Friday, October 25, 2013

BFF MCM


My best friend recently enlisted our help to zhush her 40's California rancher up.  She wants to incorporate mid-century elements to work with the contemporary bones of the house while utilizing her existing traditional furniture.  Since MCM is something people have a very polarized reaction to, you either like it or you don't, she's just starting to get her feet wet in that pool.  Do I hear accessories calling our names?

Sprinkling in accessories are the best way to sport some modern elements without looking like a Mad Men set. Her words exactly on what she didn't want.  Accessories won't break so they ease you into the commitment. 

Since accessories and budget are the name of the game, we tried to find wallet-friendly picks to share.

Everything here (except the tables) is under $200!


I know, I'm obsessed with this coffee table lately. I mean 249 bones?  How could you not be.

I personally love shopping the accessories aisles at Target because I put 'em in my cart, along with my shredded cheddar cheese and I feel totally justified that it was all in a grocery run.



How do you take your MCM - bold cup or watered down?


 

13 comments:

  1. Milk and MCM. I like it! I prefer lots of it.

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  2. You are so funny! Target, I never leave that store under a $100.00 with cheese too! Love the mix you have here it has that eclectic feel that I love!! MCM really mixes well with other styles so I like it either way depending on space!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Karolyn

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  3. I make up some household item I need just so I can stick accessories in my cart! That first lamp is one of my favorites!

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  4. You are right...that coffee table is the bomb! Love you MCM thoughts and if I could start over....I would lean more that way for sure!

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  5. Bold cup for sure! Love all your finds Bethany, I bet your BFF will be very pleased. :-)

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  6. Great finds! The house we're buying is over-the-top MCM, so I have to say my taste runs a bit more mild. Definitely can't lose with accessories. And how right you are about Target! That's what I love best about it, too.

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  7. How lucky your friend is to have you. Your looks are perfect and at the moment ,but you know that will change in two seconds, I am leaning toward the black and white version. Bold.

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  8. I think the black and white less MCM and more ethnic/global/timeless. Not on the fence about MCM: I absolutely hate it, except for one item~me!

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  9. Lordy, Target is definitely among my designer drug of choice. Just left there and spent way too much on some of the very same accessories you show here! Really loving that coffee table as well. Your BFF is a lucky girl.

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  10. I head to the Home dept at T-town first, make a few loops and then pick up my groceries. So incredibly satisfying. And I'm all for MCM - buckets of it!

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