Holiday Inspiration {Recipe for a Midcentury Christmas}

December 28, 2014



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 Creative genius Melissa James loves mid-century modern style
and decked her halls with wows and folly for a 
party for family (that's us!) the other night.
Wanna know her recipe?
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 It's a unique Midcentury Mod mix tempered with
wisdom culled from heroes including
Paul McCobb and Charles Eames.

*Showbizzy lights over a piano.
*Original contemporary art.
*Fresh greenery.
*Aluminum trees.
*A treasured sparkly fez.
(Yes, a fez. What screams Rumpapumpum more
classically than a bust of David in a vintage fez?)

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  Bonus ingredient to make a holiday fete feel even sexier?
Just add fur.


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WHO EVER SAID THAT PLEASURE WASN'T FUNCTIONAL?
~Charles Eames

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ART RESIDES IN THE QUALITY OF DOING. PROCESS IS NOT MAGIC.
~Charles Eames

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THE ROLE OF A DESIGNER IS THAT OF A VERY GOOD, THOUGHTFUL HOST
ANTICIPATING THE NEEDS OF HIS GUESTS.
~Charles Eames

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 A dark horse is right at home in Melissa's beachy den.
photography by hello lovely studio & Melissa James

 Three generations dined, sang, danced, and deeply connected
against a festive backdrop artfully rendered by Melissa.
What joy!


EVENTUALLY EVERYTHING CONNECTS.
~Charles Eames


Happy New Year, friends.

Peace to you right where you are.




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7 comments

  1. Hi Michelle,
    Love mid-century!! Praying for teeny Jinx and sending love,
    Holly

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    1. thanks so much, holly. Jinx is doing well!

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  2. Oh no. My prayers are with the puppy and her family.
    Such a beautiful post, Michele, as always!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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    1. thanks, teresa. happy new year, friend.

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  3. awww...healing to the little one! And boy do I love them chairs ;) happy holidays!

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  4. Sending healing prayers. One of our pups lost an eye a couple years ago. They are resilient and he is happy and healthy oxox

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  5. I totally agree with the quote about details! And, your puppy is soo sweet!
    Eva

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