Bartered midcentury night tables and their change-over

Maybe it already happened to you; you are visiting some old households and literally fall in love with retro furniture so much, that you can imagine them in your own house. Lívia was visiting her grand-mother, and alike, fell in love with original midcentury modern Czechoslovakian furniture. In grand-mother’s bedroom, she found very interesting designed night tables, brand Jitona. She ...

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Sweet chairs for my sweetheart, cute bedroom for my sweet!

Even old retro furniture can be redesigned in romantic and resourceful spirit. Juraj Výboh, who found an inspiration in his old chair, did it. He used it every day while breakfasting, but when he found out its name, the idea has come immediately. The tag said that it was a serial Czechoslovakian goods Zlatko  (Sweetheart).  And in no time, he ...

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An Original Retro Cabinet With Resourceful Wallpaper

Lívia had the image, of this beautiful retro cabinet, in hear head for a long time, because she always liked furniture on beveled legs. She knew that items which are offered by furniture companies in their catalogues are not her cup of tea. This secretary, from 70s of the 20th century labeled as furniture Prague, was found on some online ...

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Functionalism In the High Tatras

On my February’s wandering the High Tatras (Slovakia), the functionalist hotel in Horný Smokovec caught my eye, on the present – the apartment-hotel Poľana.  It stands above the main road from Starý Smokovec to Tatranská Lomnica. Its beautiful curves remind that, after the creation of Czechoslovakia  in 1918, the functionalism pierced into Tatras, where modernist villas, hotels and medical institutions ...

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A Hundred Years Old Thonet Chair In Black & White

In two years, the massive old thonet chair will celebrate its centenary. Majka inherit it from her husband’s grandparents, along with other tree pieces, which still waiting for their renovation. She decided that chairs will find their further usage with oval table in dining room in their flat, which is being reconstructed. This chair was the first “guinea-pig” and also ...

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Don’t Throw Out Old Armchairs – 25 Proofs of Their Fantastic Makeovers

Retro armchairs are fresh invigoration of modern interiors. Retro / vintage are really “IN” and increasing demand for upholstering of old but still attractive design pieces suggests it too.  Many upholsterers and restorers will now tell you that the contracts with the retro theme have recently appeared to be trending.  Although it is not the cheapest thing, but the next ...

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Children’s Room With Cheerful Chest of Drawers in Art Deco Style

“Solitaire retro piece in a children’s room? Why not!”  I said to myself when I discovered these two old massive night tables in Art Deco style on one online bazaar. They are able to hide the number of childhood treasures, toys and with their fabulous rounded shapes romantically revive a child’s bedroom.  “Anyway, I need some piece of furniture that ...

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