Curated Cragislist: A Folk Art & Mid-Century Mix

Rattan, textiles, and folk pieces are a few of my favorite art forms, so I’m loving this particular Curated Craigslist. And as a fan of Mexican Otomi textiles in particular, I was obviously inspired to create a new collection when I found an Otomi upholstered Mid-Century chair. I threw in a few folk art pieces, like a ceramic llama and alebrije figurine for a bit of extra “cultura”, a Mid-Century sofa and set of side tables, and some extra woven pieces. As I mentioned in my first CC post, this blog is truly about my love of vintage and things … Continue reading Curated Cragislist: A Folk Art & Mid-Century Mix

Get the Look: Marjorie Green’s Apartment from Twin Peaks 2017

If you’re a Twin Peaks fan, you may already have devoured the first few episodes of the series’ revival–and been in utter bewilderment. Max and I started the original months ago, and we’re only a few episodes shy of finishing. So I figured I’d take a stab at this new revival, see what those old faces look like today, and find some continuity within the series as a whole. Not the case! Well, the continuity part anyways. I’ve long known who murdered Laura Palmer, but what’s with the glass box? Is Shaggy (aka Matthew Lilllard) the new killer? WHO designed … Continue reading Get the Look: Marjorie Green’s Apartment from Twin Peaks 2017

Design Inspiration From the Alice & Olivia Shop

For someone who loves textiles, it’s ironic I’m not more in love with fashion. Don’t get me wrong–I do love vintage pieces and thrifting for clothes, and a good embroidered blouse–but I like my fabrics on furniture and the design of a rug more. So when I walked into Alice & Olivia, a peppy designer boutique on Fillmore St. here in the city with my roommate, I was the one ogling the furniture while the others ogled the merchandise (and I will admit, it IS adorable stuff). I’d been before, but I had my camera with me this time and … Continue reading Design Inspiration From the Alice & Olivia Shop

A Persian Rug and a Mid-Century Nursery

  A week ago, I was inspired by a little Persian runner on Chairish with colors I thought would be fantastic for a nursery: yellow, blue, and red. A few nights later I had dinner with two former coworkers (and now good friends!), one of which has two adorable, quickly growing twin toddlers, so the topic naturally turned to them. I took that as a sign to put together a nursery designed around the rug. I love the combination of Persian or “traditional” style rugs with a MidMod aesthetic, so needless to say I went with that theme–and after finding … Continue reading A Persian Rug and a Mid-Century Nursery

Mid-Century Modern Favorites From Target X Dwell

I’m a vintage kinda gal more than anything, so only on occasion will I dive into a Dwell magazine issue. However, I’m a design lover overall and a sucker for Target collabs–which is why I was as ecstatic as the next person that Target and Dwell were combining forces to create a modern line to accompany Target’s already up and coming (and FABULOUS) home decor collection. The Modern line includes sleek, streamlined furniture with geometric frames and wire legs, modern pillows and throws, and items for the kitchen and patio. There are a few of these items that give me a … Continue reading Mid-Century Modern Favorites From Target X Dwell

Furniture Love: Tufted Velvet Seating

As my blog name implies, I LOVE tufted furniture, and particularly pieces in velvet or velour. Scrolling through a secondhand website like Craigslist or Chairish (which I quite literally do daily) and stumbling upon a funky, retro piece dotted with tight buttons and shimmering in tacky velour is one of those amazing “little things” that only an old furniture geek understands. At the end of November, I started working for a vintage furniture company, and these velvet morsels are always popping up in our queue. So needless to say, this round-up is all about the tufted velvet seat! I was inspired … Continue reading Furniture Love: Tufted Velvet Seating