Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mid Mod Love on 1st Dibbs

It's a good thing I am usually broke or I would spend hours putting together priceless rooms for my home on 1st dibbs. Every time I look at that sight it gets better and better.

Their online articles are full of inspirational visuals and good solid information. I learn something new every time I visit. I like the way their articles are written. They're down to earth, not full of old world antiquarian snobbery. They tell the facts as they are without looking down their nose at you. It makes me feel that even an unsophisticated slob like myself could become knowledgeable about vintage furnishings and style icons.

Following the advice posted by the Peak of Chic today I got my a$$ over there as fast as I could and proceeded to waste a few hours creating a fantasy room. Here are my picks for the day.

Are these Hollywood Regency chests not to die for? I luuuvvvv them! The latches are stellar and I like the detail at the base. I think I will use these as side tables for my fantasy sofa.


The genius of post war chic, Tommi Parzinger, created this fabulous set of dining chairs. He was such an amazing designer and was so ahead of his time. Imagine he was designing pieces like this in the 40's! What a trend setter.



I would slap some new snazzy lamps shades on these ceramic beauties and use them on my lacquered chests shown above. I think they will go together quite winningly.


This stunning Paul Laszlo console with cool brass fittings will go perfectly behind the sofa. Anyone have a large ceramic tang horse or giant piece of coral I can borrow for it? Perhaps a giant white whippet to sit beside it?


I'm in love with this credenza, also designed by the fabulous Tommi Parzinger. The man clearly knew what he was doing. This will go on the wall opposite the sofa and chests. I think a large mirror on mirror above it would be perfection. Perhaps some wall sconces.

These two James Mont beauties would get a drastic makeover. Perhaps turquoise lacquered frames with a bold print upholstery.


The masterpiece of the room is this Karl Springer lucite Greek key desk. Don't you love it? I know I do!


For the dining room a striking white lacquered credenza with fantastic drawer pulls.


Two Vladamir Kagan lucite club chairs to place in front of the desk. Too much lucite you say??? I say let's live dangerously!
Finally, a super cool brass stool in need of a total upholstery overhaul for the desk. Think zebra or possibly black faux mink.

Wouldn't it be great if you could do this for real. Just sit down at your computer and order up a great room online in it's entirety. Oh to live the life of the unbearably rich!!! I have to go now and finish choosing my fantasy wallpaper, flooring and accessories so I can sit back and relax in my fantasy room at the end of the day.

12 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

Wow! You picked some goodies Jackie!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Great selection! The Karl Springer desk is seriously to die for. I am just now arriving on the 1st Dibbs train and it is such a great resource.

franki durbin said...

It's too much, I can't take it. Where's my AMEX?

{this is glamorous} said...

That was fun! And you picked some seriously stylish pieces. I'm with Brilliant on that Karl Springer lucite Greek key desk.

Amber said...

Wow...that Laszlo console is superb! Love it!

Things That Inspire said...

I love your style!

rochambeau said...

All fab Jacki Blue!!
I will visit the site you mentioned on Wed. Thank you for the link.
Have FUN creating your design!

franki durbin said...

I am back to look over your pieces yet again. I had no idea Kagan had designed those Lucite chairs. Nice discovery. Does the man know no bounds? :)

The Paris Apartment said...

ok that's just too much stimulation to take in on one post! i've got to get over there and play!!

ALL THE BEST said...

LOVE those lamps!!!!

girl meets glamour said...

I just love all these pics, esp the yellow credenza.

~Kate

halcyon said...

A few years back when Dallasite Greer Garson (Mrs. Buddy Fogelson to us) died, many things from her Dallas home went up for sale. There were many items of Hollywood Regency furniture, including some William Haines chairs. I could kick myself now because then, I wasn't interested in that style. As I remember, the prices were fairly low, however the best pieces were aready sold. Those dining chairs rock!