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Walmart’s Midcentury Modern Furniture Sale Starts at Just $40

  • February 26, 2024
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Nostalgic trends seem to be popping up everywhere right now, and our homes are no exception. (Did you know pit sofas are back?) Whether you love the look of wing-back chairs and shag carpets, or midcentury modern silhouettes always seem to get your attention, you can easily mix old and new pieces in your home for a vintage-inspired design. Plus, you don’t have to splurge to get the look because there’s a major Walmart furniture sale happening right now, with budget-friendly furniture and decor starting at just $40.

Adding pieces that are inspired by past trends is a great way to inject a personal touch into your home. You can combine your favorite modern pieces with eclectic, old-fashioned finds to create a space that matches your exact style. We’re seeing tons of eye-catching pieces available right now, including a chic velvet couch that’s currently $119 off. It features a midcentury modern aesthetic with tapered wooden legs and a tufted backrest that adds instant style to your space. Or, embrace a Noguchi coffee table dupe for under $300. It’s perfect for resting your drinking glasses on or for styling with your favorite coffee table books. Though if you feel like you need more storage space, this walnut-colored table offers just that with its open middle shelf.

Regardless of what midcentury modern piece you’re looking for, we guarantee there’s something for everyone below. Scroll on to shop our favorite pieces from the sale.

Midcentury Modern Nightstand

This walnut-colored nightstand will keep all your bedtime necessities organized, and hidden, in the morning thanks to the drawer. We love the spacious top as you can place a lamp on

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Midcentury modern design in 10 essential pieces | Entertainment News

  • September 16, 2023

Decade after decade, midcentury modern design continues to appeal. The New York Times noted a resurgence of the style in 1998. Nearly two decades later, there came another wave. Fast Company deemed it the “pumpkin spice latte of interior design.” It’s a style “Mad Men” popularized in the current century; its designers—Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, and more—are named in reverent whispers among design circles.

Even casual design fans have likely heard the phrase “midcentury modern design” before. It is an influential design movement that became popular in the United States in the mid-20th century. Heavily influenced by German Bauhaus design, the midcentury modern aesthetic favors clean, simple craftsmanship using a blend of natural and human-made materials.

Although the style’s heyday is roughly placed from 1933 to 1965, it truly took off post-World War II, an era soaked in optimism, first with the Allied victory and then eventually as the U.S. set its sights on space. Because of the war, the U.S. became a production powerhouse, and output from mining, construction, and manufacturing doubled between 1939 and 1944. As soldiers returned home to rebuild their lives, the need for housing and furnishing increased, fueling designers (many of whom were émigré) to turn to the latest technologies developed during the war and to the global influences for inspiration.

Interestingly, midcentury modern wasn’t born until 1984, when author Cara Greenberg coined it for her book “Mid-century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s.” Since then, midcentury modern has become not just a style, argues Fast Company, but a “byword for ‘design’ itself,” or perhaps just taste.

So, which furniture pieces are essential to the era? Singulart used historical information and context from museums, experienced furniture resellers, and designers to compile a list of

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22 Modern Log Cabin Ideas for a Chic Outdoorsy Interior

  • August 27, 2023

Log cabins are quintessentially rustic, which makes for a great backdrop to contrast with modern touches. However, you don’t need to complete a huge renovation to make a log cabin feel current with the times. If you want to give yours an updated look or simply want to channel their cozy energy in your non log cabin home, these modern log cabin ideas show how small changes can make a big difference.

Take a Minimalist Approach

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CKePxLSFkqN/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">@this.old.river.cabin</a> / Instagram</p>

A cluttered log cabin can feel dated. To combat this, keep things simple in terms of the amount of decor you display, but also in the types of shapes you choose. For example, a simple floating shelf will look more modern and sleek than a shelf with ornate support brackets.

Choose Bright, Transitional Furniture

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Updating your log cabin can be as simple as switching out your furniture. However, you don’t need to stick with solely modern furniture to achieve a modern look. For example, transitional skirted sofas with subtle curves can look modern in a rustic environment, but the key is to select a neutral color for the upholstery, such as white, gray, or black.

Incorporate Modern Sconces

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Sconce lighting can lean traditional or modern, depending on its shape. You can add a cozy but industrial look to your cabin with sconces with long arms and exposed bulbs. Sconces make an especially cozy addition to a breakfast nook.

Statement-Making Furniture

<p><a href="https://www.wrjdesign.com/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">Design by WRJ Design Associates</a> / Photo by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tuckf/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="2">Tuck Fauntleroy</a> </p>

Furniture can be a piece of modern art in itself, and this geometric coffee table is the perfect example. It breaks up the organic textures and shapes typically present in log cabins. We suggest finishing the look off by hanging large-scale modern art nearby.

Create a Blank Slate With White

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BS48XigjVsK/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="1">@lisastatondesign</a> / Photo by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/belathee/" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="externalLink" data-ordinal="2">@belathee </a>/ Instagram</p>

A dose of white paint in a log cabin can create an up-to-date and

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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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New Jersey business owners buy midcentury furniture straight from homes in Denmark

  • August 11, 2023

The credenza in the back of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van groaned as Lars Balderskilde drove through the woodlands near Vejle, Denmark, a city on a fjord about 2 1/2 hours from Copenhagen.

It was late January, and after passing a lake filled with swans, Balderskilde stopped at a house where he picked up an old bar cabinet that he paid for in cash. Then came stops at other homes to collect nesting tables and a mirror. The sun had set by the time he met Nina Toft and Grethe Kock, two sisters, at the home of their mother, whose funeral they had hosted earlier that day.

“It’s always emotional, but you have to let go,” Toft said to Balderskilde, who had come to look at various pieces in the house.

Kock showed him a tiny clay bird that she had made as a girl. “I’ll give you a good deal,” she said, jokingly.

Balderskilde did not take the bird. But he did fill the van with a teak dresser and bookcase the sisters’ parents had owned since the 1950s, a desk, a blue PH 5 pendant lamp and a Le Klint 325 floor lamp, a model originally designed to decorate a residence of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr. He paid the sisters $1,800 for the items.

Toft and Kock had contacted Balderskilde through a website where he offers to buy furniture from people all over Denmark. While lugging the pieces out of the house, Balderskilde told Toft, “I have a boutique in New York.”

The store, Lanoba, is actually in Jersey City, New Jersey, and sells refurbished Danish modern furniture, a minimalist style originating in Denmark that was typically made with natural materials like wood, leather and Danish cord from the 1930s through the 1960s.

Balderskilde, who is Danish, and

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Midcentury modern is the style that won’t die

  • July 30, 2023

In the late 1990s, when midcentury modern furniture was making a comeback, interior designer Brad Dunning and his friends would excitedly call each other whenever they spotted an Eames bubchair or another recognizable piece on television. Now, if they did that, they would never get off the phone.

Midcentury modern is “not even a trend anymore – it’s the dominant aesthetic,” said Dunning, who curated an exhibit last year on modern chairs for the Palm Springs Art Museum in California. “It’s either fascinating or depressing that we haven’t replaced (it) with anything better. But it is a marker that those designs were so strong that they have lasted this long.”

Though the label gets thrown around even when describing brand-new items (the “Petrie Midcentury Sofa” at Crate & Barrel, for instance), in its truest sense, midcentury modern refers to furnishings designed from the late 1940s into the 1970s. Its clean lines and modest proportions often translate to timelessness, offering one clue about why midcentury modernism seems like it will never die. But its staying power is mostly thanks to its founding principle: high-minded design that’s also functional and widely accessible – an ethos that has propelled the style not only through time but from showrooms and living rooms into American pop culture.

When it first came into fashion, midcentury modernism supplanted Colonial-revival and other fussier, traditional styles that dominated before World War II. “Midcentury modern designers were trying to get back to the core of what an object is and what it’s supposed to do,” said Katherine White, curator of design at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation near Detroit. Rather than mimicking preexisting styles, they made “foundational changes” to what furniture could be, she explains. The result: pieces that were affordable, high-quality and scaled for city apartments and

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On a Road Trip for Danish Modern Furniture

  • July 1, 2023

The credenza in the back of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van groaned as Lars Balderskilde drove through the woodlands near Vejle, a city on a fjord about two and a half hours from Copenhagen.

It was late January, and after passing a lake filled with swans, Mr. Balderskilde stopped at a house where he picked up an old bar cabinet that he paid for in cash. Then came stops at other homes to collect nesting tables and a mirror. The sun had set by the time he met Nina Toft and Grethe Kock, two sisters, at the home of their mother, whose funeral they had hosted earlier that day.

“It’s always emotional, but you have to let go,” Ms. Toft said to Mr. Balderskilde, who had come to look at various pieces in the house.

Ms. Kock showed him a tiny clay bird that she had made as a girl. “I’ll give you a good deal,” she said, jokingly.

Mr. Balderskilde did not take the bird. But he did fill the van with a teak dresser and bookcase the sisters’ parents had owned since the 1950s, a desk, a blue PH 5 pendant lamp and a Le Klint 325 floor lamp, a model originally designed to decorate a residence of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr. He paid the sisters $1,800 for the items.

Ms. Toft and Ms. Kock had contacted Mr. Balderskilde through a website where he offers to buy furniture from people all over Denmark. While lugging the pieces out of the house, Mr. Balderskilde told Ms. Toft, “I have a boutique in New York.”

The store, Lanoba, is actually in Jersey City, N.J., and sells refurbished Danish modern furniture, a minimalist style originating in Denmark that was typically made with natural materials like wood, leather and

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The best stores to shop for Midcentury Modern furniture in Los Angeles

  • June 29, 2023

Whether you’re looking for an introductory Saarinen tulip chair or a $16,000 Mario Bellini modular sofa, there’s no better place to shop for Midcentury Modern furniture than Los Angeles.

The golden age of furniture design (which spans the late 1940s through the early 1970s) is more popular today than ever thanks to its simplicity and adaptability, says Christian Boehr, owner of the vintage showroom Atomic Threshold in Monrovia.

“The nicely proportioned scale, along with classic lines and great build quality, allows these pieces to be well integrated in current design schemes without being overpowering or too homogenized,” says Boehr.

In other words, Midcentury Modern furnishings — many of which are still in production today because of their timelessness — are suitable for any type of decor.

Although you can shop for Modernist furnishings online, via Facebook Marketplace, at local flea markets and on Instagram, there is nothing like being able to test out furniture in real life to see how it looks and feels.

“People like to come in, see the items and try them out in person,” says Tricia Benitez Beanum, founder and creative director of Pop Up Home in East Hollywood.

Here we offer a list of 18 stores in L.A. where you can bring your tape measure, inspect the goods and sample the seating. Before you head out, here are a few things to note:

Don’t be put off by showrooms that are open by appointment only. Many of them are run by limited staff or one person. I found it easy to email businesses and arrange a showroom visit.

Also, double-check store hours before you head out for the same reason. And finally, keep in mind that vintage furnishings aren’t cheap. Therefore, connecting with dealers in person may allow you to strike a deal.

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27 Contemporary Midcentury Modern Furniture Ideas That Don’t Cost a Fortune

  • June 22, 2023

Design is cyclical. Once-popular movements often find their way back into mainstream trends, and midcentury modern furniture is one of the styles experiencing an unparalleled resurgence in popularity. Emerging during post-war America in the mid-1940s, the design movement is defined by clean lines, a somewhat futurist aesthetic, and an emphasis on functionality—think earthy wood tones, sleek lines and organic shapes, and leather and plywood textures. 

But let’s be real: Not everyone can afford an Eames lounge chair or a Florence Knoll couch, especially if you’re a recent graduate or on a tight budget. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy midcentury modern aesthetics—precisely why we’ve rounded up 28 midcentury modern best sellers from a range of stylish and affordable decor and furniture stores below. 


Under $50

Walker Edison Mid Century Hairpin Metal Frame Square Modern Side Accent Table

If you’re looking for a catchall to organize your magazines, vases, or cups, this metal and wood side table does the job while adding just the right amount of texture to a small space. 

Mid Century Modern Rectangular Pillow

No home is complete without a few good throw pillows. Dress up your couch with this simple retro-styled design that will instantly make your minimalist space feel homier. 

Hearth & Hand Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter Tan/Brass

This understated mail sorter is ideal for cluttered spaces. The faux-leather compartments and brass-finish metal frame make it feel both elegant and timeless. 

West Elm Mid-Century Wood Lanterns

Light up your deck this summer with these smartly designed mango wood lanterns. They’re ideal for creating an ambient setting so you can enjoy those leisurely summer evenings while sipping a cocktail outdoors. 

APICIZON Black Rattan Nightstand Bedside Table

The rattan detailing gives this mini side table an airy and organic feel. And at under $50, we

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Wayfair’s Biggest Sale EVER Has 60% Off Midcentury Modern Furniture

  • May 3, 2023

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Find the best midcentury modern furniture sales during Wayfair’s Way Day 2023 sales event. Shop discounted couches, coffee tables, and more.

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