Pencil skirts, neck scarves, cat’s-eye glasses — threads-wise, you rock retro like wow.
But that funereal ’50s furniture? Not cool, cat.
Lisa Berland and Laura Berland Wyman of Retrocraft Design can modernize your home’s aesthetic while keeping your throwback proclivities intact.
The sisters, fine artists by training, scour estate sales, auctions, and consignment shops to locate wooden pieces with strong bones and unusual lines. After repairing and stripping, they reupholster, replace hardware, and repaint, incorporating both modern and midcentury aesthetics.
Their resulting inventory: a mod stenciled sideboard, a blue-and-black trimmed deco minibar, and a light gray and graphite desk, recently snatched up by an L.A. film location scout.
Want to resurrect that inherited but antiquated wardrobe? They’ll offer their vision and estimate, then work their magic on it at their West Concord studio.
Retrocraft Design, 152 Commonwealth Avenue, West Concord (617-320-9749 or retrocraftdesign.com), $125-$700. Custom redesign starts at $70 an hour.
Photo: Courtesy of Retrocraft Design