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Monday, June 30, 2014

Update Your Furniture with New Mid-Century Legs




As I mentioned before, our sofa is about 20 years old. One of the first major purchases of my life post-college, it came with a matching chair and ottoman and all were covered in "shabby chic" slipcovers - that were the big thing at the time. 

Fast forward 20 years, the furniture was starting to look run down and dated. 




Not the kind of thing that I wanted to put in our new mid-century home. But I wasn't ready to donate them to a thrift store just yet. Could this furniture be saved?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mid-Century NYC Apartment: House Tour




The Building
The Carlton House was built in 1946 and designed by architect Philip Birnbaum, who went on in his later, more seasoned, years to design Trump Tower. Birnbaum was an architect better known for his interiors - his thoughtful use of space and light and devotion to creating "livable" spaces are often noted. Even so, I quite like the exterior of our building, with it's open balconies in the front.


Here's a look inside.