The vintage Lane Acclaim line of furniture seems to have been very popular in mid century America. We speculate that — much like the popular Drexel Declaration line – the design of Lane Acclaim appealed to Mrs. America because it was a good compromise between traditional and modern. It was a little bit Early American, a little [...]
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We are big fans of the look of Younger Furniture’s Avenue 62 line of mid century style sofas, sectionals and chairs. According to Meredith Younger Spell, the Avenue 62 line has been doing well, now, the company has introduced the second generation of the line. The new generation of the line still has a mid [...]
Pam’s August 2011 story about places to buy an affordable mid century modern style sofa continues to be one of the most popular stories on the blog. And good news — in the year and half since this first story, there are even more, affordable mid century modern style sofas that are available for sale. The mid [...]
Yowza. This is one spectacular sofa — and it’s is currently for sale at Room Service Vintage in Austin, Texas. The proper name for it appears to be Archizoom Safari Livingscape sofa. The Architonic website shows a version of the Archizoom Safari with animal print upholstery, and says it was designed by the company Archizoom [...]
If the winter blahs have been getting you down lately, why not inject some spring into your space with a cute and colorful glass lamp — or even better, a matching pair? This new Color Plus Lighting Collection from Lamps Plus (affiliate link) — a freshly picked tip from reader Saundra — is sure to brighten [...]
If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect fabric for your tiki lounge — Tommy Bahama has some terrific options for your upholstery, drapes, pillows, bar cushions — all with a healthy dose of island flair. These patterns are bold, colorful and fun — all the things that should be present in a tiki [...]
You know I like to collage. In my last class, I learned about collage’s opposite: Décollage. As I understand it: To collage — is to build up layers, artfully letting the various layers show through, for effect. To décollage — is to strip away layers, artfully leaving bits of each layer showing, for effect. Originally, [...]