Milo Baughman, Check!

I think it’s safe to say that I’ve moved up in my design journey.

In the process of collecting and decorating, I’ve been able to hit milestones, if you will. Milestones like, acquiring my first authentic piece of art, purchasing a true antique, devising and executing a full kitchen/bath remodel… and now I am thrilled to say that I can add a new notch in my belt!  I have purchased my first piece of furniture history!!

I am the proud owner of two gorgeous Milo Baughman barstools!!

Do you remember my barstool musings?  You can revisit here.  But after hours of searching and visualizing, I just couldn’t make a decision.  It’s like I knew that something great was on the horizon and I just had to be patient.

Behold the loveliness.

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These babies weigh a ton!!  But they are so shiny and pretty.  Ahh, I’m in love.

Well, I’m in love with everything except the upholstery.  One stool has been badly bleached by the sun.  Does anyone have any tips for fixing sun damaged fabric?  I’ve got a few ideas, but some help would be much appreciated!!

And for those of you who are like, “Ok, I’ve heard of Milo Baughman, but what’s the hype,” let’s us dish about this iconic American designer.

Inducted into the Furniture Hall of Fame, Baughman is most credited for offering modern pieces at affordable price points.  He was a master of using glass, chrome, burled wood, and lacquer – usually combining the mediums.  His design philosophy was that furniture should enhance the atmosphere of the space and improve the quality of life.


You’ve probably seen his pieces and just not known it… Any strike an “oh yeah”?!


Cube Chair


Cantilevered Sofa – This is from the 70’s!  Can you believe it?!

This Chaise is so damn sexy.



Ellipse Chair – Pretty epic

And for fun, here are some of interiors with his iconic pieces


Cheryl Burke Interior Design

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eclectic-living-roomDying to know the paint color of this fabulous room??  Benjamin Moore Dark Harbor.

Obvs these are just a few examples, but it should give you an inkling of the genius involved.  Now you will spot imitations all over the place, and if you’re lucky, like I was, you will be able to take home a beauty of your own.

So what do you think?  Are you a fan?

Happy Creating!!  Ciao-sies, Jessica




  1. OK. Those are stunning and far and away much nicer than any of the other stools that were up for consideration. I love them. Where and for how much, may I ask? Please tell me you got them for a steal from craig’s list. Well if not, who cares! They’re gorgeous and worth every dollarini. Is the fabric original? Is that why you want to save? Sun is brutal because it breaks down the fibers -that’s why it’s so hard to find vintage curtains that don’t fall apart (I’ve learned the hard way). Congratulations, nice find.

    1. Hi Caitlin! I actually found them at the Rose Bowl last month and I think I got a pretty great deal on them – $350 for the pair! The seller was the original owner, and loved them, so they are in fantastic condition. The fabric… well, it’s not amazing, but it is nice and I was thinking that if I could bleach it or dye it, that would be easier than recovering the seats completely. So, you say to just start fresh? I’m torn!!!

      BTW, if you are reading this, you must check out Caitlin’s Blog!! TheShingledHouse.Com So funny, I literally choked with laughter on the post about the matches! Omg, classic mom moment!!

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