BLOG LOVE: Grassroots Modern

This week on our weekly column ‘Blog Love’ we interviewed Creede Fitch – founder of  Grassroots Modern.

1. When did you start blogging and why?

The blog was initially a place to collect affordable modern ideas and document the construction of my first home, much of which was DIY.

2. Tell us a little about your blog, your Etsy store and where you are from.

My same passion for modernism exists today, and I am currently working on becoming a real estate agent so I can help people find great homes. I’m currently living in Salt Lake City which has an exciting emerging design scene. I’m lucky to be a part of a local Mid Century Modern preservation group SLModern. As far as Etsy, I don’t really do much with my store there, but I hope to in the future.

3. If your house were on fire, what would you grab first?

Besides my girlfriend? Probably my computer which is full of memories and hard work. As far as other things go, despite surrounding myself with amazing furniture, books etc, I don’t really get too attached to them.

4. I saw that you’re a big fan of mid century furniture, which product do you like most?

Wow, where to start. I have a big soft spot in my heart for anything that came out of the Eames Office. Besides being beautiful it is extremely pragmatic, and much of it was manufactured with affordability in mind.

5. Describe your dream home.

I used to think it was some ultra modern new construction project that I had a hand in designing. More and more though I am placing more importance in the people I surround myself with. So with that in mind, it would be a place where people would want to gather to eat, laugh and love.

6. Holidays are right around the corner, what are you wishing for?

I’m pretty spoiled honestly. I have pretty much everything I want for the time being. There are a couple big items on my “to get” list like an Eames Lounger and a new sofa, but I’m willing to save my pennies for a few years before I splurge for those things.

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