A funeral director-turned-designer creates one-of-a-kind Mid Century Modern signs for a distinguished audience.
Find that finishing touch for your exterior with Atomic Avocado Designs. This family-run company is based in Phoenix, Arizona. You can also find its array of curb appeal pieces and retro MCM signs online at atomicavocadodesigns.com and via etsy.com. Owner and founder Holly Whittington, who spent 20 years in the funeral industry, made the drastic transition from funeral director to sign designer in 2019.
Curb appeal is all about creating an immediate, dynamic presence and reflecting the homeowner’s style from the outside in. “Our designs capture Mid Century Modern ideals. We do this by offering a variety of colors and customizable options,” Holly explains.
“I initially had a vision of the type of curb appeal I wanted for my own home. I customized a mailbox for our front porch. It was both functional and aesthetically pleasing, emphasizing that mid-century ‘vibe’ we’ve always loved,” Holly says. She decided to use those skills and turn it into a business.
Holly’s designs have quickly gained interest from others who share the same passion for MCM design. No matter the style of their homes (from vintage to new build), customers can have an MCM presence with an Atomic Avocado Designs creation.
“Everything we create is handcrafted, made to order and personalized, so you can be assured you’re receiving a unique piece.” This level of individualization allows Atomic Avocado Designs to stand out and create the perfect MCM sign for any home.
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