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My Latest Lover: The Mustard Mid-century Modern Ottoman! How To Use Grandma’s Décor, TODAY.

Can grandma’s home décor “cut the mustard” today? I say, “YES!” Last weekend, while at a crawfish boil at my in-law’s house, I noticed a mid-century modern ottoman that spent the past several decades in Grandma’s den. It was dressed in its original mustard velvet upholstery, stacked in the corner of the garage. I seemed to be the only one in the group who had an appreciation for its brilliance. I even heard a few comments about Goodwill being its only destiny (Clutched my pearls!). This ottoman is in high demand these days because it’s authentic, original, and in great shape. I actually searched Charish, Craigslist, and Etsy for a similar item while sourcing a mid-century modern nursery just a few months back. People want top dollar for original mid-century modern treasures like this one. Mid-century modern reproductions are also everywhere in the market these days, and I’m swooning for sure. Here are a few you can get your hands on today!

  1. Hopson Ottoman from Joybird $599untitled
  2. Vintage Mid-Century Yellow Velvet Ottoman from Charish $850f5503bd6-e923-4deb-a169-c546b0192f89
  3. LexMod Engage Fabric Ottoman from Overstock $249.99shopping
  4. Velvet Edlyn Ottoman from Anthropologie $648Capture

Not gonna lie. Although this ottoman has no place in my own newly furnished “farmhouse” style home, I had several seconds of regret when I saw it. Maybe I can clear out just one room and incorporate this treasure? Will it fit in my bathroom or closet perhaps? I just might try!

A pop of mustard can really spice up any style room. Check out these tangy ottomans!

I often find myself admiring the treasures in Grandma’s home a bit more than most. I will continue to advocate for bringing new life to vintage pieces. I’d love to help you do just this in your home, too! Check out Services for Designing to Dwell to learn how we can partner together to turn your Granny’s goods into show stopping pieces.

Here’s what I did with a few of Grandma’s other treasures:

Who wore it best…Blanche, Rose, or ME?! IMG_4724

Grandma’s lamp is the very first thing you see when entering my new home!



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