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Cabin Fever {Salem, MA}

I recently came across a new local shop called Cabin Fever and talked to owner Roberta O?Connor who sells mid-century modern furniture and accessories just north of Boston in her historic Salem, MA. She sent over a mini store tour for us since her website is still under construction (it currently only lists general information).


What makes Cabin Fever so unique? All of their vintage furniture is imported from Brazil! Now there’s a twist for ya! Why Brazil? O?Connor loves the Jacaranda Rosewood and Honey Caviuna woods and hand selects each piece for Cabin Fever. As a native of Brazil, her appreciation for rich, tropical wood runs deep and she thinks that it only enhances the beauty of mid-century lines and that because Americans are just starting to discover the wealth of Brazilian furniture and architecture from the 50?s and 60?s that Cabin Fever is the perfect place to showcase some of it.

Brazilian designers like Sergio Rodrigues, Giuseppe Scapinelli, Novo Rumo and Branco e Preto are all represented in the collection. “These designers are starting to gain renown in the United States, just as Eames, Saarinen and Jacobsen have represented mid-century modern design,? O?Connor says.


In addition to Brazilian finds, Cabin Fever also carries DwellStudio, Jonathan Adler, Perch, Thomaspaul, and Publique Living to name a few. Local artists will also have a chance to sell their wares as handmade prints and accessories will soon be offered.

Congratulations on your new store, Roberta! And Boston locals — Why not take a trip up to Salem this weekend?

(images from cabin fever)

Posted in Shop Tours, shopping, travel on July 11, 2008
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Brocade Home Sale {save 50%}

Brocade Home is having a generous sale for those of you who have your eyes on some of their pieces. They’ve just marked down lots of items – 50% off! I know, how great is this!? I see more and more of their tables and chairs in magazines lately and I’ve heard positive customer reviews concerning the overall quality of their furniture so I guess that’s good, right?


I really like their lace patterned bath cabinet, you could totally line the interior of the door with pretty paper or fabric. I also like the silhouette nesting tables for the living room. If you are feeling creative why not paint them a bright teal or solid black to create a different mood entirely? I’d like to get my hands on this chair and reupholster it with a modern pineapple print from Rubie Green.

(images from brocade home)

Posted in furniture, reader discounts on July 11, 2008

Writing, Writing, Writing!

I’ve been writing a lot over at Haus Maus today and I wrote a piece over at Real Simple that you may be interested in. Topics include kitchen design, cute ceramics, and a few good shops that ship globally. I’ll be back here to blog this afternoon so stay tuned!

Posted in uncategorized on July 11, 2008

Amazing Discount Wallpaper Website

Looking for some of your favorite wallpaper online at huge discounts? My rolls of Cole & Son Cow Parsley gorgeousness just arrived and I paid $15 for shipping and $105 per roll (each roll is a double). I know that’s not cheap, but usually you can expect to pay over $50 for shipping and $180+ per roll.


How did I save so much money? I didn’t even have to show cleavage or bat an eyelash! More here on my other blog.

(image from holly becker for decor8)

Posted in walls on July 10, 2008

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