Midcentury Modern Enthusiast
Your true style is Midcentury Modern Enthusiast!You like homes that reflect your appreciation of good design and have a vintage, retro feel. You don’t mind a bit of kitsch in there, as long as it’s next to something with history and import. You gravitate towards spaces with clean lines, large windows, open floor plans, and a good indoor-outdoor flow. Your Midcentury Modern style (think 50s) is all about function over ornamentation but includes some seemingly contrasting design elements that work in harmony together. For example, Midcentury Modern style incorporates both organic and geometric shapes, earthy tones and pops of bright colors, handmade wood furniture and items made from synthetics like plastic, Formica and acrylic (which were new materials at the time this style was born). Midcentury Modernists tend to prefer items that are functional, understated and unadorned. Midcentury Modern spaces typically include wood furniture, graphic and abstract art, ceramic planters with indoor plants, and an important iconic piece of furniture like an Eames lounge chair, Arco floor lamp or Saarinen dining table. These spaces have a curated retro feel and an undeniable cool factor. Think of your Midcentury Modern home as the perfect space to host a martini party or watch a Mad Men marathon. “If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William MorrisNow that you have your true style, it’s time to understand your relationship to space, decor, and organization. Take my Dimensions Quiz to dive deeper into what you like and dislike about specific characteristics of design so that you can create a space to suit your unique preferences.