September 10, 2016

In Part 1 of this series, we explored some of the most iconic and influential mid-century modern furniture designers. Eames, Pearsall, Wegner, Jacobsen and Saarinen are just the tip of the iceberg, however. In the second installment, learn about five more incredible designers that shaped the world of MCM furniture for the better.

6. Jens Risom

The Danish designer Jens Risom is a remarkable example of an artist who can effortlessly fuse American and Scandinavian styles. After moving from Denmark to NYC, Risom worked alongs...

September 10, 2016

Whether you’re restoring an MCM home or you just love collecting amazing pieces, there are a few designer names you’ll come across again and again. These iconic designers have left their mark on the world of furniture, and their products are consistently in demand. Even older pieces tend to be valuable if they can be attributed to one of the five iconic mid-century modern furniture designers.

1. Charles & Ray Eames

They might sound like a duo of brothers, but Charles and Ray Eames were a married couple active in all aspec...

September 10, 2016

For some people, the ultimate dream is to live in a mid-century modern home. I'm totally in that group! There’s something incredible about the clean lines, open-plan living and integrated design that makes them an obvious fit for those who love modern architecture. Finding an MCM home in your area, and in your budget, can be tricky, however. These tips might be just what you need to snag your dream mid-century home. It has worked for us in the past! We were lucky enough to find and purchase an amazing 1958 home in Florida...

September 9, 2016


It’s not hard to find incredible mid-century modern furniture like the iconic Womb Chair or a classic Eames lounger - but you’ll need to be willing to spend a fortune if you’re buying it at full price from a retail store or a high-end seller, like 1st Dibs. If you’re lucky, you can find MCM gems in the wild. Believe it or not, I once snagged a Danish lounge chair that had been sitting on a curb waiting for the trash collection for over two weeks! There are also plenty of options online, and these tips can help you find...

September 9, 2016

You’ve chosen the perfect lot, secured the finances and started planning for your dream home. Congratulations! Once you’re ready to turn those dreams into a reality, you’ll need to decide how to build your custom home. There are plenty of options, but many people feel stuck deciding between an architect and a CAD designer to help create the plans. Take a closer look at the benefits and drawbacks of each to help you decide on the best choice for your property.

Architects: Pricey and Professional

An architect is a wealth of kn...

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