Almost three years ago I got pregnant and after years of looking for a house, my husband and I decided that we needed to find a house soon. Our one-bedroom apartment in North Beach, San Francisco was not going to cut it anymore. We quickly realized we were priced out of the city and we kept looking further and further out of the city. By the time we started looking further out in the suburbs we were dejected, tired and losing hope that we’d find a house we loved. Well, we did find a house we loved but it was a good 45 minutes outside of San Francisco. The trade-off for proximity to the city was finding a beautiful house we could afford – and being able to furnish it with some of our dream furniture.
When we bought the house it was our first time doing real furniture shopping. I had done plenty of shopping at IKEA but that doesn’t count. We were looking at furniture that was not meant to be disposable anymore. As we did our research we found that we kept gravitating to the same style – we found out that we loved Mid-Century Modern.
One of the great designers of the Mid-Century Modern period and style are husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames. The pair came up with some of the most iconic pieces of furniture that define the Mid-Century Modern style. Not only are these pieces aesthetically beautiful, but they are completely functional. They are some of the most user-friendly and comfortable pieces of furniture that I have ever used. That the Eames’ styles still endure is a testament to its lasting design.
There are times that I miss living in the city, and it’s in those moments that I ease into my Eames Lounge and I forget all about SF.
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