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bagpuss2
I wish that I'd hung on to my father's DIY sideboard, made from left over shop fitting units and painted white.
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nancymiller48

I moved from an old Victorian cottage to a mid century house and realised that my rather vertical furniture (tall cabinets, high-backed chairs etc) would not work with the lower ceilings and wide low windows. They were all ditched in exchange for 2nd hand low backed vinyl chairs, peg-leg table and long low sideboard. All picked up from 2nd hand dealers at very reasonable prices. I have since replaced the the dining chairs with replica Eames chairs (white, with peg legs) which are supremely comfortable and provide lightness both visually and spatially.

I think that the essence of Mid-century style is horizontal clean lines. Love it! And love the interesting lamps shown above - must look out for these!

My twist on the lamp thing is to take my mother's turned oak standard lamp stand and attach a large cream glass 'jelly mold' shade upside down on top. I suppose this is a rather '40s look - but quite effective!


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Christine Kerr

Love the look and hope to incorporate in the future. So far I am the only but original MCM piece in the house

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