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Mid-century style for modern interiors

Spanning from the end of the art deco era right up until the swinging sixties, mid-century design encompasses a wide range of styles and iconic interior points of view. The common threads that pull mid-century pieces together are precise, clean lines, gentle organic curves and emphasis on innovative fabrication. Designers took traditional pieces and flipped them on their heads with futuristic fabric choices and an attention to sleek, skinny details. It’s not hard to see why this era produced so many iconic designers, nor is it surprising that we’re seeing and increased desire for mid-century flair in modern homes. Read on to see some of our favourite pieces and prepare to inject a little mid-century oomph into your own home!

 

Celebratory colours

Our Holly small corner sofa in Prussian Blue cotton matt velvet

The mid-century aesthetic originated in a post-prohibition America, so it’s not hard to see why bright colours were suddenly being embraced – if you were finally allowed a G & T after decade, you’d be in celebration mode too! Designs could be seen sporting muted neutrals, knockout bold colours and everything in between. Take a look at our Holly Corner sofa seen here wearing Prussian blue velvet, the colour is showstopping and the texture super-soft to create a look that is both bright and beautifully comfy.

 

Scallop back style

Our Harper armchair in Lychee smart velvet

One mid-century trend that has taken 2019 by storm is scalloped edges. Art deco in their inspiration, scallop back furnishings are sure to add some statement making flair to any space. Why not introduce an accent chair to your existing suite to inject some mid-century magic? Our Harper is a cocktail chair with charm to spare! The scallop back, slender legs and deliciously decadent fluting all help to capture a sense of 1930’s sophistication, while the extra plump upholstery keeps things super comfy. Perfect for enjoying a martini (or four).

 

Sleek chic

Our Minnie 2 seat sofa in Frost Highland tweed

Say hello to our skinny Minnie! This mid-century sofa features a gorgeously geometric shape and subtle pleating to create a silhouette that’s sleek and sophisticated. The slender oak finish legs are quintessentially mid-century and speak of a pared back refinement. Try pairing our Minnie up with a modern coffee table to create a sense of contemporary eclecticism.

 

Eye catching accessorising

Our Kensington Large Wall Mirror with Champagne Silver Leaf Frame

You might recall us mentioning mid-century curves in the intro, well how’s this for a ravishingly round bit of accessorising? With its crystal clear glass and slender champagne coloured frame, our Kensington mirror will add a touch of opulence to any space.

 

Delightful details

Our Audrey Double Bed in Canary Cotton Matt Velvet

If you’re looking to bring some mid-century style into your bedroom then it might be worth taking the tufted route. Button tufted headboards have a hand-finished quality that is very much in keeping with this era’s attention to detail. Our Audrey double bed features romantic curves and a ravishing button tufted detailing that will add plenty of boutique style to your boudoir.

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