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Mr. Roger Goes Window Shopping…Online

Mr. Roger Goes Window Shopping…Online

With the typical fall weather making an early appearance here in Seattle (hello, buckets of rain!), I decided to hunker down inside and do some window shopping online. What better portal than Etsy? Dreaming about Seattle’s Indian summer which is coming soon (right?), I chose a color palette of rich golden yellows. Following is a … Continue reading

Give Your Home a Valentine Gift

Give Your Home a Valentine Gift

Mr. Roger can’t resist a trip through the Etsy vortex. As many of you know, the Etsy vortex is difficult to resist. When you are looking for vintage items online, Etsy is a one-stop shopping haven! On this trip, Mr. Roger stumbled across mid-century home furnishings in ravishing red…perfect for Valentine’s Day! First stop, an … Continue reading

Retro Furnishing Resources: Far Out!

Retro Furnishing Resources: Far Out!

Besides selling real estate in Seattle, one of Mr. Roger’s favorite activities is checking out vintage and retro-inspired home furnishing stores around the Seattle area. When I’m not on the hunt for the perfect set of vintage highballs or Pyrex bakeware in olive green (you know what I’m talking about…with the “crazy daisy” flower pattern), … Continue reading

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Johnny and Margaret knew how to sing it. Mr. Roger is definitely beginning to feel it. Here in Seattle the temperature dipped into the 30s a few evenings (34F Monday night…brrrrr). Time to cozy up to the hearthstone and light up the fireplace. Mr. Roger loves and appreciates his modest 1955 brick fireplace surround and … Continue reading

Celebrate Halloween Mid-Century Style

Celebrate Halloween Mid-Century Style

While Mr. Roger is on a “decor” and “design” kick and with Halloween right around the corner, why not decorate for Halloween in the classic mid-century style? Mr. Roger loves to hand out (and eat) candy for the hordes of trick-or-treaters that roam the neighborhood on Halloween night. To get in the holiday spirit this … Continue reading

Accessorizing Your Mad Men Office on Etsy

Accessorizing Your Mad Men Office on Etsy

Last week, I featured Etsy items perfect for redesigning your “Mad Men” look-alike office. This week, we venture into the world of accessorizing your mid-century modern, “Mad Men” office…Don Draper style! We start with the inspiration photos of Don’s lounge area and desk in his office. The artwork above the couch is so striking, so … Continue reading

Intentional Space: Modern Influences for a Mid-Century Home

Intentional Space: Modern Influences for a Mid-Century Home

Thanks to the recent popularity in the mid-century modern movement, folks with mid-century homes can retain the flavor of the past, yet utilize modern-day advancements in home design and decor. During the post-war years, home interiors, like the architecture of the time, moved toward a fresh, clean, pared-down attitude. Mid-century home interiors, spring-boarding off the modern … Continue reading

Mid-Century Decor: It’s Not All About Stark

Mid-Century Decor: It’s Not All About Stark

When you think of the mid-century modern movement of the ’50s and ’60s, does your mind go to the stark, clean images of modern home interiors? Do you pine for more warmth on those insides? In a recent article on Houzz, the author shared her appreciation for colorful, personality-infused mid-century interiors. The article and accompanying … Continue reading

Original Kitsch

Original Kitsch

Mr. Roger loves his kitschy 1955 kitchen in all its glorious original wonder. A dark red tile backsplash complements the matching paint color on the original cabinets with the original cabinet handles. The original countertop still does its job…stylishly, at least. However, with limited counter space, no dishwasher, a fridge off on its own, and a stand-alone … Continue reading