A quirky wall hanging in the living area of their modest Teakwood Avenue home captures the yin-yang relationship between Adam Braun and Megan Jones. The primitive Tiki carvings of a Witco piece are set against a space-age, screen-printed globe fabric, encapsulating Braun's passion for Midcentury Modern and Jones' organic sensibilities.
Jones manages the herbal-supplement department at natural-food market Ellwood Thompson's, and Braun runs a home-based Internet business called KnowMod, buying and selling Midcentury treasures that he unearths in auctions, attics and other havens of what could be mistaken for junk. "I started in the mid-90s and just bought what I liked, only to figure out later that it had value," says Braun, sipping coffee in the gloved comfort of an Eames office chair.
The couple's mother-in-law suite boasts Pierre Paulin orange-slice chairs, a Barcelona table that once belonged to an aide of Richard Nixon, and a Danish Torring bedroom set. Purely whimsical pieces — a life-size goat statue, an oversize plastic banana and a kitschy cowboy box light — provide comic relief. Each furnishing and accessory has a story.
"Everything in here is our favorite," says Jones.