{B} Mid-Century

(Don’t mind my little reminder, this blog is a work in progress! :) *Insert picture of couch with new pillows or stereo console*

Interior design is new to me. Pretty much anything I used to order out of the Pottery Barn catalog looked fine in our previous home – a 1900’s Craftsman Bungalow. I have always had a soft spot for anything mid-century, collecting many pieces that spoke to me but sadly they only sat in storage. I was so conflicted and felt kind of silly hoarding them because I had no place to put them! Everything obviously fell in line when we bought our current home – an intact 1950’s atomic ranch. Everything I’ve been collecting for the past 10 years immediately felt right at home. When I began decorating the space I discovered (wait for it) – COLOR. And did not know the first thing about how to put it together. Add in patterns and texture and I was fairly certain that we were going to have a stellar atomic failure on our hands. I got proactive and started following some really incredible style blogs. My taste is evolving, and I am loving mixing modern style with original pieces. Below is where I am currently loving to shop for mid-century designs, as well as the blogs I follow to get my inspirations!

Where I Love To Shop Mid-Century Modern:

CB2

Thrive Furniture

Target – you will not believe the amazing modern decor and mid-century vibes you can pick up from their regular products, along with their new lines from Nate Berkus & Emily Henderson. The best part – it’s all on budget!

West Elm

Walmart – you have to search a little harder here to weed out the cheap vs trendy but I have surprisingly picked up some super cute accessories here and there (see the faux cow-hide pillows in my picture at the top). And do I even need to mention, more budget-friendly than Target!

Goodwill – did you know that you can shop Goodwill online?  You can shop some of their more rare and eclectic items via online auctions! I am currently loving the Tableware & Kitchenware categories, as well as the Art category. I have noticed that some auctions require local pickup, so be aware of the fine print before bidding!

IKEA – truth be told, this is a new favorite of mine. I originally thought their fare was TOO modern for our space, though if I’m choosy I can find some really cute and CHEAP basic pieces to bring into our space without making it too trendy.

And of course – local classifieds, swap meets, estate sales and thrift stores. Keep your eyes open, there are always gems waiting to be unearthed!

Who I’m Following On Instagram:

Emily Henderson

Nate Berkus

Mid Century LA

Bri Emery (designlovefest)

Glitter Guide

Blogs That Inspire:

Live, Love, DIY

Dream Green DIY

Style by Emily Henderson

 

 

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