Cherish the traditional, honor the antique, and invite fun and color into your retro mid century themed home
~ All things lovely from the 1930s to the 1970s ~
~ All things lovely from the 1930s to the 1970s ~
Modern Retro will inspire you to create a stylish, individual home that combines modern classics with thrift-store finds and the best of contemporary design."
Past and present can sit stylishly together - a 1930's Aalto stacking stool with Eames chairs from the 1950's, a modern chain-store sofa with a 1970's glass top table - allowing you to make the most of the gloriously eclectic forms, colors, and patterns available."
mid century side table
Combining solid/composite wood construction with a tidy and practical style, this versatile Mid-Century Style end table/night stand makes a fresh and clean addition to the room.
Crystorama Layla 23 3/4"W Antique Gold 6-Light Pendant
Inspired by Mid-Century style, this modern pendant light features a luminous antique gold finish. Six lights glow from within an openwork drum frame. With a charming geometric pattern, this design from the Layla collection by Crystorama, is ideal for modern and contemporary style dining rooms, living rooms, and entryways.
Rolling Bar Cart
Inject mid-century flair into your entertaining arsenal with a bar cart.
Modern Mix decorating style
Possini Euro White Flower Arc Floor Lamp - Add a dramatic splash to any room with this stunning arc floor lamp. The contemporary design features a lustrous and sophisticated satin nickel finish. This piece is defined by the acrylic "flower" shade with layers of "petals" stretching out for a one-of-a-kind appearance. From the Possini Euro Design lighting collection.
Kaleen Khazana 6565-34 Portals Glacier 5'x7'9" Area Rug - The Khazana collection from Kaleen offers superior craftsmanship. These fine rugs are hand tufted using the finest 100 percent virgin wool and area available in a selection of classical and contemporary designs. In a soft velvet finish, each rug is hand crafted by Kaleen artisans.
Abrosia Copper Squares 28" x 41" Wall Mirror - An exclusive design by Uttermost, the Abrosia wall mirror has a rectangular frame made from alternating raised squares covered in oxidized copper sheeting. It's a wonderful look for Industrial Chic room decor. The glass has a generous 1 1/4" bevel edge. Note that the oxidation on each piece of copper sheeting will vary from mirror to mirror. May be hung horizontal or vertical.
Brighten up any living space with the Canopy mini pendant, featuring an elegant wood shade design. This effulgent fixture delights with a stunning finish and a contemporary, single-light design.
Retro duvet covers and Mid century duvet covers at cafepress bedding
Bring back the 60s with a mod style retro look mixed with a touch of funky modern. Using loud and eye-catching wallpaper patterns colors will get you on the right track!
Accessorize with colorful and fun decorative accents. Don't forget the quirky and odd-looking furniture!
Add a classic retro accent to a room with this cool orange fiberglass lounge chair.
- The fiberglass Ball chair remains as cutting edge in its design, despite being created over 40 year's ago.
Classic mid-20th century-furniture icons. - now available in different colors
Travel back in style with these funky Retro Egg chairs with their unconventional shape that resembles a space-age pod. The construction makes it perfect for sound isolation, and a comfortable area to sit and read. Its chamber-like shape and upholstered interior cancels out most outside noise, providing a unique environment for meditation, relaxation and just getting away from it all. Add fun shaped beaded curtains to complete the retro look.
Wall Flats™ from Inhabit® are lightweight dimensional wall tiles that work together through an automatic pattern repeat to create large-scale three-dimensional walls of any size and shape. Molded from bagasse, one of the world's most renewable resources, they are durable, sustainable and biodegradable. They can be installed, trimmed and painted with commonly available products and tools. Scraps are biodegradable and can be recycled with other paper products or composted.
Metro mod style baby nursery
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Retro look wallpaper of the past updated for today's homes.
retro/vintage wallpaper available at Graham & Brown Wallpapers
The seventies are back with this nod to the halcyon days of flared trousers and bold design.
Add a touch of nostalgia - come on .... who didn't have a boomerang shaped coffee table, be honest.
Hanging Bubble Chair - Classic mid-20th century-furniture icons. - now available in different colors
Mid-century modern furniture refuses to fade into the obscurity of the past
In recent years, mid-20th-century modern furniture, ceramics, glass, and textiles have become hugely popular among people who appreciate the stylish contribution that these pieces make to today's home.
Modern Retro will inspire you to create a look that combines classics by such visionaries as the Eameses, Bertoia, and Aalto with thrift-store finds and the best contemporary design.
Combining the clean, unadorned lines of the International Modernists with organic and geometric forms, the Catalina Collection is suggestive of the works of America’s Mid-Century Modern designers. All pieces are crafted in solid American black walnut or maple hardwood.
Add a little contemporary glamour with a touch of retro lighting.
Modern Retro is not about slavishly recreating a period feel - but instead taking the best designs of the 1920s through the 1970s and use them throughout your home in a relaxed and individual way.
Past and present can sit stylishly together - allowing you to make the most of the gloriously eclectic forms, colors, and patterns available.
Crazy mix of patterns, shapes and colors with a twist of quirkiness
The clean, cool lines of modern architecture was a direct rebuttal to the neoclassical styles that came before. Rooms flowed into one another and often included floor-to-ceiling glass walls to open the house to the natural world. "The new structures placed emphasis on efficiency and function, as well as informality and comfort," says author Lisa Skolnik. Inside, bold, spare furnishings like low-slung sofas and ovoid glass coffee tables were arranged with minimum clutter and often featured built-in furniture to keep the space open and airy. Clocks, lamps, and glassware took on asymmetrical and free-form shapes; most popularly, kidneys, amoebas, and boomerangs. That lime-green Egg chair of grandma's - which you thought hideous as a child - would now be snapped up in a second by a savvy collector.
retro - yet modern with a splash of rainbow color
The conical bowl shape is how this planter originally got its name in the 1950s, as it resembles a little bullet or space ship ready for take-off. Back then fiberglass had burst onto the scene in decor products and just about everything else, so this planter, in true homage to its predecessor, is crafted of fiberglass, too, in a wide range of colors. You'll love it - and you'll love a few of them even more. Consider a trio in different colors! Super swanky.
In the Seventies disco was king! The sideburns of John Travolta made young girls hearts beating faster. Bell-bottom jeans were hot and the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street was still allowed to eat Cookies.
groovy baby - All You Need Is Love
Nothin' like a little love and peace!
Decorate with Peace Signs
Feelin' funky? Add some peace sign wall decals into your life
Whether it's a lipstick-red love seat shaped like Marilyn Monroe's lips, an anthropomorphic "man" chaise, a bean bag chair, or a "domestic capsule unit," 1960s furniture still has the power to startle and delight.
50s style decorating ideas
Take the 1950’s look - complete with collector's pieces - and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras.
Choose from the arty Bohemia of the 1910s, the chic 20s of the flappers, the elegant Art Deco styles of the 30s and 40s, or the modernism of the 50s. Those who prefer a more modern look can choose between the dazzling Pop Art of the 60s, the penthouse cosmopolitan 70s, the Post-modern eclectic 80s, or 90s loft living. Whatever your style, make it your own.
Style your Modern Vintage Home: A guide to buying, restoring and styling from the 1920s to 1990s
inspirational book for all vintage enthusiasts. It encompasses everything vintage lovers want in one place: every vintage decade, every practical tip for buying, styling and restoring your vintage homewares and achieving your perfectly styled vintage home.
Vintage enthusiasts can see how these must-have items or styles work in their own home and how to integrate vintage with modern.
Each chapter covers a decade from the 1920s to the 1990s. Every chapter introduces the fascinating social history from that period and how what was going on in the world influenced the interior homes of that time. The chapters are divided by sub-sections for the main rooms in the house, including, living room, bedroom, kitchen, study, hall and even the garden, showing the must-have items from for those rooms in each period.
Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details
Contemporary homes that have been decorated in that Mid-Century style, resulting in achieving that look without appearing dated.
Each chapter is broken down into a different aspect of decor - color, materials, lighting etc.
Filled with spectacular color photos of mid-century modern home interiors. Lots of ideas here for color schemes, furniture layout and incorporating mid-century aspects into any room of your home.
Great book for the mid century modern enthusiast!
Atomic Ranch Mid century Interiors
There are eight homes featured in this book, all are great examples of mid-century style, yet each is very different than the next. It shows the diversity of the period.
Lots of great ideas for retro look.
House & Garden 1950s House (Decades of Design)The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors - a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden.
House & Garden Sixties HouseFrom Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers.
Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s
This highly praised celebration of '50s design recalls the wonders of boomerang-shaped coffee tables, the funky curvaceousness of biomorphic furniture, the industrial sleekness of cool metals, and other design delights.
Mid-Century Modern Mania
Who doesn't love to color?
This is a step back to the fifties, sixties
The images in this book are unusual for a coloring book. Living room scenes, pages filled with bowls or kitchen utensils etc.
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