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mid-century modern

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10 Things You Need To Know About: Mid-Century Modern

3rd March 2020
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This is a term that has been used (and abused) so much over the last ten years that I thought it might be good to have a look at true mid-century modern design to help you work out what’s real and what’s just pinched a few straight lines and called it mid-century when there’s nothing…

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9 Tips for Mixing Furniture Styles

14th January 2020
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It is a truth universally acknowledged (is that the best and most adaptable line ever written?) that most of us don’t buy all our furniture in one go. Even in a newly built, newly renovated, house there will always be pieces that have come from previous homes or previous lives (not always just our own).…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

Sheila Bownas: The Grey Sofa

8th March 2014
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mid century modern grey sofa from sheila bownas

Meet Edwin. He comes from the Sheila Bownas store and these are the very first pictures of him in grey courtesy of Chelsea Cefai, who bought the Bownas archive in 2008 and has been gradually bringing three decades of undiscovered patterns back to life. In addition to Edwin the sofa, which also comes in blue,…

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Design Shopper, The Directory

Eight Of The Best Vintage Shops

7th June 2012
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As recyling and being eco-aware become ever more fashionable, it has become quite the thing to furnish our houses with what used, rather sniffily, to be called “second-hand furniture”. These days, it’s positively bragging to admit that you found that shabby-chic chair languishing in a neighbour’s skip, or that your wobbly stool used to belong…

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