Tag Archives: mcm-amenities
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.
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.
So where do you find the modern gear for you mid-century modern home ? I love going to estate sales and have found some amazing pieces at bargain prices. OK you may have to overlook a ding, scrape, etc but I think it adds character . Remember, the estate sale ads hit the Charlotte Observer on Thursday! Area 4, 5, and 6 take in the 60′s burbs and are your best bet!
One of my pals sends me about 5 items a day she finds on Crag’s list Charlotte. Key words,:retro, Danish Modern, EAMES, vintage Knoll, Saarinen, etc etc. There are some great MCM dealers in Charlotte selling on Craig’s list!
I have been on the hunt for some cool modern mailboxes and found some beauties that will look great in front of your mod pod!
This great design was found in Lansdowne. The home is a totally renovated 60′s contemporary that is nothing short of fabulous. More on the house and Lansdowne coming!