This light-filled living room really lends itself to Mid-century Modern furnishings – and the owners have gathered some lovely pieces to fill the space. Scandinavian styling is much in evidence – the sideboard, seating, small table and lighting all look to have the touch of Scandinavian design – we could perhaps be even more specific and say Danish design.
Walls and ceilings are painted white to enhance the bright, airy feel provided by the large bay window and high ceilings. The wooden floor, leather sofa and textiles add warmth. There are some flashes of bright colour provided by art glass and a row of vintage pottery water jugs sitting atop the bookcase.
This Mid-century Modern living room looks the perfect place to socialise with family and friends.
- ‘Poolside Gossip’ photographic print by Slim Aarons
- Vita Silvia handing lamp shade
- Florence Knoll style leather sofa
- Adjustable eyeball table lamp
- Vintage Danish sideboard
- Vintage Fiesta ware water jugs
- Ercol Originals Windsor chair
- Arkana Tulip table
Any golfers with a love of mid century modern style out there? We might have just the thing for you.
We picked up this small bronze sculpture today and were very taken by the design. Long, sinuous limbs and strong facial features. We thought it had something of the Alberto Giacometti about it.
You don’t actually need to be a golfer to appreciate this striking little object. A simple yet bold design – perfect on a bookshelf or desk. It will be available in our web shop soon.
Every home should have its own atomic plant!
We picked up this gorgeous vintage plant stand on Monday which has just gone into our webshop.
The frame is black metal and it retains its original bright yellow plastic ball feet and liners. Ideal for trailing house plants, a cacti collection or herbs in front of a window.
The styling is perfect for mid century modern or bohemian vintage looks.
This fabulous house appeared in a recent edition of Stella Magazine.
It’s the Marseille home of Virginie & Jean-Baptiste Moutte, co-owners of vintage furniture store, Relax Factory.
As you’d expect from mid century modern dealers, their home is brimming with beautiful pieces from the era.
We love their use of bright, primary colours which does indeed put you in a cheery, holiday kind of mood.
It’s done supremely well – well judged and not at all gaudy.
There are eye-catching feature walls, textiles & artwork – or, as in the case of the dining space below, bold chair covers to lift the more muted, natural tones of the room.
With all the wonderful furniture, lighting and vintage accessories on view, the house could work as a staged shop display, but it manages to look very lived in and homely too – a little gem!
Anyone out there after some cutting-edge cutlery?
We’ve just picked up five boxes of classic mid century modern flatware.
There are six each of main course knives & forks, starter knives & forks – and spoons. That should cover lots of menu options!
They’re stainless steel with walnut handles.
We love the handle shape and grain of the wood.
It was produced in the 1960s by Mills Moore of Sheffield – the steel city and home to some great cutlery makers. Other names that spring to mind include Viners, Mappin & Webb, Joseph Rodgers, Sanderson and Wolstenholm.
It’s a wonderful design in terms of both material & form – and was selected by The Design Centre – always a good sign when collecting pieces from the era. The boxes are tatty, but the contents are in good condition. We’ll try and get them into our web shop this week – alternatively, drop us a line if you’re keen to fill that cutlery drawer!
We’ve picked up some lovely pieces of mid century modern pottery this week.
This vase dates from the 1950s/60s and was produced in Italy by Ceramico di Milano. These wares have their devoted fans, but generally speaking they’re not that well known and a bit underrated perhaps. They’re all very individual – and hand painted too. Fabulous decoration on this one with a very stylish bambolina – she’ll break a few hearts!
This bull was designed by Elizabeth Skipworth for Lotus Pottery in the 1960s. They come in various sizes – this one’s a small money box.
Next we have this stunning, lidded preserve pot. It’s from the ‘Tricorn’ range introduced by Hornsea Pottery in 1958; one of John Clappison’s early designs and becoming increasingly sought after.
This lamp dates from a similar period. Classic fifties colourway of grey & yellow. It’s unmarked, but we’ve had a similar lamp before. The names on the tip of our keypad! It would look great with a new drum shade in a grey hessian.
Last but certainly not least – a classic piece of Poole Pottery ‘Delphis’ dating from the late 60s or early 70s. It’s by Carol Cutler, one of the most highly regarded decorators at the factory. She has a distinctive style with a wonderful flowing design and stunning colours.
We’ll be listing all these pieces in our webshop in the next few days.