This mid-century-modern-inspired kitchen merges vintage and brand new in just the right measure. The mint coloured cupboards, fridge and patterned wallpaper are very evocative of the period. The splashes of red and yellow give the space added impact.
The 1950s are associated with a post war optimism which influenced interior design greatly – and this kitchen is a suitably bright and cheerful space to reflect that spirit.
- Portfolio 9.45-in W chrome ceiling flush mount light
- Julia Rothmans Daydream (green) wallpaper tiles
- The Skylark shallow bowl stem mount light
- Smeg FAB28YV1 fridge A++ energy rating, 60cm wide, left-hand hinge, pastel green
- Eames moulded plastic side chair
- FairTrade red heera jute diamond 60cm x 150cm runner
- STENSTORP kitchen trolley, white/oak
We’ve chosen this Mid-century Modern-inspired crash pad for our Get their look post this week.
Lots of work went into transforming a rather staid 2 bedroom flat into this cool place which the owner uses 3 or 4 nights a week whilst working in Dublin. The whole family descends to stay from time to time too.
There’s a main open living, cooking, dining space – with separate bedrooms and bathroom. A small office/work area has also been incorporated into a recess. It’s quite masculine in style – pared back, clean lines, uncluttered. The colour scheme consists of layers of grey, black and walnut wood shades with pops of brighter colour.
It’s very functional, yet retains a relaxed feel – warm, secure & cosy too. We think that there’s quite a boutique hotel vibe going on. Ideal for a home away from home maybe.
- Edison Industrial Minaret Modern pendant light – amber
- Anthology Seri wallpaper, 110767
- Walnut and black faux leather barstools – Texas
- Chicago floor lamp, antique copper and gold
- The Cushion Factory pink & grey cushion 45×45
- Luigi sofa
- Chiva functional coffee table with storage
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
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!
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.