Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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Interiors Inspiration: Mid-Century Modern

The mid-century modern style has really come back to life over the past decade. This paired back, sculptural interiors aesthetic is perfect for mixing and matching the old and the new.

The style takes cues from the 50s and 60s with minimalism and an eclectic feel. I love how vintage is reworked into a modern framework.

‘Form follows function’ is one of the key principles of mid-century modern design. Organic shapes, simple upholstery and clean designs are central to functionality.

Finishes such as matte white and raw timber are iconically developed into sculptural pieces for the home – a combination that I cannot get enough of.

Some of the most widely celebrated designs from this style are the Eames Lounge Chair by Ray and Charles Eames and Arne Jacobsen‘s Egg Chair.

Mid century modern design really draws its merit from versatility. Furniture from this era mixes well with other contemporary interior styles and architecture seamlessly.

From Coco Republic, the Jonathan Adler collection embodies this functional design purpose with pieces that integrate with any home. Enhance any space with the Claude Modular Unit in walnut or create interest with the Dora Maar Bowl.

Caitlan N

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