Home, Sweet Homes: Heather and David’s Carmichael Pad

8 Sep

So, this is a home tour that unfortunately got lost in the shuffle and kerfuffle of a Mimomito identity crisis. Thanks to the wonderful Heather and David for not sending rocks through our windows for taking so long to post this. It has likely been almost A YEAR since they welcomed us into their home to poke around and take photos. Thank you for your patience and kindness to allow us in your lives and beautiful home. I personally know that you both have added new items and pieces to your home, so perhaps this’ll be like a walk down memory lane, ha! Now, finally, Heather and David Hadley’s Home Tour.

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Where is your home located?
Carmichael, Ca

When was your home built and when did you move in?
Built in 1957, bought home in 2010 / 3bd, 2.5ba 1800 SF

 Why did you choose your home?
Good neighborhood; the layout; original hardwood floors; updated kitchen and granite counter-tops; but most importantly (according to David) the game room with a 1970’s built-in bar.

 What attracted you to mid century design?
In my mid-20s, I rented an old one-bedroom apartment in Midtown Sac.  I fell in love with the mid-century original features.  It had a pink bathtub, elephant gray tiling and toilet, the kitchen was galley style and had stainless steel counter tops.  I embraced the vibe, and carried that feeling into our new home.

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Community: Vincent’s mystery chair

8 Sep

This question was emailed to us with photos attached:

Hello,
Can you identify the attached chair, sorry, the attached photo of the chair?
Thanks,
Vincent

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Ahh, what a lovely chair, Vincent!

Immediately the things that stand out to identify this chair are the sculpted armrests and the thoughtfully attractive wood stretcher on its backside. These details are indicative of designer Folke Ohlsson of Dux.

“Folke Ohlsson moved to the US from Sweden in 1953, and established DUX, Inc. in San Francisco the same year. In 1959 he moved the company to Burlingame, California. His design is generally referred to as “Scandinavian Modern” but frequently gets categorized as “Danish Modern” or “Danish Teak”.

A popular designer of the late 1950s early 60s, and highly collectable, Folke Ohlsson has been credited for creating the concept of knock down furniture, or KD. This is furniture which can be flattened and assembled at its final destination which makes it less expensive to ship.

Folke Ohlsson passed away Oct. 23, 2002.” (via)

Dux ad

If you’re planning on selling the chair, I highly suggest you research further before you slap a big price tag with DUX on it – but if you’re going to keep the chair and love it, feel free to impress your friends with your “I believe it’s a piece by designer Folke Ohlsson” chair.

Favorite Things

11 Jul

Here’s some stuff for us to awe at.
I esspecially like the Urchin chandeliers!
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01. Peacock Tile Eagle Blanket Salad Bowl
02. Tulip table Leather Shelves Fried Egg Chair
03. Dinner Napkins Wall Clock Bone China
04. Portrait Urchin Chandelier Carafe
05. Zodiac Mug Kurt Ostervig Table Planter
06. Tripod Lamp Teal Tumblers Balloon shakers

New Decorating Book: 1981

9 Jul

Not particularily Midcentury, but this book has some nice interiors.
I especially love all the plants! MID MOD009

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MID MOD004

MID MOD003

MID MOD007

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MID MOD001

Interiors: Inside Today’s Homes 1954

8 Jul

I’ve been trying to scan in a lot of the old books I’ve collected on Midcentury interiors. Here’s one of my favorites that I have. mid_1001
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A bootiful shot of Girards living room photographed by Charles Eames himself!
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Book Shots: All about the wonders of chemistry

8 Jul

I found this really neat book thrifting the other day about chemistry. It has hilarious and cute illustrations about science.

I dont understand anything about it just that I like the way it looks!
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Moody Monday

8 Jul

I haven’t been back to work since Wed’s. GUH.

Here’s some Craigslists finds to get us through this gloomy Monday.

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25.00 Sacramento
I am gonna put myself out there and say I think these guys have potential to make a space look good. Especially if you are going for an eclectic bohemian look.
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100.00 Napa
Holy smokes! Get this to throw in some Girard charm in your life.
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1190.00 Sacramento
Long and low in bootiful condition.
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150.00 Cole Valley

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250.00 Martinez

The colors and possibilities with these stacking tables are awesome.

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75.00 Grassy Valley

Cheap little mosaic table on hairpin legs! YES PLEASE.

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75.00 Sacramento

Well hello Tiki dreams. HELLO.

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129.00 Sacramento

Cheap little high boy!

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150.00 Berkley

Partly I am amused by this and then also really curious how a huge green hulk hand would look in a room. I dunno guys. I dunno.

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180.00 Noe Valley

Sweet little chair!

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125.00 each in Sacramento

I love those little bucket chairs. Could prolly sit nicely in a covered porch.

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620.00 Castro

This piece seems like it would work for someone living in the bay area!

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900.00 IN WHO KNOWS WHERE
I skimmed the post and didnt see a location that bit me in the face. Seems like a nice piece for someone with a big living room.

Modernica-Guest post

3 Jul

living room
Herrrrro Mimomito!
I’ve done a guest post for Modernica’s blog. It has helpful tips on finding sweet deals on craigslist. Hop on over to check it out! My thanks goes out to Modernica for asking me to contribute!

Craigslist: Just a few

18 Jun

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60.00 Sacramento
I love big round mirrors. When they have these chunky gold frames its just a plus.
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35.00 Roseville
Pretty sure this isnt the real stuff. But it’s a great price and a decent design for someone just starting out.
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100.00 Sacramento
These guys come up every once in awhile at a decent price.
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100.00 Benicia
You guys like comfort right?

Craigslist: High and Low

13 Jun

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30.00 Woodland
Doesn’t look like read wood but a good price for someone just starting out.
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70.00 Sacramento
Little box.
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200.00 Nevada City
Put your china in that top part. Show em what chu working with.
3L43qe3Hd5q25t65M1d6c5719f4b2d5471d76
1100.00 Sacramento
Someone got some set or something cuz craigslist is full of all kindsa wonderful Brasilia
3K43M93H35I65Lc5M4d6cc1158819040b1504
130.00 Sacramento
Ok price for this funky bean.
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175.00 Grass Valley
This color!
3E33K53Jd5N75H55t3d66ff401797709614a4
450.00 Sacramento
Faux wood. Which IMO is a lil spendy for such a thing.

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