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ON THE BENCH

“If you’re out there looking, you find wonderful things,” Simon says, and much of her home exemplifies that. She fell in love with the little brass feet on this bench at a flea market years ago, snatched it up, and re-covered it in off-white mohair. 

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LOCKED UP

Simon pieced together this lock on the bathroom door from bins of door hardware at Rejuvenation. Dating back to 1859, it’s a marvel of intricate craftsmanship and ornate detail. Find similar at Rejuvenation, 1100 SE Grand Ave, rejuvenation.com.  

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INSPIRATION UNDERFOOT

Simon’s prized piece in her office is a trio of rugs. Her son sketched the “crazy, angry prehistoric fish” on a notepad when he was 8, and Simon turned the designs into limited-edition rugs. Available at vickisimon.com

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IN THE MIX

American company Sunbeam started selling its popular Mixmaster in 1930. The cheery white version the couple has in their kitchen is a hand-me-down from Cohrs’s mother. Find similar vintage versions at themixermaster.com and ebay.com. 

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GRILL DREAMS

Cohrs pines for a barbecue outside in the garden, and Simon envisions a vintage-looking version like the Weber Genesis gas grill, noting that “the copper-colored one is really elegant.” Available at sears.com

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WALL HANGINGS

Family art fills the walls, including portraits Simon’s mother, Geraldine Simon, painted while in college. “She went into commercial art after this—she never did fine art as a career,” says Simon. “But she was quite good.”  

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SWEET SEAT

Thonet’s chair no. 209 has been a classic of contemporary design since 1900. Simple yet sculptural, the black bentwood frames sit perfectly poised around the couple’s oval dining room table. Available at thonet.de

 

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TOP TABLE

Graceful and elegant, the clean lines and curving swoops of designer Eileen Gray’s adjustable metal-and-glass side table have made it an icon of modern style since its creation in 1927. $1,150 at Design Within Reach, 1200 NW Everett St, dwr.com

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