Meet Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams released a new book, Let's Get Comfortable, packed with practical advice for creating a well-designed home, including loads of layouts so you can flex some muscle and rearrange your furniture to maximize your space. Although I'm not big on their overall decorating aesthetic because I tend to like things a bit more playful and less grown up, I do love a lot of their furniture to mix in my eccletic home. MG + BW furniture is classic and known for its exceptional quality, so most pieces fit in with a myriad of styles.

Except from Chapter 5, Create Comfort To Suit Your Style

To celebrate their new book, you are invited to an evening reception and book signing to meet Gold & Williams, on Thursday, March 15th, from 7-9 p.m. in their Boston showroom located at 142 Berkeley Street. If you're like to attend, please R.S.V.P. by calling 617.266.0075.

If you cannot make the Thursday event, you can attend their second area event on Saturday, March 17th from 1-3 p.m. in their new Natick showroom on Route 9 at 395 Worcester Street in Natick. Please R.S.V.P. for that event by phone or email at rsvpnatick {at} mgandbw {dot} com or 508.650.1400.

Live outside of Boston? Click here to view other book signing locations.

While we're on the subject, I'm feeling a Spring purchase coming on. Every March, as far back as I can remember, I get the urge to freshen my space with something new. I'm thinking of a nice table or a real splurge, a new sofa, this year. Hmmm. I love the Baxter and the Dexter, I wish they had one cushion along the bottom vs. two. I cannot handle cushions on the sofa. Throw pillows, yes, but back and bottom cushions, no. I love the tufted back sofas and the single cushion along the bottom - hard to come by - but I absolutely love those.

As for fabric, a grey or beige tweed would be perfect, that way I can freely mix and match pillows and throws to change the mood. I think that when you invest in a piece of furniture, you should keep in mind that your style changes throughout the years. If you invest $2,000- or more in a sofa, you want to ensure that it's something you can live with for awhile. Plus, you don't want a pattern that fits a current trend, only to look dated in a year or two. My advice: stick to a solid neutral. You really can't go wrong.

View all of MG + BW furniture online, including the great chairs and tables shown, all my personal favorites.

(images from mg + bw)