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.
Where is your home located?
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.
This question was emailed to us with photos attached:
Can you identify the attached chair, sorry, the attached photo of the chair?
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)
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.
Thank you for sending us your beautiful Eames-filled home with Mimomito, David!
Still haven’t sent us your holiday decor photos? Shoot ’em over to firstname.lastname@example.org !
$100.00 in Oakland – sent in from reader Teresa! BUY THIS POLLOCK-LOOKIN’ STEELCASE CHAIR!
For an extra 60.00 will come with hairpin legs!
$375.00 Sacramento dresser set!
$150.00 Lincoln brass bed
$100.00 Lodi – BIG starburst clock
Sent in from reader .. Stanzy Costanza on our Facebook page. Two Hollywood Regency lamps for $475.00 in Natomas
Here is an easy holiday garland you can make out of Girard’s popular paper girl design.
First get your image to the size you like and print it out on printer paper. Not too small – because it’ll be tough to cut.
I decided to go with 5 inches. Don’t worry if you get it a lil’ pixelated on the print-out – iz just going to be used as a stencil.
Cut out the image, or slice out using an X-acto knife.
Trace the image onto the back of the paper of your choice. Wrapping paper, craft paper, whatever. Just make sure it’s a little bit taller than your tracing (in my case, approximately 7″) and as long as you want your garland to be, around 20-30″ unless your paper is so thick that it would be difficult to cut through.
Military folding desk for $600.00 in S. Land Park.
Weird wacky 40’s chair – something I think you’d see in Bladerunner. I have no idea why I think that. $35.00 in Land Park.
INSANE CHEESY LUCITE LAMP. What!? A flying cheeseball? Of course I want that! $200 friggin’ dollars in Grass Valley.
Colormate desk for $83.00
Ryan Donahue did our photo shoot for the Sacramento News and Review article. Our appointment was at 7:30 AM and we were literally zombies (see photos) but he got us to wake up and have a lot of fun with it. Please check out his work at www.donahuephotogaphy.com
Here’s the Mimomito Crew:
Our wonderful reader Claire featured us on her popular blog Glitter and Grunge. Make sure to check it out!