Genny's Mid-Century Modern Rental

Genny's Mid-Century Modern Rental

Adrienne Breaux
Mar 26, 2010

You may remember seeing Genevieve Addison's smart and sassy Mid-Century Modern style when she helped with that awesome retro-inspired DIY junk mail wall clock how-to post. We knew her apartment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana would most likely exhibit the same great look and spunk—and we were right!

Located in the coveted Garden District of Baton Rouge, this double shotgun style four-plex was probably built around the 1920s, when no air conditioning made a home's ability to have natural ventilation essential. Genny emailed us some of her thoughts on the place and her style: "Since I was young, my parents have instilled a love for old things and the history of Louisiana, especially its architecture, which was what initially attracted me to this place: its wood floors, old warped glass windows, high ceilings and awesome front porch. I furnished it with all kinds of things I've procured from the shop, thrift stores, garbage piles, etc. I've had things I've been saving since I was little to have in my house for when I 'grew up'!!! It's become a kind of eclectic funky retro color explosion. It's never been beneath me to dig through my neighbor's garbage and scope out a cool chair or end table and give it a second life. I just like surrounding myself with things that have "soul" or a past life or story behind them; something about being around old used things makes me feel comfortable. Things that were once loved but now maybe they've lost their luster and they just need a little polish and some love and they're good to go."

Along with being a designer at one of the top architecture firms in Baton Rouge, Sauviac+Dang Architects, she also sells fabulous vintage home furniture and accessories at local mini-antique mall Aladdin Lamps and Antiques. Her love of all things Mid-Century Modern is infectious, and she's taken to twitter to point out MCM-inspired spots around Baton Rouge. She also designs and makes home accessories and revamps old finds (prompting many around her to constantly exclaim "Where do you find the time?") For more great photos of her space, check out her Flickr stream.

Thanks, Genny!

(Images: Genevieve Addison)

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