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What I Love About Mid-Century Modern

Our holiday vignette in the store this month features a mid-century modern display that reminds me of all the things that I love about the pieces of this period: the clean-lined furniture, the warm wood tones, the simplicity of forms and minimal ornamentation mixed in with small doses of straight-up glamour. Mid-century designs from the 1950’s and 1960’s paint an accurate picture of the post-war period. A reaction to the pre-war emphasis on formality, tradition and weight, these new designs were quite opposite: informal, simple, light and most of all…modern and fresh. While I would not choose to live in a house done exclusively with mid-century modern pieces, I do love mixing them in with furniture from other eras because of how they contribute so richly to the overall vibe of a space: relaxed, clean, functional -- the ultimate statement of understated cool. From a mid-century inspired dresser in a child’s room to a cocktail table in a formal living room, mid-century design makes a stylish addition to any space. Get some ice, Don Draper might be coming by for cocktails later!

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Strolling Sacramento Street for Holiday Treasures

I decorated my home for the holidays a week or so ago….but I find that half the fun is adding treasures to my collection throughout December. As the recent One Kings Lane ads say “Decorating is Never Done” and that’s true for the holiday season as well! A stroll down Sacramento Street this time of year usually finds me with a new ornament or candlesticks in hand. Holiday entertaining is a great excuse to freshen up the bar with beautiful glassware and trays. We have some exquisite decanters and festive glasses in our store now, along with a vintage sterling silver tea set. I am loving a friend’s new store, called Hudson Grace, that just opened a block down from us – they have amazing items for tabletop. I’ve been eyeing some platters that are elegant and perfect for setting a holiday buffet. And my friends at Anthem always have a gorgeous collection of decorative accessories and furniture. In our store this year, we’re showcasing a more modern take on holiday colors - opting for hues of dark sangria red, stone grays and pops of gold and cream. Bright berry-covered branches in vases create a simple, sculptural display along with our signature scented candles. We’ve added holiday sparkle through mercury glass, bronze and crystal. Make sure to stop by and pick up a treasure to add to your own collection!

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Jingle & Mingle Event!

We are so excited to participate in the designer wreath auction with a beautiful mercury glass wreath at this year's Jingle & Mingle at the Golden Gate Club. Jingle & Mingle is an incredible event benefitting Children of Shelters, an organization that creates opportunities and provides educational funding for the city's 4,000+ homeless kids. The event raises more than $200,000 for the organization. With our wreath, we aimed to interpret the traditional notion of a wreath structure, so as to maintain the aesthetic essence of the holiday season, but also demonstrate a more versatile and modern look and feel. The collection of faceted mirrors serve to reflect and refract light providing a sparkle and glow which is unmistakably festive. However, during the non-holiday months, the piece can be outfitted with a removable central mirror for use as a decorative element in the home. A synthesis between a modern aesthetic and hand crafted quality are explored and realized. The simplicity of form and geometric nature of the structure illustrate a deconstruction of ornament and a desire to relish in simplicity of what is reflected - celebration of the moment. Hope you are celebrating the season and enjoying the moment this month! Best Kendall

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