While many interiors trend have a sell-by date, Mid-Century Modern style somehow never goes out of style.
There’s no denying Mid-Century modernism is everywhere, providing style inspiration for everything from the latest hotels (opens in new tab), restaurants (opens in new tab) and bars (opens in new tab) toluxe new apartments (opens in new tab). The design classicEames (opens in new tab) chairs are everywhere and the cocktail cabinet essential of the two martini lunch is fast becoming a modern must-have.
So what’s behind our mid-century modern obsession?
There's a reason Mid-Century design is still so popular, 70 years on. This design movement is characterised by its simple marriage of clean lines, gentle curves, and organic materials.The current take on the trend showstapered wooden legs, square shaped seating and atomic-age lighting.Thestyle’s simple silhouettes are a perfect match for compact, urban spaces, and look even better in modern, open plan homes. With a less-is-more philosophy,light material, slender frames and casual attitude that appeals to the trend-setters, hipsters and millennials, and nostalgia attracting those of us who grew up with the look, it's a look the is super versatile. And, despite beingso rooted in a specific time period, the look has evolved to stay current.Design trends come and go, but is Mid-Century modern style is here to stay.The proof is in the pudding.So maybe don't throw away those martini glasses just yet, and give your home a touch of 1950s chic with these retro-inspired furniture and accessories.
We'd love to get our claws on this on St Germain lounge chair (opens in new tab), with itsblackened iron frame, and honeyed wood claws that cradle soft, linen-upholstered cushions.Très stylish. Like an organic modernist sculpture you can sit in.
The tieredJolie accent table (opens in new tab) with a walnut top and a bevelled, black-stained legs and brass feet is oh-so-alluring.
With its chic hammock-style leather seat, the Ninna Armchair (opens in new tab) by Urban Avenue is no ordinary armchair. Designed by Carlo Contin for the Parisian furniture producer Adentro, this is an iconic piece that we believe to be an instant classic, a real showstopper.
Beautiful soft matt-black and bonnet shaped shades contrasting against sharp lines, the Ashworth Floor Lamp (opens in new tab) by DAR Lighting oozes sophistication.
A radio, but not like you know it. Ruark's R7 (opens in new tab) console-come-radiois a true statemenet piece. A midcentury Modern shape, a slim frame to rest things on, and with a built-in audio system? Genius.
Jonathan Adler's Camille chair (opens in new tab) features a sculptural wood frame that cradles inviting flax linen, finished with antiqued brass nailheads for a French mid-century vibe. And, with a slim footprint it's a savior in small spaces.
Sleek and inviting, the Scandinavian-inspired Lottie coffee table (opens in new tab) by Arteriors showcases beveled edges, antique brass ferrules, and a satin walnut finished veneer. We think they come even better as a pair.
This sloping, soft grey velvet is pretty smooth for a desk chair – but who wants to sit on something hard? The Terence Desk Chair (opens in new tab) by Andrew Martin combines curves with comfort, making desk work inviting.
Hold the phone, a vanity unit that's tucked away inside an elegant Mid-Century-style cabinet? Yes please! The DeKauri (opens in new tab) freestanding bathroom vanity makes morning routines feel glamorous. Perfect for giving bedrooms (and guest rooms) that hotel-vibe.
Picture a Midcentury cabinet and we bet it'll look something like the Kilpatrick Cabinet (opens in new tab). Wood, brass, and square edges, it makes a gorgeous retro statement in an entryway, or as a media cabinet or console.
SPUTNIK CEILING CHANDELIER
Give your home a burst of light with this rather glam brass sputnik ceiling lamp (opens in new tab) from Vinterior.
Too gold? They have a similar Brass Starburst (opens in new tab) fixture that's more muted in tone.
For a retro-inspired kitchen, Roundhouse Kitchens have Midcentury inspired cabinetry and finishes. Visit their website (opens in new tab) for details.
Jonathan Adler's Godfrey Chair (opens in new tab) has a small profile, but a big presence. Armed with an elegant swoop , piped edges and buttons at the back, this armchair really cuts the mustard.
Put tid bits away in this red wood, herringbone parquet style console cabinet (opens in new tab) with brass square-shaped legs and on-trend brass handles.
Blending the Mid-Century modern trend with velvet andForest Green (opens in new tab), the velvetCalvin armchair (opens in new tab) from Atkin & Thymeperfect for a cosy reading corner in the living area or bedroom. With a matching button back and contrasting natural linen base, sleek wooden handles and a sweeping curve design, this chair is ticking all our boxes.