I’m Still Here! With Some Reading Suggestions

bk_atomicranchSweet fancy moses, I haven’t posted since January! In truth, it’s because I was abducted by aliens and taken back to the 1950’s to do more research on midcentury architecture. But I am back, with some summer reading suggestions!

Firstly, if you are not hip to this jive already, you need to check out Atomic Ranch magazine. I have a subscription and I highly recommend it for fantastic ideas on how to furnish and decorate your midcentury Don Mills home. You can also just join their Facebook page which is a great resource as well, with lots of fan-submitted photos. Or, you could just get yourself their fancy-dancy coffee table book pictured above.

Another great site, that has more of a nuts and bolts approach to midcentury homes, is Retro Renovation. Here you can learn where to get that elusive formica countertop, or how to source vintage knobs and pulls, or simply what period-appropriate colour to paint your home. You can post questions and have them answered by a very enthusiastic community of retro renovation fans.

Lastly, the Eichler Network, although specifically about California Modern homes, has a lot of great articles and photos you can use for inspiration. Just don’t attempt to emulate their landscaping, as catctii and orange trees don’t fare so well in Don Mills.

Happy reading!



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