Mid-century modern interior design in twenty-first century colors and finishes?
Is that even a thing?
Of course it is. Human creativity is frequently a previous idea used in new and interesting ways. Mid-century modern is a perfect example. It was a combination of new and wonderful designs, patterns and ideas that felt fresh and different. And it is perfect material for re-packaging in new and surprising colors and textures.
The room pictured above is a good example. Here is a great explanation:
We see the mid-century modern revival currently morphing from a strictly Danish Modern resurgence into a trend that has a decidedly more atomic feel – Carolyn Hipple & Dixon Bartlett, HB2 Resources.
So let’s break it down. Here is how today’s color trend have been used in this mid-century modern inflected room:
The base and arms of this Ana sofa is a direct homage to the mid-century look. It sets the tone of the room. But, that’s no 1950 finish. It is a very 2016 smoke grey.
What’s more, the gray finish is combined with a white finish and a metal finish on other furniture pieces. A very twenty-first century idea.
The atomic sculpture on the glass-top end table is a wonderful reference to mid-century fascination with our entry into the atomic age. Very cool.
Mid-century modern design and today’s colors and finishes. It’s the best of both worlds.
To give you even more ideas, here are some other fabrics from Norwalk Furniture’s Jetson collection: