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7 Accents for a Mid-Century Modern Bedroom

  • October 29, 2023

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Mid-century modern design has seen a resurgence in popularity due to its enduring appeal. With clean lines, organic shapes, and timeless sophistication, it’s a fantastic choice for transforming your bedroom. Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating an existing space, choosing the right accent pieces is crucial for achieving that iconic mid-century modern look.

In this blog, we’ll delve into seven accent pieces and design ideas that can elevate your bedroom’s aesthetic to a mid-century modern masterpiece. From iconic furniture choices to color palettes and decor elements, you’ll discover how to infuse your bedroom with mid-century charm and create a stylish haven of sophistication.

Sleek and Low Furniture

Mid-century modern design is all about simplicity and functionality. When selecting furniture for your bedroom, opt for pieces with clean lines and low profiles. A platform bed with tapered legs and a simple, minimalist design is an excellent choice. Look for dressers and nightstands with angular shapes and warm wood finishes like teak or walnut to complete the look. The absence of excessive ornamentation creates a sense of openness and elegance in your bedroom.

Iconic Lighting

Lighting is a crucial element in mid-century modern design. Consider adding iconic mid-century modern lighting fixtures to your bedroom, such as a Sputnik chandelier or a George Nelson pendant lamp. These fixtures not only provide functional illumination but also serve as eye-catching design statements. The playful yet elegant designs of mid-century lighting can instantly elevate the overall aesthetic of your space.

Vintage-Inspired Artwork

Adorn your bedroom walls with vintage-inspired artwork that reflects the mid-century aesthetic. Look for abstract paintings, geometric prints, or framed vintage posters from the

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How to buy Eames furniture with confidence

  • September 4, 2023

Whether it was designed fifty or five years ago, a piece of Eames furniture has an undoubted timeless appeal. Part of design history, it remains as beautiful and useful as ever, no matter what the biggest interior design trends might dictate. Not many designs have stood the test of time like Eames furniture has, and the rise in interest in Mid-Century aesthetics has meant that more and more of us are looking at curating eclectic homes that are about bringing personality into a space and mixing the old with the new.

However, buying vintage, especially designer pieces, will be a bit daunting for most of us, as it is easy to get it wrong. But The Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity has revealed their ultimate guide to collecting ‘an Eames of your own’, demystifying the whole process and giving you the right tools to go hunt for your own piece of design history with confidence.

If you want to make a real design statement in your home, and also invest in an item that you will love and that will still be valuable years on, read on because you need to know this.

What is Eames furniture and why is it so popular?

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illustration over picture of eames chair

When referring to ‘Eames furniture’ one will refer to the designs by Charles and Ray Eames. The mid-century design powerhouse couple is known for their progress and contribution to the development of modern design and architecture. They also worked in fine art and film, and while Charles was more known by the media, he and Ray worked together to create some of the most famous designs recognized all over the world – the Eames Lounge Chair and the Eames Dining Chair being amongst the most famous.

Their designs rose to popularity

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25 Midcentury Modern Furniture Pieces That Will Always Be in Style

  • August 15, 2023

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If you’re in the market for retro-feeling yet timeless home design, perhaps no style is as enduring–or as worth the investment–as the best midcentury modern furniture. This period of design, which began post-World War II and continued into the 1960s, is identifiable by its soft-edges and functional style. At the time, craftspeople, architects, and furniture designers were looking for a way to create new and innovative pieces that leaned minimalistic, using materials like wood, vinyl, and glass to create organically-shaped furniture. Rather than the angular shapes and straight lines that were seen before, midcentury modern furniture embraced funky seating, rounder tables, and unusual shapes. This era of design has continued to be popular today in part because of its balance of utility and eye-catching details.

Whether you’re in the market for a new comfortable couch or an angular bookshelf to store your coffee table books, midcentury modern furniture may be the best choice for you. These days, many luxury furniture brands create pieces that replicate the style, with a fresh twist. If you’re committed to the genre, you can also find iconic designs from the time period that are still being made today, such as the Eames Lounge Chair. No matter which room in your home you’re designing, there is a midcentury modern piece that will fit perfectly.

Here, shop the 25 best midcentury modern furniture that will instantly elevate your home.

End Table

Blend utility and style with this sculptural end table. Its flat top is the perfect spot to put down your morning coffee, while the flipped end doubles as a magazine holder (to store your vintage issues of Harper’s Bazaar, of course).

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The GE1 Bench

This solid oak and leather lounge

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This self-taught furniture-maker crafts heirloom-quality pieces with modern appeal

  • April 11, 2023
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Meet The Makers | Apr 6, 2023

By Caroline Biggs

Todd HewittCourtesy of Last Ditch Design

Todd Hewitt doesn’t pay attention to trends. The Los Angeles–based founder of Last Ditch Design is on a mission to make furnishings that blend utility with elegance and, more importantly, stand the test of time. “I am committed to providing tailored pieces for those who appreciate functional design and sustainability,” he tells Business of Home. “Each design is built for those not just interested in how things look, but how they work, wear and feel every day that you live with it.”

A self-taught furniture-maker and designer, Hewitt spent 27 years honing his skills for artisanal brands such as Los Angeles–based Lawson-Fenning—where he served as a design consultant—and Henrybuilt (as the Seattle company’s director of production). “At Henrybuilt, I developed a strong eye for the details and an impeccable standard for quality—everything was considered, no aspect too small,” he says. “With Lawson-Fenning, I gained a renewed appreciation for the joy and preservation of hand-crafted heirloom furniture.”

A Silas lounge chair in progressCourtesy of Last Ditch Design

In November 2022, he launched Last Ditch Design with LD2, a 30-piece line of minimalist, made-to-order items. “I spent a year prepping, designing, fabricating and developing the website before launching,” he says. “My goal with this collection was to launch a range of products across all categories that felt cohesive yet broad enough to be considered for all areas of the home.”

All of Hewitt’s case wood works are crafted by his own hand at LA Woodshop—a cooperative space for local artisans and makers—using a medley of durable raw materials including walnut, ash and oak. “I’m driven by elements of Scandinavian and midcentury design,” he says. “I try to let

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The Best 4th of July Furniture Sales That Are Still Happening

  • July 7, 2022
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July 4th may be in our rearview mirror, but several online retailers are still running — or have extended — holiday sales on indoor and outdoor furniture.

And here’s even better news: while some pieces may have sold out over the weekend, prices on in-stock sale items often fluctuate, so there may be an even deeper discount on the outdoor sectional, bistro set, or cantilever umbrella you’ve been eyeing — plus new deals to boot.

We’re seeing extended sales from mega-retailers and design-driven higher-end furniture and home decor sites alike. Some, such as Wayfair and Pottery Barn, have rolled over their July 4th sale inventory to sitewide clearance warehouse sales.

So, if you want to save big on furniture for your home and outdoor space, you haven’t lost your chance. That said, you’d better get on it, because most sales will wrap up within the next 24 to 48 hours.

You can still take 15 percent off all of Albany Park’s bestselling sofas and sectionals with the code HAPPY4TH at checkout. We love the Kova Corner Sectional, available in seven color options, and the Albany Sofa, which comes in nine colors plus an attractive distressed vegan leather.

Amazon is offering deals on select indoor and outdoor furniture, like 32 percent off this beautiful canopy bed with a distressed wooden headboard, and more than 60 percent off this large outdoor rug from Novogratz, known for its line of stylish and affordable midcentury-modern-inspired furniture and accessories. There are also early Amazon Prime Day deals to take advantage of before the main event on July 12 and 13, including big savings on TVs and on Amazon devices.

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