Displaying posts from January, 2016

Sweet dreams

Posted on Mon, 25 Jan 2016 by midcenturyjo

Love this bedroom by New York-based Kwinter & Co. The rug, the nail detail to the headboard, the retro vibe to the furniture and the art. Hang it all I’ll just settle for the rug if push came to shove.

Midcentury marvellous

Posted on Mon, 25 Jan 2016 by midcenturyjo

I can’t make up my mind what I like better about this apartment. The stellar midcentury furniture collection, the equally impressive art selection or the fact that it is alive with colour and light. I know I’d move in in a heart beat. They don’t call me Midcentury Jo for nothing. Fairview from the portfolio of Chris Nguyen of Analog Dialog.

Not your grandmother’s apartment

Posted on Sun, 24 Jan 2016 by KiM

I am dying a slow death over this total gem of an apartment. It is EVERYTHING a Paris apartment should be. AND MORE. Featured on The Socialite Family you can catch all the juicy details there. If you’re going to take over your grandmother’s apartment and keep the tradition alive THIS is how you do it – by working with all of the jaw-dropping original architecture and adding in vintage mixed with iconic modern elements (with help from architect friend Samantha Hauvette).

The Ploum sofa by the Bouroullec brothers is one of the coolest sofas of all time IMHO.

Up there with the Ploum is the Togo. YAAASSSS!

Also by the Bouroullec brothers are these Flos AIM pendants. I have one in my living room and I want a zillion more.

Can’t have a funky Paris apartment without some tumbling block tile. *SWOON*

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 by midcenturyjo

My position stays the same week after week. If you have to drag your sorry arse into work on a Saturday it better be somewhere stylish. After drooling over the retro offices of Moscow-based interior design studio A3 I’m planning on learning Russian.

Здравствуйте, меня зовут Джо. Я хотел бы найти работу.”

Creating a fab space with LA Furniture

Posted on Fri, 22 Jan 2016 by KiM

LA Furniture makes shopping for furniture a less daunting task than it needs to be. Their website is awesome – it provides you with photos of decorated rooms and then shows you each element used in the space and takes you to details of each and with a click of a button each piece is yours! Here is a cool 3D rendering of a space they dub “Italian Style Living“:

Each piece of furniture and lighting in the photo are available on their website, and you can create this same look in your own home or buy your favourite pieces and mix up the rest. Let’s have a look at each item in the photo above…

I need to start with that sectional sofa. I am dying for a sectional since my husband and I are always cramped for lounging while watching movies. This Lusso Panorama Italian Modern Grey Fabric and White Leather Sectional Sofa is amazing – it is totally modular so I can have my side set up how I like it and hubby can organize his side however he wants. 

Every living room needs a statement lounge chair or two. These are the Divani Casa Kylie Modern Red Eco-Leather Accent Chair and the Divani Casa Zinnia Modern Red and Black Eco-Leather Lounge Chair. BOOM!

Living room media storage is key. No one wants to see your ugly cable box. This sleek number hides all the ugly – Modrest Edward Modern Large Black High Gloss TV Stand.

Rugs are a great way to warm up a space and anchor the furniture. A graphic rug like this Modrest Palo by Linie Design Modern Cowhide Area Rug does the trick, and keeps your feet (and cats) warm. 

A Gower Modern Coffee Table to stack all your pretty books, and a Baldwin Modern Grey End Table to allow easy access to that cocktail you’re downing. 

Lighting is one of my favourite things. This Modrest 7023 Modern Red Floor Lamp is a great punch of colour and a cool modern touch to the space. When placed over a corner of the sectional, it creates the perfect reading nook.

If you would rather check out LA Furniture‘s offerings in person, they currently have 5 locations – 4 in Los Angeles and 1 in Brooklyn. Carrying over 6000 items, ranging in styles from Contemporary, Modern, Classic Italian and Transitional, they have something for everyone. 


This post is in collaboration with LA Furniture. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.