Five Inexpensive Pieces For the Midcentury Modern Enthusiast

By Bethany Erickson / September 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

We scoured Amazon for the best and the coolest Midcentury Modern finds, and we hope you agree. Note: may collect a small commission or other compensation from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at the time of publication. Have Don Draper tastes but a pre-promotion Peggy budget? Not […]

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Trend: Broken Concept Opens Rooms While Retaining Separation of Space

By Jon Anderson / April 5, 2016 / 1 Comment

There’s a new design term percolating over from Europe called “broken concept.”  I think of it as open concept 2.0. If the point of open concept is to remove all dividing walls to combine multiple rooms, Broken Concept is about achieving openness while retaining some separation. Think of it as a halfway point between individual […]

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Margaret Chambers Says Chandeliers Are Beauty and Utility With a Long, Long History

By Joanna England / May 23, 2013 / 2 Comments

As Margaret Chambers put it, “Chandeliers have hung around for centuries.” These light sources were borne of necessity in the middle ages and have been molded by royalty and aristocracy throughout Europe and beyond.

With the dawn of electricity, chandeliers became more accessible, and also more diverse in design. While there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for how or where to hang a chandelier, Chambers offers tips, along with a great history lesson, about these elegant light fixtures.

Read more from Margaret Chambers after the jump.

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