Wingback Chair Goes Front + Center for Halloween

Orange mid-century modern wingback chair | Girlfriend is Better
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Halloween is around the corner and we like to have fun pulling costumes from our own closets and creating vignettes with furniture. Nothing says spooky quite like a mid-century modern wingback chair. Ghastly visions of the ghosts who might occupy them are always creepy good fun. Take a look at some of our best vintage finds. If you don’t have […]

Dressing Tables: Mid-Century Modern Vanity

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“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 […]

Geometric Mirrors: Don’t Be a Square, Man!

Geometric mirrors | Triangle mid-century modern bathroom | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Tudo Orna

If you have a love for mid-century modern design, then you can appreciate amoebic shapes and clean lines. We’ve been going gaga for geometric mirrors that step outside of the usual square box. One of the easiest ways to add some energy to your space is with a mirror. Be sure it reflects something beautiful, because it doubles the view! […]

Record Players and Media Cabinets are for Music Lovers

Mid-century modern record players and media cabinets | Girlfriend is Better
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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

Gallery Wall ideas | mid-century modern decor | Girlfriend is Better
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

Hexagon mirrors in honeycomb design | Mid-century modern decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: West Elm

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 […]

Magazine Racks for the Mid-Mod Mature

Los Angeles Jeweler Kathleen Whitaker in Echo Park, Midcentury Magazine Rack | Girlfriend is Better
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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 […]