Attention interior designers, modern furniture retailers, and Eichler homeowners!
We are looking for photos of your special Eichler-focused furniture settings.
The Eichler Network is working on an article about furniture for the first issue of our new magazine, CA Modern, which will debut in January. It will also be featured on our website here. This particular article is focused on furniture that works well in Eichlers and other mid-century modern homes, and we are seeking photos of your successes to go along with the copy.
The images will be used to help illustrate some of the basic principles being discussed. If you are a designer or homeowner and think you might have what we are looking for, please let us know at your earliest convenience.
The focus will be on the common living areas - mainly living rooms - and topics discussed will include such things as:
-Scale and placement (how big or small, and where?)
-Color and combinations of color
-Differences in choices when you have mahogany wood walls versus painted walls
-Materials (wood, glass, metal, leather, plastic, etc.)
-Lifestyle pieces (example: do you have something that must serve multiple functions, such as an island off the kitchen that is used for dining, kids homework, storage, and other tasks? Is your "home office" situated in a corner of the living room for space and convenience reasons? Have you done anything clever to "hide" your computer or television in the LR?)
Styles could include, but not necessarily be limited to classic mid-century modern pieces such as those designed by (or “in the style of”) Eames, van der Rhoe, Noguchi, Le Corbusier, Nelson, etc; classic or modern pieces of Scandinavian design, such as the teak pieces that are being made in Denmark and Norway; and others. An example of “others” could even include that family heirloom table that is not modernist but somehow “fits just right” into the room; or even something from IKEA.
If you are an interior designer or furniture retailer who has worked on Eichlers or other MCM homes or an owner who has sample digital photos you could e-mail to us for review, we would be very grateful. We need to hear from you by October 22.
E-mail me and send sample pics to marty AT eichlernetwork DOT com
I live in Terra Linda and have all 1950's furniture in a Kiche fashion in my house if you are interested. My walls are painted Chartruese and Aqua, and I can sytle the living room to be pretty cool if you still need photos...
Hi Party Queen,
Your place sounds way cool! Post a few pics if you get a chance.
Thanks! . :)
PartyQueen rocks! Saw your house on HGTV and my wife and I were inspired by a hanging rack on one of your walls. Kinda hard to describe. Looked like interlocking squares, ideal for showcasing a salt and pepper shaker collection... any idea what I am talking about?
I posted a couple of photos of a piece of "Eichler" furniture a number of months ago. It was a cabinet/storage/hide-a-bed unit that was given to my mother by Joe Eichler for doing a story on him in the newspaper. I still have it and you can probably find the posting here under "Eichler Furniture". It's an odd shape to fit in a corner.