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      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?

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      What is Mid-Century Modern?

      "Mid-century modern is one of those design styles that continues to be reimagined. The classic elements we all know and love endure the test of time with a new sense of sophistication."

      - Amanda Gardner, Senior Product Designer, Kichler

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      Key Mid-Century Modern Characteristics

      MIX UP STYLES
      MIX UP STYLES

      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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      Mid-Century Retro Mix
      Mid-Century Retro Mix

      Modern forms and simplified details help distinguish a current Mid-century look from the kitschy shag carpet some might associate with this style. Shapes that curve and taper give a soft feel to this classic look, as does white glass, circular globe lighting and black or brass finishes.

      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.

      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.

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      House of Hire

      Lauren, from House of Hire, has the mid-century boho look down pat. She combines classic mid-century furniture with modern light fixtures and neutral, boho-inspired décor to create spaces that look effortlessly stylish. 

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      See mid-century inspired spaces from our customers home projects.

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