Category Archives: Modern Home Amenities
Have you ever noticed hollywoods obsession with modernism and mid-century modern homes? No? Well let me fill you in! The modern home owner is often thought to be smart, successful and cool. Naturally commercials, print ads and film want you …
The Sleepy Poet Antique Mall, located at 4450 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209, is great for your Mid-Century Modern Christmas shopping! No Rhyme or Reason. Just Cool Stuff. Sleepy Poet was voted “Best Antiques of Charlotte” by the Charlotte Magazine …
Few things compare to relaxing near a crackling fire and there’s just something about the fireplace that warms the body and soul – it’s relaxing, romantic, and just plain beautiful. If you don’t have fireplace in your home, it’s not too late. There are lots of options out there for anyone who wants to "heat it up". If it’s retro, modern or mid century you crave, there are lot of options out there for you!
Wow! Crestview Doors has done it again! Check out these fantastic versatile wood screens that can be used in a variety of ways to separate space around the home. Featuring modern patterns inspired by vintage textile designs, Redi-Screens™ are made from an unfinished, stain-grade Maple panel surrounded by an exquisite Maple hardwood frame.
What better way to beat the Charlotte heat than to jump into your mid century modern pool! I feel better just looking at these beauties! Take me away!
Lovingly updated and restored, this 1955 modern ranch by architect Paul Christian Yeager clearly displays its Frank Lloyd Wright influence.
It’s Memorial Day weekend again so it’s time to look swanky and cool at your mid century modern barbecue cook out!
- Forget dowdy carpet-covered cat houses, plain Jane dog crates and ugly animal beds – homes for our pets can be cool, stylish and modern! I couldn’t believe all the cool designs I found!
- Yes, your plants want to go modern! Get out your gloves and potting soil because it’s time to add a modern flair to your living room, patio and deck! There are lots of fabulous shapes, colors and styles of planters out there for you to choose from.
OK- I admit it! I am a chair addict. One of my all time, must have chairs is the Barcelona Chair. Designed in 1929 by Mies Van der Rohe for the International Exposition of 1929 which was held in Barcelona, Spain. (hence the name)
Designers and architects of the Bauhaus Movement were intent on producing great design for the " common man" – the Barcelona Chair was the exception! It was designed for Spanish Royaly.
In 1953, Mies Van der Rohe ceded his patent rights to Knoll, which renewed interest in the chair. Knoll still holds the patent rights though there are numerous knock-offs on the market.
One thing we all love about Mid-Century Modern homes are their seamless connection to Nature! Over-sized glass sliders open onto expansive patios – so of course you will want to glam your patio with cool modern gear.
Some of my fave patio furniture pieces are from Russel Woodard’s "Sculptura" Line. Check out eBay. www.JetSetModern.com had the settee and 4 chairs for sale. yum.