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If I were living in the mid-century era, and I was furnishing my home, I would most likely not go with a "modern" theme of furnishings for my home. I love my Heywood Wakefield bedroom set, but my true love is the beautiful mahogany wood Duncan Phyfe style. I love the richness of the wood, and the formality of it. I have always preferred dark wood, with mahogany being my favorite. 1950s blond furniture was fun, bright, and forward thinking. Duncan Phyfe styles of the time were traditional, grounded in history. I like that idea. I love being surrounded by rich feeling things, and to me, nothing seems more rich than the beautiful and elegant Duncan Phyfe. Surprised? Maybe you are, maybe not, but you have seen my French Provincial sofa, and I love the simple elegance of it.
I'm sure that if I had a family room that it would have had more casual furnishings in it, but most likely it would still be dark wood. Maybe you remember last fall when I posted pictures of the different furniture refinishing projects I tackled last summer. All of them were refinished in mahogany. All were more formal in style.
So, are any of you hiding the fact that you like the traditional side of mid-century, or am I standing alone here?
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