The furniture and decor introduced in the 1950s and 1960s were clean, sophisticated, and inclusive. Despite the passage of time, mid-century designs have remained a staple in interior architecture. Mid-century colors tend to combine darker neutral tones with saturated accent colors! Mid-century modern furniture is easily identified by their straight, clean lines accented with smooth, curved angles. They rarely feature any fancy ornamentation or upholstery. This minimalist design commonly relies on wooden construction, but can also include fiberglass or metal. They usually only have one or two colors with no patterns.

Mid-century floor lamps and table lamps feature either very straight, geometric lines or round, curved contour. The very contrasting shapes offer a very bold position for lighting in your room. Mostly made of finished metal, but sometimes with wood legs. A popular mid-century ceiling lamp design sees exposed bulbs on straight rods radiating out of a center, though various options are available. Mid-century modern loved asymmetrical, abstract patterns! Most of today’s furniture is made of engineered pressed wood. Let real wood take center stage via the high-quality furnishings of the ’50s. These mid-century masterpieces have clean lines of teak, walnut, oak, and rosewood.

Less is more! Subtlety and thoughtful craftsmanship are much of what makes midcentury-style timeless. When Eero Saarinen designed his modern classic, marble-topped table in 1956, he wanted to eliminate any extra parts, including extraneous table legs. Paired with molded plastic Eames chairs, the simple lines of the table still look fresh and modern in this slate gray contemporary kitchen. Tapered legs and flared arms reveal a sleek, modern silhouette, while plush seating and a button-tufted back embrace transitional technique. An intriguing contrast is presented by walnut wood legs and a soft, woven textured fabric.

The table reflects the striking elegance of modern Scandinavian design, with its natural solid wood construction with sweeping vertical angles. It is bold and sleek, yet warm and inviting. The elegant and well-proportioned Fulcrum sofa combines luxury and comfort.  The sofa is built with a kiln-dried solid wood frame, polished steel sled legs, and hand-tailored top-grain natural leather.