Mid-Century Modern(ization)

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Textile Addict


I’ve bought 18 rugs since we moved into this house.  EIGHTEEN.  If that’s not bad enough, in the last two weeks I’ve purchased four for the same room.  FOUR.


And this white “dipped” basket, because how sweet is that?  At least I can safely say that three of these rugs are going back to the store.   I just had to figure out which one to keep!

I know.  I KNOW.  It’s a sickness.

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Choices, choices.  Any guesses to which one found a home in our laundry room?


Sorry for the blur.  I chose the blue stripes because deep blue plays so well with the maple cabinetry in this room and the neighboring hall.  Plus it’s reversible — it has narrow blue stripes on one side and wide blue stripes on the other.  I liked that it gives us options! Slowly but surely, folks.  We are inching toward progress. (Also, sneak peek at the half bathroom there.  We did some minor updates in there when the new floors went in — details to come in a future post!)

Kirk really likes the blue Moroccan rug under the kitchen table.  I’m still on the fence — it feels a bit busy in there to me with all those table/chair legs going on — but we’re trying it out for a couple days.  What says you?  Like it?


Oh, and I found a Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (aka Snake Plant) at Home Depot for $9 last weekend.  This is not it’s final resting spot — it’s a bit too big for the table top, but I looove that pot.  It’s got a neat wave pattern on the outside and a pretty sky blue painted on the inside.  $12 at Home Goods!

As for my Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree … it’s not doing so hot.


They’re known for being extremely finicky and just bringing it home from the nursery and repotting it threw it for a loop.  This photo was taken a couple days ago, it’s now about to drop a number of leaves near the base, but the higher leaves seem to be recovering ok.  At least they are pointed toward the ceiling instead of the floor these days so I’m taking that as a good sign.

Fingers crossed!



Author: Olivia @ Mid-Century Modern(ization)

I am a wife, mother, and writer. I am also a crafting, furniture-refinishing, home-designing nut.

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