These 13 Midcentury-Modern Décor Pieces Make Us Want to Time-Travel
Midcentury-modern décor will never go out of style, and we're not mad about it (though it does have us a feeling a little mod). With clean lines, geometric shapes, handsome, moody colors, and earthy textures, what's not to love? While we can support a home that looks like a carbon copy of Don Draper's New York City apartment from the Mad Men set, we admit that we prefer spaces that mix midcentury-modern pieces with contemporary, sleek, and elegant designs as well to tone down the nostalgia.
With this in mind, we decided to look through our favorite online shops for a mixture of authentic 20th-century vintage items as well as contemporary interpretations of the style. To strike the balance between retro and cutting-edge in your home, scroll through our 15 favorite midcentury-modern décor pieces below.
A Pair of Diva Diner Chairs
Anton Lorenz for Thonet Pair of Chairs ($6181)
These Cantilever chairs stopped us in our tracks when we first laid eyes on them. Designed by Anton Lorenz for Thonet in 1960 with a shiny chrome frame and coral-pink velvet upholstery, we suddenly can't imagine a dining room that doesn't revolve around them.
A Handsome Clock
A Playful Throw
A Dream Accent
A Groovy Tumbler
A Tasteful Planter
A Playful Accessory
A Versatile Dining Table
CB2 Dial Dining Table ($749)
This dining table will bring some edge to your everyday life. Taking cues from midcentury design, brass legs and a dark wooden tabletop create a striking piece. You can make it more glamorous or casual depending on the chairs you surround it with, making it extremely versatile and long-lasting. Its modest size also makes it perfect for small spaces.
A Velvet ottoman
Life Interiors Chloe Ottoman ($199)
Hello, ottoman of our dreams. A velvet ottoman gives a more refined finish to the midcentury-modern aesthetic, thanks to the mohair green velvet upholstery and chrome legs. The retailer also offers customization so you can curate the furniture to your color scheme at home.
A Classic Lounge Chair
a statement Table Lamp
A Moody Magazine Holder
A Gentlemanly Throw Pillow