Furniture Style Concepts

Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous American architect and interior designer, once observed: “I have been black and blue in some spot, almost all my life, from too intimate contacts with my own furniture.”

We at MUSH know this well and hope to bring our customers a similar experience.

The development of furniture design and room decor has evolved throghout time from its simplist form of utilitarian functionality, to its variety of minimalist or elaborate and sometimes exaggerated furniture designs and trends of today.

The early days of furniture design and room decor

Over centuries, furniture design has revealed the history of our ansestry by reflecting social living, fashion and comfort of lifestyle. Beginning with hand carved stone beds and fire pits in caves, furniture design reflected every period - from elaborate European gilded and ornately carved wooden pieces, to the simplicity of American folk and Shaker furniture culminating with mid century modern Bauhas livingroom furniture design.

European gilded and ornately carved wooden pieces

Furniture Asthetics started to become just as important as its functionality, as craftsman developed new approaches using various materials, shapes and forms to help enhance the architectural settings in which the furniture was to be placed.

Furniture Asthetics started to become just as important as its functionality

The most rapid and revolutionary period of livingroom furniture design was the 20th century.

The greatest pioneers of modern furniture design are commonly recognized as Le Corbusier in France, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius in Germany.

The greatest pioneers of modern furniture design

Mies van der Rohe and Gropius were both directors of the Bauhaus, one of the leading European design schools and associations concerned with reconciling craft tradition and industrial technology.

Leading European design schools

Le Corbusier began a movement called Purism, which called for the restoration of the integrity of the object in art. As the style developed, it drew closer to Synthetic Cubism's structure of overlapping planes, but retained a distinct attitude toward the mass-produced "tools" of industrial culture, from laboratory flasks to cafe chairs.

Synthetic Cubism's structure of overlapping planes

Classic modern furniture and contemporary livingroom furniture designs range from simple to exaggerated. Each design however, was carefully thought out to create some kind of a balance and flow in a room.

Later in the 20th century, the Ancient Chinese concept of Feng Shui was introduced as a popular placement technique to arrange furniture in a room specifically for optimal energy flow.

The idea, that a perfectly optimized placement of the room decor - the furniture (couches,beds, tables, chairs), art (paintings, sculptures) and lighting (hanging lamps, floor lamps, table lamps) will create an energy flow, which will help to attain the ultimate comfort for your body and mind became an indellible part of contemporary interior design.

We here at Mush understand the importance of feeling comfortable in your own home, as well as in your place of work. If you don't yet know what it is to have a "black and blue spot" from your favorite chair or leather couch, then let us help you find that special piece. And don't just stop there. Let us help you buy furniture for your entire home and enhance your living style with unique, comfortable livingroom furniture and accessories.

At MUSH you can find a large variety of new livingroom furniture, vintage livingroom furniture, antique livingroom furniture, classic livingroom furniture, traditional livingroom furniture and modern room decor furniture. We have an array of decorative items to help you define your true lifestyle, what ever it may be.

Our vast collection includes leather dining furniture and seating furniture, wood furniture, upholstered furniture, new, vintage and one-of-a-kind antique livingroom furniture.

With our livingroom furniture inventory, it is easy to mix and match styles and to create a traditional, yet modern Hollywood style room decor with modern furniture from Los Angeles.

Buy furniture from MUSH now and experience Hollywood style room decor.

Room Decor Furniture styles availabe at MUSH are:

Arts and Crafts
The Arts and Craft furniture style is characterized by simple utilitarian design and construction. It is also referred to as Mission or Praraie Style Furniture. Handcrafted furniture usually made of white oak, often fumed in ammonia, or red oak, and finished simply.

Arts and Crafts

Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau Furniture Style is influenced by Japanese art, especially by tusche paintings. Earliest perceptions related to Art Nouveau can be found in England. Fundamental elements of Art Nouveau design are the line and the curve.

Art Nouveau

Art Deco
The movement was a mix of many different styles of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, Art Nouveau, and Futurism. Aimed at the very rich with exotic veneers, bronze, ivory, parchment and gauchet (stingray skin) details, the structure of Art Deco is based on mathematical geometric shapes.

Art Deco

The use of uncarved wood and bamboo and the use of heavy lacquers are well known Chinese styles. Considering that China has an incredibly rich and diverse history, and architecture, religion, furniture and culture in general can vary incredibly from one dynasty to the next.

Traditional Japanese furniture is well known for its minimalist style, extensive use of wood, high-quality craftsmanship and reliance on wood grain instead of painting or thick lacquer. Japanese chests are known as Tansu, known for elaborate decorative iron work, and are some of the most sought-after of Japanese antiques. The antiques available generally date back to the Tokugawa era and Meiji era.


19th Century
The nineteenth century is usually defined by concurrent revival styles, including Gothic, Neoclassicism, Rococo, and the EastHaven Movement. The design reforms of the late century introduced the Arts and Crafts movement.

19th Century

Early North American
This design was in many ways rooted in necessity and emphasizes both form and materials. Early American chairs and tables are often constructed with turned spindles and chair backs often constructed with steaming to bend the wood. Wood choices tend to be deciduous hardwoods with a particular emphasis on the wood of edible or fruit bearing trees such as Cherry or Walnut.

Mid-century Modern
Mid-century architecture was a further development of Frank Lloyd Wright's principles of organic architecture combined with many elements reflected in the International and Bauhaus movements. Function was as important as form in Mid-Century designs, with an emphasis placed specifically on targeting the needs of the average American family. Examples of residential Mid-Century modern architecture are frequently referred to as California Modern style.

Mid-century Modern

Our mission is to bring inspirational design, ecclectic style and comfortable living into your home, with a signature Hollywood style.

Best sellers at MUSH are:

  • storage furniture
  • seating furniture
  • tables and consoles
  • sleeping furniture

In those categories fall:

  • Bookcases
  • Cabinets
  • Chests
  • Credenzas
  • Cupboards
  • Dressers (Chests of drawers)
  • Sideboards
  • Wardrobes
  • Benches
  • Chairs
  • Couches
  • Footstools
  • Love seats
  • Ottomans
  • Recliners
  • Settees
  • Sofas
  • Stools
  • Coffee tables
  • Desks
  • End tables
  • Folding tables
  • Tables
  • Beds
  • Headboards

Other sections at MUSH:

  • Art
  • Accessories
  • Books
  • Jewelry