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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Mad Men Decor with an Edge!

Exterior of Contemporary House in North Atlanta.
On Friday, my husband accompanied me on the morning estate sales and we found some very interesting ones!  The one that stood out most was in a contemporary style house (probably built in 60's or 70's) - a style that is not particularly prevalent or popular here in the South. As we walked in, we were informed there were four floors and the layout was scattered. The sellers also suggested that this would be the perfect house for Don Draper (Jon Hamm) of Mad Men fame. I, of course, would not mind AT ALL running into Jon Hamm in any setting. That did not, however, happen!

The house had some very vintage pieces and decor fully intact - like nothing had changed since it was built.
These bright yellow cabinets were in pristine condition - just needed a stylish couple mixing a martini and putting out the cheese and crackers. 
Shag carpet ... and it's popular again.

I did put a bid on a set of Erwin Lambeth loveseats/settees in great but (of course) dated condition - link to website. I was not familiar with the brand and looked it up immediately.

A lot of rich history here:
Settees purchased

The story of Tomlinson / Erwin - Lambeth began over one hundred years ago with two different companies only eight miles apart. Both companies were family owned and operated and began within months of each other. The Tomlinson family started the Tomlinson Chair Company in High Point, North Carolina in 1901.
Also in 1901, the Lambeth family started The Standard Chair Company in Thomasville, North Carolina. In 1947, a new plant was built to create furniture specifically for the design trade.
The sellers wanted $795 for the pair but that is way beyond my cost point so I bid $200 for the two. On Saturday, I got a call indicating they were mine and I had to beg my sweet husband to return with our van to load the two - a tricky proposition I will not go into here.

Initially, I planned to redo the woodwork but it is in very nice condition so I choose to keep the original. I have two fabrics I plan to use - one is a clean neutral and the other a woven fabric which includes a hint of the wood color. They were dropped off this morning and I cannot wait to see how these turn out!

Another great day of estate saling!

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