Tips for mid-century style

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

Mid-century style celebrates the aesthetic influences of the 20th century, bringing clean lines, slender forms and high function to the interior space. Incorporate these elements to create a space that captures the je ne sais quoi of mid-century influence.

STREAMLINED AESTHETIC

Curate a distinguished, mid-century look by implementing a streamlined design, eliminating unnecessary visual weight and avoiding overly ornate items. Use the space wisely, selecting furniture that boasts clean lines and modern characteristics, such as an etagere bookshelf or a stacked glass coffee table with brushed steel trim.

STUNNING CONTOURS

Incorporate intriguing curves throughout a space to complement a clean, broader aesthetic, embodying a key component of the mid-century period. Bring the era’s sleek style to life in the master bath with faucets from the Levoir Bath Collection by Brizo. Slender, graceful forms pay homage to classic British automobile design, creating simple yet elegant silhouettes for unparalleled luxury.

MATERIAL INTRIGUE

The unexpected use of familiar materials is a key component of the mid-century approach. Place a sculptural glass globe lamp atop a walnut tripod table to introduce a blend of shapes, or fill a brass bar cart with square decanters and aluminum tumblers as a nod to the classic cocktail culture of the 1960s.

DARING ACCENTS

Set the stage for distinguished design with a canvas of muted neutrals, and add a layer of visual interest with bold accent pieces and statement colors inspired by mid-century palettes. Suspend a bright, citron tapestry for an unexpected pop in the foyer, or add a chartreuse high-back lounge chair in the master bedroom, finished in velvet to accentuate its contours. Perfect the aesthetic with quintessential items-such as large-pane windows for abundant natural light, complemented by a circular sunburst clock to complete the space.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.