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Classic American Style: Mid-Century Modern — American Style

A few years ago, I spent a weekend in Palm Springs. It was the kickoff of Modernism Week and I was taken on an architectural tour that highlighted the area's most famous mid-century modern designs. Many of the current owners had outfitted their houses almost entirely with period furniture and access...
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