home: featured [ West Elm ]
A favourite homeware store of ours is West Elm, with its array of mid-century & modern designs.
Find lighting, furniture, accessories and soft furnishings, all with a subtle colour pallete. West Elm is full of pieces that are going last a lifetime and sometimes you just need to treat yourself to something you love.
Our favourite include their storage furniture and lighting.
home: favourite thing [ midcentury style sofa ]
We often are hunting for that perfect vintage find in homeware and furniture. Midcentury sofas are popular and seen in many current interior trend boards and inspiration, but finding an original in great condition isn’t easier and not everyone wants to doer-upper!
We found this great little two seater sofa in the style of our midcentury favourite. The tone of the wood, the silhouette and the upholstery are all perfect to recreate the retro look.
And this great find from SofaFans is just £184.10!
home: follow friday [ Proper Old ]
Vintage to fall in love with. Follow the Proper Old Instagram feed for continuous updates on the latest stock arriving. Act fast if you like something, so you don’t miss out!
home: featured [ Rose & Grey ]
Always plenty to love at Rose and Grey. We’ve picked our current favourites from the new arrivals and across the site.
From a mix of midcentury styles, rattan to adore, hints of pinks to bring warmth to home and rugs to create a feature for any room in the house.
home: found this [ light ]
The Nova glass light fitting from Matalan is a beautiful piece to use in a home. It’s spudnik style and circular spheres are a huge nod to styles from the midcentury – so popular now in home styling.
This incredible fitting is £100 but a great, quality light feature for a room.
home: favourite thing [ sofa ]
With Summer sales pretty much all over we look forward to new arrivals dropping in stores. As fans of Habitat we gad a browse on their website st spotted this gorgeous sofa.
Taking inspiration from Mid Century style with a modern twist the Victor sofa range comes with two colour choices – emerald green velvet or charcoal cotton.
We love the walnut veneer frame surrounding the sofa creating a bold look which will certainly turn heads.
Available now at habitat.co.uk
[ £995 ]
home: found this [ desk ]
Always keep your eyes open for great homeware and furniture in places you don’t expect.
Scrolling through Amazon we were delighted and surprised to find this gorgeous midcentury style desk for £169.00
Its a great size, lovely walnut veneer finish, perfect iconic midcentury clean lines and silhouette, and practical with good desk space and storage.
This product also comes with so many positive reviews. It always pays to read the feedback and reviews when buying furniture online.
home: event [ Vintage Furniture Flea ]
Make a note in the diary for these upcoming Flea markets around the UK.
Vintage Furniture Flea houses an array of Mid Century furniture and homeware, all at affordable prices. Join friendly and knowledgable traders to help you find the perfect pieces.
[ East London – 1st September ]
Head to Instagram for more dates and details.
home: trend [ Bauhaus ]
Bauhaus is a movement of art and design that has influenced, created and set a precedent for such a huge amount of incredible design since its founding in 1919.
Its style and ideas can be seen in homeware, furniture, pattern design, prints, and interiors throughout the decades and is very recognisable.
Poster • Trouva £55 / Desk • Pamono £4751 / Place mat and coaster • Etsy £12.99
Pitcher • Coggles £29.40 / Lamp • Pagazzi £55 / Chair • Italy Classics £400.73
Sofa • Case Furniture from £1930 / Chair • Houseology £1735 / Cushion • Red Bubble £17.27
‘The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.‘
Its a strong look with colour and line and can be styled quite sparce or detailed and still achieve that confident Bauhaus feeling.
Create with block colour and simple pattern of the era and furniture which creates lines and forms.
Search eBay and other auctions and fairs for true pieces or head to the high street for modern versions and creations. You don’t have to look far with current high street brands to find pieces indicative of the style and design.
Keep walls and floors plain with detail in the fixtures and furniture. There’s a strong emphasis on smoked grey glass, mirrored surfaces, mat colour and keep a space light and airy. Architecture would have favoured high wide glazing and open plan living – popular and on trend in today’s building work.
home: favourite thing [ console table ]
This Mid Century inspired console table from West Elm is the perfect piece to fit in any interior.
The sustainable sourced Acacia wood and bronze detail on the handles give a lux feel. The two drawers and shelf also make it very practical.
[ £399 ]