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Posts tagged 'mid-century furniture'

In defence of 'brown' furniture
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In defence of 'brown' furniture

Traditionalists have lamented the downfall of ‘brown’ furniture in popular taste for decades. But like all great things, antique dark wood is making a comeback – and for good reason. What exactly is brown furniture? [caption id="attachment_3052" align="alignright" width="432"] 19th Century burr walnut gueridon.[/caption] Even the name is unfair, and frankly lazy. Brown furniture impl...
Mid-Century Not Out
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Mid-Century Not Out

Did life exist before Mad Men?* It’s a question I’ve been pondering a lot since the peerless series faded to black for the final time (*answer: yes, but it didn’t look as good). Critics may have focused on the internal machinations at the Sterling Cooper ad agency but, as we all know, the real star of the show was the sumptuous mid-century styled sets: Gorgeous eyefuls of caramel coloured in...