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Monday, November 28, 2016

In for the winter

Although it's not really cold here yet, the nights are dipping into the 40s, so we decided over the weekend that it was time to bring the outdoor plants inside for the winter. Luckily, we have a huge picture window on the front of the house, which provides the perfect spot for some filtered sun.

This collection of plants includes some that were used in many mid-century homes in the 1950s and 60s, including a rubber plant, palm, and philodenron.


Bringing the outdoors in...literally


Follow these links to older posts on plants that create an authentic mid-century look:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Jens Risom

I ran across a wonderful DWR interview with Jens Risom...100 years old and still in the game. This extraordinary man just keeps on contributing to modern design!






Saturday, November 19, 2016

Celebrating early

A recent purchase was delivered yesterday, and it feels like Christmas a month early. I had searched for months to find a table the same height and diameter as the one on the opposite side of the sofa...something of a similar material and a similar color without being a matching pair. The search had proven more difficult than I had expected, until I finally found it on the Design Within Reach website.

Here's the little Jens Risom side table that I picked out for our family room. I'm even happier with it than I expected to be.


New Jens Risom T.710 side table from DWR

Tornado side table from CB2, bought years ago

Family room/dining room


And while we're on the subject of my love for Jens, here's a photo of one of my favorite vintage pieces (and one of the first I ever bought)...a classic Risom credenza, which backs up to the sofa.


Risom credenza

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Jens Risom side table

I ordered a Jens Risom side table from Design Within Reach a few days ago and was told that it's backordered, so it might be January before it comes in. You can imagine my delight when I found out today that it should be here next week!

I'm a devoted Risom fan, so I couldn't be more excited about getting this table. I think it will be perfect in our living room.


Jens Risom side table
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