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Perfect Combos 
Who would have thought that pairing an antique French sofa with a set of midcentury tulip chairs would work this well? For anyone currently redecorating, this might be the way to go. If you’re starting your furniture search, head over to eBay, where you’ll find a whole bunch of chairs such as these by Knoll. Click here to see see them.
(Photo courtesy of Marie Olsson Nylander for Harvest Agency. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Perfect Combos 

Who would have thought that pairing an antique French sofa with a set of midcentury tulip chairs would work this well? For anyone currently redecorating, this might be the way to go. If you’re starting your furniture search, head over to eBay, where you’ll find a whole bunch of chairs such as these by Knoll. Click here to see see them.

(Photo courtesy of Marie Olsson Nylander for Harvest Agency. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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I Spy: It’s a Hoot 
The original inspiration for this edition of “I Spy” were the playful paintings featured in this dining room. But we quickly discovered that “abstract owl” was a query that brought up a ton of incredibly unique items (way more narrow in focus than simply searching for “abstract painting”). Check out this rare Joseph Damarais signed and framed artist proof or this Eames-era midcentury baby snow owl carved out of stone. Also from the midcentury is this “brutalist” metal owl sculpture. You can check out the entire selection of “abstract owl” items here. And remember, when it comes to using eBay efficiently, try to be as specific as possible to find the most delightful of hidden gems.  
(Photo courtesy of Abaton. Text by Jenny Bahn)

I Spy: It’s a Hoot 

The original inspiration for this edition of “I Spy” were the playful paintings featured in this dining room. But we quickly discovered that “abstract owl” was a query that brought up a ton of incredibly unique items (way more narrow in focus than simply searching for “abstract painting”). Check out this rare Joseph Damarais signed and framed artist proof or this Eames-era midcentury baby snow owl carved out of stone. Also from the midcentury is this “brutalist” metal owl sculpture. You can check out the entire selection of “abstract owl” items here. And remember, when it comes to using eBay efficiently, try to be as specific as possible to find the most delightful of hidden gems.  

(Photo courtesy of Abaton. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Operation: Sputnik
The iconic Sputnik chandelier’s starburst of light and metal has been a midcentury design mainstay since its creation in the late 1950s. After the launch of the Soviet Union’s Sputnik satellite in 1957 and, subsequently, the development of NASA program in the US, the influence of space became far-reaching, touching everything from car design to home interiors. The perfect example of this is the Sputnik chandelier. Its style has been recreated by contemporary furniture companies such as Design Within Reach. But for those who want the real deal, eBay has an abundance of Sputnik chandeliers in various sizes and shades. Check them out here.
(Photo: Courtesy of Nuevo Estilo. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Operation: Sputnik

The iconic Sputnik chandelier’s starburst of light and metal has been a midcentury design mainstay since its creation in the late 1950s. After the launch of the Soviet Union’s Sputnik satellite in 1957 and, subsequently, the development of NASA program in the US, the influence of space became far-reaching, touching everything from car design to home interiors. The perfect example of this is the Sputnik chandelier. Its style has been recreated by contemporary furniture companies such as Design Within Reach. But for those who want the real deal, eBay has an abundance of Sputnik chandeliers in various sizes and shades. Check them out here.

(Photo: Courtesy of Nuevo Estilo. Text by Jenny Bahn)

(via notmybeautifulhome)