Record Players and Media Cabinets are for Music Lovers

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If rows and rows of vinyl gets your heart a-pumping, you might be a music junkie like me. I absolutely love shopping for vintage vinyl in thrift shops and record shops alike. Check out my Portland, Oregon travel article from last year and think about adding record shopping to your list! Something about record players has kept vinyl a treasure […]

Gallery Wall 101: Find The Proper Theme

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Photo courtesy: Style by Emily Henderson

Gallery walls are nothing new. Hanging multiple framed pieces of art in a staggered layout gives instant creative interest to large and small spaces alike. It’s easy to be inspired to create a gallery wall, but then all of the options of what to frame can be overwhelming! Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you narrow down your […]

Hexagons: Time to Think Outside of the Box

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As you get organized this Spring, think outside of the box. Literally! Hexagons are a proven way to break flat spaces into little units most efficiently. Think of a honeycomb, the product of one of the most efficient creatures around – the honey bee! This is known as the honeycomb conjecture. We’ve compiled some of our favorite uses of this […]

Love + Relationships Attracted via Feng Shui

Pink mid-century modern chair perfect for love + relationships center | Feng Shui guide | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Taylor and Taylor

Romance is in the air and relationships are on our minds. Time to use a little Feng Shui magic to enhance the love you’ve got or attract some to your life! Your home should always be an inviting retreat where you feel secure and happy. Create a little love nest of your own in the rear right section of your […]

Vintage Pyrex Collections for the Kitchen

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Here in Idaho, when the weather drops to -20 degrees, I shut myself in the house and get out the recipe book! Nothing warms a house and a soul like an oven and the smell of something delicious baking. I’m a believer in the idea that a cook transfers a portion of emotion into their meals. Every time I get […]

Room Dividers Tear Down the Wall

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Growing up as the oldest of 7 kids made me love privacy and large groups of people simultaneously.  There’s something comforting in having some peace and personal space without losing the warm bodies!  Mid-century modern room dividers are the perfect companion for closet anti-socials. The open lattices section rooms off without cutting people off! Exclusive Views Have a great view but […]

Painted Furniture: Grab a Brush + Upcycle!

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Turn a beloved, old, beaten piece of furniture into a treasure with value! Upcycling is the best way to upgrade a desk, dresser, sideboard – you name it! With a little elbow grease and some creativity, painted furniture adds instant charm to any room. Painted Furniture + Personality Rather than paint the entire piece one solid color, get creative! Paint […]

Vintage Tumblers for Healthy Mocktails

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Photo courtesy: Lonely Dot

As the holidays are ramping up and with New Year’s Day around the corner, it’s time to focus on glassware. Vintage tumblers are so pretty and add a little glamour to any party. It’s easy to find a few scattered here and there and you can easily build a mix-and-match collection. Vintage Tumblers Moroccan Style Firstly, I’ll fib it a […]

Glass Decanters: As You Wish, Master

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When I shop for holiday decor these days, I try to find fun items that I can use year round. Glass decanters from the 50’s are a perfect example! They give your decor a fun, genie-in-the-bottle vibe and add just the right touch of color. Sparkle baby, sparkle! I Dream of Jeannie When I was younger, I used to love […]

Magazine Racks for the Mid-Mod Mature

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Just say no to stacks of magazines! Give your mental space room to breathe by getting organized. It’s good Feng Shui! If you’ve got periodicals and holiday catalogs piling up, keep them tidy with chic magazine racks!  They are a great way to add a little mid-century modern to your decor. Best Magazine Racks: Arthur Umanoff Since we’re pro-vintage, we prefer to support […]

Clocks That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

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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 […]