Friday, June 29, 2012

An Orange Moon's Top Five Vintage GET List

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* Harvey Probber Sofa

This is hands down the most important & presumably the largest piece of furniture you will purchase. When choosing a sofa, look for great lines, a solid frame & little bit of swagga! Remember, whether you call it a couch, davenport, daybed or sofa, this is the piece you build out from.

*Side bar: An Orange Moon always has adorable vintage refurbished sofas in stock. This week? A DUX by Folkes Ohlsson & a Selig sofa totally re-mixed Dunbar style! These sofas are An Orange Moon exclusive.

*Teak "FULL Sideboard" Credenza
Some of us can remember back in the day when a Credenza was called a Buffet, Sideboard or Console. Today's Design Stars use them as a cabinet to float a flatscreen above, a kick-ass storage unit to house component systems, and just a really smart unit to for extra storage.

*Sidebar: In the AOM Home, we have one in every room. My favorite is the guest Credenza where it houses cotton balls, fluffy hand towels, hotel style sheets, travel size lotions, tooth brushes & other things guest need for AOM style comfort. Try it. Not only will your guest feel special (you anticipated their needs, & you really want them there!), but it aids in keeping order in the home, thus allowing you to visit your guests, instead of playing the role of hand maiden. New Credenza arrivals include: American of Martinsville & Folke Ohlsson for Dux.


*Kipp Stewart for Stuart McDougall Dining Set

Want to make a memory? Buy a vintage Mid Century Modern dining room set! No not the little bistro style, but the table that has two or more leaves, 6 side chairs & 2 head chairs. (The two head chairs can be big & upholstered if you  want to chop it up a bit!) That Design Stars, is the new move!  

*Have a smallish space & want to have a dinner party? Remove all the chairs & reposition the table (in its entirety) to the longest wall or under the window for all you Bungalow owners out there! Then add a LARGE FRESH floral center piece, your favorite dishes on your prettiest platters & poof, you've just transitioned that awesome dining table into a buffet! Position the chairs around the wall, "house party" style. As the night winds up, the food is devoured, and the staff can bring out the wine. Now watch the dining room becomes the dance floor! HOLLA! New dining room arrivals include: Eva Chairs, Erik Christiansen & American of Martinsville.

4. Vintage Lighting
Image of Mid Century Modern Danish Lamps

 *Mid Century Modern Lamps

How important is lighting? It can make or break a room! Gone are the days of just one pair. Todays Design Stars up light, down light & spot light every corner of every room. We currently have 8 lamps in our living room.  

*Use lighting on top of bookcases & fireplaces, in unconventional spaces like the kitchen. Want to really chop it up? Do it AOM style and add a chandelier in the  bath. Yes really! Your guest will think they've just stumbled into Elle Decor.
New arrivals: Acrylic base lamps! Nice for keeping a tight space open. And for the industrial enthusiats, a vintage, mint condition heat/irradiation lamp by Sperti, inc.

5. The Vintage Lounge Chair

The Egg Chair

After a hard day in the world, you come in, turn off the alarm, throw your keys on the hall Credenza, kick off your shoes, put down your bag/briefcase & what?  Fall into the waiting arms of your favorite lounge chair. For me its my Egg chair. It was made to block out sound. And on some days I need to chill, have a sip of something cool, flip through a magazine & listen to the television drone on about much ado about nothing.

*We think a lounge chair is just as important as a sofa. Why? Because It's all yours. Your own private little sanctuary. New arrivals: a fabulous pair of walnut lounge chairs totally reupholsterred in a French Oatmeal Boucle. Want to know a design secret? Add a footstool to your lounger--instant heaven!

Take it slow, have fun & have a happy Fourth of July!
Lynne McDaniel

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An Orange Moon
Chicago,IL 60647
312.450.9821 or 773.664.3704

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