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BEST LOVED MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGNERS & ARCHITECTS

A singular term which encompasses a broad collection of designs and architecture stemming from 1940 to 1975, Mid-Century Modern is a powerful design movement which still captivates the world more than a century after its genesis.

The Mid-Century Modern movement is actually an American extension of the German minimalist Bauhaus and Swiss International movements; with all three movements focused on elevating the home living experience. The characterizing tenets of the Mid-Century Modern architectural aesthetic include open floor plans, a copious amount of glass, and natural touches of wood to bring the serenity of nature into the home itself.

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WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT READING CHAIR?

No living room or home library is complete without a cozy reading chair. You know the kind: It envelops you, looks perfect in a well-lit corner, and begs you to linger for hours with a dog-eared book and a warm cup of tea. But what, exactly, makes the ultimate reading chair?

The Perfect Reading Chair

For starters, the perfect reading chair is definitively comfortable. Unlike a 20-minute bar stool or one-hour dining chair, a truly great reading chair is one you can sit in for hours. American furniture designer Charles Eames once said, “You can’t tell if any chair is comfortable until you’ve occupied it for at least an hour—and then you should to return to it again and again in different moods.” Eames was right: sitting is the ultimate test, but there are a number of other factors to consider when it comes to a comfortable reading chair.

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ANTIQUE MIRRORS OF THE WORLD: FRANCE, ITALY AND ENGLAND

If you’re on the hunt for an antique mirror, you’ve got at least one thing going for you: options. Looking glass has a come a long way since Narcissus was admiring his reflection in a river and since the Turks were making mirrors out of polished stone 6,000 years ago. Today mirrors are made and available in all shapes, sizes, and styles, but some of the most sought-after designs are antique mirrors, which have intricate, luxurious details and create a sense of glamour. Just like they were in the 17th century when the Palace of Versailles’ famed Hall of Mirrors was built, antique mirrors today remain a beautiful and sometimes rare commodity. Read More