March 23, 2009 Uncategorized

Modern Capital’s House: Before and After Dining Room Pix

Since moving to our 1956 Bethesda split-level more than three years ago, my wife and I have been working on redecorating our dining room. We finally put or old IKEA table and chairs in our storage closet in the basement. We replaced them with a vintage Eames table and vinyl-covered fiberglass shell chairs and added a McCobb credenza, all from Modern Capital sponsor Home Anthology. The painting is from jetsetretrodesign. Now the only things from IKEA are the placemats.



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  1. dinagideon — March 24, 2009 @ 12:52 pm         Reply

    Agh…I love it. This is truly a mid-century modern dining room.

    We, when doing renovations on our 1964 raised rambler, decided to go with the George Nelson bubble lamp to hang over our stairwell. We have since graduated to a George Nelson fish clock for our bathroom. (Sort of an expensive design habit to upkeep, but gosh, those Nelson designs are to die for…)

    I actually have in my classroom a chair that looks exactly like your dining chairs except that it is on rollers and its back is also yellow (not just the front)…and when I stop teaching, that chair is coming with me. I have a huge fear that the uniformed person that next takes over my classroom will not appreciate it as much as I do!!!

    Have a great day…keep up the good work on your blog!

  2. Mid-Century Mike — March 24, 2009 @ 5:07 pm         Reply

    Thanks for the comments. Yes, being obsessed with George Nelson designs is not cheap.

  3. Chris — March 25, 2009 @ 5:49 am         Reply

    Looks great, Mike! Thanks, as always, for the great blog. I check it every day.

  4. Anonymous — March 25, 2009 @ 6:04 am         Reply

    Mike- Looks great! I love the small size of the sideboard. We live in the Maplewood section of Bethesda, in a 1954 split. I love the blog- I check it out every day!! Its a nice way to start my day! Jill

  5. Anonymous — March 30, 2009 @ 7:27 am         Reply

    are we afraid to paint the walls?

  6. Mid-Century Mike — April 4, 2009 @ 4:36 am         Reply

    What, you don’t like white? After considering a few colors, we decided to go with all white throughout the house except in the kids’ rooms.

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