Port + Palm Co. - Floral Designer

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Our Midcentury Modern Home Tour

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Photography | Lauren Louise Photography

My whole life I've been surrounded by antiques and taken to antique fairs, thrift stores, auctions, you name it. My mom and grandma would plan family road trips with the sole intention of walking around dusty hillsides in search of treasures to bring home.  When Glen and I started looking into buying a home, I knew it needed to be one with history and character. I couldn't imagine living West of 95 in a new build. 

We stumbled upon our house while driving around Lake Worth. We saw an open house sign and went for it. It was way out of our price point but I loved it. Following the open house, I received a voicemail letting me know the price of the house had been reduced and that's when shit got real. We put an offer in and after the pain staking process of buying a home, we were first time home owners!

The little sitting area near our front door is my favorite part of our home. It is full of random pieces that we've collected for the past 3 years, and they somehow all work together. It's bright, full of pattern, and classic midcentury shapes. When I first brought home the framed bird print that hangs over the bar cart, Glen looked at me like I was crazy, he was not the biggest fan. He has since embraced it, or he's just leaned to live with my crazy. 

Most of our pieces were either found while thrifting and antiquing or handed down to us by my family. One of my favorites is a midcentury china cabinet. It was the first big piece of furniture my grandparents purchased together when they first moved in to their first place and now it is a focal point of our first home. 

We recently painted the back wall of our home and our family room a dark blue, and I couldn't be more in love with it. It made everything a bit more cozy and grounds the large and open main living space. 

I wanted to make sure that most of our large pieces of furniture had clean modern lines. It allows me to play with funky accents, intricate frames, while keeping in the time period of the home and avoiding a hectic collection of odds and ends. 

The framed print of the shoreline was my wedding gift to Glen. I purchased it at a framing and art store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire two days before our wedding. I wanted to make sure we had a piece of Portsmouth when we came back to our Florida home. Artwork and custom framing is an investment, but it'll end up making such an impact no matter how large or small. 

When designing for a wedding or for our home I always try to focus on finding a classic thread that will stand the test of time and then mixing in those more trendy pieces. Creating a classic base allows all of the other details to really shine. 

See our home tour featured onApartment Therapy!