In the slowest march ever to make our space function at max potential, we bought an orange couch for the family room! It was hard for me to say goodbye since it had been with us since the beginning, but we parted with out beloved vintage sectional in an effort to be more practical at … More Orange Couch!
Meant to post this in November, but better late than never: SoCal locals you have a few more days to check out the California Cool: Mid Century Modernism on the Central Coast exhibit at the Museum of Ventura County! It is indeed super cool and absolutely worth a drive to see! (Make a night of … More California Cool Central Coast Modernism Exhibit
Though I usually enjoy end of year looking back/looking forward wrap ups, I almost skipped it this time around because the whole new decade thing brought on what can only be described as a dramatic mid life crisis haha! A lot shifted for me in the past year and I haven’t yet found my footing, … More Decade Thoughts
Welcome to the Walking In A Winter Wonderland Holiday Home Tour! A group of nearly 20 bloggers have been sharing tours of our holiday homes all week – and today is the day for mine! If you have hopped over from the gorgeous Sarah Johnson blog, then HELLO! Your next stop will be the lovely Decor … More Holiday Home Tour
Hi everybody! Today I’m partnering up with King of Christmas and some wonderful women to bring you a PARADE OF TREES! The best kind of parade, right?! The six of us are sharing looks at our Christmas trees, generously provided by King of Christmas (plus 10% off for any of you who are in the market … More Parade of Trees 2019 Featuring King of Christmas
I’m not generally one to do gift guides, but I thought this one might be of help if you are searching for a little something for that minimal leaning mid century design nerd in your life. Here is a mega list of my favorite mid century design + architecture (plus a few IMO must have … More Gifts for Mid Century Nerds: Architecture + Design Books!
We have been anxious to replace our backyard fence since the day we bought our house six years ago. You can see kinda where we started in this post. Those images are overly generous. In real life, the scene was utter fence clutter. We started thinking about this project last fall when the house was … More Corrugated Polycarbonate Privacy Fence
I’ve gotten so many questions about our bamboo blinds in the past month, oddly enough. I struggled to find a ton of info on natural window covering options before purchasing, so in the interest of having a one-stop destination for those inquiries, I’m going to share where we bought our blinds and what to know … More Bamboo Blinds Pros/Cons
Happy October everybody! I’m gonna give a quick tour of our simple but festive Halloween decorations. If you have been here for a while, you know I love holiday decorations that 1. are easy to store! 2. offer big impact in a minimal way and 3. are mid-century/modern/retro leaning in design. Source links at the … More Retro Halloween Decorations!
Subtle but magical changes happened in our master bedroom! Though not hugely different from last time I shared after I hung the grasscloth, the last few months have brought some furniture additions and subtractions, enough that a full freshening up was in order. The One Room Challenge last May was the catalyst. With the unplanned acquisition … More Master Bedroom Furniture Swaps
Random post today about a “project” I had no intention of ever mentioning, but it was such a positive experience that I wanted to quickly share: modern and minimal photo books!As a kid I loved flipping through our family photo albums and I always promised myself I would stay on top of managing that area … More Modern Family Photo Albums
September and October are our hottest months of the year. Weird right. We don’t have AC because it’s generally not that hot (though we did purchase a portable unit for rare heat waves), so we rely heavily on our ceiling fans over these warmer months. Design-wise, I’d much rather have a cute light on a … More Modern Ceiling Fan Roundup!
Our big summer vacation was a road trip through some National Parks and, as importantly, their lodges. While I intended to do a quick post on here focusing on the architecture/design elements of our trip, I got SO MANY logistical questions from those of you following along on IG stories (which I saved on my … More National Park Architecture Road Trip
We’ve needed to rebuild our gate for like years. It was water damaged, flimsy, and only hanging on by 50 unsightly emergency screws. It was one of those semi-easy projects that we continually ignored, only thinking about it during high winds when it would bend and bust open. Design indecision really dragged progress. I wanted … More Modern Gate DIY
Where has the summer gone? Eeeek. It has been a whirlwind. We just got back from a summer National Parks road trip last weekend (I’m working on a blog post about that) and then were briefly in LA, and right before all that, we took a kid-free getaway to Ventura and stayed in a vintage … More Vintage Trailer Park + Stuff
Buckle up for a long post about a 20 foot wall of luan wood! Done on the smallest budget you could imagine! Changing the entire feel of the house! Hopefully this info can help you add period-appropriate wood walls to your mid century house, or send you in the right direction if you are replacing … More DIY Mid Century Luan Wood Walls
Our front yard Acapulco chairs are goners, although only a few years old. BUMMER. While the ones in the shade out back are fine, apparently the sun breaks down the PVC webbing and the chairs eventually crack into a million tiny pieces of plastic in your gravel. Or at least that has been our experience. So … More Modern Adirondack Chair Roundup
We made the shortest trip ever to our hometown (homecounty?), Orange County, CA, recently and had to pop in to one of my favorite places. A wonderland of a park in Anaheim. No, not that park. The second happiest place on earth: Brookhurst Community Park. I shared some (ok, a million) pictures of this place … More Space Age Moon Park
Welcome to summer break!!!!!! In addition to all things front and back yard, we are working on a wood wall installation in our family room this month. Still working out the kinks and trying out stains, but think we are on the right track. More soon! And I have exciting personal news to share: I … More Stuff
Let’s talk these wacky front yard screens! I routinely get requests for constructions plans, and although I shared a bit of the process when we put the first one in last year, we’ve since built a second and I’m here to give some additional info! Pardon our June gloom whiteout conditions… First things first, we … More DIY Mid Century Inspired Exterior Screens