Author Archives: Linda Gonto

Happy New Year: REFLECTIONS

If you start following the Retro House Love blog, or your search engines happen to pick something up, then you’ll probably realize that there are TWO Retro House Love ❤️ stores. My life has become immersed in collecting, buying and selling MCM and retro home furnishings and furniture. One store is in Denver, being run […]

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GOOD ART DOESNT NEED TO MATCH UR SOFA

To match or not to match, that is the question. Just like symmetry, either being “balanced” or matching is truly a preference. However, some of the most engaging interiors or displays are those based on neither one of these principles. Art, for arts sake, is just that. You should buy art based on how it […]

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12 DAYS OF RETRO CHRISTMAS??

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me……….. A BEAUTIFUL SWUNG ART GLASS VASE! These vases personify 1960’s glassware for me as I think of my childhood home where my mom had funky orange striped furniture, in a split level ranch house that my dad built. The best part was the […]

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Jens Risom

After writing a quick blurb on Jens the other day, it is sad to hear of his passing. What a cool life and cool designer. Makes me even more happy to have acquired a couple of his pieces-available for sale at Retro House Love, SoCal, in Escondido!

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Jens Risom

Just recently, I acquired a couple of pieces of furniture by Jens Risom for Knoll. Jens is a Danish/American furniture designer who has rubbed shoulders with many iconic and favored MCM movers and shakers. I realize you can look all this up, so I’ll make it short!! He came to the US in 1939, then […]

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INTRODUCING THE MISTRESS OF BLING!

In our inaugural post, I made reference to also carrying in the store, a collection of vintage, estate and costume jewelry, that spans the decades.  Our resident expert and “mistress of BLING” is Cathy, and she will be making her appearance here in the next several days.  She will be taking us on a jewelry […]

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Have a Retro Holiday!??

I feel like I talk about this every year to customers, friends and basically anyone that will listen to me. Do you give retro or vintage gifts for holiday?  If the answer is no, then why?  Is there a connotation of a retro gift being a “used” item?  Do you maybe not know the recipient […]

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Who We Are and What We’re Doing

We are Retro House Love. We are a store that specializes in mid century and retro furniture, home furnishings and art. Included in our mix is also a nice collection of vintage, estate and costume jewelry, that spans several decades. We have two store locations, one in Denver CO, and our newest is in Escondido […]

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