A true mid-century home
With each model embodying a strong mid-century look and feel, it’s no secret that our Vintage range is inspired by years gone by. So, we’re taking a look back at home décor trends during this era, and how they have evolved to find a place into our homes today.
The boom of the 50s
Interiors of the 50s reflected a sense of freedom following the end of the Second World War, transporting homes from drab black and white into technicolour. Bubblegum colours, such as pink, turquoise, mint green and pale yellows, were used by designers who felt they could now express themselves. Lines became longer and sleeker as open plan living became more popular, and style and function were combined into beautiful pieces for the home.
Using a bright colour palette can help you achieve this look within a contemporary home. Whether it’s through accent cushions, artwork on the wall or lamp shades, these tones really pop against fabrics such as Marl Grey or Tonic Oil. Use wooden furniture like a vintage credenza to hide away clutter but still carry your 50s’ theme through the room.
The 60s came in swinging
With the likes of Warhol, Lennon and Jagger bringing such vitality to popular culture, it’s easy to see why there was such a vibrancy in 60s’ décor. The bright man-made colours and materials such as plastic, metal and glass being favoured over wood, contributed to the cool space age vibe. Patterns had a distinct geometric, art deco mood, evoking thoughts of the roaring 20s with large scale motifs and bold colours.
The Sixty Two in Capri Red Leather is a perfect example of the time’s design. The distinctive winged shape embodies the freedom of the 60s, and when placed on a cream shag carpet, immediately evokes that mid-century feel. The space-age look can be achieved with dome lamps in a chrome finish to brighten your room.
Using a mid-century theme instantly makes a room look smart and polished. With such strong shapes and colours, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the décor of this era.
Image Credits: californiahomedesign.com, retrorenovation.com, californiahomedesign.com, antiquealterego.com, retrorenovation.com, Obsequies on Flickr.com, the bohlins on Flickr.com, Feeling Fuzzy on Flickr.com, gplanvintage.co.uk, uniko509 on Flickr.com, theswingingsixties.tumblr.com