Barcelona Chair by Meis van der Rohe
Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer
Coconut Chair by George Nelson
la chaise, oyster chair by Eames
Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen
Platner Dining Table and Chairs by Warren Platner
Swag leg chair by George Nelson
Egg Chair by Arnie Jacobsen
LC2 chair by Mies van der Rohe
The students involved in the COLLAGE magazine publication posed for a photo that was inspired by the 1961 Playboy photo and article "Designs for Living." The photo was taken at Vic's Vintage in Athens, GA.
1961 Playboy photo and article "Designs for Living."
Q. We have an outdoor themed living room (ducks mostly). How do you add something feminine without it looking out of place?
A. Try incorporating some fabrics with the same colors already in the space to help bring some femininity to the room. Choose accessories such as picture frames, vases, candles or lamps in a metallic finish to add some sparkle. Look for an organic shape to your accessories, adding curves brings in more of the feminine elements.
Q. I’m tired of plain walls. Can you help me break out of the white wall rut?
A. Take baby steps by giving a small space like an entry hall, powder room or closet, a pop of color. Or ease into it with pale greens and soft blues. If you can't kick the white-wall habit, try some color on your ceilings—shades of light blue look great!
Q. Any tips for finding the best deal on a couch?
A. It's not worth it to spend even $200 on a poorly made sofa that will look outdated and worn out this time next year. A great couch is worth saving for. It's all about collecting pieces, whether cheap or pricey, yard sale or inherited, that you'll use again and again in various rooms and in different homes.
Q. The ceiling fixture in my living room is so harsh. What are some other options out there?
A. Use a lot of table and floor lamps; the glow they cast is a lot more flattering than that from an overhead light. Play with heights by putting an interesting floor lamp on one side of a sofa and a small lamp on a table on the other side.
Q. My apartment has no storage space. Help!
A. Look for a slim, clean-lined wardrobe or armoire. If you don't have a utility closet, keep cleaning supplies out of sight by hanging everything on a sturdy hanger behind a door, out of the way.
Q. How can I make my tiny hall bathroom look cute?
A. I love painted stripes. You can feel free to experiment with paint color in a bright, bold color or with a crazy and fun pattern. Any tiny space makes that even more possible. Colorful wallpaper also offers a quick transformation. And scour yard sales for a vintage framed mirror instead of a standard-issue mirrored cabinet. It will make the room feel more special and charming.
Q. I cannot afford a big renovation for my kitchen, any ideas for sprucing up my kitchen without a big renovation?
A. Replacing cabinet hardware adds interest, and a sunny shade of yellow on the walls or window shades brightens up a boring kitchen. In the spring, bring the outdoors inside with plants and trays of wheatgrass, stones or shells.
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