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Mid-Century Photo Friday: Backgrounds set the mood!

Presenting pinch pleat walls of drapes! Have you found those in your 1950’s home and wondered why they’re there? Read all about why you use them as a “background” and other 50’s style tips! Taken from the “Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book” Copyright 1956, we thought we’d turn Mid-Century Photo Friday into a learning experience. As usual you can leave a link to your Mid-Century Photo Friday in the comments.

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Mid-Century Photo Friday: Furniture arranging

This week we see how to arrange furniture in a 1950’s home. Do you take into account traffic patterns? Or do you deal with scale and balance and a center of interest in your room? Taken from the “Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book” Copyright 1956, we thought we’d turn Mid-Century Photo Friday into a learning experience. As usual you can leave a link to your Mid-Century Photo Friday in the comments.

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Mid-Century Photo Friday: How to build a color scheme

Taken from the “Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book” Copyright 1956, we thought we’d turn Mid-Century Photo Friday into a learning experience. This week we see how to build a color scheme – do you decorate your modern home this way today? What do you think of these ideas: Resources About MCSM Mid-Century Motels Advertising or Article Ideas Lifestyle Architecture Interior Design Mid-Century Photo Friday Home Repair & Remodel Retro Travel Preservation Mid-century photo Friday: Interior Decorating, lesson on color Mar 15th, 2013 | By mfmain | Category: Interior Design,…

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Cool products and artisans from our Facebook page

We love our Facebook page followers and some of the neatest things we see are art pieces and products that are post their great creations and products on the page. These often get overlooked over in the sidebar, but we see them! Here are a couple of our favorites (we found so many, we might have to do multiple posts!) Higgins Glass: The Higgins Studio, home of “modern miracles with everyday glass” was founded in 1948 by Michael and Frances Higgins. Michael and Frances Higgins, who met at the Chicago…

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Decorating the kid’s rooms with Mid-Century Style!

Mid-century is a design style that may seem boring to your kids because it’s all about simplicity and minimalism. However, there are many interactive furniture additions that can help you stick with the mid-century motif while keeping your children’s rooms fun. When designing children’s rooms, you must take safety and durability into consideration. What might work for your master bedroom might not work for your kids’ space. Instead of using glass, stick to plastic and plexiglass. Keep it geometrical when choosing furniture. Below are some ideas for kids’ rooms: from…

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Mid-century photo Friday: Interior Decorating, lesson on color

Taken from the “Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book” Copyright 1956, we thought we’d turn Mid-Century Photo Friday into a learning experience. This week we tackle color – which if you’ve seen full color photos in the 50’s, they had a different interpretation of. I wonder how many interior decorators still follow the following rules? As usual you can leave a link to your Mid-Century Photo Friday in the comments.

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New Mid-Century Categories on Collectors Weekly

Have you found Collectors Weekly? CollectorsWeekly.com is a resource for people who love vintage and antiques. They provide an awesome place to explore, learn, and experience the passion and knowledge of collectors everywhere. What’s here: In-depth information (including top eBay auctions) on more than 1,300 vintage and antiques categories. Original features and interviews Show & Tell, where you can share your favorite vintage and antique finds. Anyway, what’s really cool is they have a love for Mid-Century style – like when they featured Mad Men Style here! Well they’ve now…

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Interior Design 

Are Mid-Century Modern Sectionals Making a Comeback?

Just like the clothing in your closet, your home furnishings are a reflection of your personal style.  Much like the feeling you get when you put together a great outfit, creating living rooms, particularly sectionals, you love to relax in takes some attention as well.  Mid-Century modern style, for example, has been making a tremendous comeback.  Many of today’s furniture designs take a variety of captivating design inspirations from this mid-20th century design movement, such as simple, clean lines, and carefully thought-out materials. Little Bit of History First… For those…

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Your guide to Retro shopping

Want the ambiance of a classical mid-century style while at home? Here are a few places that might help your redesign. Vintage Swank is located in the heart of Historic Fort Royal, Virginia –an area located along the Route 66, just southwest of D.C. This unique boutique stocks vintage furniture, lighting, and telephones. What more? They even specialize in vintage telephone restoration. Vintage Swank’s 5,000+ square-foot showroom include over 15,000 unique original vintage and antique items from the 1920s to the 1970s. Clothing racks accommodate a wardrobe of high quality…

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