The LGBTQIA+ owned furniture brand that should be on your home inspo board

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Think functional yet beautiful. That’s the philosophy behind the stunning furniture designs you’ll find from Erdos + Ko, an LGBTQIA+ owned furniture and decor brand based in Dallas, Texas, that should be at the top of your #homegoals vision board.

With a mission to provide beautiful furnishings that you’ll actually want to put in your own home, Erdos + Ko‘s unique style combines organic materials and modern elements for a timeless look. One quick browse on the brand’s website, and you’ll see this style at play in designs like the Bennett chandelier in dark oak and the Bass coffee table crafted of iron and oak.

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In addition to providing beautiful home furnishings, giving back is important to John Erdos and Louis Koay, the co-founders of Erdos + Ko. Nearly three years ago, they started Taste of Hope, a charity organization that has since provided more than 4,000 home-cooked meals as well as coats, blankets, face masks and hand sanitizer to those experiencing homelessness in the Dallas area.

Erdos’ passion for furniture began over 25 years ago, he explains in a video on the brand’s website. Koay started his career in design as a mechanical engineer. With their combined more than 30 years of experience, they merged their complementary talents and launched Erdos + Ko.

“Our design philosophy is that the product needs to be functional. The second thing is that it has to be beautiful in the way it looks and the way it presents itself. We want customers to be proud that they have that design in their home,” Erdos says in the video. “Finally, we have to offer our products at a satisfying price point. Those three things are really what drive us as designers.”

Outside of typical home furnishings like abstract artwork and one-of-a-kind nightstands, Erdos + Ko’s specializes in custom furniture and upholstery, as well as a custom art program.

“There are so many stresses in this world. Why should buying furniture not be fun?” Erdos says in the video.

We have to agree. Take a look below at some of our favorite pieces to add to your home.

1. Back in Time I

Credit: Erdos + Ko
Credit: Erdos + Ko

One in a series, this stunning giclee artwork comes in two available sizes. Choose from framed or unframed styles as well as custom options. Check out the second piece in the series while you’re at it.

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2. Steel Magnolia Wall Decor

Uniquely crafted of iron, this eye-catching wall decor is a stunning addition to any room in your home. Hang it a stand-alone piece above your dresser or bed, or add it to a gallery wall in your living room. At 32-inches wide, it’s such to turn heads.

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3. Darcy Upholstered Bed

Available in sizes full, queen, king and California king, this upholstered bed frame is the best of mid-century and art deco designs. Choose only the headboard if you like, or opt for rails and storage drawers for your specific home needs.

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4. Maddock Bookcase

Crafted with light-finished oak, this playfully designed bookcase tells its own story. Use it to display your favorite reads, house plants or your favorite stand-alone decor. The options are endless!

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5. Acme Chair II

If you’re looking for a comfortable yet stylish place to relax, consider this oak-framed chair. Choose from five custom fabric colors — pewter, green olive, cream, Montana Harvest and Umber Black — for the right color for your home.

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