Clean lines and rich materials shine in Rozae Nichols and Ian Murrough’s Laurel Canyon home, as spotted in Elle Decor.
Whether it’s in the offices of a hot startup or in the latest quirky upscale hotel, mid-century is inescapable. Competitions for perfect pieces from the ’50s and ’60s remains fierce, and the trend shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. As longtime fans of the mid-century style, we welcome the newfound interest in the classic designs of the era. Whether you like authentic vintage pieces or modern designs inspired by the key trends, here are just a few reasons why we still love this look, along with a few of our favorite pieces for sale now at Viyet:
The clean lines never feel “old”.
Though the ornate details of the 19th century and early 20th century were exquisite, they can often feel stuffy or formal. But the straightforward forms and spare details that defined the mid-century (like in this set of Vintage Italian Mid-Century Sculptural Armchairs) always feel fresh and modern.
Mid-century wood pieces still mix well with current-day décor.
Whether it’s the traditional teak used in many Danish pieces or the lacquered birch that stars in this cabinet by Alvar Aalto, these lovely woods give you endless options to accessorize.
You can always find fabulous entertaining pieces from the era.
There are buffets, bar carts, decanters, cocktail glasses, and so, so much more. We especially love the fanciful pitchers of the period, like this Mercury Glass Pitcher that would make a great accent.
Even one piece brings plenty of personality to a room.
Take the gleaming Paul Tuttle Metal and Glass Coffee Table, which would make an eye-catching statement in a seating area.
This era is filled with surprises.
Just when you think you can define it by one particular trend, you’ll find a fantastic piece that challenges what you thought the “mid-century” period was all about — like this Mid-Century Modern Mexican Modernist Armchair.