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Month: October 2018

'Mad Men' Trend: Retro Metal Wall Sculptures

'Mad Men' Trend: Retro Metal Wall Sculptures

This season on Mad Men, a few glittery golden and brass items have been catching my eye, particularly the one that hangs over Don and Megan Draper’s mattress. Sculptural metallic pieces like these filled a gap between midcentury-modern style and also a more brutalist bravura modern aesthetic; back in the 1960s and 1970s they have been utilized in a wide variety of room styles. The most well-known sculptures were Curtis Jeré, or C. Jeré, sculptures. They have been produced by…

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Crocheted and Cozy in the Netherlands

Crocheted and Cozy in the Netherlands

Photographer and blogger Ilaria Chiaratti’s house is a colorful haven brimming with creativity and a distinguishing vintage-eclectic style. The cozy flat, a stone’s throw from Eindhoven central channel in North Brabant, the Netherlands, is full of retro and thrift-store bits and handmade products. Chiaratti has an eye for vintage design and uses elements of new and old to style her distinctive mix-and-match house. Through her blog, IDA Interior LifeStyle, she shares her inspiration for interior styling, her crochet works and…

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Artful and Successful in Austin

Artful and Successful in Austin

“If you are able to construct an energy-efficient home that’s cost-effective also, why do you not take action?” Inquires Austin architect Stuart Sampley. After he started his practice five decades back, he saw a difference in the marketplace for young, creative professionals that wish to own clever, high-income houses without spending a fortune. “I do not [design this way] because it’s green — I do it because it’s the right thing to do,” he says. The Austin Design Build Alliance,…

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Guest Picks: Art and Accessories to Revive Your Mantel

Guest Picks: Art and Accessories to Revive Your Mantel

A easy approach to revive a room would be to design the mantel. Attempt one striking piece of art or a layering of mirrors, art, foliage and accessories — the possibilities are endless. Not sure what sort of accessory would function best with your decoration or where to start? The items I’ve chosen range from the whimsical to the stunning and the rustic to the glamorous; there is something for every style and mood. I really like the way my…

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