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A mid-century home blog from Austin, TX.

Hans Wegner Style Wicker Folding Chair

Authors: Justin Clemens


I went back to my childhood home recently and saw a chair that's been sitting in the basement forever. I remember it being the uncomfortable chair in the corner. (I'm not a huge wicker fan personally.)


But with older, wiser eyes I wondered if it was actually a Hans Wegner wicker folding chair. It has all of the looks, but...

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A Restor-A-Finish for Broyhill Furniture

Authors: Justin Clemens


I've used Restor-A-Finish on my Broyhill Sculptra furniture and many times since then. If you to make some mid-century furniture look better, it's the way to go in my book.
During one of my recent (and frequent) trips to Home Depot, I overheard an employee recommend using a shade lighter of Restor-A-Finish than the wood...

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Mid-Century Kid's Book: This Is the World: A Global Treasury

Authors: Justin Clemens


I've mentioned This Is Londonbefore and we still enjoy reading it, but I just found out about This Is the World: A Global Treasury. It's a collection of the This Is... books and includes excerpts from: This is New York, This is Paris, This is Greece, This is London, This is Australia, This is Texas, This is...

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HGTV on Netflix (Finally)

Authors: Justin Clemens


Just in time for a weekend marathon, Netflix has added some HGTV shows to the lineup, specifically Buying and Selling, Cousins on Call, Flea Market Flip, House Hunters, House Hunters International, Income Property, Love It or List It, Property Brothers, Rehab Addict, Selling New York, and The Brian Boitono Project.

T...

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Another New Desk at Late Night with Seth Meyers

Authors: Justin Clemens


I've mentioned the evolving Late Night with Seth Meyers set and desk, and a reader recently pointed out that they tore the whole thing down and started from scratch. New backdrop, new desk, new chairs, new everything.


The desk is a solid modern piece with some metal flourishes and looks like a desk from a Conan set,...

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Colorful Mid-Century Modern Exterior Doors

Authors: Justin Clemens


I was out for a walk in the neighborhood and crossed paths with a few colorfully painted mid-century modern doors.

I love the mint green color and unique window on this one.

And yellow really pops against a gray house.

I also love the modern address numbers in the window....

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More Broyhill Sculptra to Ogle

Authors: Justin Clemens


I love seeing other people's Broyhill Sculptra setup, like this Sculptra bedroom set. The accessories on top are a great match and really bring out some fun in the set....

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Mid-Century Art: Ralph Cosentino

Authors: Justin Clemens


Having a great mid-century modern aesthetic as well as a love of super heros and movie monsters lands Ralph Cosentino right in the middle of the Venn diagram of things I love.


His work would be perfect in a super hero nursery or on any wall in a modern home that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Or on the couch.

Even...

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Lego Mid-Century Modern Home Set

Authors: Justin Clemens


When I was drooling over Lego Ferris Bueller house, I listed off a few modern home Lego sets that are available (since you can't actually build the Ferris Bueller house unless you're a Lego genius). But they might be a little pricey (and hard to build) for your typical toddler.
As I was walking the aisles of my local big box...

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Jens Risom's Pretty Fab Pre-Fab Home

Authors: Justin Clemens


I love seeing inside furniture designers' homes. How they use their own furniture to fill the space, the pieces they select and where they place them. This peek inside Jens Risom's island retreat is a wonderful look inside a warm, wonderful mid-century home....

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