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Brand Spotlight: Meet All Across Africa

We’re always adding new Modsy brands to our digital catalog to bring you pieces in your style and budget. From your favorite retailers to emerging designers and even hard-to-find brands, keep an eye out for our Modsy Brand Spotlights, where we’ll help you get to know some of the stylish brands you’ll find in your 3D designs.

Today, we’re featuring a fan favorite: All Across Africa.

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Meet the Brand: All Across Africa

All Across Africa is a certified B-Corp focused on creating sustainable employment opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa. They employ artisans to make ethically crafted, fair trade goods—from woven baskets and boxes to beautiful wall hangings. The All Across Africa team helps scale the production of these high-end goods, connecting artisans with competitive markets worldwide.

All Across Africa was founded on the principles of dignity in work, creating grassroots movements, and accessibility. They live out these principles by seeking to:

  • Holistically empower and improve and the lives of those they partner with and employ
  • Reach far into rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa where jobs are scarce—developing local leaders to lead positive change in their communities
  • Make work approachable for all people through flexibility and job development in remote areas

Ultimately, their mission is to create jobs and markets to alleviate poverty across the African continent. As of 2020, All Across Africa employs 4,575 artisans across Ghana, Uganda, and Rwanda; 98% of these artisans are women. On average, each of these artisans supports more than five dependants—which means that, through employment with All Across Africa, 24,700 dependants have more reliable access to food, education, safe housing, clean water, and financial security. Learn more about their impact here.

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What They’re Known For

All Across Africa is known for the beautiful handmade, natural fiber decor their artisans make. This includes woven basket decor, bowls, vases, basket wall art, trinket boxes, and other pieces of unique wall decor. These high-quality pieces, made of locally sourced materials, are a stunning way to decorate with natural materials, adding texture and color to your home.

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Why We Love Them

We’re big fans of the way that All Across Africa has sustainability in mind in the way they source their materials and employ their artisans. They aren’t out to make a quick buck but have established their company in a way that encourages ethical practices, supply-chain transparency, and long-term change in the quality of life for those they employ.

So, their beautiful, one-of-a-kind woven products don’t just add beauty and make a statement in your home—these pieces are providing sustainable, ethical employment for thousands of people across sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Stylists’ Picks From All Across Africa

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Vases

The vases in All Across Africa’s collection make beautifully textured accent pieces. They’re beautiful on their own or in a small grouping. And we love how they look when filled with dried plants or fresh greenery! They come in various shapes, sizes, and patterns—adding an organic element to any tabletop. And, unlike ceramic or glass vases, these woven pieces are very durable, making them great for homes with kids!

Color Blocked Vase Gray

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Konda Vase Black

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Silver Blue Kati Vase

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Black Daria Floor Urn

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Woven Bowls

The bowls in the All Across Africa collection function great as accent pieces and practical items. They add texture to whatever surface they sit on while being both functional and stylish. We love how, depending on what other decor they’re paired with, they can feel casual to very sophisticated. Bonus: The shallower bowls can also double as wall hangings!

Natural Pedestal Bowl II

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Jumbo Vivid Bowl Viola

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Tiny Black + Neon Catch All

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Amber Msanii Small Bowl Orange

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Baskets & Catch-Alls

Looking for ways to organize with baskets? All Across Africa’s baskets and catch-alls are perfect for just about any room or surface in your home—from your entryway console or living room coffee table to desks, dressers, and shelves. They’re a great place to store small items and keep your home organized. With the patterns, colors, and textures that All Across Africa decor provides, they’re also a fun way to add a visual pop to any surface or space! And, since they’re made of soft, woven materials, these babies are durable and great for homes with kids.

Wheel Oval Basket Peach

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Color Blocked Oval Basket Opal Gray

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Medium Lidded Lace Grass Box Tan

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Sunset Penelope Pom Pom Box Yellow

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Wall Baskets

We LOVE All Across Africa’s basket wall art. These pieces add a lot of texture to your wall and are perfect to group together or as a unique piece in an eclectic gallery wall. The wall baskets in All Across Africa’s collection range in sizes from small to extra-large, and they also range from neutral tones to super bold and colorful. So, among their product selection, you can create a look that perfectly suits your style, wall space, and color palette.

27″ Extra Large Forest Green + Burgundy Tabia Woven Wall Art Plate

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Raffia Plate I Sanaa

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Nea Plate II Opal Gray

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21″ Large Black Half Bullseye Fringed Wall Disc

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West Elm

Meet The Brand: Top West Elm Finds in the Modsy Catalog

From top retailers to up-and-coming designers to brands you won’t find anywhere else, we’re always adding new Modsy brands to our digital catalog. Keep checking here for new Modsy Brand Spotlights to get the scoop on stylish and affordable brands you’ll find in your 3D designs.

Next up, an all-around favorite: West Elm!

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Meet The Brand: West Elm

Launched in 2002, West Elm is a household name in the design world. It’s a favorite brand with young professionals and urban dwellers drawn to its mix of trendy and contemporary furniture in bold colors and patterns. West Elm also has exclusive collections created by in-house designers along with collaborations with artists and designers both globally and locally.

What They’re Known For

Modern staples updated with trendy looks! West Elm is the go-to for approachable and sustainably produced home furnishings that are affordable. That ranges from Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces to customizable upholstery options, all at great prices. You can also expect to find some of the most stylish compact furniture for a small-space living!

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Why We Love Them

There’s no better source for timeless Mid Century-inspired designs that are durably made and reasonably priced. Additionally, West Elm furniture pieces are designed for city apartments and suburban homes alike, so you’re guaranteed to find sizes and styles that suit your space and aesthetic.

West Elm also offers a wide selection of handcrafted and vintage products made by artisans and local craftspeople. The brand is also part of Fair Trade USA, which ensures better wages and safer working conditions for workers across the country.

Those are just a few reasons we’re huge fans of West Elm. Read on for our Stylists’ Picks to see the pieces our designers turn to time and time again!

Mid-Century Acorn Collection

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Mid-Century Acorn Dresser: With clean lines and tapered legs, this visually appealing Mid-Century Modern-style dresser is easy to pair with other West Elm furniture and decor. The acorn wood gives it a natural modern look that also makes for a versatile, unifying color in any living room or bedroom. It also comes with brushed brass hardware that adds polish. Use it as a dresser and vanity in a guestroom or set it up as a one-stop storage space in a living room.

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Mid-Century Wall Desk: Tall and streamlined, this modern West Elm desk takes up little square footage but has a bold impactful look. The acorn wood is pleasing and easy on the eyes, and the natural hue blends seamlessly with a wide range of furniture and decor styles. Not to mention, the desk also offers lots of open and closed storage, making it a practical piece to pull into any entry or corner living area.

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Mid-Century Buffet & Console: Compact but visually captivating, this console cabinet works seamlessly as either a buffet in the dining room or a media stand in a small living space. It’s fitted with drawers and a built-in shelf inside to offer ample storage. There’s no end to how the piece can be used—think TV console, entry console, dining room bar cabinet, and more!

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Mid-Century Modern Daybed: This simple, clean-lined daybed instantly warms up any guest room or bedroom. It has deep proportions and sits high off the floor, which gives it a more visually open appearance. Pile it with colorful pillows for a boost of color. If you’re pressed for space, this daybed can easily double as a sofa for lounging when it’s not used for sleeping.

Upholstered Furniture

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Roar & Rabbit Swivel Chairs: These swivel chairs are sumptuous staples for any modern living space. Accented with pleating in the upholstery and a brass base, there’s nothing subtle about these comfy and glam chairs. Arrange a pair in a corner for an instant conversation nook or integrate them into your main living room seating arrangement. Don’t miss our Living Room Checklist for more furniture and decor ideas for your space.

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Carlos Sectional: If you’re looking for a high-style look, this tall-back sectional is the perfect formal and fabulous addition to any living space. It has a Mid-Century-inspired silhouette with raised brass tapered legs, which gives it an airy yet glamorous and elevated look all at once. Although it’s easy to dress up this comfy sectional with any range of colorful and patterned pillows. The rule? The more the merrier!

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Ellis Dining Chair: Bright colors give these contemporary dining chairs a bold look that’s sure to liven up any dining area. The clean-lined silhouette of these seats has a minimalist, Mid-Century sophistication, while the vibrant upholstery (available in a range of colors) and stained wood legs give them a sense of warmth and earthiness—perfect for any style room.

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Burst Chandelier: Add a sculptural focal point to your dining space with this modern sputnik-style chandelier. Accented with glass globes, this is the kind of high-style conversation piece that’s guaranteed to catch the eye of your dinner guests while still being very functional.

Distressed Velvet Dining Chair: You can’t beat the timeless appeal of soft, lustrous velvet, which gives these dining chairs an extra-luxe look. Brass tapered legs add a glam touch to the curvy Mid Century-inspired silhouettes of these chairs, which are comfortable choices for any style dining room—from modern and contemporary to traditional and rustic.

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Tweed Crosshatch Platform Bed: West Elm furniture is made to be easily mixed and matched, and this versatile bed captures that design ethos perfectly. With its clean lines, soft grey upholstery, and minimalist appeal, it makes for a versatile bed that’s easy to pair with any decor style or color palette. It’s a foundational piece you can build on, no matter your aesthetic. See how to round out this bed with other key pieces from our Bedroom Checklist.

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Lacquer Storage Desk: Made with reclaimed wood, a lacquer top, and a metal base, this West Elm desk checks all the boxes for a stylish and functional table. The open framework base adds visual interest while the deep drawers give this compact desk spacious hidden storage. The smooth lacquer top also offers a durable work surface that’s sure to last. Also, check out our guide to the best desks for more top picks!

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Penelope Nightstand: When it comes to West Elm furniture for a small bedroom, this two-tone oval bedside table is practical with cool. The wood body and stone top give it Mid-Century-style good looks, and flush drawers add to its overall functional and seamless design. Place one next to a bed in a small bedroom or go for a matching pair for a balanced look.

Stria Bed: This light-wood bed is the perfect bedroom anchor piece. You can easily pair it with any West Elm furniture pieces or mix it with a wide range of decor given the bed’s clean-lined design and versatile wood finish. We love this bed for adding its airy and minimal appeal, which makes it perfect for any small bedroom or contemporary space.

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Simple Bed Frame: If you like the idea of a bed that’s super minimal, this simple white-painted bed frame is for you. Perfect for small spaces, kids’ rooms, and minimalist spaces, this is the perfect go-to if you want a bed that’s easy to dress up and down. Layer it with colorful pillows at the change of each season and leave it unadorned during summer. Another bonus? You can slip storage baskets underneath the bed for instant hidden storage.

Ladder Desk & Bookcase: For a space-saving work area that takes up little floor space, this ladder desk and bookcase series is the ultimate solution. The ladder design with open shelving makes the most of vertical wall space, and the built-in desk version offers an easy work table so it can easily be incorporated into a living room or bedroom. Additionally, the two-tone lacquer-and-wood will complement decor in a wide range of styles.

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Reflected Diamonds Rug: West Elm rugs are highly coveted among our customers and for good reason. The brand offers a wide range of styles, including indoor-outdoor designs like this geometric rug made from recycled materials. Durable and boldly patterned, this all-purpose rug makes for a practical addition in a bedroom, kids room, or nursery.

Urban Trundle Bed: This modern trundle bed is thoughtfully designed for kids and sleepovers. The bottom pulls out for another comfy sleeping space, while the neutral upholstery makes it an easy piece to add into any bedroom or kids space. The best part is that it’s made to last—you can repurpose the bed into a daybed for a guest room or office after the kids outgrow it.

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CB2 Furniture

Meet The Brand: CB2 is in the Modsy Catalog!

ICYMI, we’re always on the lookout for new Modsy brands to add to our digital catalog—from top retailers to emerging designers to cool brands that are hard to find. So keep an eye out for new Modsy Brand Spotlights where we’ll highlight some of the stylish and affordable brands you’ll find in your 3D designs.

For this edition, a well-known favorite: CB2!

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Meet The Brand: CB2

Part of the Crate & Barrel family, CB2 was established in 2000 with a focus on design for young adults and the idea of stylish living made easy. CB2 offers a wide mix of trendy, modern, contemporary, and eclectic furniture and decor along with timeless modern staples. So you’ll always find pieces that spark conversation and create intrigue within the home.

What They’re Known For

CB2 has a reputation in the design world for sophisticated and sleek furniture that’s made for today’s home. The designs are at once trendy and timeless, classic and fashion-forward. Additionally, CB2 offers pieces that work in a variety of environments, from small spaces to large homes, while always keeping a cool, urban aesthetic.

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Why We Love Them

CB2 is also extremely innovative in its manufacturing and practices, often using unique and sustainable materials that bend the rules of design. The result is impeccably crafted furniture, rugs, and decor that are stylishly built to last while making a positive global impact. Not to mention, CB2 also offers a wide range of affordable price points, so you’re sure to always find high-end quality furniture within your budget.

In addition to their highly coveted furniture, rugs, and decor, CB2 also prides itself on great customer service. It’s no surprise that the brand is a trusted design resource for home lovers and designers all across the country.

Our Stylists’ Picks From CB2

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Weller Rug: CB2 rugs are known for their high-quality and stylish good looks, and this chic textured design has just the right amount of organic modernist flair. The durable woven texture brings to mind popular jute rugs, making it a versatile accent to pair with any decor style and in any room. Try using it to ground large living space with bright, colorful furnishings and decor.

Outline Camel Sofa: A classic and iconic design, this contemporary-shaped sofa captures the cutting-edge style CB2 furniture is known for. The sleek lines and angular form make this sofa a showstopper and conversation piece for any large living space—and the perfect piece to mix with modern and glam decor. Additionally, the camel color upholstery easily pairs with a wide range of color palettes while still being style-forward.

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Director’s Bench: Warm leather meets a simplistic and timeless design for a bench that easily blends with nearly any style—rustic, industrial, Mid Century Modern, you name it! Sleek and minimal, this versatile bench is equally elegant in the living room as it is at the foot of the bed.

Conway Basket: Perfectly sized to store everything from pillows and throws to small accessories and kids’ toys, these woven textured baskets are practical and stylish storage essentials. Pull one into the bedroom or enlist a few in the living room to keep clutter at bay.

Dondra Teak Bed: This low-profile bed is perfect for minimalist spaces. The teak wood lends warmth to the sleek frame, giving the bed a touch of rustic earthiness. It also works beautifully with different color palettes, so you can easily layer it with pillows and accents for pops of color.

Eaton Ivory Rug: A neutral and versatile flatweave, this simple rug is sure to make a modern statement in any living room or bedroom. Like many CB2 rugs, it’s soft yet durable and makes for a great foundational layer that’s gentle on the feet while also dampening out sounds.

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Rattan Lounge Chair: One of our favorite accent chairs! This modern rattan seat plays seamlessly into any style room, adding a sense of organic warmth. It has a deep cozy seat and a casual open-slatted design that makes it easy to pair with any CB2 rugs or dress up with a fun patterned pillow for an eclectic pop.

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Stairway Bookcase: This wall-mounted bookcase provides maximum vertical storage while taking up minimal horizontal square footage, making it ideal for small spaces and studio apartments. It can also be customized with a small desktop for double the function. Line up a pair or a series along a wall for a stylish and streamlined storage system.

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Linear Nightstand: Clean-lined and functional, this wooden nightstand makes for a streamlined storage solution for rustic and modern bedrooms. The beautiful natural-wood grain texture is paired with metallic hardware that gives it a simple and sophisticated look. Try one or a pair alongside any CB2 bed for instant curated appeal.

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Aqua Virgo Dining Table: Crafted from high-gloss burlwood, this gorgeous dining table draws inspiration from iconic vintage Italian designs. It’s a sleek statement piece that’s guaranteed to wow in any room, no matter your style or aesthetic. Pair it with equally bold dining chairs, like these tufted emerald velvet designs, for an instantly elevated and luxurious dining room set.

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Roadhouse Side Chair: One of our favorite CB2 desk chairs, this classic leather side chair offers warmth and comfort to any workspace. The metal frame gives it an airy feel and the bucket seat provides comfy support for hours. Durable and easy to clean, a pair (or a set) of these chairs can also easily be used in a living or dining space as stylish extra seating.

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Purl Rotating Coffee Table: You can never go wrong with CB2 furniture made from burl wood, like this round storage coffee table. The sleekness of the wood makes a stunning statement and elevates the look and feel of any room instantly. This coffee table comes with push-to-open drawers that provide seamless hidden storage, making the perfect practical and polished addition to any living room.

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Suspend Media Console: Whether in an entryway, dining room, or along a living room wall, this eye-catching storage console commands focus anywhere in the home. The smooth wooden cabinet doors are paired with a sleek marble top, which makes for a cool display surface for decor and accents. Try placing the console alongside other modern pieces to create a clean-lined and curated look.

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Ashby Home

Brand Spotlight: Meet Ashby Home

Ashby HomeAt Modsy we’re always scouting new brands to add to our digital catalog. From the well-known names to up-and-coming designers and even brands that are unique and hard to find, we work with a large array of partners so you’ll always be sure to find pieces you love in your style and budget. Our new “Brand Spotlight” series shows off some of our favorite brands to help you get the know the many names you’ll find in your 3D designs.

First up is a brand we think you’ll love: Ashby Home!

Ashby HomeMeet the Brand: Ashby Home

Ashby Home provides a range of furniture styles that blend with everything from classic to contemporary, and even industrial.

What They’re Known For

Ashby Home is known for their high-quality, timeless furniture pieces that never sacrifice on style. Their brand offers a huge assortment of furniture and home decor pieces and you can mix and match pieces in a range of different design aesthetics. They run the gamut in styles from eclectic to industrial, classic to traditional, contemporary to modern—Ashby Home definitely has the broadest assortment of aesthetics in the game.

Ashby HomeWhy We Love Them

Let us count the ways! We love Ashby Home because they have impeccably high standards on product build and packaging. They guarantee the best quality so you know you are purchasing items that are sure to last.

And not only is their furniture sturdy and durable, but they also have an eye for detail in manufacturing and color. They don’t overlook a single detail and their pieces are top-notch quality and have some serious style.

Ashby Home also follows through on quality with their packaging—it’s the best in the business. We love that their items arrive in beautiful condition and you don’t have to deal with the hassle of returning damaged goods. And no frustrating order experiences for you is a huge win for us!

Ashby HomeOur Stylists’ Picks from Ashby Home

Morrice Mirror: From rustic to modern, the Quinn mirror works with any style. We love it for its top-notch quality and beautiful, timeless design.

Dalton Table Lamp: Its cement base plus linen shade gives this much-loved table lamp the perfect combo of modern and rustic styles.

Mythos Wall Art: Add a pop of pattern to your space with this beautiful piece of art. The print features a lovely texture that also lends an organic appeal.

Stockwell Dining Chair: Part rustic and part classic, this dining chair is the perfect piece to add some farmhouse charm to any dining room.

Textured Scatter Table: This minimal accent table has a sculptural quality that makes it a subtle yet gorgeous addition to any space.

Una Floor Lamp: Bring a dose of rustic sophistication with this floor lamp. We love it in rustic and traditional interiors as a welcome pop of industrial flair.

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