Vintage

Credenza styling

It’s the most beautiful piece of furniture I’ve ever seen. And it’s all mine 😉 My credenza arrived on Wednesday after what seemed like a month long trek from Oregon to Alabama. Nearly…I purchased it on January 29, it shipped February 11, and it arrived February 24. I threw all this up here to take a pretty styled photo and ended up liking it just as it was. You may…

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Shopping

Sofa flanking floor lamps

I’ve been thinking about living room furniture arrangement and lighting now that I have a new piece on the way (mid-century credenza. Finally arriving on Wednesday!!)   1, 2, 3 I make it a rule to never use overhead lighting. Lighting in rentals is always garbage.I know I could take the time and money to install pretty lighting in place of all of my ceiling fans and boob lights (what are those?)…

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Dining Room, Make-over

Dining room makeover

My new dining chairs have arrived! I haven’t decided how I feel about them because I really would have rather had the vintage chairs but ain’t gonna happen anytime soon. I got these cheaper than the listing price during the President’s Day sale so I can’t argue with the price. Quality wise? I am disappointed by the “velvet”. I mean, pfft. That’s not velvet. They do sit pretty comfortably though…

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Dude, so brutalist!

It makes sense that a love of mid-century furnishings would introduce me to new pieces and movements within/from the period. I’ve been doing a lot of research into each and every piece I want to put into my home. While it may seem that all I do is concentrate on the living and dining rooms, I have spent considerable time looking at bedding and night stands for my bedroom. It’s…

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Gimme a hand….chair.

A 1960s Pedro Friedeberg hand chair ranges from $800 to $30,000. You know I’m not packing $30,000 chair heat so when I found this $300 wooden one, methinks, yes? They look good in any manner of decor. I especially like them in gold. Look at this light blue velvet (or is that lavender?)! I just ordered the dining chairs in the previous entry in this color! We could put our…

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Choosing a dining chrome chair

I initially wanted a blue upholstered Hans Wegner “round chair” for my tulip table but the more I peruse the chair world the more I don’t think wood is for me? It’s no secret I’m a big ol’ fan of unique chairs so my search led me to mcm/70s velvet chrome seats. The thing is with buying vintage, there will be imperfections (like here some of the velvet is thin and…

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Dream room inspiration and etsy shopping

It’s very easy for me to lose track of my own style and taste when I’m inundated with white rooms full of pristine white furniture on every design blog and every furniture website. I start to think “yes, I want that!” and then I remember “no! That isn’t practical to my life and I love COLOR.” My first “adult” sofa post college was a pale yellow and my god that…

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