Mid-Century Modern Style

Mid-Century Modern


Mid-Century Modern

Funny how molecular chemistry, a baby boom and the advent of the space age could influence one of the most iconic design trends — meet "mid-century modern." 

It was the era of the split-level home, sliding glass doors and the multipurpose living space. Furniture designers began using materials like plywood, aluminum and steel with no apologies, only amazing function and beauty. Mid-century modern is one of those styles that continues to be reimagined, making everything old new again. Who would have thought that the satellite Sputnik would inspire a cool, customizable chandelier?

Key Mid-Century Modern Characteristics

NATURAL ELEMENTS
NATURAL ELEMENTS

Mid-century modern style brings everything into the light. When the style emerged, architects began designing homes with a lot more natural light. It’s no different today, with blonde woods, lighter brass tones and large windows that bring the outside in.

SIMPLE AND SLEEK
SIMPLE AND SLEEK

There’s nothing complicated about mid-century modern. From clean and straight to delicately curved, lines are simple and stunning. Think tulip dining chairs, peg-legged coffee tables and cool bath lighting.

ABSTRACT PATTERNS AND ASYMMETRY
ABSTRACT PATTERNS AND ASYMMETRY

Bright and abstract art is quintessential mid-century modern. From pop art posters in the kitchen to a well-placed geometric painting or two. Inspired by its integration with nature, asymmetry is also a staple of mid-century modern style.

MIXED MATERIALS
MIXED MATERIALS

One of the most wonderful things about mid-century modern is that you don’t have to do your entire home in it. This style incorporates easily with almost any other style. It can be vintage, contemporary and comfortable all at once. Oh, and you’ll also find mid-century modern to be incredibly affordable – always a plus.

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