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Furniture From Grandma’s House Is Trendy Again. Thank Round Top.

  • March 1, 2024

In late December, Lockhart resident Allie Launius uploaded an innocuous-seeming video to TikTok about a rustic piece of furniture she’d recently nabbed from Facebook Marketplace. Launius, owner of the vintage furnishing outpost Stampworthy Goods, knew she’d found something special with this light wooden cabinet, which folded out into a little breakfast nook Murphy table–style, with a cubby for stools tucked underneath. She didn’t expect for the video to go viral though, with millions of plays and hundreds of commenters gushing about the table’s homespun patina and practical potential. 

Comments poured in, with some viewers exclaiming that it’d be perfect for their work-from-home setup. Others fantasized about repurposing it as either a sewing or hobby cabinet. “It struck a chord with people because it was just so functional. It’s not just a beautiful piece that you have in your home that you don’t use,” Launius says. “It’s something that you could use every day.” 

It’s tempting to think that this folksy Murphy table’s virality can be chalked up to it having its fifteen minutes at the whims of the algorithm. In reality, it nods towards a growing demand for refined, down-home furnishings that would have been described as dowdy just a few years ago—picture heavy oak wood cabinets and unfussy chairs carved from pine that might have sat in your grandparents’ living room for decades. “People love the quirk,” says Maria Bergh, co-owner of Austin vintage shop Joint Detail. “Something that’s just a little off that adds a little texture and an unexpected moment to a more refined space.” These handmade pieces are decidedly imperfect, and that’s precisely the appeal. 

“The wear and tear speak to a lifetime and age and a durability of pieces that don’t exist in our world of fast design,” says Matthew Tsang, an

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A Beginner’s Guide To Mid-Century Modern Antiquing in Denver

  • February 10, 2024

Finding furniture to furnish your home can be difficult, especially with changing trends that might leave you and your home feeling outdated. However, amid the continuous emergence of new fads, there exists a timeless design style that withstands the test of time: Mid-Century Modern (MCM) Design. As Denver’s thriving antiquing and vintage scene embraces the chic functionality and timeless sensibility of the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic, it’s never been easier to find the right piece for any budget. 

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Mid-Century Modern (MCM) is characterized by clean lines, minimalism, organic shapes, functionality, bold colors and nature motifs. If you’re looking to spruce up your living or dining room and think this style might be a good fit, we recommend checking out the wide array of vintage and antique stores in the Denver area specializing in MCM design for any budget. Not only is vintage shopping sustainable and affordable, but it can be incredibly rewarding- especially when you find your “hidden gem.” Below is a “Beginner’s Guide” to Mid-Century Modern antiquing – how to identify MCM, where to shop and tips to incorporate pieces into your home. 

modmood showroom in Wheat Ridge, CO, Photo courtesy of modmood

What is MCM?

Mid-century modern is a design style that was popularized in the mid-20th century, with large-scale production from the 1940s through the 1960s in countries like the United States, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. This design style is currently enjoying a revival, with a minimalistic aesthetic, clean lines and a vintage quality that has made it popular in the “antiquing” and vintage community, and largely replicated in modern furniture production. While certain vintage designer pieces are now sold at a premium, there are still opportunities to find your hidden treasure for discounted prices. Denver has an impressive MCM scene, with several antique

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These Mid-Century Modern Furniture Pieces at Amazon Will Instantly Elevate Your Home for Under $100

  • February 3, 2024

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Score accent chairs, end tables, and more.

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If you’re drawn towards furniture pieces that are minimal, clean, and bold, then look no further than the mid-century modern style. With functional designs that easily complement various interiors, it is likely to suit the vision you have for your home, and Amazon has tons of finds under $100.

Whether you’re looking to create a warm, neutral living room or hoping to add a single, new item to your bedroom, there are a variety of versatile furniture pieces to choose from. Coffee tables, accent chairs, nightstands, and other finds are all available in Amazon’s Mid-Century Modern section. Several of these pieces come from recognizable brands like Christopher Knight, mDesign, and HomePop, and many are on sale too for up to 50 percent off.

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Pieces Under $100

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Aojezor Gold End Table


Mid-century modern furniture tends to include brass accents, making this gold end table the perfect addition to your living room. The small

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Omaha couple open vintage furniture shop

  • January 27, 2024

Elise Schaecher didn’t begin collecting vintage furniture because she saw a business opportunity.

Elise Schaecher

Elise Schaecher, the owner of A Little More Like Home, sits in her shop at 3801 Dodge St. on Wednesday.

Schaecher and her husband, Jeff Schaecher, just wanted their new house to feel a little more like home. They wanted to find sturdy, childproof furniture that fit well with the architecture of their 1958 house.  

Three years later, the Schaechers have made their house a home and in the process found a shared passion for finding, restoring and now selling vintage furniture. After opening an online store in 2021, they opened a brick-and-mortar store at 38th and Dodge Streets in September.

“We found out we were more compatible than we expected, I guess, because we both really have the interest in it, and we enjoy the research and seeing the pieces go on their journey of restoration,” Elise Schaecher said.

The store’s name, A Little More Like Home, reflects the original intention of their journey. 

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The Schaechers specifically sell mid-century modern furniture from the 1960s and 1970s.  Elise Schaecher said furniture from that era has clean lines and lacks the fuss of other design styles. 

“More traditional things will have more frills and embellishments, but mid-century modern was like just focusing on the form and the function,” Schaecher said. “Geometric shapes. Just like bright colors.”

Rewired, refinished, restored

A Little More Like Home sells vintage dressers, desks, couches, lamps, side tables and home decor. Many of the pieces have been rewired, refinished or restored.

Inside the store last week, Schaecher had vintage lamps, artwork, desks, couches, dressers, dishes and coffee tables for sale. One lamp was bright yellow. Another lamp hung from a chain attached to the ceiling

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FYI, There’s A Bunch Of Chic (And Affordable!) Furniture On Amazon Right Now

  • December 3, 2023
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50 Best Amazon Furniture Pieces to Shop Right NowJASON SPEAKMAN

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You can spend a small fortune furnishing a whole house these days. The good news is, though: You don’t have to. By shopping online, knowing where to look for discounts, and knowing when to shop, you can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.

The even better news is that sites like Amazon make it easier than ever to find the exact furniture you want and maybe even preview how it’ll look in your own home via the Amazon mobile app. Plus, some of the best Amazon furniture comes with free delivery—and, in many cases, free returns—so you never have to worry about dropping a grand on, say, a couch, bed frame, or comfortable futon, and getting stuck with it if you don’t like it. It’s truly risk-free shopping.

But, from sleeper sofas and sectionals to bookshelves and couches under $500, there’s no doubt that Amazon has a lot of furniture options for sale at every price point. It can be overwhelming to wade through it all to find those few perfect pieces that work with your space. So we’ve done the hard work for you to find the best Amazon furniture with the highest customer reviews. These are the 50 top-rated pieces that customers are obsessed with right now.

Modular Sectional Sleeper Sofa With Ottomans

It’s big, it’s deep, and it’s ridiculously comfy. It’s practically two sofas in one with a “bouch”-like (that would be a bed/couch combo) design that’s great for big parties and overnight guests. Bonus: Ottomans are included, and there’s an even bigger option if you’re looking for serious seating.

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What is Mid-Century Modern Style? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

  • October 30, 2023

A quick lesson on mid-century modern style, including its advent, evolution, and defining traits.

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At first glance, a mid-century modern home or building may seem fairly straightforward with its simple lines and low profile. Look closer, though, and you’ll quickly see that this style has a way of seamlessly connecting to nature and infusing playful touches throughout. There’s also great appeal in its timelessness, versatility, and strong functionality.

“Mid-century modern’s minimal look and clean lines allow for the design to transcend time,” says interior designer Adriana Hoyos. “It also allows for the design, whether it’s a building, an interior design concept or a furniture piece, to blend well in different places and with different personalities.”

Below, we’re offering a quick history lesson on mid-century modern design and architecture, how it’s changed over the years, and what characteristics set it apart from other types of design.

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History & Evolution of Mid-Century Modern Style

Perhaps one of the most interesting facts about mid-century modern architecture and design is that it didn’t truly originate in the “mid-century.” The style actually dates back to Germany’s Bauhaus era, which was founded by architect Walter Gropius in the late 1910s.

This newfangled “modern style” emerging from Germany slowly began catching on. Scandinavian designers helped catapult it to greater fame in the ‘30s and ‘40s, and by the time the true mid-century hit it was wildly popular across the world.

“Both mid-century modern architecture and interior design became popular during the mid-20th century,” says Hoyos. “They share similar aesthetic goals and traits, characterized by minimalistic designs, and a focus on functionality. They both also emphasize the use of natural materials like wood and an integration with the surrounding environment.”

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7 Accents for a Mid-Century Modern Bedroom

  • October 29, 2023

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Mid-century modern design has seen a resurgence in popularity due to its enduring appeal. With clean lines, organic shapes, and timeless sophistication, it’s a fantastic choice for transforming your bedroom. Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating an existing space, choosing the right accent pieces is crucial for achieving that iconic mid-century modern look.

In this blog, we’ll delve into seven accent pieces and design ideas that can elevate your bedroom’s aesthetic to a mid-century modern masterpiece. From iconic furniture choices to color palettes and decor elements, you’ll discover how to infuse your bedroom with mid-century charm and create a stylish haven of sophistication.

Sleek and Low Furniture

Mid-century modern design is all about simplicity and functionality. When selecting furniture for your bedroom, opt for pieces with clean lines and low profiles. A platform bed with tapered legs and a simple, minimalist design is an excellent choice. Look for dressers and nightstands with angular shapes and warm wood finishes like teak or walnut to complete the look. The absence of excessive ornamentation creates a sense of openness and elegance in your bedroom.

Iconic Lighting

Lighting is a crucial element in mid-century modern design. Consider adding iconic mid-century modern lighting fixtures to your bedroom, such as a Sputnik chandelier or a George Nelson pendant lamp. These fixtures not only provide functional illumination but also serve as eye-catching design statements. The playful yet elegant designs of mid-century lighting can instantly elevate the overall aesthetic of your space.

Vintage-Inspired Artwork

Adorn your bedroom walls with vintage-inspired artwork that reflects the mid-century aesthetic. Look for abstract paintings, geometric prints, or framed vintage posters from the

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A fresh paint job gives this mid-century modern dresser a new life [Video]

  • October 17, 2023

Watch this mid-century modern dresser transform with just a little paint and some maintenance

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BRE BRINGIER: Hey, people, and welcome to Yahoo In the Know Furniture Flip. I’m your host, Bre. And I’m going to teach you how to take your old and outdated furniture and turn it into something new. Let’s get to it.


I got this piece of furniture from my favorite place, Facebook Marketplace. I paid around $40 for it, and this piece is what I would call a mid-century modern piece. This dresser is really old and really outdated. And all I’m going to be doing is painting this dresser. So I’m going to show you how the magic of paint can make a dresser look completely different.

I’ll be using my sander to scuff sand, and I’ll be using a 150 grit. And I’ll be using this blue paint. I’ll be using my roller to paint, the gold spray paint to paint the knobs, Bondo to fix any damages. The first thing I’m going to be doing is cleaning the piece. You want to get all the dirt off of the piece before you start sanding.

This dresser has a few spots with damages. We have this corner and this bottom corner, where the wood is missing. And I’m going to be filling that in with Bondo. I like to use Bondo because it gets really hard, and it won’t break off. To apply the Bondo, you have to use a hardener to the Bondo. But when you do this, you have to work with it within 10 to 15 minutes because then it dries up and you’re not able to spread it on. This should be plenty of Bondo for these two spots.

And then now we’re going to add

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25 Midcentury Modern Furniture Pieces That Will Always Be in Style

  • August 15, 2023

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If you’re in the market for retro-feeling yet timeless home design, perhaps no style is as enduring–or as worth the investment–as the best midcentury modern furniture. This period of design, which began post-World War II and continued into the 1960s, is identifiable by its soft-edges and functional style. At the time, craftspeople, architects, and furniture designers were looking for a way to create new and innovative pieces that leaned minimalistic, using materials like wood, vinyl, and glass to create organically-shaped furniture. Rather than the angular shapes and straight lines that were seen before, midcentury modern furniture embraced funky seating, rounder tables, and unusual shapes. This era of design has continued to be popular today in part because of its balance of utility and eye-catching details.

Whether you’re in the market for a new comfortable couch or an angular bookshelf to store your coffee table books, midcentury modern furniture may be the best choice for you. These days, many luxury furniture brands create pieces that replicate the style, with a fresh twist. If you’re committed to the genre, you can also find iconic designs from the time period that are still being made today, such as the Eames Lounge Chair. No matter which room in your home you’re designing, there is a midcentury modern piece that will fit perfectly.

Here, shop the 25 best midcentury modern furniture that will instantly elevate your home.

End Table

Blend utility and style with this sculptural end table. Its flat top is the perfect spot to put down your morning coffee, while the flipped end doubles as a magazine holder (to store your vintage issues of Harper’s Bazaar, of course).

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The GE1 Bench

This solid oak and leather lounge

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The 5 outdated furniture trends I regret buying into (and designers agree)

  • August 1, 2023
 Neautral living room with boucle sofas

Neautral living room with boucle sofas

I wouldn’t say I was an overly trend-led person when it comes to interior decor. I have liked the same slightly minimalist, slightly rustic style for decades.

However, that’s not to say I haven’t been drawn in by furniture trends that I convince myself will become classics. Plus, it doesn’t help that every few months I have a style crisis and question all the decisions I have made thus far and feel the need to buy one ‘trendy’ statement piece that will totally transform my space (and, by extension, who I am as a person).

So, for the purpose of helping you not make the same mistakes I have made over the years, I have listed all the once on-trend pieces and styles I invested in to try to make my home more like the rooms of Pinterest and Instagram. Some I regret because they don’t work with my current furniture, some I regret because that particular interior design trend lasted all of a few months, and some I regret because they are just so impractical.

5 outdated furniture trends to avoid

I’m not alone in thinking these are outdated furniture trends; I also got designers to back me up.

1. White bouclé couches

Neautral living room with white boucle sofa

Neautral living room with white boucle sofa

See, looking at this space, I get why I did it. White bouclé couches are so chic, but firstly I have a dog, and secondly, they give a very summery vibe to a room. I loved that when I first bought my white bouclé sofa but when fall rolled around and I wanted to ditch the SoCal vibe and go for something cozier, the white bouclé couch didn’t really allow for that – it all of a sudden felt very stark and dated.

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