We’re visiting yet again another moodboard of a trend that will be huge in 2019: mid-century style. With inspiration in 40’s and 50’s movies, incredible homes in Palm Springs, in the most iconic vintage furniture pieces, this moodboard easily represents the stunning colors, charisma and undeniable wow factor of this style. Take this journey with us and discover mid-century and vintage in design.
Mid-century style never really went out of style as it is timeless on its own, but in 2019, you’ll see it everywhere. The post-World War II style appeared in the US, mostly in Palm Springs, and it quickly took over the world, even years later. Now, it’s a widely recognized style and everyone loves to get their vintage vibe on. It’s a style with a uniqueness and personality, a style that invokes the 50’s, the blue, yellow and orange, even bright red, a style that reminds us greatly of movie and fashion icons like James Dean, Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe.
When it comes to mid-century style, most of its inspiration came from the lifestyle in the 50’s, easily seen in movies by Alfred Hitchcock, Kim Novak, Stanley Kubrik or Ingmar Bergman. The colors, the furniture, the feelings, it’s all there and we can easily see this style come to life in the cinematography world. Leather or velvet sofas, bright colors such as red or orange, it all evokes an older time, a time of charm and beauty.
Audrey Hepburn on “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” By Blake Andrew
When it comes to art, mid-century was marked by Pop Art, a movement that originated in 1955 with an explosion of colors and altering the shape and pattern of things. It quickly become a fine art that turned popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects into true works of art. Another art movement of the time? Retro futurism, the art of showcasing representations of what the future would be. It all becomes the mid-century style, aiding in creating a personality and identity with a history of its own.
In fashion, the style from the 50’s is easily spotted in brands like Gucci, taking some of the vintage elements of the mid-century style and adding it to their incredible creations. Nowadays, even mid-century is returning into fashion, not only in patterns and colors by in cuts of clothes and inspiration. The 50’s brought us stunning moments in fashion from personalities that became historic such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and the ever so iconic, Twiggy.
In interior design, materials such as wood, brass, leather and velvet are key to adding mid-century style into your home decor. You’ll find tones of gold, brown, navy blue and the typical orange and red are simply the best choices to add that touch of The Great Gatsby‘s luxury in your life.
Mid-century never disappoints so to add it into your home, nothing like a classic wooden armchair in leather, perfect for a living room, office or even a bedroom corner: the Hudson armchair. For lighting, a floor lamp in gold brass and marble are simply perfect and Ivete is the right choice for that. In the form of a palm tree, this floor lamp has the charm of vintage elements mixed with a modern vibe that makes this a timeless piece of design.
Gold can be found everywhere in mid-century modern. Brass is one of the main elements of this style with its golden hues that make it feel like every furniture piece is a million bucks, adding more uniqueness and luxury to every armchair, bookcase, bar stool or dining table. You’ll find yourself in a world of wonders – trust us, let yourself go, mid-century style will take care of the rest.
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