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If you have been reading interior blogs or following popular interior magazines, you must have come across the term “mid-century modern” design. Hailing from the period of 50’s and 60’s, this design was a trend in the 90s and has resurfaced as a trend again, leading to the New York Times calling it a timeless trend.
But, if you are grappling with questions such as: what exactly is this design? and how can one include this trend in his/her home? Well, you have to look further than watching episodes of popular TV series Mad Men and read this article.
The mid-century modern design is a minimalist movement that first gained attention in 50’s and 60’s, when the world war 2 had just gotten over and people started focusing on relevant things in life, such as design. Mid-Century Modern style makes use of clean lines, geometric shapes, and furniture with tapered legs to bring a more relaxed look to traditional modern style. Below is a brief guide on how you can incorporate this trend in your home.
Mid-century colours combine darker-neutral tones such as grey and brown with saturated accent colours such as tangerine and aqua. You can refer to the picture below for choosing the colours. For a balanced scheme, keep 70% of the elements (say, walls and floors) as one colour, then add 20% in another colour (fabrics such as that of upholstery, curtains and rugs), and 10% in an accent colour (cushions, décor objects etc.)
Mid-century was the time when designers and architects such as Arne Jacobsen, husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames, and Verner Panton set the stage with essential period pieces: the egg chair, and Make sure you incorporate at least one of these pieces of furniture.
While choosing furnishings, bear in mind the colour palette and the four characteristic patterns of mid-century: .
Mid-century ceiling suspension lights include globe lights and lights that resemble Sputnik design and have exposed bulbs on straight metallic rods. Made of either wood or metal, the floor lamps and table lamps feature either very straight, geometric lines or round, curved contour. The metal used in the lighting should be brass or chrome. Our Audrey chandelier is a perfect example of mid-century modern lighting.
Since mid-century modern design was all about metals, groovy prints and combining urban décor with natural materials, to mimic the trend, decorate with metallic spoked clocks and mirrors, abstract art paintings, and chic terrariums.
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String lights are sometimes also referred to as fairy lights, and in our opinion rightly so. They really do have the power to transform a space from being dull and drab to charming and eye catching! We figured out a few unconventional ways in which you can go bibbity-bobbity-bop with string lights. Explore them here.
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The year 2020 saw a huge rise in interior decorating as people wanted their homes to teleport them to destinations they no longer could travel to. The year 2021 continues to see people investing in their homes as people still want to stay inside the safety of their cocoons until we have definitively weathered the pandemic.
We have researched and rounded up the trends that will be huge in 2021. Take a sneak peek at what the new year has to bring.
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If you are in the process of building a new place or in the process of remodeling one, an interior designer can be of great help in shaping your space to reflect your style in a cohesive and visually pleasing manner. Choosing an interior designer can be tough, and with Pinterest available to aid us in creating design boards, a lot of us feel like we can be our own interior designers. However, getting Pinterest styles right can be challenging, and people often end up burning more money to get the look right.
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