Joel’s MCM Point­ers

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• DO YOUR HOME­WORK. Joel warns to beware of knock­offs—be­cause there are a lot. The best way to iden­tify a coun­ter­feit is to train your eye and to un­der­stand the key de­sign­ers of the pe­riod whose style you want to em­u­late in your home. To in­spire his work in the Cole­mans’ space, Joel looked to Hans J. Weg­ner, a world-renown Dan­ish fur­ni­ture de­signer, and Paul Mc­cobb, whom Joel la­beled the “mad man of cock­tail rooms.”

• TRY TO FIND THE ORIG­I­NAL. Avoid fill­ing your room with knock­off dé­cor. In­stead, when you can’t find a vin­tage piece or you want the fresh feeling of new, look for the companies that own the rights to the orig­i­nal de­signs. Buy­ing pieces from these man­u­fac­tur­ers will give you the peace of mind that your fur­ni­ture was built true to the orig­i­nal de­sign­ers’ in­ten­tion.

• CHECK OUT LO­CAL SOURCES. Etsy, ebay, 1stdibs: all ex­cel­lent re­sources Joel sug­gests for fur­ni­ture that will “bring in warmth and au­then­tic­ity.” He man­aged to snag the dra­matic arched lamp that over­hangs the twoseater from ebay.

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