Tuesday, April 9, 2013

An Epiphany {Or I think I figured out my decorating style?}

When I was a child I dreamed about owning a home and decorating it accordingly.  I always assumed that depending on the type of home I ended up buying would dictate the decor. If  it was a cottage by the water there would be a sailor's anchor or seven scattered around the house with a sign mentioning shoes are optional, or if I had an old Victorian there would be several floral wallpapered powder rooms and a crystal bottle of brandy in every room.

But then, like a month ago, I was perusing Emily Henderson's blog and thought to myself, holy shit, I think I love mid century modern furniture.  Like lurrrve it. Laaaahhve it dahling. Like I want to roll around on a velvet couch, under a brass chandelier with a circle of wooden danish side chairs surrounding me.

I'm not kidding when I say this felt like a true epiphany. MIND. BLOWN.

I've been waiting for an excuse to use this gif for a long time.

And now that I've realized I love it - I feel like I'm seeing it everywhere.  Maybe it's a trend and I'm way late to the party (probably). But for once I don't feel like waiting to decorate my rental anymore.  I look around the apartment and want to get rid of everything and start from scratch (probably not). I've always purposely dragged my feet when it came to decorating this apartment because I didn't want to spend money on items that wouldn't translate well in my "forever home". And now I feel like I know exactly what I want, and will be able to make this style fit into any house we end up buying. Anyway - enough chit chat.  Let's get to the design porn:

That rug! Those chairs, Gah!! From Holly Becker of Decor8.

Brass. Wood. White. Turquoise. Pink. I. Can't. Handle. It. Thank you Emily for turning my world upside down.

Perfection.  I almost, almost want to inquire about the price. Antique by Stillnovo and listed here.
Update: I asked. It was killing me. $39,500.  Guess I know what to look for at yard sales this summer!!

I see a lot of brass in my future. And surprisingly, a lot of white walls. Pinned from Pinterest. Looks like my brassy gold fixation found a focus.

I've followed Mandi's blog for a long time (remember this?) and it amazes me how her style has evolved in the past few years.

Oh hai. One more styling from EmHen (that's my new nickname for her).  Don't those wooden legs and arms actually look soft?

So that is what I'm currently drooling over on my latest Pinterest board called Mid Century Living now that tax season is winding down. I'm feeling a serious itch to start thrifting with purpose because I feel like these styles will be something I can love for a a very long time, and it's not just a fleeting crush.  Am I the last person to hop on this MCM bandwagon?  It just feels like it's all I see now.  Can you picture any of these pieces in your home? Can we talk about how much hot pick is in all of the photos I decided to post? Will the rest of my "someday house" clash with the french country kitchen I always wanted? Now I need to start google searching MCM kitchens to figure out if I like that too! 

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