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Trending: Mid Century Modern

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Although Mid Century Modern never quite goes out of style, it has been having an extended moment in home design. The look is sticking around this spring, and there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to keep the look modern and on trend. Pay attention to details to avoid recreating your grandmother’s house, or possibly worse, an outdated, wannabe version of your grandmother’s house circa 2011.

A general concept that is definitely out in 2015 is the “Instant Vintage” trend. This was based on making something new look old, but not in a hand crafted, shabby chic way. It was more about mass produced knock offs of classic vintage styles, which lacked not only character but one of the best things about vintage furniture-quality and craftsmanship. Regardless of the trend, this season is all about authenticity. When it comes to doing mid century modern, if it’s vintage, great. If it’s not vintage that’s great too, but look for pieces that are M.C.M inspired, while still maintaining their integrity. If done right, these pieces will add a chic, contemporary, depth to your overall look,

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Another way to keep this trend fresh in 2015 is to mix it up. The whole space does not need to be head to toe M.C.M; in fact it is more modern to add in multiple ethnic accents. Steering away from traditionally vintage, loud colors such as bright orange, olive green and teal can also help to modernize your Mid Century Modern look. If you do choose a piece or two in those colors, balance it out with neutrals everywhere else, such as grays and natural woods.

These photos from Apartment Therapy show a great example of mixing mid century modern pieces with, ethnic prints, organic textures, and neutral tones to give the space an overall modern and minimalistic bohemian feel.
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If you are purchasing an investment piece such as a sofa and want to go mid century modern, neutrals are a safe bet. Precedent Furniture, which we now carry in our store, has lots of great options, including an entire line called “Vintage made modern”. Featured below are  the Astor Sofa and the Edward Sofa by Precedent Furniture.

 

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If you want to add a bold pop of color, a smaller piece like this chair is a great way to go.

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Or, go with something big and bright and tone it down with neutrals and contemporary pieces.

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George Sofa, by Precedent

Which ever avenue you choose to explore, you have tons of options. Check out some of them in our Mid Century Modern gallery below.

Gallery 

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Large mango wood cubby bookcase with five drawersLarge mango wood cubby bookcase with three drawers,

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Ryder mid century modern chest of 6 drawers, Mango wood, honey finish,  Austin 3 drawer media center in Mango wood,

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Grayson Chest 12 drawers, Easton 2 section 6 drawer Buffet

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Iron and Glass ArmioreEbony/Alberta Taylor Chair