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Dressing Tables: Mid-Century Modern Vanity

Mid-century modern dressing tables | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Urban Vintage

“You’re so vain..” Carly Simon’s hit song just seemed to apply to this week’s focus on mid-century modern dressing tables. Time to bring back the nostalgia of powdering noses and freshening up! A vintage vanity is just the ticket for a glamour-deprived environment.  Get some inspiration from our favorite vintage darlings and find one that suits your own space. Vintage […]

Rainbow Dining Chairs Brighten Up Any Kitchen Space

Rainbow dining chairs | Mid-century modern | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: visual-me via tumblr

Why settle for one color when you can have them all? Add some flavor to your home with rainbow dining chairs. No cooking required! Dining chairs are one of those easy, affordable ways to get creative with color. The dining room is generally the most-used spot for homework and school projects. Why not spruce up the area in a way […]

Floral Curtains Warm Up Your Bedroom

Floral curtains in tropical prints for the bedroom | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Lily Glass via sfgirlbybay

As we turn to Fall we’re discovering ways to warm up decor while still staying cool. Floral curtains in light cotton fabrics are perfect for bedrooms. They still let the light in while softening the edges of window sills. Take a peek at our favorite window treatments in island and country styles. DIY Floral Curtains Handy with scissors and craft […]

Clocks That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

1957 Rev paint Photo by SportSuburban | mid-century modern clocks | Girlfriend is Better
1957 Rev paint | Photo courtesy: SportSuburban

One of the best and easiest ways to add some mid-century charm to your home is with clocks. Pick an amazing design to hang on your wall and you’ve got an instant conversation piece. Sunburst and ball clocks were popularized by George Nelson throughout the 50’s and 60’s. An early environmentalist, his goal was to “do much more with much less.” That’s […]

Mexican Blankets: Versatile for All Seasons

Mexican blankets perfect for travel | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Gunn & Swain

Years ago I went to Tijuana and bought a black and grey Mexican blanket as a souvenir. Guess what’s on my sofa right now?  I don’t really save or keep things, so for this guy to make the cut through endless clean-outs is a miracle in itself. Mexican blankets have been with me through college, married years, and I still snuggle […]

Bauer Pottery: California Collectibles

Bookcase filled with blue and green Bauer pottery | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Country Living

Time to take inventory of your serving stash before the holidays kick into gear.  Now might be the prefect time to add a ceramic vase or set of parfait glasses to the mix.  Of course, we love vintage and collectible items, and one of our favorite pottery sheds is here in California.  Based in a small studio outside of Los […]

Open Shelving: Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Open shelving in the kitchen | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Brit and Co.

No more skeletons in the closet! Time to clean out the cupboards and add a little open shelving to your life. You might be surprised at how pretty your things are when exposed in organized fashion. We have a whole Feng Shui series on the health and mental benefits of de-cluttering. Take a look at your home and find a […]