midcentury modern for chairish

mid century for chairish | madeline made

i am still mourning the loss of my beloved mad men this week. did you watch? when chairish asked me to put together some of my favorite pieces from their mid-century collection, i immediately thought of the interiors of the 60’s and how they informed why i became a designer. when in design school, i admired 60’s icon couple charles and ray eames and their love for primary colors. their color palette and designs are timeless and still relevant today. i love that chairish has so many authentic designer pieces that can be used in all styles.

check out my favorites picks here from chairish and sources below. the eames documentary (the architect and the painter) is wonderful and you can see their home was full of color and life.

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lady lithograph / skyline silkscreen / lucite chandelier / eames molded plywood chairs / brass hex table / blue tufted sofa / brass magazine rack / herman miller nelson bench / marble brass coffee table / blue landscape / brass pendant / red platner chairs / brass elephant bookends / danish sideboard

i have lots to tell and excited to share about my new nephew, business, and projects. happy memorial day weekend. madeline

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date night: bruce monro light

bruce monro exhibit | madeline made

for date night on friday, we finally visited the bruce monro outdoor light exhibit at cheekwood botanical gardens in nashville entitled ‘light.’ it was a beautiful night with cool crisp air, bourbon apple cider, and fiber optics. ‘field of light’ was especially beautiful with 20,000 optical spheres. this reminded me so much of the synchronous fireflies in the smoky mountains that twinkle in unison (has anyone seen these?!) every piece of the exhibit resembled a dream, something out of the wizard of oz… i will let the images speak for themselves.

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this last one was my favorite of the night. i could not stop staring at it – reminds me of the nike of samothrace at the louvre. these are floating fiber optic spheres on a reflecting pool. the indoor images were chandeliers installed inside the cheekwood mansion. we had a crepe breakfast visit with my aunt this morning and sitting out in the adirondacks till dark. what did you do this weekend?

madeline