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sneak peek: angela hardison

May 11, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

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angela hardison is a graphic designer and co-owner of seesaw designs – a design and letterpress studio in sunny scottsdale, arizona. she lives in mesa (a suburb of phoenix) with her husband, clint.  little did i know, but apparently arizona is filled with amazing thrift and antique stores, and some of angela’s finds are sold online in her seesaw vintage shop.  we hope you enjoy the beautiful sneak peek into angela’s home! you can find additional images right here. {thanks, angela!} -anne

[Our house has a mid-century eclectic feel and is influenced by my love for finding (and bringing home, sometimes to my husband's dismay) old treasures. As a designer I'm constantly inspired by color, pattern, and texture, so there's a lot of it throughout each room.  We live in a two-story tract home and the bones of the house are lacking any charm, but I've tried to bring character in through all of the thrifted/ antique pieces, estate sale gems and Craigslist finds.]

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The yellow lamp was an anniversary present from my husband, and the lamp on the right is one of the many items in the house that has been made over with spray paint. The painting above our bed has moved from room to room, but I prefer it here for now because of the juxtaposition with the mid-century furniture. I bought our entire bedroom set (headboard, nightstands, and 9-drawer dresser) for only $100 on craigslist.

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My husband really wanted this old leather chair and I’ve fallen in love with it since. It’s super comfy and the perfect place to curl up with a good book. The ’50s folk art was found while antiquing in Tucson and had to come home with us because it’s just so odd.

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The 1905 mahogany upright piano is a recent addition. It took a lot of searching to find one I loved as much as I love playing the piano. On the piano: the beginning to my collection of vintage floral oil paintings and the beloved Penguin classic books designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

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I was clearly inspired by Lisa Congdon’s plate wall and decided to make my own version in our dining room. I started collecting antique plates but got impatient and bought several new plates as well. It makes me happy every time I walk past it.

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CLICK HERE for the rest of angela’s sneak peek after the jump!


 sneak peek: angela hardison

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10 Responses to “sneak peek: angela hardison”
  1. beth says:

    cute place- I really like the bedroom and that big leather chair. The room colour is perfect. Aside from the kitchen, you had me convinced this was a charming little 50s rancher (I’m guessing ‘tract home’ means suburban new build?)

  2. Erin Simpson says:

    If you’d like to find one of a kind mid century modern “found” furnishings, go to RED Modern Furniture on East Camelback. Very special, museum quality, pricey, but tons of eye candy for the very critical eye.

  3. Connie says:

    I love every chair in this home!

  4. Kelly says:

    Great colors, and wow, some really choice vintage finds! I am jealous.

    I live in a very cookie-cutter tract home myself, and so I appreciate DS featuring a similar type of home. Living in crazy expensive SoCal, sometimes cute & charming AND good neighborhood is just not in the budget.

  5. Laura says:

    I adore the yellow edging and lamp in the bedroom. It’s so simple and pretty, but manages to tie everything together.

  6. Sara says:

    I love so much about this home – such cohesiveness. I was so excited to see the yellow lamp, I found the same one(s) at a consignment shop and they’re in my bedroom, they are even more beautiful when you can see the lovely details close up!

  7. amanda says:

    sneak peek day always makes me want to go home and tidy up my place…

  8. jennifer young says:

    what an inspiring home! i love seesaw designs. and that mcm bed set for $100?! incredible!!! what a steal.

  9. kenzie says:

    love it angela! so inspiring.

  10. Stacey says:

    The plate wall art is quite unique and cheerful!! Lovely home.

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