Thanks in advance for allowing Gadora to indulge in a lofty thought… I’m in my new space, outfitting my home in a very glamour-goes-green aesthetic! Mid-century moves toward Hollywood Glam, with a clean conscious and sense of humor. We’ll start with the bed I’ve been dreaming of…
REPURPOSE: The reclaimed Douglas fir Gustavian bed (A Queen, natch!) from VivaTerra rescues wood from razed buildings, then is hand-planed and waxed to a fine finish. Gadora would so-ho-ho dive in. That it’s made in the USA is an added bonus.
While mirrored furniture is not a new thing, my boudoir wants something shimmery and reflective and 40’s inspired.
ORGANIC: To prevent a Lady from possible splinters, I’d drape the Harmony mattress from Natura in organic sheets and a down-alternative (Primaloft) comforter from The Company Store. Slinking into the bathroom, where luxuriating in lotions and smelly goods is a must, Gadora would channel a spa-like zen with a rich palette of bamboo towels. Several companies are getting in on the bamboo-bandwagon: Green Earth Bamboo (pictured) and Vashon Organics are a few to wrap up in.
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REFURBISH: A while ago Gadora spied a drool-worthy silver tufted sofa (Apartment Therapy?) and while it is long gone, here are two refurbished and very available sofas.
REFURBISH: While the top butter-yellow sofa is a fancy departure from the clean lines of the mid-century floating sofa Gadora currently owns, the glamor-puss level of the silver is just about right.
REWIRE: I’d rewind the summer and light the room with the lamp sold on Craigslist. Put together, the room would look a little something like this first pic.
MADE IN USA: There would be space for this wicked Terry Bostwick Studio piece, in natural finish. The Oregon-based furniture maker extraordinaire makes some VERY fine furnishings, and under a deliberate mirror and topped with a vintage mercury lamp this table would totally glam up!
A LONG, LONG time ago while loitering in the now leveled Tampa Bay mall, I saw my first Marcel Breuer tan leather WASSILY chair. Snarking at its hideous design, Gadora took a seat. It was at that precise moment I became aware of good design. My Wassily will sarcastically sit across the room from the frilly sofa.
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RE-USE: Wildly happy with my primitive dining table Meems gifted, then my Mom refinished, I think I’ll have it forever (it is more substantial than the one above). Snugged-up, cheapy Navy brushed metal chairs I scored on Craigslist:Vegas make the dining room an eclectic gathering spot.
VINTAGE: One time in Fredericksburg, my BFF allowed me the .25¢ dish she found at the thrift store. It set Gadora on a frenzy to procure a complete set.
RECYCLE: The Weld House’s KINKY is too cliché for the boudoir, so it would sit in the dining room. Love. Can’t wait to have you over.