Mid-century Modern Love

I’m feeling inspired this month and perhaps even more in love (if that’s possible) with Midcentury Modern style and it’s versatility and ability to  blend with other looks. I love the thinking behind Midcentury Modern designs, particularly architecture with the emphasis on integrating clean simple lines with nature, creating spaces with ample windows and open floor plans, bringing the outdoors in.

Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design, generally describing mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.

It’s emphasis on clean organic lines , bold splashes of colour and integration with nature have lead to stylish, inspiring pieces of

furniture..

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pottery…

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textiles…

Textiles

and interiors…. 

windows

Many Mid-century houses utilized then-groundbreaking post and beam architectural design that eliminated bulky support walls in favor of walls seemingly made of glass. Emphasising the importance of a close relationship  between the indoors and outdoors.

Function was as important as form in Mid-Century designs, apparent in these shelving and storage units that have become symbolic of this retro look..

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As I mentioned earlier I love this looks’ ability to seamlessly integrate with contrasting styles. This month’s Living etc Magazine demonstrates how, by mixing Mid-Century Modern designs with contemporary crafts.

Shot by Damian Russell and styled by Hannah Franklin…..

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For more Mid-Century Modern inspiration be sure to venture down to The Mid-Century Modern Fair at Dulwich College this November

Modern Shows

and for textile and interior inspiration check out one of my favourite websites

Roddy & Ginger

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