Sunday, January 29, 2012

An Orange Moon Presents: MCM & Vintage Furniture Lovers Salon

Friday, February 24, 2012

Celebrity Upholsterer to Chicago's Design Community in conjunction with
An Orange Moon, welcomes guest speaker
"David Arevelo"

David from Comfort Upholstery stopped by and confirmed our Mid Century Modern sofa was indeed an Edward Wormley for Dunbar! He went straight "Furniture" CSI! He stated, I'm 99% sure. He began kneading & rubbing the sofa--following the lines. He stated, "there's fabric underneath!" I grabbed a straight-edged razor and made a tiny cut in the fabric. The original fabric was underneath!!!! A beautiful "nubby oatmeal" with gold flecks. Very 1960's. Un-frickin' believable! I knew it was someone, but couldn't pinpoint who? It had all the earmarks. It was from a Boca Raton estate. Down-filled. Solid wood frame. Vintage springs in perfect condition. I tried to moved it by pushing it with my knee--wouldn't budge. Solid as a rock! These designer pieces are built like a tank! The fabric was a custom "Floridian peach Shantung" aka RAW SILK.
Real old school...
At that moment customers came in and I promptly brought it down a thousand! There was still some action over by the sofa, everyone was crowded around. Tom Robinson from next door was there. Dean from Glassworks was there. Mike the welder was there. Mondre our little helper was there. Just a beehive of activity! And the best part? When I walked away, Ty continued slicing the new fabric on top until he found the DUNBAR label underneath the old fabric.

We had a million questions for David after that. Best statement of the day, "you know if you cut that fabric you're obligated to recover that sofa. It doesn't have to be with me, but you have to do it!" To that I say, I hear you cluckin' chicken!
 Why do I love vintage furniture so much??? I'll answer that question & more at the MCM & Vintage Furniture Lovers Salon Friday, February 24TH, from 6p until.
Thank you Comfort Upholstery. We were considering a Cinnamon Mohair, but I simply couldn't resist the French Oatmeal Boucle.

Friday, February 24, 2012
Show starts at 6p SHARP!
Put your smart phones to work! Bring furniture photo's for on the spot answers to all your upholstery & woodworking questions.

Party starts @ 7p
Complimentary cocktails, music, beautiful people, dancing...
Open mic question:
Audience participation encouraged.

An Orange Moon
2418 W. NORTH AVE Chicago,IL 60647
312.450.9821 or 773.664.3704


**Car escort for single ladies**
FREE parking!!

An Orange Moon on Bring It Home

Look for Lynne & Ty McDaniel on
"Bring It Home."
Air date March 11, 2012 on WGN. Awesome design show!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tom Robinson TWINS @ The Union League Club of Chicago

When we were scouting our new location someone told us to go to 2416 W. North & ring the bell at the Tom Robinson Gallery. We waited as the door opened and a gentleman with kind eyes opened the door & without a moments hesitation invited us in. We stepped into an open and airy gallery with Italian opera wafting quietly through the air. The ceilings looked to be 20 ft high, the patina of the maple floors showed the travels of thousands of people through the years. The creamy ecru exposed brick walls held the most unusual works of art I've ever seen!  My first thought is what are these pieces made of? Then I stepped in for a closer look as Ty explained the reason for the visit.

"Brooke-Twins Seven 2010"

Tom Robinson the artist quietly explained what they were made of, why he choose the model, the different types of wood & the process.
Check out the video below.

Tom has been selected to be published in edition
Join Ty & I as we join Tom Robinson at:
The Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604


February 2012
Third Floor Art Gallery
Reception Thursday, February 2, 5:30- 7p
Artists Remarks at 6p

Business casual attire (no jeans or gym shoes)

An Orange Moon
2418 W. NORTH AVE Chicago,IL 60647
312.450.9821 or 773.664.3704

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Orange January Design Profile: Joules Jewels Vintage

New this year! Design Professionals making it do what it do!

First up, Jillian & Elvis...

"Elvis and I met in 2008 and have been crazy about each other since. Elvis and I love vintage so much we decided that we would only buy vintage for our home. They just don't make things the way they used to. The design is unmatched and the quality of the materials is exceptional.

If we could describe our personal style, it would be mid century meets quirky. Perhaps “Art Retro” would be an appropriate term. With my background in art and love for vintage, I see beauty in most things. Elvis loves a good mantique, and loves the marriage of design and function. 'I LOVE that description. Mid Century Modern meets quirky. Why because design is no good unless you mix it up. Is your entire space all Deco? Mission? French? Well okay, I get it if if's all French, but if you're reading this blog, you know Heidi Klum & I DO NOT believe in matchy-matchy. MODERNISTS, ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN DESIGN STYLE!'

Sunday, January 8, 2012

SEXY Danish Lipstick Red Sofa


An Orange Moon
2418 W. NORTH AVE Chicago,IL 60647
312.450.9821 or 773.664.3704

Saturday, January 7, 2012

An Orange Moon Big Cartel Recently Sold Inventory...

First-thank you Modernists & lovers of all things beautiful--for your patience and understanding in regard to keeping our Big Cartel site updated. Thanks to YOU our new showroom is keeping us quite busy. 

As the world knows by now, we have completed Phase I, the showroom. Phase II, the 8 foot windows behind the double doors & soon we will 
begin Phase III, our event space.

Ever wanted to have a cool Mid Century Modern dinner party complete with museum quality Mid Century Modern design? How about a wine tasting or Art show? Wedding reception? Or boys/girls night out! Then think about renting our space! Stay tuned...

Also like to send a shout out for a Social Media Design Intern! Must be passionate about vintage furniture & design. Will sign off for credit hours. Great perks include: Transportation pass, lunch, cash paid for event assistance & the best part? You'll have a chance to roll with the Queen Bee! Send me a video clip, blog post, cover letter that tells who you are. Send something juicy please! Must be an Internet junkie & can do it all! No calls, send info to:

Modernist, remember when you visit , sign up for the newsletter detailing our evening Valentines Cocktail party, tentatively slated for Friday, 2/10/12, from 7p until.

Image of An Orange Moon Mirror  Image of Ladies Primping Bench

Image of Kent Coffey "Wharton" Highboy   Image of Bassett Walnut Danish Design Desk  Image of Lawrence Peabody for Richardson Nemschoff  Image of Gentleman's Grey Mid Century Modern Sofa

Image of Finn Juhl for John M Smythe Dining Table & Chairs Image of Finn Juhl for John M. Smythe

Image of Kent Coffey Side Table  Image of Heywood Wakefield Teak Desk

Image of KENT COFFEY Dining Room Suite   Image of Vintage Red Cross Industrial First Aid Kit

Image of Blow, Goodfellas or Superfly Period Sofa Image of Lane Brutalist Dining Table & Chairs

Image of Thayer Coggins for Milo Baughman Image of Erwin Lambeth for Tomlinson Chairs
Image of French Hollywood Glam  Image of Mid Century Modern Nightstands

Image of KIPP STEWART FOR STEWART MCDOUGALL DINING ROOM SET Image of Jane & Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios

Image of Paul Evans Style Brutalist Credenza Image of Set of 40/4 Chairs

Image of Mid Century Modern Dining Room Set Image of Mid Century Modern Triptych

Image of Picasso-esque Mid Century Modern Oil Painting Image of 4 Richardson Nemschoff Library Chairs

Image of J.L. MOLLER

An Orange Moon
2418 W. NORTH AVE Chicago,IL 60647
312.450.9821 or 773.664.3704