Thursday, July 31, 2014

A ‘Mad Men’ Bar (in my other house)

What some people don’t know: this is not my first rodeo  house.

DL and I have lived in four others—three of them right here in the greater W-S area.
Why?  Mainly because we are clinically insane like to fix up houses.
What some people don’t know: I have not always decorated like Miss Marple in the cottage style.
I always let the house dictate the style.  So far, I have lived in a Country Ranch, a Traditional Georgian, and an Old World house in the ‘burbs. Now, we’re back in a house similar to our first: a cottage. (And PS: this has always worked for us.  We’ve always sold our houses within a few weeks of putting them on the market.)

But I have never lived in a Mid-Century Modern. We won’t, because DL says this is our last house.  I say that if I want to move to Brooklyn and be the world’s oldest hipster, he should not dissuade me.  But alas, I love DL and will not want to go without him.
So when the folks at Chairish asked me if I’d make an idea board using their barstools, I thought ‘Yay! Mid Century Modern!’ because I will never have it in real life.

PicMonkey Collage bar
The Danish Modern barstools from Chairish were the jumping off point that includes a great retro sofa in gray (True Modern Luna from Wayfair), a vintage padded bar in black pleather (sold on an auction site—going price was $800), a zebra rug by Milliken (available LOTS of places) and some groovy Fiesta glassware (get these at Bed, Bath & Beyond!).
Now you know my hidden secret—You might think I decorate like Jessica Fletcher, but in my heart I’m Betty Draper.


Art and Sand said...

Memories - all the hip parents of my childhood friends had modern decor. My mother decorated with family antiques and I so wanted to live in a hip house.

northoftabor said...

I'd LOVE to see pictures of your Traditional Georgian!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

swanky! i want to see the other homes, too! and i agree that a house and its surroundings need to dictate the house itself, mixed with your own personality!

Andrea said...

Ooh la la! That is no kool aid tasting wine drinking bar there!

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

That sofa makes my heart skip a beat.

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