Early in my Mom’s and Aunt’s adult life they moved out of an abusive environment (in Wisconsin) and headed for Southern California. They spent time there in the early 40’s and it had a lasting influence (interior design/clothing) for decades to come.
My Mom never had the wherewithal to acquire the bedrock trappings of the Mid Century Era (although she ultimately spent enough money on stuff to have had it). However, my Aunt had the wherewithal to build a significant interior design of Mid Century Modern that was ultimately buried in all the many varieties of stuff.
Recently, we had an opportunity to visit the Palm Springs, California area. In the course of that visit, we saw the prominent influence of Mid Century Modern in many historical (40’s/50’s) hotels. It was immediately apparent that my dear Aunt had long ago dialed into a style that was so cool and hip in the day….and still is elsewhere. Somehow she buried it with her hoarding mania in the six decades that followed. Now it is ever more visible. And, it is evident my Aunt was one classy gal in the day, and even in the end.