What’s Hot Now: Mid-Century Modern

If the saying, “What’s old is new again…” is true, then this surely applies to the mid-century modern design style.


With so many websites, movies and a popular television series — Mad Men —  showcasing this style, mid-century modern is one of the hottest looks in design right now.

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With it’s clean lines, big patterns and surprising use of color, this design trend defined the 1950’s and 60’s.  These days, many homeowners have turned to eBay, local thrift stores and flea markets to imitate this look.  This style is all about simplicity, function and mixing & matching — more people are adding modern pieces to their traditional decor.

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When it comes to color schemes, for an authentic look go for neutrals, moss green, yellow-green, turquoise, pink, orange and harvest yellow.  And if you’re scouring second-hand stores for furniture or searching for reproductions, be on the lookout for Eames-inspired wire chairs, Saarinen tulip chairs and pedestal tables, and formed-wood pieces inspired by designers like Marcel Breuer.

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Do you like mid-century modern?  If so, check back soon — my next post will be filled with more great ideas for decorating and choosing colors the retro way!

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