Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern furniture, once a functional design style, is as much prevalent today as it was in the past. This retro “look” has made a huge come-back and it feels like it is here to stay as a staple in our homes. (If you watch the T.V. series Mad Men, note the furniture – this is it!).

This particular style established itself between the 30’s to the 60’s. Mid-century designers known as modernists created sleek and simply formats. It was all about clean lines and no fuss. However, during this era, colour was not so subtle. In contrast to the purity of the form, hues were bright and vibrant – blues, yellows, reds and greens often combined with black and white.

Today replicas as well as the authentic pieces are currently in demand as they have the ability to integrate nicely with other interior aesthetics – both modern and traditional

Mid-Century Modern Decor

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Written by Eileen Marshall & Sharon Finn Hart

Eileen Marshall & Sharon Finn Hart

Eileen Marshall, owner of Eileen Marshall Design ,offers a full range of residential design services, specializing in renovations and custom homes. Her philosophy is to create a personal space that will feel like home and comply with a sense of practicality and beauty. Eileen has lived in New York, London and Berlin and believes her love for travel has provided great insight into how people live and what they want from their home. She is also author of Dancing with Design, A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create a Unique Home; a valuable how-to-manual on decorating and design. She also blogs at Dancing with Design together with Sharon Finn Hart.

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