OK I am new to this but i am completely blown away! These houses look too good to be true, imagine actually living there! Coming home to such house would be the best thing ever.
I was actually quoting renog from the bottom of the 2nd page.
for the record, eischler homes are quintessential mcm homes. however, you don't have to live in one to furnish your home in this style.
if you live in a mcmansion, then yes it may not reflect the book cover. i live in a '60's brick rambler in n.va, with a carport. it's no where near the a-frame design, but we've furnished parts of house with mcm themes.
i find using lane, brasilia, & old broyhill type ish is a welcome respite from all the ethan allen, pier1, marlo ish that's out there.
Nope not my crib, I wish. Top one is an OC Eichler and the bottom is a butterfly roof Alexander in Palm Springs in the Twin palms neighborhood, its absolutely awesome but much smaller in person.
MCM decor i.e. furniture and nick nacks etc can always be applied to anything ranch style. If I may add Ramblers and teak furniture goes together like Ice and Cream.
Last edited by RENOG; 09-20-2011 at 06:55 PM.
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It was punishment unique to her modernist parents: hours of solitary confinement with classic and contemporary design icons, followed by stern yet uncomfortably hypocritical lectures on freedom of expression and rejecting tradition.
Last edited by RENOG; 09-26-2011 at 07:24 PM.
I am finally moving out of the 'rents house in the next month or two, which is long overdue mostly due to financial constraints. I have been grabbing some furniture that has a bit of MCM-ness to it.
MCM is by far my favorite style, and I've told my GF that all furniture will reflect that. I will not buy anything from IKEA. The orange sectional is from the 60s and looks brand new.
Deer head not included, the chair was buried under stuff at the place I picked it up.
Pardon the mess, they are in a 'junk' storage room.
Ok, MCM peeps. I need a little advice. I'm a Mid-Century/Danish Mod furniture snob. Our sofa is a Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggins. Whenever I see a piece of furniture somewhere I peek to see if there's a tag or label on it to see if it's real. Here's my dilema: I've been really wanting a Herman Miller Plycraft recliner, like this one just posted:
but, you can't touch one for less than $3000, sometimes over $4000 depending on the wood used. I hit up quite a few furniture auctions seeking out MCM goodness and they usually don't have Plycrafts.
So, I can save up forever and maybe get one if I get that promotion I'm dreaming of at work, OR, I can buy a reproduction (read: copy) for about $600.
Should I not let my snobiness get in the way and buy the repro, so at least in the meantime I have something to sit in?
Go for it man because spending 3-4k on a Pretentious chair is insane.
Last edited by RENOG; 10-02-2011 at 11:58 PM.
one of my possible counter arguments is that a good vintage piece will actually appreciate in value, as does most vintage furniture. Granted, I will most likely go with the copy just so I have one and keep an eye out at the auctions for an original.
We went to some antique stores out in PA today after I picked up a roof rack for my GTI off of Craig's. I have this problem with MCM lamps. We now have about 5 pairs, not including the floor to ceiling pole lamp and the 3 light stand lights in our living room. I guess my point is, I have WAY too many lamps.
I'm going to have to take this thread of my subscribed list......
I just found myself searching CL for furniture and I live in a shared apartment with some other students, so my room would just get packed because there's no way in hell I'd leave that stuff in the living room.
Thinking of Danish teak. This right here is one slick little piece...
Last edited by RENOG; 10-03-2011 at 12:34 AM.