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Monday, May 17th, 2010

Inspriation Monday: The Art of Display


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On Saturday I attended the Kirkwood Spring Fling here in Atlanta, and checked out every house on the home tour. It was a blast, and there was a wide variety of sizes and styles. The house that made me the happiest was perhaps the smallest one on the tour. It was a bungalow surrounded by post-WWII brick ranches. When I walked up onto the porch, the first thing I noticed was a figure by R.A. Miller, a favorite folk artist, and my mood elevated about ten steps – I could not wait to step inside. Bright colors, stripes, kitschy retro atomic age style and objects abounded. This place is more fun than Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Yet somehow it wasn’t too much. I am so sorry my pictures do not do it justice – all I had was a cameraphone. It was so much brighter and alive than it shows in these photos.

One of the owners is a printmaker by trade. To check out her work, click here.

Charley Harper Ford Times covers displayed in a grid.

This snowglobe collection is right next to the toilet, and it really worked!

I have a feeling the owner and I may have crossed paths at Kudzu or the old Victory Vintage at some point.

I love the way this Charley Harper print looks with the stripes. Also, if you look at the nightstand, they were simply topped with printed paper and a sheet of glass.

So sorry these pictures are so faded; they are not doing this great spot justice. It was so cheerful and retro-stylish that I half-expected Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson to be singing in the backyard of this shiny happy spot:

Thanks so much to Angela and Ryan for opening their home to the tour!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. Martha from Sense of Humor says:

    May 17th, 2010 at 11:00 am (#)

    Thank you so much for sharing this great inspiration, I love the outdoor seating and collect old metal signs also. The Sanalac sign is delightful! This place would be very much at home here in Los Angeles. Thank you again, Martha from A Sense of Humor is Essential and The Motivation Station

    Dew Drop Inn, (cheesy retro humor couldn’t resist)

  2. Becky says:

    May 17th, 2010 at 11:37 am (#)

    Martha, I am still pissed at myself for letting this one I saw in Savannah get away:


  3. Becky says:

    May 17th, 2010 at 11:37 am (#)

    Actually, now that I think about it, it was wooden, but it was still a great sign!

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