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Top 5 Shops for MCM Furniture and Décor in Long Beach

Whether you’re looking for a matching vintage modern sofa and love seat combo or a period starburst clock, there is a second hand store for you in Long Beach. Rest assured that one of the following top 5 Long Beach shops will have the perfect MCM furniture and Décor for you.

Hunting for the Perfect MCM Bar Stool

Many mid-century homes include an eat-in kitchen with a bar-height counter, often alongside the cooktop. Our newly purchased home, built in the 1950s, boasts this feature. I have been looking for the perfect pair of modern bar stools for my mid-century home for what feels like months now. My budget is solidly set at $300 total for the two stools. After visiting a number of local furniture dealers and antique stores I came up empty handed. I formed the conclusion that searching online was the best bet for my mid-century modern bar stool hunt. I found a lot of great options across various sites.

A Stylish Foundation: The Best Flooring for your MCM Home

While a fully remodeled Mid-Century Modern home is the ideal, the reality of things is that you’ll probably have to renovate part or all of a MCM home if you want to restore it to its original beauty. This is a tremendously enriching and fun experience.

Container Gardening Under the SoCal Sun Cliff May style

Container gardening is a fun and fresh way to grow your own vegetables, flowers, and herbs. The moveable containers used for this method of gardening grants you the flexibility of making the growing spaces work for your lifestyle.

Book Review: Living the Dream in a Cliff May

Prospective buyers of Cliff May homes are sure to be interested in two relatively new books, both of which are readily available in libraries or through Amazon. Taken together, they provide different perspectives on these extraordinary homes.

Off The Shelf or Do It Yourself – Decorating your Mid-Century Home

Decorating and accessorizing a mid-century home has to be one of the most fun aspects of owning one. You know which Nelson pendant lamp you love and you can probably spot an Arne Jacobsen classic at fifty paces but what can you do when you have Eames taste and Target money?

“Patio Living” – A Change For The Better

Over the many years he designed and sold his ranch homes, Cliff May made bold changes to help evolve the layout and function of the homes for their residents.

Cliff May living – Inside out

Cliff May houses are built with a number of geometric patterns, which makes creating an outdoor space for these homes a joy. When looking at the exterior of a Cliff May, the vertical lines line up with the roof joists. The effect is an open but rectilinear façade. The clerestory windows—the long triangular windows near the roofline—also create an interesting architectural feature. While letting in natural light from an elevated height, the windows also make for distinctive exterior details that really set these homes apart.

All Part Of The Plan – Designing your Cliff May

If you were asked to draw a simple house plan for a Cliff May, how would it look? A large rectangle subdivided into smaller squares? Perhaps a wide door to indicate the main entrance and a couple of windows thrown in. You’ve got to get light in there, right? Then, if you were to go a stage further and embellish a little you might add a garage, a yard, maybe a boundary fence or two.

Decorating Your Mid-Century Modern Living Room

Think about what makes your living room unique. It may be the presence of ceiling beams, original parquet floors, or a tall fireplace. Whatever it may be, you’ll want to emphasize this detail.