Alas, it has now become a cliche, this time of year, for all manner of manufacturers doing business in the color arena to declare their Color of the Year. As a result, I am now evolving to dislike this tradition — seems to me yet another way that marketeers are trying to convince the mass […]
Full of useful resources for wallpaper, lighting and many other decorating basics for midcentury homes.
Wall-to-wall shag carpeting — like Sarah used in the living room of her round house — was hugely popular during the 1960s and 1970s. In the height this decorating trend, shag carpeting could easily be found in a variety of bright colors. Today, however, due in great part to the color-averse mainstream, finding bold colors […]
Reflector lighting — also known as barn lighting — is a huge trend in mainstream decorating today, which is very much into the industrial. And what’s not to like — especially when you can find the REAL DEAL VINTAGE in lovely shades of 1940s and 1950s green. Yes, this week Pam discovered this stash of 45+ […]
Flash back 62 years — to 1951 — and what a treat we have today: The 1951 Home Economics project completed reader Angela’s mom Geraldine when she was in the 11th grade at Hoover High School in San Diego, Calif. Entitled “Storage Conveniences in the Home,” this delightful primer is pieced together scrapbook-style, using yarn […]
With the masses becoming more and more enamored with mid century style, prices have been rising on many vintage items from the era. Furniture, textiles, dishes, decor and even hardware for the home today are selling for prices that we early-adopter, bargain-loving folk now consider astronomical. The amazing deals of five years ago are getting […]
Mid century modern and retro upholstery fabrics at discount prices — Maharam, Knoll, Herman Miller & more
If you need to reupholster a piece of vintage furniture, here’s what sounds like a great source for mid century modern style fabrics by major designers at discount prices. We’ve just discovered Modern Fabrics, which sources up to 1,000 bolts of discarded fabric every week from the excess generated during the manufacture of luxury residential and […]