home: favourite thing [ clock ]
A perfect little piece of repro midcentury style for your home with this great retro table clock from Royal Design for just £24.
It would look great on a mantelpiece, bedside table or styled up with a few other midcentury pieces as part of a ‘shelfie’
home: trend [ midcentury monochrome ]
The angles, the curves, the familiar silhouette of midcentury design sits so well with a monochrome interior. A little hint of walnut tones is all you need to soften the monochrome look.
Across the high street there are so many homewares and furniture embracing the style and designs from the midcentury era.
It’s easy to create this trend from modern stores but also it’s a great excuse to explore vintage markets, auctions and antiques fairs. Look for designs from brands including Ercol (furniture), Midwinter and Meakin that have some beautiful design and great monochrome pieces (ceramics).
Use vintage vases, lamps and plates for decorative display to compliment the look.
1 ‘EKENÄSET chair / IKEA £180
2 ‘Sputnik’ light / Dunelm Was £129.00 Now £38.70
3 embroidery cushions / West Elm from £29
4 ‘afar’ rug / La Redoute from £69.30 (current prices with up to 30% off)
5 wall hanging / La Redoute £37.80 (current price with up to 30% off)
6 ‘Margot’ sofa / Argos £299.99
7 ‘Scott’ armchair / Perch & Parrow £685
8 Ridgeway ‘homemaker’ vintage plate / search vintage markets and eBay
9 ‘Ditto’ wallpaper / Miss Print £64
home: event [ Midcentury East ]
Back again for a summer show, this time in Haggerston, London, Modern Shows bring us Midcentury East. A fair full of dealers of gorgeous furniture, lighting and accessories.
‘Visit our Vintage and modern design shows — Midcentury Modern®, Midcentury East and our Midcentury and Midcentury Modern® pop ups — attracting people from all over the UK looking to buy collectable furniture and design for the home‘
[ Sunday 20th May ]
home: event [ Midcentury Modern ]
Back again for its Spring show is Midcentury Modern at Dulwich College, South London.
Find yourself amongst vintage furniture, lighting, and accessories from Scandinavia, America and the UK. Design classics and hidden gems are up for grabs, so make a date and head down to East Dulwich for this one day event.
With over 50 dealers all in one space, you are sure to find a little something to take home.
18th March – 10am – 4pm
home: event [ midcentury fair ]
Another great date for the diary. If you’re a fan of midcentury design, homeware and furniture then this is a must.
Head to East London on October 15th for the next Midcentury East event
home: favourite thing [ mirror ]
There’s a whole lot of loveliness ‘new in‘ at Rose & Grey but our favourite pick is the midcentury modern styled bamboo mirror.
Great shape, texture and style to add to an interior and make a statement in a room.
There’s so much to love and admire about West Elm. They are a brand, with a conscience, focused on honesty and sustainability. Both on in the virtual and physical stores there is a wealth of incredible design, styling and interiors inspiration and guidance. West Elm can make a home – a real home; a blended, co-ordinated but eclectic, homely but chic, environment.
Their huge array of homewares and furniture is spot on both in design, quality and although high end of the price scale – it’s worth it. Plus, when there’s a sale, which currently there is (with up to 60% off) it’s a good time to invest in a few updates for your home or even a whole overhaul of a room.
The style is midcentury modern, mixed with bohemian and a little industrial. They create ‘looks’ that can be strong trends or ideas that can bring a subtle new trend into a home.
We found our top favourite pieces in the sale (see picture) but explore the sale yourself for great discounts in every department.