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September 2012 Your Guide To Inspired Living

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  • Marvelous Mid-Century

    Moderns

    Retro Cocktails and Appetizers

    YOUR GUIDE TO INSPIRED L IVING SEPTEMBER 2012

    http://www.mylifewithstyle.com
  • Letter from the Editor

    Kathryn Severns Avery

    Kathryn

    Kathryn Severns Avery, 1962

    Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Kathryn Severns Avery

    Design and LayoutHallie Davis

    ContributorsKathryn Severns Avery

    Sandra Corrigan

    Special Projects ManagerRobert Sawyer

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    reproduced in any form without written permission from the

    publisher.Unauthorized commercial use of

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    For Baby Boomers, Mid-Century Modern isnt something new. Its a walk down memory lane. This decorating and architecture style, popular in the 50s and 60s, is what we grew up with for better or for worse.

    When I attended the Modernism Show in Denver recently, I cringed as I saw row after row of furniture and accessories for sale at hefty prices. My family threw out the same items decades ago because we considered them outdated.

    Today, Mid-Century Modern is back as an architectural and decorating style with contemporary rather than mid-century overtones. Architects, designers, and manufacturers are blending classic designs from the 50s and 60s with modern materials that make their offerings comfortable, endearing, and enduring.

    While you may not want to re-do your entire house in this style, try incorporating a piece or two as an accent. Or add bold wall colors or fabrics with geometric shapes to shake things up a bit.

    While I hope I never again see Harvest Gold or Avocado colored appliances, as a designer I look forward to rediscovering the oldies but goodies of my past.

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  • Letter from the Editor

    Kathryn Severns Avery

    Kathryn Severns Avery, 1962

    Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Kathryn Severns Avery

    Design and LayoutHallie Davis

    ContributorsKathryn Severns Avery

    Sandra Corrigan

    Special Projects ManagerRobert Sawyer

    How to contact us:My Life with Style

    Community Lifestyle Publishing787 Kendall Court

    Lakewood, CO 80214(303) 725-2301

    info@mylifewithstyle.comwww.mylifewithstyle.com

    Copyright 2012Community Lifestyle Publishing

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be

    reproduced in any form without written permission from the

    publisher.Unauthorized commercial use of

    this publication is strictly prohibited.

    Cover photo by John Robinsonwww.goodkarmaphoto.com

    .

    For Baby Boomers, Mid-Century Modern isnt something new. Its a walk down memory lane. This decorating and architecture style, popular in the 50s and 60s, is what we grew up with for better or for worse.

    When I attended the Modernism Show in Denver recently, I cringed as I saw row after row of furniture and accessories for sale at hefty prices. My family threw out the same items decades ago because we considered them outdated.

    Today, Mid-Century Modern is back as an architectural and decorating style with contemporary rather than mid-century overtones. Architects, designers, and manufacturers are blending classic designs from the 50s and 60s with modern materials that make their offerings comfortable, endearing, and enduring.

    While you may not want to re-do your entire house in this style, try incorporating a piece or two as an accent. Or add bold wall colors or fabrics with geometric shapes to shake things up a bit.

    While I hope I never again see Harvest Gold or Avocado colored appliances, as a designer I look forward to rediscovering the oldies but goodies of my past.

    Whats Inside . . .

    Fall 2012 Styles and Trends

    Fabulous Finds

    Mid-Century Marvels

    Lessons Learned from 60s TV Moms

    DIY - Paper Cup Pendant Light Shade

    Retro Cocktails and Appetizers

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  • &Styles Trends Everything Old is New Again

    No, youre not having a flashback to 1964. The fabrics, patterns, colors, and styles youre seeing in home dcor and design trends are simply the design cycle at work.

    Styles and trends repeat approximately every 40 years. When trend cycles intersect with recent events, like the London Olympics, who can blame designers for recreating the British Invasion with Union Jack rugs, Twiggy and Beatles wall art, lava lamps, and ball chairs? Color repeats in predictable cycles, too. The colors seen in fall fashions will show up in next springs home dcor.

    Designer Philip Gorrivan shares his home furnishing favorites from the Summer 2012 Las Vegas Market.

    BOLD GEOMETRICSDiamonds, Bargello prints, atomic amoebas, chain link

    METALSChrome, gold, and silver

    L IGHTING60s style lamps and pendants, especially Danish Modern

    Design trends to watch for in 2013 . . .

    MID - CENTURY MODERNThink 50s and 60s, but updated and comfortable

    COLORSRoyal and cerulean blue, primrose yellow, venetian red, burnt orange, eggplant, deep teal, peach

  • Fabulous Finds

    Atomic Retro Wall Art from Steveotomic $1,150

    Atomic Amoeba Glassware from Clover Hill Antiques $13 and up

    Anne Taintor Retro Cocktail Napkins from Sur La Table $5.95

    Pillows from Atomic Livin Home $62 to $84

    Lampshade from Finn Fab Designs $44.90 and up

    Retro Style End Tables from Atomic Jellyfish

    Design $325

    Atomic Metal Clock Sculpture from Steveotomic $350 to $500

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  • Mid-Century Marvelous

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  • Mid-Century Modern architecture is well represented in Denver. The futuristic style was cutting edge when introduced in the 1950s. Characterized by large windows, open spaces, and flat planes, the style sought to integrate light and nature into everyday living.

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    Photo Courtesy of milehimodern.com

    Marvelous

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  • When updating a Mid-Century Modern home, dont forget to include landscaping in your plans. Shrubs planted when the home was new are now overgrown and need replacement.

    Before

    After Photos by Mariko ReedPhotos Courtesy of Klopf Architecture

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  • The narrow entryway was expanded. The notched wall exposes the beam, widens the entrance to the kitchen and lets in more light.

    Before Photos by Mariko ReedPhotos Courtesy of Klopf Architecture

    After

    Photos by Mariko ReedPhotos Courtesy of Klopf Architecture

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  • The above gate seems inspired by Don Hos song Tiny Bubbles

    popular in 1966.

    An updated door is a great way to refresh a Mid-Century Modern home.

    Photo Courtesy of milehimodern.com

    Photo Courtesy of milehimodern.com

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  • Casters on this uniquely shaped table allow it to pull out for easy access to seating.

    In-floor skylights add light to the lower level.

    Photo Courtesy of milehimodern.com

    Photo Courtesy of Mosby Building Arts

    Photo Courtesy of Mosby Building Arts

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  • Combining solid panel and frosted glass cabinet doors adds visual interest.

    Heat and serve TV dinners may have

    been popular in the 50s and 60s,

    Photo Courtesy of Good Karma Photography

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  • but these updated kitchens are designed

    for gourmet cooking and entertaining.

    The tile backsplash incorporates the colors in the contrasting wood cabinets. A large sheet of glass creates an unusual and striking countertop.

    Photo Courtesy of Good Karma Photography

    Photo Courtesy of Ron Rosenzweig

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  • Sliding shoji-style doors can be closed to separate the dining

    room from the living area.

    Danish Modern chairs are upholstered with colorful fabric.

    An octopus chandelier adds a touch of whimsy to the room.

    Pillows provide a welcome pop of color in this slate and rock inspired color scheme.

    Eyeball pot lights provide directional lighting while pendant lights brighten up a dark corner.

    Photo Courtesy of milehimodern.com

    Photo Courtesy of milehimodern.com

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