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Style Files: Retro Modern Chic

September 25, 2016

via Brit + Co

 

 

One of our favorite things about vintage is how many styles we get to experiment with in the shop! Some days we may get a beautiful traditional antique in, or other days we might see a unique bohemian piece from some far away place... every day is always exciting and we're constantly inspired. That is why we have started this new "Style Files" segment as a platform to talk about all of our favorite styles and how to use them in your own home.

The first style we are filing today: Retro Modern Chic. 

 

 

Streamlined with Pops of Color

 

 Unless you've been living under a rock in the last 15 years, it is no secret that mid-century modern furniture is in high demand, and has been for a while. Trends come and go, but this furniture style craze seems to have a firm hold on the design world, and it isn't surprising to see why. The combination of style and function were perfected in the 1960's, and after years of big clunky furniture of the 80s and 90s, the 2000's brought a new appreciation for the streamlined styles that came out of the late 50's and 60's. Most furniture was made with solid wood and were typically petite in size and had a straight, streamlined aesthetic. The best way to describe mid-century modern furniture: simple. Such simple silhouettes end up being so versatile, and can often pair easily with any other style furniture. Plus, there is something about mid-century modern furniture that lends itself so well to unexpected pops of color. Maybe it's the simple/serious design of these pieces, but adding some playful color usually balances sophistication with humor.

 

via Emily Henderson

 

via the ultra linx 

via the ultra linx 

 

 via Sugar and Cloth

 

 

 via Vintage Revivals

 

 

Of course, not all mid-century retro furniture is made with wood. Chrome metal later becomes synonymous with the 1950's and early 60's, and looks great within this Retro Modern Chic aesthetic. A great choice for your kitchen/dining room with a funky edge. 

 

 via Design Moi

 

 

 

 

 

If the Retro Modern Chic look strikes your fancy, check out these special pieces we have in store that can help achieve your retro goals...

 

 

Riviera Sideboard

 

Mid-Century Bed

French Color Pop Vanity Chair

Avocado Chrome Table 

 

Drake Mid-Century Hutch SOLD

Vintage Modern Bent Plywood Chair