despite a childhood void of love for anything mid-century modern, my taste has thankfully evolved.
Love those slat windows.
Loved this one! And the bathroom and kids bedroom in the @brentabuck image you posted...I could def. live there. Happy Monday V.
I have the rug from the first photo! At the end of 2020, I moved back to my hometown in Western Mi. It's a haven of MCM here.
If only I had seen this before I got rid of my saarinen table - I didn't know how cool they are. I've come to love mid century but only through your eyes. This is great! San Berdo in the 60's before the masses of people must have been so fun.
I relate to this post so much! When my husband and I started dating in the late 70’s his mother had a dining set from the 50’s that I thought was the ugliest thing I’d ever seen. (I was all about American Country at the time.) It now lives in our own mid-century home. I couldn’t love anything more 💜
Great post! I too grew up in a mid-century 1948 stunner. Floor to ceiling windows surrounded the home, tall ceilings, floor to ceiling exposed flat brick fireplace. Swoon. It took me many years to realize my love for light moving shadows created by the nature outside reflecting on the floors inside, very tall ceilings, and yes, please, massive windows. I still own and use the sofa my mom had specially made for her living room. So classic and timeless in its shape it has survived from the early '60's, with only a few reupholster jobs and its current slip cover, to reside in my living room, placed just to the left of my massive windows and under my very tall ceilings! 🤗
I, too grew up in the San Fernando Valley, in North Hollywood, in the 1950's and also disdained the mid century modern architecture and objects that I saw in other people's houses. Now I am in love with that period and when we visit LA we make a point of seeing mid century modern architecture. I also love antiques, so have pretty eclectic taste.
V of SF girl - as you know I love getting these and todays was really fun because of the talk of mid century modern and my desire as a young women to want nothing to do with it either. I so appreciated your admission as you always seem like, “ nah, she (you) was always so hip & cool..”…..so I loved just hearing that and also most importantly now you recognizing the change. I too have changed, certainly not full bore but I do dig mixing in some modern element with my CA art funk, cowboy, Pacific Northwest style, it all seems to fit now but it could be a clearer confidence of liking what you like, anyway, thanks!
All around excellent -one of your best.
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley in the 60's also (Van Nuys)!