Friday, April 22, 2011

This one's for you K !

So our cute friend from high school, K. moved to Ca. and married J. About 3 months ago she sent us the sweetest email telling us she liked our blog.( your blog is kick a$$ is a direct quote- thank you K , we try) Anyway she also said they were moving back to N.C. in a year and had already bought a house. We have seen no pictures but do know it is mid century modern and K is super excited about it. Who wouldn't be? I love the style, the influences and the opportunity to give you a quick history lesson. Sorry-can't...hold...back...nerd...side...any...longer...

Sooo...here goes... First I'm gonna pretend K & J scored a little number like this one...
The mid-century modern movement took place in design between 1933- 1965. Furniture and architecture took on simplistic lines and organic shapes. Windows became bigger, natural light was important in homes and living spaces began to flow. So, how would one (K&J) design the interior of a home like this to be current and functional for 2011?  I would take cues from the Hollywood regency style that began during the mid-century modern movement. What is Hollywood regency? Soooo glad you asked.... In simple terms take those clean lines and organic shapes and add a little bling! mirror, shiny metals and ornate details...

Here's a little mock up space that would blend mid- century, glam, current and function...




It would not be mid- century without an arm lamp... a simple sofa with a hint of traditional mixes things up but works because of the harvest gold color...
you don't need much pattern....

a sisal rug layers on the texture and a wood side table stays organic...

 shiny chrome and hide... hello, is it me you're looking for... tell me how to win your heart...


simple lines, ornate detail (faux bamboo SCREAMS Hollywood regency)

a little side table bling between the hide chairs & some geometric wallpaper (print on grasscloth)....



a patterned lamp on the credenza with some Jasper Johns on the wall....

Isn't this the most beautiful credenza ever...


Top it all off with...I know, I know...something sputnik is so expected but why not? It's pretty great and there are not a lot of places you could put this bad boy so I say Go For It!!!!

So K & J, I had fun pretending your house was mine... Enjoy your new home, send us pics. (I'm sure it will be AMAZING) and welcome back to N.C.

Bye, bye birdie,
~A

Credit to: wikepedia, ehow, shades of light, art.com, Philip Jeffries, CB2, West Elm, Overstocks, Crate and Barrel, Circa Who, Trina Turk




3 comments:

My Interior Life said...

Love the whole mid-century vibe. Wish I could live in that dream house!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Perfect!

kerrie said...

I'm SO in love with this house! (I think this is the Columbine Circle one in Charlotte?) Thanks for the shout out. I'm sending you pics right now (disclaimer: the decor in the pics belongs to the former owner...I'd love to claim about 20%...that's...20%) And btw, we just got ourselves a pair of shiny, chrome and hide "hiding" in a storage unit until the big move. Oh, if only you girls lived closer...you could make our home as dreamy as that 4.00 dollhouse.Thanks for the inspiration,
Kerrie

 
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