Welcome! As Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium has grown, we thought it might be beneficial to start a blog - so here we are! You have asked us for design inspiration, installation tips, DIY ideas, home improvement projects, and we’ll be delivering all of that and more in the form of frequent posts right here on our home website.
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Now, shifting gears.
Mid century modern style has experienced a COMPLETE revival and this trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Designs that first made an appearance in the 40s and 50s can now be found anywhere from dorm rooms to large family homes. The sleek lines and lack of embellishment make it easy to integrate with other design styles, too. You don’t have to give up the frills of your farmhouse style home to enjoy it.
Something else that has contributed to the popularity of mid century modern furniture is its affordability. You don’t have to shell out $4,000 for an authentic Florence Knoll chair-you can still make your house look like Mad Men on the cheap!
Here, you can see how Jessica Gann has expertly used mid century modern accents in her home, like our Eames style arm chair and ottoman set.
Her entire home is a timeless blend of warm wood, bright whites, earth tones, and classic silhouettes.
These chairs are a perfect reproduction of the iconic leather and molded plywood chair and ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956 (more like leather and molded plywood dream. Seriously, we’re obsessed).
Looking for something a little more plush? No problem. Mid mod design might put function over form, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be plain or uncomfortable. These velvety swivel chairs are similar to Milo Baughman’s swivel chairs of the 60s.
Here’s one of our older chairs. As you can see, it’s very Arne Jacobsen-esque in a very mid mod meets industrial way. Should we bring it back one day?
These are original designs by Arne Jacobsen on display at the Design Museum Denmark.
This wave chair and leather armchair definitely look Milo Baughman inspired. Just look at those legs!
This chair is just begging for a good book and a cup of coffee to go with it.
That wraps it up! If you love mid century modern, come visit us. Check back with us soon as we’ll be posting regularly. Have any suggestions, questions, or comments? Message us on Facebook or Instagram.