Posts in Midcentury Modern
BUCKET LIST: MODERNISM WEEK IN PALM SPRINGS

I just discovered something amazing, and I have to share it. As if the 60s midcentury modern vibes of sun-soaked Palm Springs wasn't enough on its own, I recently found out via Instagram that they also play host to a little something that's run every February called Modernism Week, and it's blowing my frickin' mind. 

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HOW TO RECOGNISE MAISON CHARLES AND MAISON JANSEN LAMPS

Today's post is brought to you by my friends over at Roomscape. Roomscape vintage furniture have long been one of my favourite dealers, specialising in 70s brass lighting - my absolute fave. I wanted to pick their expert brains about Maison Charles lamps and Maison Jansen coffee tables, as I kept coming across the design houses almost every time I found things to obsess over, like the palm tree lamp they are so famous for. Read on to learn how to spot an authentic Maison Charles lamp.

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PRODUCT FOCUS: KAYMET LONDON VINTAGE SERVING TRAYS

You may have noticed that a vintage bar cart is all the rage right now! That being said, as much as we'd love one there was just really no space for it in our living room and we already had a brilliant sideboard that was kind of already doing the job anyway. So, if like us, you just don't have the space but still want the vintage bar cart effect, why not try this?

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THE HUNT FOR THE PERFECT VINTAGE ARMCHAIR

Remember a few months back I won the home blogger awards and said I'd use the money for something special? Well here it is! We've been on the hunt for the perfect vintage armchair for our living room for months now. You wouldn't believe the back and forth my husband and I had over choosing the chair! Would we have one, or two? Could we find one that looked great but suited our budget? Was it comfortable? We had some very specific requirements.

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A CRYSTAL PALACE ANTIQUES MOOCH

Ahh, summer Sunday in South London. Nothing beats it. 

This weekend, I had a meeting first thing over at my favourite furniture shop of all time, Do South, and got to take a look at some cool new pieces they had in stock. After my meeting, I took a stroll around Palace with a friend, checking out the various antiques and vintage shops. 

Here's what we found!

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MIDCENTURY SHOW EAST - REVIEW, PICS AND TOP 5 PIECES

On Sunday, I took my brother Will along to the Midcentury East show, based at Haggerston school. Designed by Erno Goldfinger, the school itself is a great piece of midcentury architecture. Sunday it was filled with the very best of the UK's top Midcentury modern furniture dealers, and I went along to take snaps, pick my favourite pieces and meet some dealers. 

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DECORATE YOUR INTERIOR, MAD MEN STYLE

I don't know why I haven't done this sooner. If you know me, you will know I am OBSESSED, obsessed is not even a strong enough word, with Mad Men. I describe my interiors style as Betty Draper in Nike Air Max. So that probably about sums it up. So of course I've put together a guide to decorate your home Mad Men style! *WARNING - HAS SPOILERS!*

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MY FAVOURITE PIECES FROM THE SPRING DECORATIVE FAIR

I took my little brother Will along to the Spring fair which is on till the end of the day today, Sunday May 4th (be quick)! As well as getting to view a huge array of great items, from 18th century paintings to 20th century armchairs, I got to meet some brilliant young dealers and ask a few questions. Then we ate cake in the sun. It couldn't of been better really!

So are you ready to get stuck in to some seriously sexy furniture porn? There's a lot, so take a deep breath...

 

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A CUP OF TEA WITH: LUCY RYDER RICHARDSON, FOUNDER OF THE MIDCENTURY MODERN SHOW

I interviewed one of the founders of the Midcentury Modern show, Lucy Ryder Richardson, to find out the motivation behind starting the show, her favourite purchases and if she had any inside tips for finding a bargain.

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