be viewed from all sides, had backs that were just as attention grabbing as their  fronts and sides. With sleek modern lines, stunning silhouettes and tapered forms, Knoll, Eames and Baughman ushered in a new vocabulary in interiors and a new era for home furnishings.

At Thayer Coggin, we're proud to produce the innovative furniture that Milo Baughman envisioned. Our Milo Baughman Collection is made by hand by master craftspeople working in the same studios that have produced these classic designs for the last 60 years. 

We strive to create classic, modern furniture that will stand the test of time - custom and made-to-order upholstery that's built to last. This spring we are proud to introduce several new furniture designs from mid-century modern pioneer, Milo Baughman, as well as items from design director and Baughman protege, Guy Hill and designer Ransom Culler.  


Drop In 

by Milo Baughman and Guy Hill


Experience the comfort and style of this quintessentially Milo Baughman grouping - with its cubical construction, architectonic metal frame and studied profiles from all directions.

Originally conceived in 1968, the Drop In beckons for everyone to pop in and drop into its comfort zone. New for 2016 are four modular sectional units by Guy Hill. The compact, polished stainless steel or brushed bronze frame belies the considerable comfort of the ultra plush seats and backs of the Drop In series. Timeless in form, the Drop In is a design classic that will work in a variety of interiors from open concept to intimate spaces. The new modular sectional items join our ever-popular Milo Baughman Drop In sofa and arm chairs as part of the Drop In series.  



Designed by Guy Hill



Architectonic and timeless, our new Colours cocktail tables will enhance the glamour of any room. Colours features smooth slip-matched maple veneer tops available in either ebony or white.

The versatile tables' base is available in our highly polished stainless steel or brushed bronze and come either in a slim rectangular shape or the classicly modern square. Created by design director Guy Hill, our Colours tables share the modern lines and passion for sumptuous materials which Mr. Hill's friend and mentor, Milo Baughman, so presciently added to the mid-century modern vocabulary.  



Designed by Ransom Culler


Taking cues from Milo Baughman, Ransom Culler designed our new Lester lounge chair and ottoman with clean simple modern lines. 

Mixing sophisticated comfort with Baughman sculptural silhouettes, Lester is a charmer that will never cease to impress. The Lester lounge chair and ottoman feature an architectural combination of wood and metal (either polished stainless steel or brushed bronze). Lester's unique solid maple wood deck is available in any of our TC wood finishes. Intentionally created to be viewed from all sides, Lester has a back that is just as attention grabbing as its fronts and sides. Combining Baughman-esque DNA and luxuriously comforting polyblendown and fiber cushions, Lester is a new modern classic.  

At Thayer Coggin we want to make fulfilling your interior design and home decorating needs as easy and enjoyable as possible. That is why we include downloadable PDFs of our catalog pages on our website. These PDFs can be easily shared with decision makers, clients, friends and spouses. Our PDFs for our sectional series include schematic diagrams for all items in the collection as well as some suggested seating configurations. 

Thayer Coggin is an active participant on social media sites Houzz and Pinterest.On both of these sites you'll find catalog images of our products for your own idea boards as you go about planning your next interior design project.