Abby's South American get-away this week left us with big flip flops to fill. While she spent the week sipping on pina coladas, the Home and Garden section of the LA Times has been revisiting the past. With the current economic crisis forcing folks to watch their wallets, old trends are coming back. Line drying your clothes (while eco-friendly) unfortunately isn't always legal. In addition to these money-saving tips, the LA Times highlights the welcome return of gold chairs (chrome is out), fake plants and a Mid-Century Modern hillside pad that brings back it's former owners style (and even some of her former furniture). Not to mention Heath Ceramics bringing affordability back to design with their new line of tile. More, pics and links, after the jump...
An LA couple brings Greta Magnusson Grossman's 1948 house back to life. Never quite getting her due in the heyday of Neutra and the like, this Beverly Hills Mid-Century Modern mixes the past with the present in a believable way.
Finally! We never could get on the chrome bandwagon and with AT's February Jumpstart, we're thrilled that gold is making a comeback. We're definitely thinking this table could be DIY'd--check out all the inspirational chairs here.
Fake greenery, whether you love it or loathe it, Adam Isaacs' faux garden has friends and clients in the dark. Bringing back the trend in an unbelievable way (even the succulents look real).
The eco-trend is taking over homes but not ever neighbor is enthused. While line-drying your clothes cuts back costs and saves wear and tear, a fence covered in tees and towels doesn't have the aesthetic look that goes with a gated community. Find out if your clothesline is illegal...
Heath Ceramics is offering a new line of tile to customers for 40% less than their standard tile set. We love the muted colors of the Modern Basics line and a sample set is available at the LA store.
[Images; Anne Cusack for LAT; Moth Design; DeBrocke; Heath Ceramics]